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(386) 986-2360

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(386) 986-2520
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(386) 986-3780
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(386) 986-3766
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Owner Permit Types

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Above Ground Pools

We have tried our best to provide all the information necessary on this page to help you understand the process for permitting your project from beginning to the end. 

Above ground swimming pools are regulated by the Florida Building Code and do require a permit to ensure the states regulations are met. 

Florida loses more children under age five to drowning than any other state. 

Once you have received your permit and installed your pool, you may schedule the inspection by calling 386-986-4747 or you may schedule through this website.  All approved documents are required to be available for the inspector when he arrives.   The inspector will sign your job card if the inspections passes.   If the pool is not accessible, you will need to be on the site to give the inspector access to the job. 

The permit will remain active for six months from the date of issuance, if the permit expires without the required inspections, a new permit will be required.

Important Information for above ground pools

  • Must have a removable or lockable ladder

  • Fence gate must swing outward

  • Fence latch must be 54" from the bottom of the gate and the opening device must be on the inside of the gate.

  • GFCI protection outlets are required and must be minimum 10' from the inside wall of pool.

  • Pump connection to the GFCI outlet must be through the approved cord that comes with the pump.

    • No extension cords are permitted.

  • Pools under 48" must have alarms and windows within fenced area that have access to the pool and meet the requirements above.

What is required to apply for a permit?

  • Permit application

  • Manufactures specifications (booklet provided at time of purchase)

  • Site plans/survey - include all existing and proposed structures and setbacks to property lines.  Check our files - http://records.palmcoastgov.com/

  • Landscape plan (may be included on the site plan)

  • Proof of property ownership - recorded deed or property appraisers office printout

  • Owner affidavit

  • Notice of commencement (certified copy) this is required for any improvements to your property greater than $2,500.The notice of commencement is to be filled out, and recorded with the Flagler County Clerks office in Bunnell.It is not required at the time of permit issuance, but will be required prior to any inspections.

Above ground pool permits are usually ready the same day.  The cost of the permit is $79.00

You may make application using our online permit submittal  - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

(A signed permit application or owner affidavit will not be required for upload if using the online submittal portal)

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