Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
The Michigan Residential Code mandates that an application for a building permit be submitted for all above ground and in ground swimming pools containing 2 or more feet of water. An electrical permit is required for the grounding and additional circuits that will need to be installed. Mechanical permits will be required for any heating equipment for the pool. all outside pools must be provided with a safety enclosure in compliance with the Michigan Residential Code.

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1. What should I do with my copy of my permit and building plans when the City gives me an approved copy back?
2. Does my building permit also include the electrical and plumbing and heating permit?
3. Why do I have to post a bond and when will I get it back?
4. As a homeowner can I pull my own building or trade permits?
5. Will the City recommend a good building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical company?
6. What do I have to pull a building permit for?
7. What codes has the City of Bloomfield Hills adopted?
8. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
9. When must "Builders" or contractors be licensed?
10. How can I verify if my contractor is licensed?
11. What time frame should I allow for a building permit to be issued?
12. May I start the work before a permit is issued?
13. What type of fees should I anticipate when applying for a building permit?
14. Do I need to apply for a permit in person?
15. Why do contractors have to register their licenses with the City?