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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.

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, materials used and the height of the pool.

Swimming Pool Permit Application

Please submit your application along with applicable drawings to our Building department in person at 318 Canborough Street in Smithville or email The permit process takes about three weeks.

Pool permit fees
Type of Fee Fee
Seasonal pool $75
Flat fee for above ground pool $100
Security deposit for above ground pool $250
Flat fee for in-ground pool  $125
Security deposit for in-ground pool $500

Learn more

If you have any questions about the swimming pool permit process, call our Building department at 905-957-3346 ext. 5130 or email us.