What do I need for a pool permit?

Please note not all Zoning districts permitting use allow for a pool.

Below is a checklist of required documents for all pool submittals.


  • Site Plan* showing all existing structures and proposed Pool location.
  • Swimming pool, spa, and hot tub construction plan and specifications shall include dimensioned plans for all decks, mechanical equipment, and fencing.
  • Structural Plan must include:

o Type of construction (granite, poured concrete, etc.)

o Dimensions of pool, including depth and adequate cross-sections drawn to scale.

o Pool edge details.

  • Mechanical Plans must indicate:

o The volume, system flow rate in gallons per minute, and turnover in hours.

o The type and size of filtration.

o The type and size of pool/spa heater.

o The pool/spa layout with all sizes shown and types of materials to be used, location of main outlet, surface skimmers, and inlets.

o The size and length from source to heater and routing of gas line, if applicable.

  • Pool Barrier details.

Show All Answers

1. Do I need a permit for an addition, alteration, or remodel?
2. What are permits and why do I need one?
3. When do I need a building permit?
4. When don’t I need a building permit?
5. Where do I get a building permit?
6. What is the cost of a building permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. What about other approvals or permits that may be needed from other government agencies?
9. What if I don’t get a permit?
10. Who should obtain the permit?
11. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
12. Who draws up the plans?
13. What about a contractor?
14. What about inspections?
15. What if I have a permit, but never called for an inspection?
16. What do I need for a pool permit?
17. What do I need for a Backup Generator permit?