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In the Township of West Lincoln, a pool permit is required if you are building a pool that can hold more than 2 feet (610 mm) of water.

Location of pool

Zoning regulations can influence the location and shape of your pool. Before you think about location, you need to review the Township's Zoning By-law to find any restrictions.

Fences and gates

All swimming pools must be surrounded by an enclosure at least 1500 mm (4'11) high measured from ground level. Enclosures may include fences, gates, entrances or temporary enclosures.

For detailed requirements, please review our Swimming Pool By-law.  Fees are updated yearly and can be found in our Consolidated fee bylaw See page 4. 

How do I apply?

To apply for a permit, download and complete the Swimming Pool Permit Application below. Along with the application, you will need to submit a Site Plan detailing the type of construction, height/type of fence, location of pool and pool pump. Also, include dimensions to property lines. If you are submitting for an in-ground pool a lot grading plan is required to be submitted if the property is less than 1 acre.  

Swimming Pool Permit Application

Please email your application along with applicable drawings to The permit process takes approximately three weeks.

Pool permit fees
Type of Fee Fee
Seasonal pool $105
Flat fee for above ground pool $158
Security deposit for above ground pool $263
Flat fee for in-ground pool  $210
Security deposit for in-ground pool $525

Learn more

If you have any questions about the swimming pool permit process, call our Building department at 905-957-3346 or email us.