Section 11-278 Operating permit required; revocation of permit; hearings and appeals.

    (a)  Every person owning, operating or maintaining a class A, B, C, E or F swimming pool in the City of Columbia shall be required to hold a valid operating permit from the health department. The permit will be issued annually upon application and after certification by the health department that all requirements of this article and the rules and regulations of the health department regarding safety and sanitation have been complied with. An annual inspection fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00)  per pool or spa permit for pools requiring seasonal inspections shall be collected. An annual inspection fee of four hundred dollars ($400.00)  per pool or spa permit requiring annual inspections shall be collected. Such fees shall be collected by the business license administrator and are payable at the time that the permit is issued.

    (b) If the application for an operating permit is denied, the health department shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial and of the right to appeal.  The applicant, within ten days of the denial of the permit, may appeal the denial by filing a written request for a hearing before the director.

    (c)    If the director determines that a violation of this article or a rule or regulation established under this article is a substantial health or safety hazard, the director may immediately revoke the operating permit and all use of the swimming pool shall be immediately discontinued.  Any person to whom such an order is issued shall comply immediately, but upon written petition to the director, shall be afforded a hearing on the revocation within five days.

    (d)    Any person whose permit has been revoked, may, at any time, make application for reinspection for the purpose of reinstatement of the permit.  Within five business days following the receipt of a written request, the swimming pool shall be reinspected.  If the swimming pool is in compliance with the requirements of this article and the rules and regulation established under this article, the permit shall be reinstated.

    (e)    The hearings provided for in this section shall be conducted by the director in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of Missouri.  Appeals may be made to the circuit court in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of Missouri.


(Code 1964, § 10.10140; Ord. No. 16334, § 1, 2-7-00; Ord. No. 16592, § 1, 9-18-00; Ord. No. 2040, § 1, 9-21-09)

Editor's note - Ord. No. 20410, § 1, adopted September 21, 2009, which amended section 11-278 above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2009.


(Ord. 20410, Amended, 09/21/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 16592, Amended, 09/18/2000, Prior Text; Ord. 16334, Amended, 02/07/2000, Prior Text)