Pools that are installed as a permanent structure require zoning and sewer use and drainage (SUDP) permits. Interior or in-ground, exterior pools also require building permits. Projects that upload all of the information required for these three permit types (zoning, building and SUDP) with their initial online application can receive a simultaneous review.
Scroll down for a list of items to upload with your application.
Depending on your project, you may also need trade permits, such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, or boiler/AC permits if you are adding light, or a pool heater/boiler and piping. These can be applied for at any time, and in most cases, are issued online as quick permits. Find out what qualifies as a quick permit.
How to Apply using E-permits
Apply for permits online
First-time e-permits users will need to create an online account. Once signed into e-permits, go to "Apply for a Permit" under "Development Services."
For zoning, building, and SUDP permits: When prompted to select a permit type, select "building log."
For quick permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, boiler/AC): When prompted, select the appropriate permit type under "Quick Permits" and follow the prompts.
What to Upload with Your Application
Please upload these documents with your online application.
Please draw the site plan to scale and include the scale and a north arrow on the plan. Please also include labels and dimensions for...
- all zone lot lines (e.g., primary, side, rear)
- adjacent streets and alleys
- all existing structures and driveways already on the property
- the proposed pool dimensions
- distances from the proposed new pool to existing structures, lot lines, etc.
- fences/barriers and all related equipment
For SUDP, please also include the size, type, and location of water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer lines on your site plan.
Submit a boundary survey if any of the equipment or pool is within 3 feet of the property line.
Drawings of Electrical and Mechanical Equipment
Submit drawings outlining all electrical and mechanical equipment including (but not limited to) size, type, power requirements, filtration system, chemicals, location and maintenance access area.
Submit a shoring plan if your project requires excavation.
In addition to the above, commercial and multifamily projects must also submit:
- Structural calculations
- Engineered electrical drawing that includes the information required by Denver Building and Fire Code Section 133.2.10 (A) through (E), where applicable
- Environmental Health plan review application(PDF, 198KB) along with equipment specifications for all pool equipment
- An inventory of pool chemicals to be stored on site and location of storage
- Indicate location and type of fire extinguishers, type of pool alarm and whether it will be connected to the fire alarm system