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City of Modesto :: Development Center :: Swimming Pools


Residential Development : Swimming Pools

Dept/Div. Contact:  Building Safety - (209) 577-5232

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Description:  A building permit must be obtained to construct, replace, improve or install a pool, spa or hot tub. The purpose of the permit is to assist property owners with compliance of building codes and construction standards for health and safety purposes.

Examples: A permit is required for installation of in-ground, or prefabricated swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, in either commercial or residential use.

PLEASE NOTE:

Barriers for swimming pools/spas must meet the requirements of Sections 115920-115927 of the California Health & Safety Code.

PROCESS OVERVIEW:

Submit Building Plans

Building Plans are reviewed to assure that construction meets minimum life safety requirements. Depending upon the type of project, and the complexity of construction, staff will examine your plans for conformance to these requirements.

Where to submit plans:

Building Safety
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5232

What to include:

Information/Forms: (#RP7A)

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NOTE:   You will be required to pay a Pre-Plan Check Fee at this time.  Staff will inform you of the amount at the time you submit your building plans.

Pay Fees

Once your plans are approved,  you will need to pay for any plan review costs, building permits or other fees that may apply to your project. 

Where to go:

Building Safety
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5232

How Much:

Please visit our 'Fees' page for current fees

Get Permits

When your plans are approved and your fees have been paid, the Building Safety Division will issue the required permits for your project.

Schedule Inspections

Once the work permitted is completed, but before covering up or building over any permitted work, you will need to call and request an inspection. Inspections are required to ensure that all work was completed correctly

To schedule an inspection:

Visit our Building Inspection page

Completion

After your final inspection, your project will be considered complete.

Related Forms & Handouts (#RP7)

These documents are provided in PDF Format. You must have a PDF viewer in order to open these documents. Click here for the free Adobe Acrobat viewer.

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Have Questions?

Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.

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