Residential Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
When is a Residential Swimming Pool Permit Required?
A Permit is required for any Private Swimming Pool. A Private Swimming Pool is defined as - Any swimming pool built on the grounds of a single family residence and used solely by the owner, immediate family, tenants, and guests.
What is the Purpose of the Permit?
The Residential Permit is to ensure that the structure has been approved and is zoned for such location and use. The permit also regulates compliance with all other Montgomery County Codes and agencies.
What is the Application Process?
An applicant will need to apply for a "Residential Building Permit". To apply you will need:
- A completed application
- Two copies of the plans and specifications for the swimming pool
- Plans and specification must be drawn to scale and contain:
- Location diagram / site plan
- Pool layout, including all equipment
- Piping layout
- Filter room layout (if applicable)
- Equipment specifications - Make and model number must be submitted for all NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) equipment. Specifications sheets must be submitted for all non-NSF equipment.
- Structural sections
- Finish schedule of all surfaces
Swimming pool barriers: Swimming pools installed prior to January 1, 1990 must be protected by a fence at least 42" tall or by an automatic swimming pool cover. All swimming pools installed after January 1, 1990 must comply with the building codes and regulations in force at the time of construction.
Additionally, for ANY land disturbance over 5000 sq ft OR 100 cubic yards of earth movement (which applies to most in-ground swimming pools) a Sediment Control Permit is required. A Public Right of Way Permit is required for access to work area off of the public street.