Apply for a Pool or Spa Permit

 

Pool and Spa

Step 1.Complete the Building Permit Application

Permit Application(PDF, 477KB)

Step 2.Provide the following information:

A completed Pool/Spa Barrier Acknowledgement(PDF, 121KB) form.

Note: Applications will be not be accepted if the Pool/Spa Barrier form is not included with the submittal.

Barrier Details

  • Include heights of the walls/fencing, type of fencing, grades adjacent to each side of wall/fence
  • Gate swing direction, latch heights for gates
  • House door hardware and windows along with any other proposed barrier or enclosures
  • Operable windows shall have latches located not less than 54" above the walking surface.  Handles for doors that provide access to  pools and spas shall be not less than 54" above the walking surface and equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices
  • Pool/Spa Barrier Acknowledgement form needs to be reviewed and signed by the property owner, pool contractor and responsible barrier installer

 Site Plan

  • Include the entire lot
  • Show all property lines and the location of the street
  • The property line will need to be marked on the property.
  • Please note that once the pool/spa forms are established, which is prior to gunite application, the nearest property line(s) must be located and clearly marked on the site, typically with staking and string line

    It is strictly the responsibility of the property owner and/or the person doing the work to ensure that structures are accurately located according to the approved plans. 

    Please be aware that Town of Oro Valley inspectors do not verify location of property lines when inspecting construction. Exact property line locations cannot be determined without a land survey conducted by a registered Land Surveyor. If an owner/contractor has any doubt as to the exact location of a property line and associated setbacks, it is their responsibility to obtain a survey prior to construction. Failure to adhere to approved setbacks may require structures to be moved at the owner’s expense.

  • Location of existing structures i.e: House, walls, accessory buildings, etc.
  • Easements
  • Location of proposed pool and spa with dimensions
  • Show the overhead utilities near the spa/pool area or over the property
  • Include irregular grades, and other relevant characteristics adjacent to spa/pool area
  • Show setbacks from property lines, side yards, and clearances from existing structures adjacent to spa/pool area
    • Zoning code requires a minimum of 5 feet from rear property line
    • Side setback is per the Zoning district of the property
  • The proposed deck work configuration showing its anticipated drainage
  • The anticipated overall drainage of the spa/pool site
  • Show the access route into the property for pool construction
  • Include any diving and deck equipment items
  • List the surface Area of Pool and/or Spa

Equipment 

  • The proposed mechanical equipment pad location including setbacks from the property lines, structures, and side yards
  • Show how the equipment is screened from view

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Plan(s)

  • The volume, system flow rate in gallons per minute (gpm), and turnover in hours
  • The type and size of filtration system and means of waste disposal. Provide manufacturer information (spec sheet) for filters
  • The type and size of spa/pool heater, including the method of venting and proximity of openings into building, if applicable. Provide manufacturer information (spec sheet) for heaters
  • The spa/pool piping layout with all sizes shown and types of material to be used (i.e. 2” PVC Schedule 40), showing the connection location from the house, the location of the main outlet, surface skimmers and inlets
  • The rated capacity of the spa/pool pump in gpm at the design head with the size and type of motor indicated and identified as to type of pump. Provide manufacturer information (spec sheet) for pump
  • The means of adding makeup water, including location and type of backflow device
  • The size, meter location, developed length from the gas meter to the heater and routing of the gas line, if applicable
  • Size and location of existing electrical service
  • Circuit and conductor size needed to power the pool/spa, new circuit, if applicable, and panel schedule

Structural Plan (or approved model reference)

  • Type of construction
  • The spa/pool dimensions, including the depth, surface area, and adequate cross-sections drawn to scale
  • Computation, stress diagrams, and other data sufficient to show the correctness of the plans; including reinforcing steel schedule and detail, if applicable, prepared by a registered structural engineer in the state of Arizona
  • Details for the interior finish and spa/pool edge
  • All documents must be in PDF format
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction

Step 3.Prepare your project for electronic submittal by doing the following:

  • All documents must be in PDF format
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction

Step 4.Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovallayaz.gov, (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

 You will receive an email letting you know the submittal has been received. If you do not get an email response call 520-229-4800.

Step 5.Plan review is 10 business days

Step 6.Permit fees are based on the size of the pool

 

Spa Above Ground

Step 1. Complete the Building Permit Application

Permit Application(PDF, 477KB)

Step 2.Provide the following information:

A completed Pool/Spa Barrier Acknowledgement(PDF, 121KB) form.

Note: Applications will be not be accepted if the Pool/Spa Barrier form is not included with the submittal.

Site plan 

  • Include the entire lot
  • Show all property lines and the location of the street
  • Location of existing structures i.e: House, walls, accessory buildings, etc.
  • Easements
  • Location of proposed spa
  • Show setbacks from property lines, side yards, and clearances from existing structures adjacent to spa/pool area.
    • Zoning code requires a minimum of 3 feet from rear property line
    • Side setback must meet the zoning standard of the neighborhood

Safety Barrier

  • The cover for the spa, when secured in place, shall be designed so that a 4 inch sphere is prevented from reaching the water surface
  • Pool/Spa Barrier Acknowledgement form needs to be reviewed and signed by the property owner, pool contractor and responsible barrier installer

Equipment 

  • The proposed mechanical equipment pad location including setbacks from the property lines, structures, and side yards
  • Show how the equipment is screened from view

Electrical Plan(s)

  • Provide manufacturer information (spec sheet) for the spa model
  • Size and location of existing electrical service and location of the spa maintenance disconnect. **Please note that the maintenance disconnect shall be readily accessible and within site of the spa and located at least 5 feet horizontally form the inside wall of the spa and GFCI protected

Step 3.Prepare your project for electronic submittal by doing the following:

  • All documents must be in PDF format
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction

Step 4. Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovallayaz.gov, (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

 You will receive an email letting you know the submittal has been received. If you do not get an email response call 520-229-4800.

Step 5.Plan review is 10 business days

Step 6.Permit fees are generally $77 to $100