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A building permit is required for construction, alteration, repair, or enlargement of any residential swimming pool. A pool is any artificial structure, either above or below ground, that is accessory to a residential setting and available only to the household and its guests for swimming, diving, wading, or recreational bathing.

Swimming pools installed prior to January 1, 1990, must be protected by a fence at least 42” tall or have an automatic swimming pool cover. Swimming pools installed after that date must be protected by an adequate barrier 60” tall.

DPS is no longer accepting paper permit applications or plans. Information must be submitted using our eServices programs. For assistance with eServices please email DPS.eServices@montgomerycountymd.gov or contact Aaron Smith at 240.994.0335 or via email at aaron.smith@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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