Swimming Pool Permit

Do your summer plans include an above ground backyard pool?

Pool Type Pool Depth Requirements

Kiddie pool

Up to 24 inches deep

No permit required.

No barrier required.

Above ground pool

24 to 48 inches deep

Permit required.

Must have a barrier, including fencing, gates and hardware.*

Above ground pool with ladder

Greater than 48 inches deep

Permit required.

Removable/retractable ladder can take the place of a barrier OR fencing, gates and hardware can be used.*

*Your current fencing may not meet national guidelines for swimming pools. Please see the swimming pools, spas and hot tubs pool barrier requirements here.

All in-ground swimming pools will require a permit.

Definitions

Swimming Pool

Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that is capable of containing over 24 inches of water. This includes in-ground, above ground, on ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.

Spa

Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that is capable of containing over 24 inches of water, in which all controls, water- heating and water-circulating equipment are an integral part of the product.

If barrier requirements cannot be met for a hot tub or spa, a safety cover that locks will be required.

Barrier Requirements

An outdoor swimming pool, including an in-ground, above ground, or on ground pool, hot tub or spa shall be surrounded by a barrier which shall complies with the 2015 International Residential Code appendix G (in pool permit application forms).

These barrier requirements apply to EXISTING and NEW fences.

Application Packet

Applications without completed documentation will not be considered.

I have read the above and am ready to complete a Pool/Spa Permit application (PDF).