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Swimming Pool Permit Application

  1. North Strabane Township
    Department of Building Code Enforcement
    1929 Route 519 S
    Canonsburg, PA 15317

    Phone: 724-745-8880
    Fax: 724-745-8935

  2. Swimming Pool Application Requirements

    Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches (610 millimeters) deep. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas 


    A copy of the pool company brochure and installation requirements is necessary to obtain a building permit for swimming pools. Some pools may require construction drawings; the Building Code official will contact you if more information is required. Only complete applications that include the required documents as described below will be accepted for review. 


    Once plans are submitted, any revision to the project that alters the original description must be approved. 


    This checklist is provided to insure you have all materials necessary to submit for your project. This checklist will be used to review your application submittal for acceptance. Plans will not be accepted if the checklist is not followed. 


    For questions or to schedule an appointment contact the building department.

  3. General Requirements for Submittal (as Applicable)

    • Completed Permit Application. 
    • Site Plan showing the dimensions and setbacks of existing and proposed structures; See Sample Site Plan. 
    • Certificate of Workers Compensation naming the township as the holder or Certificate of Exemption. (All applications) 
    • Proof of property ownership. (Deed) 
    • Home owners letter of approval. 
    • A copy of the pool company brochure and installation requirements. 
    • All documents which are prepared by state licensed professional(s) shall be stamped and wet signed (including revisions) before issuance of permits.

    All swimming pools must be surrounded by a fence or barrier at least 48 inches in height. Above ground pools with sides at least 48 inches above grade do not require a fence. If the house is used as one side of the fence, then one of the following must be provided: a power safety cover, or all doors / screens that open to the pool must be equipped with an audible warning device, with deactivation switch 54 inches off the floor, or equipped with self closing and latching devices.

  4. Swimming Pool Permit Application

  5. Applicant Information

  6. Applicant is:

  7. Owner Information (if different from applicant)

  8. Property Information

  9. Purpose of Application

  10. Type of Construction

  11. Declaration of Applicant

    I hereby certify that all the statements contained above are, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct and hereby apply for a building permit to perform the work on the premises as described above. I further understand that I must comply with the provisions of all laws and ordinances as adopted by the Township and the Unified Construction Code of Pennsylvania.

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