Health Department


Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

Code & Environmental Enforcement > Unenclosed Pool or Spa

Unenclosed Pool or Spa

  City of Ennis Department of Health Services  



Pool Yard Enclosures

Section AG 105 “Barrier Requirements” of the 2009 International Residential Codes (City of Ennis Ordinance) States:  

Property owners  are required to have a barrier that consist of a fence and/ or wall that completely surrounds a swimming pool that obstructs access to the swimming pool.

  • The  top of the barrier must be at least 48 inches (4 feet) above grade measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool
  • Openings on the barrier are not allowed to exceed 4 inches
  • Doors or gates must be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices

To report violations, for specific information about each of these code violations, or information on how to acquire an information brochure, M-F 8a.m. - 5p.m. please call (972) 875-1234 or  by at Email.