Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?

A permit IS NOT required for a temporary pool (up for under 6 months per year).

A permit MAY BE required for a permanent pool (up over 6 months per year), including prefabricated pools above ground. A permit IS required if the permanent pool is over 24-inches deep AND 5000 gallons or larger in capacity. A site plan is needed along with an application for a permit. 

ALL pools must meet zoning requirements (please call the Planning and Zoning office at 320-255-7218 for information), and any electrical wiring (hardwiring or adding outlets) requires an electrical permit.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?
3. Why do I need a permit?
4. When is a permit NOT needed?
5. Where do I obtain my permits?
6. What information should I provide when applying for a permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. Is there a charge for a permit?
9. When are inspections done, and who inspects the work?
10. How do I find my property lines?