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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Town of Phillipsburg, Warren County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A water-filled enclosure, permanently constructed or portable, having a depth of more than 18 inches below the level of the surrounding land, or an above-surface pool, having a depth of more than 30 inches, designed, used and maintained for swimming and bathing.

563-1Adoption of code by reference.

A code regulating and controlling the location and construction, alteration and operation of swimming pools, the issuance of permits to locate and construct, alter or operate swimming pools, and declaring and defining certain swimming pools as nuisances and fixing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6), a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.

563-2Title of adopted code.

The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the “Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1955).”

563-3Filing of public copies.

Three copies of the said “Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1955)” have been placed in file in the office of the Secretary of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination of the public.

563-4Permits required to construct, alter or operate swimming pool.

No person shall locate and construct, alter or operate a swimming pool until permits therefor shall have been issued by this Board of Health.

563-5Fees and charges.

The following fees and charges are herewith established:

Fees for permits to locate and construct or alter a swimming pool shall be the same as those set forth in Section 5A of the ordinance adopting the Standard Building Code of New Jersey.[1]


Editor’s Note: The ordinance that adopted the former Standard Building Code of New Jersey has been superseded. See now Ch. 235, Construction Codes, Uniform..

For the issuance of a renewal permit to operate a swimming pool: $25.

563-6Expiration and renewal of operation permits.

Permits issued for the operation of a swimming pool shall expire annually on December 31 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted, together with the required fee, prior to the opening of said swimming pool.

563-7Hearing upon denial or suspension of permit.

Permits required by this chapter or code may be denied or suspended by this Board of Health for failure to comply with this chapter or code.

This Board of Health shall afford the person whose permit to locate and construct, alter or operate has been denied or suspended an opportunity to be heard in public hearing, and following this, to be informed of the Board’s decision as hereafter provided by Section 2 of this code.

563-8Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter or the Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1955) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not more than $200 for each violation.

Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.


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