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Installing a Pool or Hot Tub

A hot tub, above pool and inground pool all require both zoning and building permits.

Items needed for review:

  • Central Permit application
    • or approved Town zoning application
    • Site plan or aerial photograph showing the proposed pool/hot tub:
      • Distances to all property lines
      • Distance to well and/or septic tank if applicable
      • Location of pool pump/equipment (must be a minimum of 3′ away from the pool barrier)
      • Location of fence (a pool fence is required if the pool is in-ground, or if above ground pool is less than 48 inches high)
      • A hot tub is required to have a lockable lid
      • Location of pool decking
    • Site improvement form if private water or septic is on property
  • General Permit application for the pool fence (must be secured before pool permit will be issued)
    • Pool fence affidavit signed and notarized
  • General Permit application
    • complete sets of construction drawings (if applicable)
      • Or 1 complete PDF file, if emailing
  • Once all items are submitted we will place you into a 10 business day review.
    • Once site plan and construction plans are approved we will notify you and request payment.
    • The zoning permit is a flat fee of $35.00.
    • The building permit is $.16 per sq foot with a minimum fee of $90.95.
    • An inspection checklist will be provided and reviewed with you at the time of permit issuance.
  • All trades are permitted separately

**Please note more information may be requested due to the type of project or location**

**Please contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) prior to applying for a zoning permit. We do not enforce private covenants and restrictions**

Pool/Hot Tub Guidelines

Informative Pool Safety Information

Pool (Above and In Ground) and Hot Tub Application Packet

You can submit applications and plans via email to planreview@iwus.net (Plans must be in one complete PDF file to submit digitally) or they can be submitted in our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Our address is 17140 Monument Circle, Suite 100, Isle of Wight VA 23397. We are in Building B which is the 2-story brick building across from the Historic Boykins Tavern. Our office is on the right, through the double glass doors.

If you have questions, please email planreview@iwus.net

**Please take a moment to complete the short survey at the following link. This will assist us in making sure we provide the best service possible.

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Permit exemption language:

  • 2018 Virginia Construction Code Section 108 – APPLICATION FOR PERMITS
    • 108.2 Exemptions from application for permit
      • 8. Swimming pools that have a surface area not greater than 150 square feet, do not exceed 5,000 gallons and are less than 24 inches deep.