Swimming Pools/Spas

August 5th, 2009 by webmaster

Why do I need a permit?

The purpose of the permit is to assist property owners with compliance of the Georgetown Subdivision Regulations, Unified Development Code, the 2000 International Residential Building Code, and the 1999 National Electrical Code, which the City Council has adopted by ordinances in Georgetown.

A Miscellaneous Residential Additions Permit Application and a Pool/Spa Agreement must be filled out to obtain a permit to construct, replace, improve or install a pool, spa or hot tub. A permit is required for installation of in-ground, or prefabricated swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, in either commercial or residential use.

How do I obtain a swimming pool permit?

An application, which is available from the Inspections Department or online (above link), must be submitted in a PDF file on a CD or Thumb Drive. The file must contain the application, plans, plot plan, and Pool/Spa agreement.

How long does it take?

Normally, a swimming pool permit is issued in 10 business days or less if all information is submitted as required.

Are there any special requirements?

A fence, wall or barrier is required that completely surrounds the swimming pool, tract, or lot. Barrier requirements are intended to provide against potential drowning and near drowning by restricting access to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. A complete list of requirements can be obtained in the 2000 International Residential Code and 1999 Standard Association Codes. A copy of these codes can be reviewed at Inspections Services and at the Georgetown Public Library.

For questions, please contact (512) 930-2550 or email permits@georgetown.org

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