FAQ : When is a Permit Required for a Swimming Pool?
Bangor Borough has required permits for swimming pools since our ordinance was adopted in 1967.
The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code adopted standards for swimming pools in 2005.
Zoning and Building permits are required for swimming pools, regardless of their type of construction.
If you purchase a swimming pool that has a water depth of 24 inches or greater, you must obtain
the required permits prior to installing your swimming pool.
SWIMMING POOL. Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing thatcontains water over 24 inches (610 mm). This includes in-ground,above-ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.(IRC of 2009, Appendix G)
FAQ: Why should I get a permit and what happens if I don’t get one?
A swimming pool is a wonderful convenience on a hot summer day. Swimming pools are popular
and young children are drawn to the shimmering water. If a child does not know how to swim or
is too young to swim, the fascination can quickly turn to tragedy. According to the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC), the number one cause of death for children between the ages of 1-4 years old
is drowning. Most of these drownings occur in swimming pools.
The purpose of regulating private swimming pools is to protect and save lives. If you install
a swimming pool without permits, you are not only risking the lives of those you love the most,
you are assuming a huge liability for yourself and your family. Make certain you and your
family are protected- have your permits in hand before you install your swimming pool.
Zoning Setback Chart For Permitted and Special Exception Uses (Chart 1)
|ZONE||Front Yd.||Rear Yd.||Side Yd.||Side yd. on street||Both Sides Total||Use Type|
|R-10||25 ft||25 ft||10 ft||20 ft||25 ft||single family|
|R-7.8||15 ft||25 ft||5 ft||15 ft||10 ft||single family|
|R-7.8*||40 ft||50 ft||40 ft||40 ft||80 ft||*multiple Family|
|R-M||25 ft||20 ft||17 ft||25 ft||34 ft||single mobile home|
|R-M**||50 ft||50 ft||50 ft||50 ft||100 ft||mobile home park|
|NC||25 ft||25 ft||10 ft||25 ft||20 ft||single family unit|
|NC***||25 ft||15 ft||8 ft||15 ft||16 ft||All other uses|
|IL||25 ft||25 ft||25 ft||25 ft||50 ft||All Uses|
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June 2014 Zoning Officer Hours (Chart 2)
|Day||Date||On Duty||Off Duty|
|Monday||06/02||7 am||6 pm|
|Tuesday||06/03||12 pm||6 pm|
|Wed.||06/04||7 am||6 pm|
|Thurs.||06/05||7 am||6 pm|
|Friday||06/06||12 pm||6 pm|
|Wed.||06/18||7 am||6 pm|
|Thurs||06/19||7 am||6 pm|
|Friday||06/20||12 pm||6 pm|
|Monday||06/23||12 pm||6 pm|
|Tuesday||06/24||12 pm||6 pm|
|Wed.||06/25||12 pm||6 pm|
|Thurs.||06/26||7 am||6 pm|
|Friday||06/27||12 pm||6 pm|
|Monday||06/30||7 am||6 pm|
|Vacation Coverage||Keller Zoning||1-610-759-8227|
Zoning Fees – Effective May 2014 (Chart 3 )
|Permit Type||Permit Fee ($)||Explanation|
|Zoning Permit A||60.00||Additions, Conversions,Renovations, New Construction, Use Permits|
|Zoning Permit B||40.00||Accessory Structures under 200 S.f.,fences, walls and swimming pools|
|Demolition||75.00 – 400.00||minimum – maximum fee+ escrow amount|
|Code Officer Inspection Fee||45.00||per hour|
|Certificate of Occupancy||55.00||PAUCC / Zoning Use|
|Certificate of Compliance||55.00||IPMC/R.E. Ordinance|
|Certificate of Non-Conformance||75.00||per certificate|
|Electrical||119.00||Note: Does Not Include Inspection Fee|
|Plumbing Permit||94.00||+ 5.00 per ea. fixtureNote: Does Not Include Inspection Fee|
|Rental Unit||55.00||re-inspection fee|
|Zoning Hearing Board||500.00||application fee|
|Sidewalks – Curbing||1.50 per linear foot||+ 70.00 inspection fee|
Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Permit and Inspection Fees Are Paid Directly to Our Appointed 3rd Party Agencies (excepting electrical and plumbing permit fees)
Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer:
Rick Fisher Phone: 1-610-599-3302 Fax: 1-610-588-6468 email us Building Inspector/Building Code Officials Keller Zoning and Inspection Services Phone: 1-610-759-8227 Fax: 1-610-365-2954 Keystone Code Consulting & Enforcement 1-610- 866-9663 Lehigh Valley Inspection Services Phone: 1-610-395-3827 Fax: 1-610-395-2231 Electrical Inspectors Keller Zoning and Inspection Services 1-610-759-8227 Lehigh Valley Inspection Services 1-610-395-3827 Keystone Code Consulting & Enforcement (610) 866-9663
Section 100 – 200 – Title and Short Title
Fences- Walls (Amendment to Zoning Ordinance) Zoning Ordinance – Ord 875
Political Signs (Amendment to Zoning Ordinance) Zoning Ordinance – Ord 877 – Political Sign
Landlord- Tenant Ordinance: Ordinance 895