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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Borough of Seaside Park, Ocean County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

Swimming pools. Pools are not considered as part of the lot coverage.


Single-family and two-family dwellings.


For lots with a single-family or two-family dwelling, swimming pools, as an accessory use, shall be set back at least five feet from the rear lot line and 20 feet from the street right-of-way and not less than the required minimum side yard setbacks applicable to the single-family dwelling.


All setbacks shall be measured from the lot line to the edge of the water for in-ground pools and to any part of the supporting structure or deck for aboveground pools. In-ground pools shall be no more than one foot above the original grade of land.


Aboveground pools shall have a maximum height of four feet, as calculated from original grade, to any part of the surface deck.


Multiple (3 or more units) residential dwellings: swimming pools as an accessory use shall be permitted only as in-ground pools which shall be constructed no higher than one foot above the original grade of the land. The edge of the water shall be set back at least 20 feet from any street right-of-way and at least 15 feet from any other property line.


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