Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

All pools require a permit unless they meet the following three criteria:

  • Less than 150 square feet

  • Less than 5000 gallon capacity

  • 24” deep or less

The process for obtaining a residential pool permit can be completed entirely and easily online. All necessary permit forms can be found below and submitted electronically. You can also apply for a pool permit in person.  

  1. Pool or Hot Tub Permit
  2. Temporary/Storable Pool Permit

To apply for a pool or hot tub permit you will need:

  1. Residential Change Building Permit Application completed and signed by the Contractor (with original signatures of the sub-contractors) or Owner (with notarized Affidavit of Owner
  2. Building plan or manufacturer’s installation guide and supporting documents. Please note; plans that are on paper sized larger than 11 x 17, or are more than 7 pages long, require an electronic copy (CD in PDF format). 
  3. A lot layout showing existing and proposed structures with the setbacks marked; if disturbing more than 2,500 square feet of land, an engineered site grading plan is required.  Please note; lot layout plans that are on paper sized larger than 11 x 17 require an electronic copy (CD in PDF format).  The modification of an actual recorded survey or plat is prohibited without written permission from the professional who signed and sealed the work; we are unable to accept sealed plats that have been modified without permission. 
  4. All outdoor pools, spas and hot tubs must be protected with a barrier (fence) as listed below.
    1. Pool Fence Affidavit signed by the Home Owner. Please review the Stafford County Requirements for the Installation of Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs handout prior to filling out this affidavit. 
  5.  Administrative and review fees are due at submittal, inspection fees are due at permit issuance, please see our current Fee Schedule for more information. 

Documents Required: