The checklist should be completed by operators prior to operating a pool or bathing beach.
Prior to opening/operating a swimming pool and/or bathing beach, this Checklist of Forms (.pdf) must be completed and returned to:
Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health
85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 106
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Application Packet (.pdf) for a permit to operate a swimming pool/bathing beach.
Temporary Residences currently under permit with the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health are not required to submit a separate application for their pool/beach; however, items 2, 3 and 4 below must be completed and returned prior to opening. Operators should contact the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health if the bathing facility was added to the Temporary Residence after the permit was issued.
1. Homeowner’s Associations that are exempt from having a lifeguard must comply with specific submission requirements (.pdf) when completing the permit application and the following safety plan statement and checklist.
2. Safety Plan Statement Form (.pdf) - Any changes or additions to your safety plan must be submitted to the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health in written form and receive approval. Safety Plan Templates are posted for your use.
3. Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Safety Plan Checklist (.pdf)
4. Written Notification for Supervision (.pdf) - must be completed and submitted if your facility is permitted as a “Temporary Residence,” and you plan to change the supervision level that you previously selected.
Please contact the Department of Behavioral & Community Health at 845-486-3404 if you have any questions.