About Getting a Swimming Pool Permit

With beautiful weather year round, averaging at around 73º, Tampa, Florida is a premiere location for anyone looking to have a pool installed within their household.  However, having a new pool built on your property is a serious investment for you and your family.  Besides the amount of time you need to dedicate to the design and construction the pool, there is also paperwork that is required in order to obtain a permit.  Luckily, we will go over all of the necessary materials you will need in order to obtain a swimming pool permit for your home in Hilsborough County.

Preparing Your Swimming Pool Permit Package

The first step in the process is to assemble a package of all the necessary papers required to apply for a permit.  This includes:

  • A Building Permit Application form: This application is available at either of the Hillsborough County permit offices, located in downtown Tampa and Ruskin, Florida.
  • A copy of the contract with the pool construction company
  • A site plan: This includes two sets drawn to scale that shows all the structures, including the pool, and the equipment with the setbacks to the property lines.
  • A pool layout (including dimensions)
  • Engineered plans
  • A Pool Safety Act Letter: This is also available at the permit offices mentioned above
  • A no tree removal affidavit (a written statement that legally verifies that your statement is fact)

Once this package is prepared, submit it to the permit office and await further instructions.  You will be notified if any corrections are needed before continuing.  You can also check on the status of your permit online.  Once everything is correct and approved, you will be notified by the office.  This permit will be valid for 180 days.  Each approved inspection will extend your permit another 180 days.  If you let your permit expire, you will be charged a fee in order to reopen it.

Submitting A Notice Of Commencement And Scheduling Your Inspection

With all that taken care of, there are a couple more steps to take before the process is over.  When completing a project with a value of $2,500 or more, you need to fill out a Notice of Commencement (NOC) form, which is available at your permit office.  Once completed, this form must be submitted back to your permit office before you can schedule your first inspection.

Now it’s time to schedule the inspection for your property!  You must call (813) 272-5613 in order to book an appointment.

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