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					          1 & 2 Family Pool / Hot tub Guide
          City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division

The following information in this packet is provided to help guide you
through the permit application process. This packet will also provide you
with information regarding approved pool locations, fencing requirements,
and minimum electrical installation requirements.

Page 2-3:       Permit Application Guide

Page 4:         Building Permit Application

Pages 5-6:      Zoning & General Code Requirements

Pages 7-8:      Electrical Code Requirements




                                    1                                 1/4/2013
             Permit Application Guide
             City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division
Pool / Hot Tub Permit Guide:
This guide was developed to help direct you through the permit application process. Following the steps
below will help to expedite the issuance of your building permit.

1. Completely fill out the Attached Building Permit Application.
Provide a detailed description of all proposed work. Owners may obtain permits for construction projects
if the house is owner occupied. All contractors shall include their Dwelling Contractor Certification and
Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification numbers from the State of Wisconsin Safety and Buildings
Division. Our office is required by the State of Wisconsin to verify these certifications prior to issuing
permits to contractors performing work on one and two family dwellings.

2. Provide 2 Site Plans.                                               Sample Site Plan
The plans shall be drawn at 1 inch =
20 ft. or larger scale and shall include
the following (see the sample site
plan):                                                                                                24’
                                                                                                  Above Ground
                                                                                                      Pool

□ All streets, North arrow and
graphic scale.
□ Exterior boundaries of the property
including dimensions of property
lines.
□ Location of existing and proposed
structures.
□ Dimensions of setbacks from prop-
erty lines and between structures.
□ Location, dimension and purpose
(i.e. water, sewer, etc.) of all ease-
ments.
□ Location of the proposed pool and/                     287’ of 4’ high solid wood privacy fence along the lot lines to
                                       enclose the rear yard. The fence will be installed approx. 6” in from the lot lines.
or hot tub and any associated fencing.
Please note the height of the pool
walls and/or fencing.



      NOTE: If you do not have a scaled site plan you may purchase one from the City Planning Services Division, Room
                             204, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm for a nominal fee.




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4. Permit Fees
Submit the applicable Permit Fees. Permit fees are based upon the “fair market value” of the project. This
value is to be provided on the building permit application and is required to include both material and labor
values even if no labor is being charged for your project. Typically if you do not have a labor value the
general rule of thumb is to double the material value for the job. The fair market value is required to provide
uniformity in applying Permit Fees to both citizens that hire a contractor and citizens who do their own
construction.
$25 Zoning review fee plus…… The Building Permit Fees noted below.
       $          0 to $ 1,000.00 .......................................................................................... $37.00
       $ 1,000.01 to $ 2,000.00 .......................................................................................... $44.00
       $ 2,000.01 to $ 3,000.00 .......................................................................................... $51.00
       $ 3,000.01 to $ 4,000.00 .......................................................................................... $58.00
       $ 4,000.01 to $ 5,000.00 .......................................................................................... $65.00
       $ 5,000.01 to $ 6,000.00 .......................................................................................... $72.00
       $ 6,000.01 to $ 7,000.00 .......................................................................................... $79.00
       $ 7,000.01 to $ 8,000.00 .......................................................................................... $86.00
       $ 8,000.01 to $ 9,000.00 .......................................................................................... $93.00
       $ 9,000.01 to $10,000.00 ........................................................................................ $100.00
       $10,000.01 to $20,000.00………………………………...$100.00 for the first $10,000.00
                plus $6.00 for each thousand dollar valuation or part thereof
       Over $20,000.00………….………………………………$160.00 for the first $20,000.00
                plus $3.50 for each thousand dollar valuation or part thereof
 * Fees must be paid by check or money order to the City of Oshkosh. Cash is only accepted if you are present when
                          the permit is being issued. The City of Oshkosh does not accept credit cards. *

5. Apply for the Permit
Please plan ahead and pick one of the following methods to apply for your permit. We suggest that you apply
for the permit a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your start date. Make sure all of the required information listed
above is included and submit it to the Inspection Services Division using one of the methods listed below:
In Person with an Inspector:
This is the best method to discuss the specifics of your project with an inspector. Typically if all the required
information is submitted, and the information is found acceptable, the permit can be issued at that time.
Inspectors are available for consultation and permit issuance 7:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
By Fax:
Fax # 920-236-5084 (Fees will need to be submitted in person or by mail to obtain the permit)
By Mail:
City of Oshkosh                                                                        If after reading this guide you still have ques-
Inspection Services Division                                                           tions please feel free to contact the Inspection
215 Church Ave                                                                             Services Division at (920) 236-5050 or
P O Box 1130                                                                                           (920)236-5048.
Oshkosh, WI 54903-1130                                                                          Web site: www.oshkosh.wi.us

Drop Off:
Completed applications may be dropped off at the Inspection Services Division anytime Monday through
Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm. The inspectors will review your submittal and contact you if further information
is required. If your submitted application is approved we will send the permit to you in the mail. No work
may commence until the permit is issued and the Building Placard is posted.
 This handout was developed by the City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division as a basic plan submittal guide. It is not intended to cover all circumstances.
                                      Check with the Inspection Services Division for additional requirements that may
                                                               apply to your specific project.
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            Building Permit Application
            City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division
□ Check this box if you are a contractor participating in the Permit Fee Account System and you would
like this permit processed through your account.

Project Address: ________________________________Circle one: Single Family Duplex

Owner’s Name: _______________________________________ Daytime Phone #:__________________

Contractor’s Name:_____________________________________ Daytime Phone #:__________________
If the contractor is applying for the permit provide the following:
Dwelling Contractor # _______________________ Contractor Qualifier # _________________________
*These two credentials are required by the State of Wisconsin Safety and Buildings Division for any contractors
conducting work on residential property.

Value of the project including labor and material costs $_______________________
*The value for both materials and labor is required to ensure consistency in assessing permit fees for all applicants
even if you’re doing your own work. A general rule of thumb is to double the material cost or provide an estimate
from a contractor.

Full description of the work being done:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________




Electrical work is being done by:_____________________________________

             Any work not noted on this application will not be included on the permit!
The following documents are attached to this application:

                                    □ 2 Site plans             □ Applicable fees

Please read the following and sign and date this application prior to applying for the building permit.
I certify the above information is complete and accurate. Any deviations from the above submitted
information may require additional reviews and permits to be obtained. I acknowledge and agree to these
terms.

Signature:_____________________________________                       Date:____________________________

                                                           4                                                    1/4/2013
            Zoning & General Code Requirements
            City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division
                                     Zoning Code Requirements:
Definition:
A pool is any structure, basin, chamber or tank containing or capable of containing an artificial body of
water for swimming, diving, or recreational bathing, having a depth greater than two feet at any point. By
definition hot tubs and/or inflatable pools are required to meet all pool requirements per the City of Osh-
kosh Municipal Code.

Pool & Hot tub Locations:
All pools/hot tubs are required to be located in the side or rear yard.

Pools/hot tubs located within 5’ of the house must meet the following setbacks:
 7 1/2’ minimum side yard setback
 25’ minimum rear yard setback
 5’ minimum setback to detached structures, such as a garage

Pools/hot tubs located 5’ or more from the house must meet the following setbacks:
 5’ minimum side and rear yard setbacks
 5’ minimum setback to the house

The setbacks for a pool, or pool and deck, on a corner lot is the same as listed above except that they must
have a 25’ setback to the side street property line or be located no closer than the house to this property line
if the house is closer than 25’ to the property line.


                                        General Requirements:

Setbacks from Overhead & Underground
Utilities:

 Pools must also be installed so that any
   overhead electrical wires are either offset
   10 ft. horizontally from the edge of the
   pool, or at least 22.5 ft. above the water
   line of the pool.
 Pools must also be offset at least 5 ft.
   from any underground electrical wires.
 Hot tubs are required to have covers ca-
   pable of supporting 100 pounds per
   square ft. of area. The cover is to be se-
   cured in place at all times when the hot
   tub is not in use.


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Storable Pool Requirements:
A one time permit is required for storable pools
provided that the pool is set up in the same loca-
tion each year. Storable pool wall heights shall be
measured from grade to the bottom of the inflat-
able ring. The inflatable ring shall not be included
when measuring the wall height to determine if
fencing is required. A minimum height of 42
inches is required to avoid fencing
requirements.                             Height of the
                                           pool walls.




Fencing Requirements:

   Pools with walls more than 24 inches and less
     than 42 inches above grade must be enclosed
     with a fence at least 42 inches high and must
     be constructed to prevent passage of a 6-inch
     diameter sphere. The bottom of the fence shall
     be no more than 2 inches above the existing
     ground elevation. Any gate in the fence must
     be self-closing and self-latching. In-ground
     pools must be enclosed.
   Pools having walls 42 inches or more above
     the grade are not required to be enclosed, as
     long as they are provided with a removable
     ladder or a swing-up ladder. During periods of
     non-occupancy (non-use) this ladder must be
     removed or swung up and secured.
   Above ground or partially sunken pools that
     are accessed by decks must be provided with a
     self-closing and self-latching gate. The guard-
     rail around the deck must be at least 36 inches
     high above the deck surface, and at least 42
     inches high above the surrounding grade. This
     guardrail and gate must be provided with inter-
     mediate rails to prevent passage of a 6-inch
     diameter sphere.
   Please refer to the 1&2 Family Fencing Guide
     for more information on fencing requirements.


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            Electrical Code Requirements
            City of Oshkosh Inspection Services Division
Electrical permits are required in the City of Oshkosh for any electrical work done in association with the
installation of a pool/hot tub. The following conditions apply:

 Any person may perform electrical work in their own single family residence if it is owned and occu-
   pied or to be occupied as their home.
 Any such residence cannot be used for rental purposes or for resale to present or prospective purchas-
   ers.
 The homeowner applying for the Electrical Permit must be capable of and shall perform the installation
   themselves with no other help, except from an immediate family member.

Storable Pool:
A storable pool is a pool with a depth of 42 inches or less; a pool with nonmetallic, molded polymeric
walls or inflatable fabric walls regardless of dimension. The following requirements apply to storable
pools:

 A receptacle shall be provided for the pump motor. The receptacle is required to be GFCI protected
   and is required to be a minimum of 6 feet from the outside edge of the pool.
 The flexible power cord for the pump/filter assembly must be plugged directly to a GFCI protected re-
   ceptacle and the use of an extension cord is prohibited by the National Electric Code.
 A 125 volt GFCI protected convenience receptacle is required to be installed within 20 ft. but not
   closer than 6 ft. to the inside wall of a pool or hot tub.

Permanent Pool:
All pools must be wired per the requirements of a permanent pool unless it meets the following definition
of a storable pool. The following requirements apply to permanent pools:

 Cord lengths shall not be longer than 3 ft. in length.
 A disconnecting means shall be provided and be accessible (located within sight from all pools and hot
   tub equipment) and shall not be located within 6 ft. from the inside wall of the pool or hot tub.
   Equipotential bonding to reduce voltage gradients in the pool area, shall incorporate all metal parts of a
   pool and its associated metallic equipment, metal piping, raceways, fixed metal ladders, towers, plat-
   forms, diving structures, door frames, etc. that are not separated from the pool by a permanent barrier
   and located within 5 ft. of the pool, must be bonded with a #8 solid copper conductor. This conductor
   is not required to be extended or attached to any remote panel board, service equipment or electrode
   (ground rod). It is only intended to bond these metallic pieces together. A 3’ wide perimeter bonding
   grid shall be established around the pool walls. **Contact Inspections to ensure establishing a
   proper equipotential plane**
 Electrical installations over the top of a pool or hot tub or over the area extending 5 ft. from the edge of
   the pool or hot tub including utilities shall be reviewed with an electrical inspector prior to issuance of
   the permit. Electrical installations (including underground) are not allowed within 5 ft. of a pool.
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 An intentional pool water bond (via a min 9 in conductive surface) shall be installed in contact with
   the water.



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General Hot Tub Requirements:

 All hot tubs shall be protected by a
   ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
 A disconnecting means shall be pro-
   vided and be accessible. This discon-
   nect shall be located within sight and
   be at least 5 ft. from the inside walls of
   the tub.

Outdoor Requirements:

 A cord and plug is permitted to feed
   the hot tub but it cannot be longer than
   15 ft. in length and must be GFCI pro-
   tected.
 A convenience 125-volt GFCI protec-
   tion receptacle is required a minimum
   of 6 feet and a maximum of 20 ft.
   away from the inside walls of the hot
   tub.
 NOTE: No equipotential bonding grid
   is required for hot tubs with noncon-
   ductive shells, but the perimeter sur-
   faces shall still be bonded.

Indoor Requirements:

 A cord and plug connection is permitted if the unit is rated 20 amperes or less and GFCI protected
   unless the unit has integral (built-in) GFCI protection.
 Receptacles, wall switches, and electrical devices and controls not associated with a hot tub are re-
   quired to be at least 6 ft. away. Receptacles within 10 ft. are required to be GFCI protected.
 Lighting fixtures, etc. located over the hot tub shall be a minimum of 7 ft. 6 inches above the maximum
   water level and be GFCI protected. GFCI protection is not required if they are located more than 12 ft.
   above the maximum water level. Fixtures less than 7 ft. 6 inches over the hot tub shall be GFCI pro-
   tected and meet the following requirements:
        Recessed fixture with a non-metallic lens (or electrically isolated) and suitable for a damp or
           wet location.
        Surface-mounted fixture with a glass or plastic globe and a non-metallic body or a metallic
           body isolated from contact. Such fixtures shall be suitable for a damp or wet location.




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