Recreational Licenses

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) licenses recreational and educational programs at UW-Madison as a delegated agent of the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).


Licenses for swimming and whirlpools are required to protect public health and prevent illness and injury per ATCP 76.

EOH inspects pools and supports operators in water monitoring, incidence response, and facility-specific issues.

Operators use resources and Operation Reports for Pools and Whirlpools with Controllers


Hotel and residence hall inspections and licensing promote safe facilities for our guests and students per ATCP 72 and 78.

Youth Programs & Camps

EOH provides regulatory compliance for residential youth camps and programs at UW-Madison per ATCP 78.


Reports are available for pools, lodging, and youth camps by Office of Youth Protection and Intercollegiate Athletics.

When reviewing an inspection report, please note current facility state may differ from reported practices on most recent inspection. Violations are identified as being in one of 3 categories of importance:

  • Priority Item: the most critical violation category. These practices are defined by the applicable WI codes as: related to health and safety that if not met or is missing could significantly contribute to an increased risk for injury or illness.
  • Priority Foundation Item: a provision in the applicable WI codes whose application supports, facilitates, or enables one or more priority items.
  • Core Item: the least critical violation category. These practices usually relate to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities or structures, equipment design, or general maintenance.




WI ATCP 72  Hotels, Motels & Tourist Rooming Houses

WI ATCP 76 Safety, Maintenance & Operation of Public Pools & Water Attractions

WI ATCP 78 Recreational & Educational Camps