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Health Department



Swimming Pools


We license and inspect public indoor and outdoor swimming pools and water attractions to keep you safe and healthy.

How to get your public pool licensed

To apply for a license for a new pool or when there is a change of ownership:


Step 1:  Complete a Permit License Application and submit that along with the appropriate fees to the La Crosse County Health Department. 


Step 2:  Contact La Crosse County Environmental Health at 608-785-9771 or by email [email protected] to schedule a pre-licensing inspection.


Step 3:  Once the application is submitted, fees are paid, and pre-licensing inspection is completed, a permit will be issued.


If you have any questions, call us at 608-785-9771 or email us at [email protected].


Prerequisites for new pool construction

Before building a new public swimming pool, plans must be approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services



Chapter SPS 390 of Design and Construction of Public Swimming Pools and Water Attractions 
Chapter ATCP 76 Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions  






Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Main Fax: 608-785-9846
[email protected]
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