Swimming Pool Permit
When constructing or installing a swimming pool on a property, a development permit and a building permit are required.
About the Service
A swimming pool is a man-made body of water deeper than 2 feet.
Swimming pools are governed by the Alberta Building Code (site safety and design) and require building permits for both the initial installation and removal of an existing swimming pool. Depending on the design of the pool, it may not require a development permit.
How Do I Obtain the Service?
If there is an existing fence around your property and it meets the requirement, submit a letter of confirmation along with your application.
To apply, fill in the Residential Construction Application form, and include all information as requested, as well as all application fees.
The yard containing the swimming pool must have a fence with a minimum height of 1.8m (6 ft) and must completely enclose the swimming pool.
The gate must be the same height as the fence and must be self-closing.
The latch should lock and be installed on the inside of the gate at least 1.5m (5 ft) off the ground.
These regulations apply to a contained body of water.
- A development officer will review the application according to the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw. Once approved, a development permit will be issued.
- If there is a relaxation required, public notification is required. The notification period, in which your neighbours may appeal the development officer's decision, is approximately three weeks.
- A plan examiner will review the application, if required. A building permit will be issued at this stage.
- If an application is refused, an appeal can be made through the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Churchill Building, 10019-103 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 0G9, Phone: 780-496-6079.
Hours of Operation: 8am–4:30pm
Mailing address is listed above. Cheques must be payable to the City of Edmonton. Please allow for additional processing time when applications are mailed
2013 FeesDevelopment permit fee: $105
Building permit fee: $100
The safety code fee: $4.50
Note: There is an additional $40 fee if development permit is discretionary and notices need to be sent out.
Contact the City About This Service
For more information:
Current Planning Service Centre
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311