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A building permit is required for construction, alteration, repair, or enlargement of any commercial swimming pool. A pool is any artificial structure, basin, chamber, or tank, except a private spa, either above or below ground, that is accessory to a commercial or multi-family setting. Swimming pool includes all appurtenant equipment, structures, and facilities located within a common enclosure.

A swimming pool over 18 inches deep, or the property on which the pool is constructed, must be enclosed by a temporary barrier at least 42 inches while under construction or permanent fence at least 60 inches as prescribed in Chapter 51 of the Montgomery County Code and International Building Code 2015 Chapter 31 as amended.

DPS is no longer accepting paper permit applications or plans. Information must be submitted using our eServices programs. For assistance with eServices, email [email protected].


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