If the swimming pool is capable of holding more than 24 inches (2 feet) of water, a pool permit is required. This applies to above ground permanent pools and in-ground pools. There are also code requirements related to the electrical connections serving a pool and the enclosure (fencing) of a pool. For more information, see our building permit application and pool brochure. A permit is NOT needed for above ground seasonal pools (taken down and stored during fall/winter); however, enclosing the pool still must meet code requirements as outlined in the pool brochure under Enclosure of Pools.