Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

Yes, a permit shall be required for beginning construction and for the alteration or repair of any residential swimming pool.  Any in-ground, partially in-ground pool, above-ground pool, permanently installed, or an above-ground, temporarily installed pool with a deck, requires a building/improvement location permit.  For pools less than twenty-four inches (24”) in height, no permit is required.   Homeowner accepts responsibility for all liability. 

An electrical inspection is also required in accordance with Burns Harbor Town Code Chapter 15-13-8 Swimming Pools and Chapter 15 Table 15-1, 4, 5 Fees. The Town of Burns Harbor adheres to the current edition of the requirements found in Section 675, Article 20 of the Indiana Administrative Code, as well as Appendix, G, Section AG 105.2 of the International Residential Code as published by the International Code Council, Inc.
Swimming pools shall be securely fenced or covered as required by state statute.  

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1. How do I obtain a Building/Improvement Location Permit?
2. What are the requirements for a Building/Improvement Location Permit?
3. How do I know if I need a permit?
4. Where can I get a copy of the Building Code?
5. What is a Temporary Use Permit used for?
6. Do you need a permit to demolish a building?
7. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
8. Is a permit needed for a temporary pool?
9. Where on my property can I place a pool?
10. Do I have to fence in my yard when I put up a pool?
11. How long do I have to start work after I obtain a permit?
12. Where on my property can I place a shed (Detached Accessory Building)?
13. How to obtain a Contractor’s License or Business License?
14. How do I file a complaint?
15. Can I have a storage container on my property?