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Pool Permit


Rules & regulations for in-ground and above-ground swimming pools

Setback Requirements

All Swimming Pools in residential districts must comply with the street right-of-way setbacks set forth in Article XII, Section 23-219 of Nixa’s Land Development Code. Side lot boundary setback is 5 feet, rear yard setback is 6 feet, and setback from any structure is 5 feet.

Electric Requirements

When adding electric, it must comply with the 2018 International Residential Codes. GFCI protection is required for all electrical equipment including power supply cords used with storable pools. Extension cords are NOT approved for use with pools!

Barriers/Fencing Requirements

A minimum of a 48 inch (4 Foot) barrier with a self closing gate must be installed around your pool. Your house can serve as one side of the pools barrier as long as you have an alarm entry for the pool area.


  • For above-ground pools: you will need an inspection on the electrical system and barrier/fence (if a new one is installed).
  • For in-ground pools: inspections include electrical, barrier/fence (if a new one is installed), and pool bonding.

Building Inspector reserves the right to require extra inspections as they deem appropriate.

Permit & Fees

  • Any pool over 24” deep is required to have a permit. You can fill one out online or come in to our office for one.
  • All fees are due at the time of application.
  • Fees for an above-ground pool permit are $80.
  • Fees for an in-ground pool permit are $160.
  • Please allow 1-3 business days for the permit to go through the approval process.
  • A site drawing is required to be submitted with your permit. Please see the sample site plan drawing below.
Pool Site Plan Drawing


Pool Permit Application

Use this form to apply for either an above-ground or inground Pool permit.

Property Information

Project Address(Required)
Address where pool is to be installed.

Owner Information

Mailing Address(Required)

Contractor Information

If same as the applicant, skip to next section
Pool Type(Required)
A set of drawings and a site plan is required for both types of pools.
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    I hereby certify that the answers and other information on this application are true and correct and I have read and understand the above procedures and requirements as they pertain to city building regulations and by signing this form, acknowledge compliance with these rules.
    Product Name(Required)
    Upon approval of the application, a permit will be emailed to you within 1 to 3 business days.
    Credit Card
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    Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
    Expiration Date
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