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Per the International Residential Code, a swimming pool is defined as “any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches deep (filled to capacity). This includes in-ground, above ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas”. Pools must comply with the following regulations:
A Zoning Certificate is required for:
These Zoning Certificates are only required one time as long as the pool and the fence go in the same location every year and all regulations are followed.
All pools, no matter the size, must abide by the setbacks of the property.
These requirements may appear to be extreme when installing a temporary pool, but HUNDREDS of needless deaths occur each year from swimming pool accidents.
A zoning certificate is typically required for:
If you have questions regarding the process to obtain a zoning certificate, please call the Planning and Zoning Department at 330-633-0090 or contact them by
Any accessory building not exceeding 200 square feet requires (only) a zoning certificate. To obtain proper approval, you will need to submit a Zoning Certificate Application with necessary documents.
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 330-633-0090 for more information.