Residential Pool/Spa Building Permit


A building permit is required for all new residential swimming pools that are 24 inches or greater in depth and/or have a filter system, heater or electrical lighting.

A complete set of plans must be submitted for the building permit. This includes a plot plan with:

  • Proposed pool or spa location (show distances to property lines)
  • House and adjacent structures
  • Septic system tanks and lateral lines for lots without public sewers.
  • Location of overhead/underground electric lines (provide dimensions from pool or spa).
  • Fence or other pool enclosure.
  • Provide a deck-framing plan where decks constructed of wood are used for walkways or supporting spas or hot tubs.
  • Setbacks of deck or pool patio from property lines.


The building permit application and applicable fees must be returned to the Planning & Development Services Department, second floor of City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive.

  • Permit fees are based on the valuation of the work. A permit fee for work valued at $19,000 or less shall be established by the following rate:
Value of WorkFee
$1 - $5,000$30
$5,001 - $19,000$50
  • Permit fees for work valued over $19,000 are calculated using the valuation multiplied by .0050 rounded to the nearest dollar.