The Bathing Establishment without a Pool permit is required to install, operate or construct a bathing establishment without a pool (a Steam Room, Sauna or Spray Ground) in New York City.
Part I: Application Review
Part II: Construction Inspection
Part III: Permit Review and Issuance
Approval of the permit will be granted when the pool is designed, constructed and completed in accordance with the New York City Health Code and The New York State Sanitary Code, linked below under Additional Information. Final approval of the permit may include other requirements determined as necessary by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) Office of Public Health Engineering.
The permit approval process is comprised of three parts:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Public Health Engineering/Building Water Supply
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City,
Phone: (718) 310-2850
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Bathing Establishment Permit