Swimming Pool Permit

Building permits

All swimming pools installed in Harford County require the property owner to obtain a building permit from Harford County Government.  The only exception is prefabricated swimming pools, an accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy or detached one or two family dwellings that are less than 24” deep, are not greater than 5,000 gallons and are installed entirely above ground.  (It is advised that property owners consult with the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning before installing or erecting any pool not required to be permitted by the Harford County Building Code.) 

 Pool, private in-ground
: $75
Above-ground: $40

Electrical Permits

Electrical components associated with a permanently installed swimming pool shall receive power from an electrical power distribution system that complies with Article 680 of the 2020 National Electric Code as adopted by Harford County.

A licensed master electrician is responsible for obtaining a permit for such work and shall oversee the installation.

Storable/inflatable pools (temporary pools) shall have a GFCI protected receptacle within the reach of the cord supplied with the listed pool pump without the addition of any extension cords to extend the reach of the pump cord.