Swimming Pool Permit
Do your summer plans include an above-ground backyard pool?
|Pool Type||Pool Depth||Requirements|
|Up to 24 inches deep||
No permit required.
No barrier required.
|24 to 48 inches deep||
Must have a barrier, including fencing, gates and hardware.*
Above-ground pool with ladder
|Greater than 48 inches deep||
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.
Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that is capable of containing over 24 inches of water. This includes in-ground, above-ground, or on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
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.
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 comply with the 2015 International Residential Code appendix G (in pool permit application forms).
These barrier requirements apply to EXISTING and NEW fences.
Applications without completed documentation will not be considered.