Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of permit(s) are needed for a swimming pool in the County?

Permits are required for all of the work necessary to build a swimming pool. In LA County, there are two ways to approach the required permits. The first, and most popular, option is to obtain a Combination Swimming Pool Permit. This Combination permit covers the construction of the swimming pool as well as the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work directly related to the construction of the swimming pool. The other option is to obtain separate Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Permits for the work covered by each of these permits. The net result is the same either way, with the Combination permit being offered to reduce the amount of paperwork required of the applicant.