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Permits and Applications /  Pool Permits

Pool Permits

Please be advised that all Pool projects require a completed Amherst Building Department Permit Application. Requirements for submitting a Pool Permit Application are found below. Application Requirements vary based upon whether the pool is above ground.

The Town of Amherst recommends using our Online Permit Application portal (Amherst Permits, Inspections & Inquiries). In person applications may require an appointment and result in delays in the application process.

Please follow this link for a printable copy of our Pool Regulations & Permit Requirements handout.

The Town of Amherst recommends using our Online Permit Application portal (Amherst Permits, Inspections & Inquiries). In person applications may require an appointment and result in delays in the application process.

If the Homeowner is acting as the General Contractor, a completed CE-200 insurance exemption form from New York State must be submitted with the Amherst Building Permit Application. Please review the Certificate of Attestation of Exemption (CE-200) Guide for information about how to apply for a CE-200 Exemption Form. New York State will provide a CE-200 certificate upon approval. It is recommended that the Homeowner apply for and receive the CE-200 certificate prior to applying for a Pool Permit.

  1. Application - online / printable
  2. Survey of the Property indicating where on the property the proposed pool will be located
  3. Signed Pool Regulations Letter
  4. National Grid letter - call 1-800-642-4272 and request a “Planner Review for Pool Clearance”
  5. Pool Brochure
  6. Pool Alarm Brochure
  7. Electrical Subcontractor Statement
  1. Application - online / printable
  2. Survey of the Property indicating where on the property the proposed pool will be located
  3. Stamped drawings by a design professional
  4. Signed Pool Regulations Letter
  5. National Grid letter - call 1-800-642-4272 and request a “Planner Review for Pool Clearance”
  6. Pool Alarm Brochure
  7. Electrical Subcontractor Statement
  • Pool - $100.00
  • Elec Pool (In Ground) - $85.00
  • Elec Pool (Above Ground) - $40.00
  1. Completed Pool Application Form
    If you have not reviewed the above requirements and required documentation please do so. You will need all required documents in digital format prior to proceeding. If filing electronically you will only need to submit 1 copy, in person applications require 3 copies.

  2. Submission process
    Once you have completed the Pool application, you are ready to proceed to the Town of Amherst Online Permit Submission Portal. This online portal requires a registered user account. You may also choose to apply by mail or in person (please see instructions below).

    To apply online:
    • If you have not registered, please proceed to the online portal user registration page. The registration process and email confirmation can be accomplished in a few minutes. Once you have received your user account confirmation via email, you may proceed to the online portal login page.

    • If you have already registered, please proceed to the online portal login page.

    • When you reached the application page, you must attach the completed application, Pool drawings or brochure, survey of the property indicating where the proposed Pool will be located, Pool Regulations letter, National Grid letter, Pool Alarm brochure, and Electrical Subcontractor statement in the attachments section.

      You will receive a notification to pay on the Submission Portal once the application has been reviewed for compliance.

    To apply by mail or in person:
    • If you choose to apply by mail or in person, you must include a completed application, Pool drawings or brochure, survey of the property indicating where the proposed Pool will be located, Pool Regulations letter, National Grid letter, Pool Alarm brochure, Electrical Subcontractor statement, AND a check made out to the Town of Amherst with the accurate fee amount. As noted above, in person applications may require an appointment and result in delays in the application process.

To schedule a Pool Permit inspection:

After you apply for your permit, you will need to call for a pre-dig inspection and all inspections following the issuance of the Permit. All calls for Pool pre-dig and permit inspections should be directed to following Code Enforcement Officer:

Stephens, Jennifer
Asst. Code Enforcement Officer
jstephens@amherst.ny.us
631-7097


For general questions regarding Pool Permit:

Please visit the Submit a Request page of our Online Permit Application portal (Amherst Permits, Inspections & Inquiries) and choose the submission type of "Building Question". If you have a question regarding where on your property the shed can be placed, please attach a copy of the Property Survey so that we can provide a precise and accurate answer.

Alternatively, you may contact the Building Department at (716) 631-7080.

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