Swimming Pools

In-ground PoolIn-Ground Swimming Pools

A building permit is required for in-ground swimming pools. Applicants are required to submit 2 sets of engineered pool plans and site plans to the Community Development office for plan review. Residential lots with pools must meet state code pool barrier requirements (PDF). To submit an application for a pool permit, download a building permit application (PDF) and submittal checklist (PDF).

Temporary Pools

Above Ground PoolBuilding permits are not required to install pre-fabricated above ground and on-ground temporary pools for 1 and 2 family dwellings, however:

  • You must have the permission of the property owner
  • You must place the pool within the property setbacks required for the zoning of the property (view the table below)
  • You are responsible to meet state code pool barrier requirements
  • You will need permits for any gas, electric or plumbing connections (available at the Community Development permit counter)
  • You will need permits for any decks over 30 inches high and any other accessory structure not exempt from a permit; a site plan and construction framing details will be required to be submitted for plan review

Setback Requirements For Pools in Residential Zones

Please refer to section 12.152 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF) for other provisions which may apply to your property.

Schedule 12-5 Minimum Requirements

Setback Requirements for Residential Pools
Zone
Lot Area1 (SF)
Area/Du2+ (SF)
Lot Width (F)
Front Yard (F)
Ext. Side/Rear Yard (F)
Side Yard (F)
Rear Yard (F)
UR
43,560
43,560
150
20
20
10 (5)
20
R-1-12
12,000
12,000
80
20
10 (5)
6-10 (6)
6
R-1-10
10,000
10,000
75
20
10 (5)
6-10 (6)
6
R-1-8
8,000
8,000
70
20
10 (5)
6-10 (6)
6
R-1-6
6,000
5,000
60
20
10 (5)
6-10 (6)
6
R-2
5,000
3,750
50
20
10 (5)
5
5
R-3
5,000
2,500
50
20
10 (5)
5
5
R-4
5,000
1,250
50
10 (5)
10 (5)
5
5

Note 5 - Garage door and carport openings shall in all cases maintain a minimum setback of 20 feet.

Note 6 - Side yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 6 feet, and the sum of the 2 side yards shall be a minimum of 16 feet. Any side yards beyond the first 2 shall be a minimum of 6 feet.