Chapter 7.60


7.60.010    Public swimming pool defined.

7.60.020    Permit—Required.

7.60.030    Permit—Application.

7.60.040    Permit—Fees.

7.60.050    Permit—Plan check charge.

7.60.060    Permit—Expiration and renewal.

7.60.070    Permit—Delinquency penalty.

7.60.080    Permit—Suspension and revocation conditions.

7.60.010 Public swimming pool defined.

“Public swimming pool” means all pools, except private pools maintained by an individual for the use of their family and friends, and shall include, but not be limited to, all commercial pools, real estate and community pools, pools at hotels, motels, resorts, auto and trailer parks, mobile home parks, auto courts, apartment houses, clubs, public or private schools, and gymnasia and health establishments. [Ord. 5324 § 7, 2020; Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.020].

7.60.020 Permit—Required.

No person shall operate a public swimming pool without a permit from the Health Officer. The Health Officer shall issue such permit if the Health Officer finds that the applicant has complied with all applicable laws. [Ord. 5324 § 7, 2020; Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.010].

7.60.030 Permit—Application.

(A)    Applications. Applications for a permit to operate a public swimming pool or for renewal thereof shall be filed with the Health Officer upon such forms as they may prescribe. [Ord. 5324 § 7, 2020; Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.030(a)].

7.60.040 Permit—Fees.

The permit fee for the calendar year or any part thereof during which the permitted activity is carried on and the fee for renewal thereof shall be that established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. [Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.030(b)].

7.60.050 Permit—Plan check charge.

The applicant shall pay the plan check charge established by resolution of the Board. [Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.030(c)].

7.60.060 Permit—Expiration and renewal.

Each permit shall expire on December 31st of the current year, provided such permit may be renewed without penalty on or before February 15th next following the expiration date. [Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.030(d)].

7.60.070 Permit—Delinquency penalty.

Permittees who do not renew the permit on or before February 15th shall pay the extra amount established by resolution of the Board. [Ord. 1662, 1971; prior code § 11.65.030(e)].

7.60.080 Permit—Suspension and revocation conditions.

(A)    Any permit issued pursuant to this chapter may be suspended for a period of not more than 60 days by the Health Officer whenever:

(1)    There is substantial evidence of a violation of or noncompliance with the provisions of California Health and Safety Code Sections 116025 et seq. or the administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto (22 California Code of Regulations, Chapter 20);

(2)    Written notice is delivered to the permittee specifying the violations and according the permittee a reasonable period of time (as specified in the order) to correct the violations; and

(3)    The permittee fails or neglects to correct the specified violations within the specified time period.

(B)    Whenever a permit is suspended as provided herein, the Health Officer shall notify the permittee in writing and post the premises accordingly.

(C)    The Health Officer may, and upon request for a hearing by a permittee whose public swimming pool permit has been suspended shall, hold a hearing on permanent revocation of any such permit. Written notice of the date and time of the hearing shall be mailed to the permittee by certified mail at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The notice shall state the reasons for the proposed revocation and shall notify the permittee of their right to attend the hearing and present evidence. Upon proof of a violation of law or of any term or condition of the permit, the Health Officer may order the permit permanently revoked.

(D)    The permittee may appeal to the Board of Supervisors if they file a written notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Board within 10 days after the date of the Health Officer’s decision and tender an appeal fee as established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. No revocation order shall become effective until the Health Officer notifies the permittee in writing of the revocation and the reasons therefor, and the time for filing an appeal to the Board has expired. The permittee shall be notified that they have a right to appeal to the Board of Supervisors, and that an appeal will stay the permanent revocation pending a hearing before the Board. [Ord. 5324 § 7, 2020; Ord. 2551, 1978; Ord. 2190, 1975; prior code § 11.65.040].