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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Mendham Township, Morris County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


As used in the chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:


Any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that contains water over 24 inches deep. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground pools, hot tubs, spas and fixed-in-place wading pools.[1]


Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

307-2Permit required.

 No person shall construct, establish or create a swimming pool without having first registered same and obtained a permit therefor.

307-3Barrier required. [1]

Any swimming pool having more than 24 inches of water will require a minimum barrier with a height of 48 inches to be installed as per the International Building Code.


Editor’s Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).


[Amended by Ord. No. 7-1976; Ord. No. 1-1977]

Application for a permit for a swimming pool shall be made in writing to the Construction Official and the application shall show the complete design and plan, the location of the same, the size and the cost. The applicant shall pay a fee in accordance with the fee schedule set forth in § 127-4 of the Code. The Construction Official shall issue a permit if he/she finds the application to be in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code, zoning ordinance and all health ordinances, codes, rules and regulations.


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