Swimming Pool and Spa

Swimming pools, including hot tubs, spas, and related equipment, may be located within any required side or rear setback, provided that they are no closer than 18 inches to a property line, and provided that they are fenced as required by Building Code.  Exceptions are developments within the coastal appealable zone, with recorded building envelops, or easements.  If you are located in the coastal appealable zone, or in a development with recorded building envelopes, or easements, please contact us.

Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy that are less than 24" deep, do not exceed 5,000 gallons (18925L) and installed entirely above ground do not require a building permit. 

To apply for a building permit, please follow this link to learn more about construction permit applications.


Online Services Instructions
Re-Submittals for Construction Permit Applications Under Review
Recycling Receipts
Request a Permit Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions for Building (Construction) Permits
Contractor License Verification