City of Dewitt
To call for an Inspection: 517-277-0700
Permit Inquiries/Contractor Questions: 517-668-0278
Any pool over 24 inches in depth requires a barrier. A barrier is defined as a fence, wall, building wall, or combination thereof which completely surrounds the pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool.
If the barrier is a fence: A fence shall be 48 inches above grade. Maximum vertical clearance between the grade and bottom of the fence shall be 2 inches. Openings in the fence shall not be climbable. Only vertical members or chain link mesh shall be 2.25 inches unless slats are woven into the chain link.
The fence shall have a self-latching or self-closing gate with the release mechanism being 54 inches from the bottom of the gate or in the alternative, be placed on the poolside of the gate-3 inches from the top.
All above-ground or in-ground swimming pools without side walls at least four (4) feet in height must be fenced per the fencing requirements contained in c. above or can be secured by mounting a fence or other barrier on top of the pool structure so that the pool is enclosed by a barrier at least four (4) feet in height. If the means of access to the pool is a ladder or steps, the ladder or steps shall be capable of being secured, locked or removed to prevent access.
Building and/or Trade Permits are required for the following:
Zoning Permits (typically no charge) are required for any work that does not require a building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permit such as:
Schedule of Fees
Tear-off Re-Roof / Siding / Window Permits
New Construction Application Packet
Deck Application Packet
Interior Remodel Application Packet
Homeowner Permit Policy
Addition Application Packet
Accessory Structure Application Packet (Over 200 sq. ft.)
Right of Way
Zoning Approval for Sign Installation