For additional information download the Requirements for Outdoor Residential Swimming Pools pamphlet (PDF).
- Building permit for pool and barrier: The pool and barrier permits can be applied for together or separately. The building permit will not be issued until the electrical permit has been applied for.
- Electrical permit
Application Submittal Requirements
- 1 copy of Client Registration Form (PDF) - if the contractor has never performed work in Chesterfield County before.
- 1 copy of the Residential Swimming Pool and Barrier Permit Application (PDF).
- 1 copy of the plot plan showing setbacks from existing and proposed improvements. Acceptable plot plans contain the following:
- Entire property, showing all property line dimensions
- Existing dwelling, any other existing structures and location of proposed swimming pool (all dimensions of proposed structure must be clearly indicated). For proposed accessory structures, indicate the overall height.
- Setbacks from the closest point of the proposed pool to property lines in each direction. Label the measurements from each property line to the closest point on the structure. Be as exact as possible and label the name of road clearly.
- All buffers, easements or floodplains located on your property (no structure may be located in these areas).
- 2 copies of the construction plans - One set will be returned to the applicant with the issued permit. (For more detail on exactly what the construction plans require, see Construction Plan Requirements listed below.)
- 1 copy of the Residential Plans Review Delivery Form (PDF) - Required for all building permits, this form indicates whether you would like the permit and forms mailed to you or held for three days at the Building Inspection office for you to pick up.
- Payment of permit and other related fees - Residential Fee Schedule (PDF). Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.
Construction Plan Requirements: Minimum of Two Copies
- A plat showing the location of the new structure to existing property lines
- Plans showing the size, shape and construction of the pool (in ground pools are required to be sealed by a Virginia registered design professional such as an Engineer or Architect.)