What is required to install a swimming pool?
A building permit is required for the installation of your pool. Depending on what type of pool you are installing, various approvals may be required.

If you are installing an in-ground pool, an approval from the Engineering Department is required before you can secure a building permit. You need to submit two (2) copies of a grading plan to their office, located at 25 Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, for approval BEFORE submitting your permit application package to the Building Department.

You must also provide the Building Department with a copy of your property survey (marked to indicate the location of the pool), the specifications on the pool, filter and ladder. Additionally, you must submit building, plumbing and electrical permit applications providing all descriptions of work. (Link to Requirements for Pool Installations.)Pool Installation Information

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. Where do I get building permits?
3. How many sets of drawings are required when submitting an application for building permits?
4. How much do building permits cost?
5. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
6. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
7. What hours can construction work be performed?
8. I own a single family residence; can I do my own construction work?
9. What is considered minor work?
10. When is a licensed contractor required?
11. If I need to dig on my property, what do I need to do?
12. When is a survey required for a building permit?
13. Can I obtain a copy of my property survey from the Township?
14. Should I be concerned about an oil storage tank when I am purchasing a home?
15. What permit is required to fill or remove an oil storage tank?
16. When am I subject to a fine?
17. Can a penalty be appealed?
18. What is the minimum required depth of footings?
19. When are railings required for steps on a building?
20. What is the required space needed between balusters?
21. What is the required minimum ceiling height to finish a basement?
22. Is it legal to have a bedroom in my basement?
23. What is required to install a swimming pool?
24. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?
25. Do I need a permit to demolish my garage?
26. Can I make a living space out of my garage?
27. May I rent out a room in my single family house?
28. What should I do if I think my neighbor is doing construction without proper permits?
29. How do I find out if my home property is in a flood zone?
30. How do I find the block and lot number of my house?
31. Will my taxes go up if I build a deck?
32. Do I need a permit number when calling the Building Department for an inspection request?
33. Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?
34. Do I need a drawing sealed by a New Jersey licensed architect?
35. How can I contact a qualified Township inspector?
36. How do I know if an inspector is qualified to inspect my work?
37. Do I need a permit for a garage or yard sale?
38. Do I need a permit for a sign?
39. Where can I obtain a Township map?
40. Does the Township have a Historic Society?
41. How close to my property line can I build an above-ground pool?
42. How close to my property line can I build an in-ground pool?
43. What do I need to do if I want to put up a fence?
44. How can I find the zoning information for my property?
45. How close to my property line can I build a deck or addition?
46. Do I need a permit to install a shed on my property?
47. What is a Certificate of Continued Occupancy?
48. Can I install a driveway on my front lawn or a curcular driveway in front of my house?
49. What is the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment?
50. Where can I obtain a Planning or Zoning Board application?