Sunday, September 11, 2011

Swimming Pool Permit

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard can be a great investment and mean years of fun for you and your family! Before you begin, you must look into the permit requirements! 

A building permit in the following instances:
  • To build a new swimming pool or pool barrier.
  • To rebuild a barrier surrounding your pool, spa, or hot tub.
  • To address issues identified in a Swimming Pool Barrier Correction Notice issued by a County Building Inspector.
  • To request that a County Building Inspector certify your compliance.
No Building Permit is required to make the following minor changes to your pool for safety:
  • Installing code-compliant door alarms.
  • Changing the direction of opening of a gate.
  • Moving a gate latch.
  • Installing (or removing) features to make your barrier non-climbable.
  • Installing features to reduce the size of openings in your barrier.
The process for obtaining a building permit, if one is needed, is as follows:
  1. Visit the Planning Department Permit Center to get an over-the-counter permit. Check in with the main information desk and wait to meet with a Planner and then a Building Tech to get your permit. Contact the Building Counter for current permit fees.
  2. Perform the work approved on your building permit.
  3. After you have completed the work, schedule an inspection.
  4. Meet the building inspector at the site with your issued building permit to conduct the inspection.
  5. If your project meets current requirements, your permit will be finaled.
  6. If your project does not meet the current requirements, a Correction Notice will be issued identifying the missing features. You will need to address the issues causing non-compliance and reschedule your final inspection.

    Keep in mind, these requirements may change from state to state or even county to county. Contact Your Permit Solution for the most up-to-date information and we'll help you get started on your in-ground pool today!

    Source: SCCO Planning

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