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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements City of East Orange, Essex County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

246-1Fencing of certain pools required.

Any swimming or wading pool, either permanently installed or portable or collapsible, with the height of any sidewall more than 50% below grade, which is or may hereafter be constructed, installed, placed, established or maintained on any premises in the City, shall be surrounded by a fence, wall or other enclosure with a height of no less than 48 inches and shall be provided with a gate, which shall be kept latched or locked when such pool contains water and is unattended for the purpose of effectively excluding children or trespassers.

246-2Permit required.

[Amended 11-10-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980]

No owner, operator or occupant of any premises shall maintain, operate, use or permit the operation or use of any pool governed by the provisions of § 246-1 without first securing a permit from the Public Officer, indicating therein compliance with § 246-1. Applications for such permit shall be made on forms supplied by the Public Officer and shall be accompanied by a permit fee as provided for in Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees.


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