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Swimming Pools

Applying

Swimming Pool applications are completed online. Please go to the Momentum portal and enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System.

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) has specific requirements for the form and content of every home improvement contract provided by the MHIC licensed contractor. Be sure you are familiar with those requirements before signing any home improvement contract. Home Improvement contractors must be licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC). For any questions pertaining to contract contents, what constitutes a home improvement, or the professional standing of a specific home improvement contractor, contact the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) at (410) 230–6309 or visit their web site at www.dllr.state.md.us.
 

Requirements

In Ground

The following plans are required for a Swimming Pool Permit (in ground):

  • Site plans that indicate the location and setbacks. See Sections 27-5202(c) and 27-5203(b)(15) for specific zoning standards related to accessory uses/structures and swimming pools. The full text of the zoning ordinance may be found at SUBTITLE 27: ZONING ORDINANCE.
  • Building plans — Demonstrate the pool details and fence/barrier.
  • Tree Conservation plans or a Woodland Conservation Exemption letter.* (In the attachment is the link and contact number under the Countywide Planning.)
  • Electrical Permit
  • Fence Permit — All outdoor swimming pools accessory to one-family detached dwellings shall be enclosed by a barrier/fence at least six (6) feet high. (See Section 4-247 and R-327 of the County Building Code requiring a 6-foot-high “barrier” for all swimming pools, and that barrier may be a 6-foot-high fence.)
     

Above Ground

The following plans are required for a Swimming Pool Permit (above ground):

  • Site plans that indicate the location and setbacks. See Sections 27-5202(c) and 27-5203(b)(15) for specific zoning standards related to accessory uses/structures and swimming pools. The full text of the zoning ordinance may be found at SUBTITLE 27: ZONING ORDINANCE.
  • Building plans — Demonstrate the pool details and fence/barrier.
  • Tree Conservation plans or a Woodland Conservation Exemption letter.* (In the attachment is the link and contact number under the Countywide Planning.)
  • Fence Permit — All outdoor swimming pools accessory to one-family detached dwellings shall be enclosed by a barrier/fence at least six (6) feet high. (See Section 4-247 and R-327 of the County Building Code requiring a 6-foot-high “barrier” for all swimming pools, and that barrier may be a 6-foot-high fence.)

*To obtain a copy of the Tree Conservation plan or the Woodland Conservation Exemption letter, contact M-NCPPC’s Countywide Division, Environmental Planning by emailing PPD-EnvPlanning@ppd.mncppc.org. For specifics, review the M-NCPPC's handout Zoning and Environmental Planning Information sheet.