As of April 30, 2012, each local County Building Department has the sole authority to issue plan approval and construction approval of public swimming pools.
The Department of Health is responsible for issuing operation permits. Ten County Health Departments have been delegated the authority to review plans and issue permits: Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Escambia, Lee, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Volusia. Several of these engineering CHDs process permits for pools in neighboring counties: Escambia for Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington and Holmes. Polk for Highlands and Sumter. Lee for Charlotte, Sarasota for Manatee and Hardee, Volusia for Flagler. The remaining 45 counties are processed by either the Tallahassee (850-245-4240) or Orlando (407-317-7172) regional engineering office.