Swimming Pool Enclosures

Do I need a Pool Enclosure Permit?

Watch the Town's "Do I need a Pool Enclosure Permit" video for more information as to what needs to be considered when it comes to pool enclosures in Georgina.

All privately-owned outdoor swimming pools which can hold water at least 60 cm (24 in) deep must be enclosed with a pool enclosure and require a Pool Enclosure Permit. A pool enclosure must be at least 1.2 meters (4 ft) in height and non-climbable. The pool walls of an above ground swimming pool, a deck, a guard rail or a fence may serve as the enclosure. The height of a fence may not be more than 2.0m (6 ft 6 in).

Spas and hot tubs with a locked cover that will support a weight of at least 27.2 kg (60 pounds) are not required to be enclosed by a pool enclosure and does not require a pool enclosure permit prior to its installation and use. The owner of a spa or hot tub must keep the cover closed and locked at all times when it is not being used. Spas and hot tubs that do not have the require cover require a permit to construct a pool enclosure.

All swimming pools, spas and hot tubs must comply with setback distances from buildings and property lines in accordance with the Zoning By-law.



Make sure you can install your proposed swimming pool, spa or hot tub by consulting:

Application instructions

Application information

When applying for a Pool Enlosure Permit, we require:

If you have any issues or questions regarding the Pool Enclosure Permit Application please contact the Building Division by email or phone at 905-476-4301 ext 3007.


Permit fees for Pool Enclosure Permit only (Site Alteration Permit fees are separate):

  • In-ground pool $150
  • Above-ground Pool $100
  • On-ground Pool (Seasonal temporary) $50

Payment option

Credit card through the online application

The Town of Georgina has partnered with Stripe, a third-party service provider, to bring you the convenience of paying online. This service fee is 2.9 percent plus 30 cents per transaction and must be paid by the applicant.

Through Service Georgina

To process your payment, please visit the Civic Centre at 26557 Civic Centre Rd. Keswick, Ontario L4P 3G1, or email Service Georgina or call 905-476-4301 ext. 3005. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.