New Construction & Major Remodels

New construction or substantial alteration plan review is required when:

  • Constructing a new aquatic venue or aquatic facility
  • Completely removing and replacing an existing aquatic venue
  • Substantially altering an existing aquatic venue – i.e., altering the shell; volume change; complete plumbing replacement; etc.

Contact aquatic@snhd.org to schedule an appointment.

Documentation required to schedule an intake meeting:

  • Recorded ownership documents with Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
  • Health Permit Applications
  • Certification of Contracted Services

To ensure that you meet your deadlines for project completion, please submit your plans and applications as early as possible in advance of the start of construction to accommodate the process outlined below. Rejection of any application or plans due to errors or incomplete submittals, changes in design, or a failure of any required inspection will delay the review process.

Initial review of plans does not guarantee approval, and resubmittal of plans and additional review time may be required. There is no expedited process for this review.

Typical Delays in the Plan Review Process

We thoroughly review all aspects of submissions for compliance with the regulations. The following are common mistakes to avoid with your submission:

  • Incomplete or missing information from plans or applications
  • Incorrect scale on plans
  • Incomplete or missing equipment specifications
  • Inconsistencies between plans and applications
  • Incorrect equipment or pipe sizing
  • Changes in design, volume, or dimensions after plan submittal or plan approval
  • Emergency egress conflicts
  • Insufficient lighting/photo-metric details

The permitting process consists of the following activities:

  1. Preliminary meeting to discuss project specifics (if requested by the facility)
  2. Application intake meeting
  3. Initial plans and application review
  4. Initial review comments returned to applicant
    1. Review of any corrections or plans resubmittals (if needed – additional review time required)
    2. Reviewer comments regarding corrections or resubmittals sent to applicant (if needed)
  5. Construction inspections scheduled by facility
    1. Excavation and Plumbing
    2. Pre-plaster
    3. Final permitting inspection

The application and plans must be submitted to the health district before the start of any project by:

  • a professional engineer registered in the state of Nevada,
  • an architect registered in the state of Nevada, or
  • a licensed contractor who holds a classification A license with an A-10 sub-classification issued by the Nevada State Contractors Board, or who is Nevada registered or licensed to practice their respective design profession as defined by the state of Nevada.
  • Contractors, architects, and engineers must provide a current copy of their license with submission.

Application Specifics

The following documents should be reviewed and submitted with the application, if applicable.


  • All fees must be paid at the time of submission.
  • An intake meeting will be scheduled with the applicant to submit documents. Failure to submit required documents at the intake meeting will result in delays of the plan review process and may result in additional fees

Ownership Transfer from Builder to Permitholder

If an aquatic facility transfers ownership from the builder or developer to the permitholder after construction concludes, an update to facility ownership must be provided to SNHD through the Change of Permitholder (CPH) process.

If the ownership transfer occurs prior to the final permitting inspection, a CPH application and ownership documents must be submitted to aquatic@snhd.org in order to update the record. No fees will be assessed for the ownership transfer if permitting approval has not been granted.

If the ownership transfer occurs after final permitting approval has been granted, the health permit cannot be transferred from one owner to another, and the aquatic facility must go through the full CPH process. A CPH application and ownership documents must be submitted to aquatic@snhd.org. Applicable CPH fees and inspections will be required.

Contact Information

(702) 759-0572

333 N. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89106


Updated on: February 9, 2022

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