Swimming pool is defined as a structure, basin or tank containing an artificially created pool of water that is used for swimming, recreation, bathing, diving, wading, healing or therapy, rituals or other purposes, and includes all buildings, equipment, and facilities used in connection with it. A hot tub is a large tub filled with hot aerated water used for recreation or physical therapy.

Below is a list of steps required to install a hot tub or swimming pool.

Step 1: Establish Requirements

Depending on the scope of your project, you may require a variety of permits.

Step 2: Apply for Required Permits

Below are the steps to apply for the required permits. To minimize wait time, we suggest you apply for all permits at the same time.

Step 3: Receive Permits

Below is a list of approximate timelines based on the type of permit. The timeline begins once a complete application package is received.

Type of PermitProcessing TimeNotes
Lot Grading Permit for Residential Properties5 business days by email 
Building Permit2 to 5 business days by email 
Subtrade Permits1 to 2 business days by emailCannot be issued before a building permit (if required)

Step 4: Start Construction

You may begin construction once you have received all required permits. Below is contact information you may need for ground work and utilities.

Locating utility lines prior to disturbing the ground is the owner's responsibility.

Step 5: Inspections

Below you will find details on what inspections are required and how to make your inspection requests.