Residential Pools

The Houston Health Department responds to complaints concerning improperly maintained swimming pools/spas, and reviews and regulates all new residential swimming pool/spa constructions to ensure compliance with Texas State standards for public pools and spas.

New Residential Pool Construction Plans

Residential projects — All request to close projects for residential swimming pools/spas must be submitted via email to  Please include project number and full address with ZIP Code.  Please ensure project has been approved by structural prior to submitting request to the Houston Health Department.

Please refer to the Minimum Standards for Residential Pool/Spa Plan Submission

Take completed plans to:

Houston Permitting Center
1002 Washington Avenue, Third Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Houston Service Helpline: 3-1-1
Outside of Houston: 713-837-0311


All applicable fees are paid through the Houston Permitting Center

Pool Complaints

Go to pool complaint form