Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

Yes.  State Building Code defines a swimming pool as any structure that contains water over 24 inches (610mm) in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing.

Setback Requirements for a swimming pool: A swimming pool must be set back a minimum of 10 feet to the water line from the side and rear lines, and 20 feet from any street line.  Swimming pools are not allowed in front yards.

Fence Requirements:  Swimming pools must have a fence at least 4 feet high (for a residential pool), with a self closing and self-latching gate.  If the wall of the house serves as part of the enclosure, any doors leading from the house to the pool must be alarmed.

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1. What kind of work requires a building permit?
2. Should I as the home owner obtain the building permit or should the contractor?
3. Should I have a written contract with my contractor?
4. How much do permits cost?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. I am having electrical work done in my home and my electrician has asked me to sign a liability insurance waiver on the electrical permit application. What are the risks?
7. Can a Homeowner obtain a permit for plumbing or gas work?
8. Do I need a permit for a storage shed?
9. Questions concerning Plot Plans
10. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
11. What are the regulations controlling fences?
12. Questions concerning Building Code Variances
13. What if I think a neighbor has encroached onto my property?
14. Can I operate a business out of my home?