Residential above ground pools, in-ground pools, and spas with more than 24 inches of water require a pool construction permit to ensure safety and quality of work. Fountains only (not intended for swimming) and lagoons have special requirements. Regardless of depth, commercial (public/semi-public) pools, spas, and play features require a pool construction permit. Also, Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains (PIWFs), such as spray parks/splash pads require a pool construction permit and have special requirements.
Plan review is required before residential or commercial bodies of water referred here in may be built. Plans are routed to Health & Food Safety for plan review after a Permit Technician reviews the submittal for all required documentation.
For Residential, please click "Residential Building Permits"
For Commercial, please click "Commercial Building Permits"
Inspections, Permit Review Status, or Other Questions
Please call Health & Food Safety at 972-292-5304 for residential and commercial swimming pool and/or spa code questions, residential and commercial pool plan submittal requirements, or commercial pool and spa inspections.
Commercial Pool (pre and post) Construction Letter Examples (PDF) - Pre and post construction letters are required to be on the engineer’s letterhead. One is required before construction of a commercial pool (pre-construction letter) and the other is required before a commercial pool’s final inspection (post-construction letter).
License to Operate Application (PDF) - An application that is submitted, reviewed and paid to operate a public pool or semi-public pool that is located in Frisco, along with an health-related inspection(s) prior to being issued.