Construction of a structure or vessel to contain water at a depth of 24 inches or deeper and/or to contain a volume of water 5,000 gallons or greater requires a swimming pool/spa/hot tub permit. This applies to in-ground swimming pools, above-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. Electrical or plumbing construction work in conjunction with swimming pool/spa/hot tub does not requires separate permit(s).
All swimming pools shall be surrounded by a fence or other barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. (See swimming pool/spa/hot tub permit for details.) If the home is part of the barrier enclosure, doors leading to pool area are required to have audible alarms.
A swimming pool/spa/hot tub shall be located within the side or rear yard. No portion of a pool or pool deck may be within drainage or utility easements. The water's edge of an in-ground pool or spa must be setback at least 5 feet from the foundation of a home, building or other structure.
A health permit is required for any swimming pool/spa/hot tub open to the public (multifamily, nonresidential, etc.)
Submittal Requirements: (See swimming pool/spa/hot tub permit application for details)