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Lodging Facility Licensing
Food Safety and Licensing
The Environmental Health Division annually licenses and inspects public swimming pool and whirlpool facilities in the City to protect the health and well-being of residents and visitors. In the City of Racine, licenses are required for pools, whirlpools, and other water attractions, such
as the Dr. Laurel Salton Clark Memorial Fountain in Downtown Racine, which are meant for public use.
The following is required for licensing:
Submit plans and schematics for the water facilities to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS). Plans must be approved by SPS before a license can be issued. The
Application for Review should be submitted along with appropriate fees.
here for more information about the SPS Public Swimming Pools Program.
Complete the required application for license:
Application for Public Pool, Whirlpool, or Water Attraction License
Complete and submit a business plan to the Environmental Health Division. The plan should include procedures for the regular completion and submission of the
Monthly Swimming Pool Report to the Environmental Health Division.
Also included should be procedures for use of the
Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Fecal Incident Response Report; refer
here for more information.
Pay the one-time pre-inspection / application fee at the
City Clerk/Treasurer's Office. This must be paid before any site visits will be conducted.
A pre-inspection of the facility must occur. All pre-inspections must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. Any violations found during the pre-inspection must be corrected pursuant to applicable state and local requirements prior to issuance of the
If a follow-up inspection is deemed necessary, it must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
Pay the license fee at the
City Clerk/Treasurer's Office. The licensing year runs from July 1 through June 30, and the license fee must be paid annually before July 1 to avoid penalties.
Renewal notices will be sent to establishments in the spring of each year; however, it is the responsibility of establishment operators to ensure licenses are paid on-time regardless of the receipt of a renewal notice
Other Agencies to
Building Department :
Joint Inspection by Fire and Building Departments
Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Room 307
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