Each year, we at Perma Pools install many inground pools in Hendricks County, Indiana. Because the permitting process in this county can be confusing, it's important that you understand what the zoning and permit requirement are.
Hendricks County Indiana Inground Pool Setback Requirements
Building Setbacks from property lines: vary by zoning district and generally are not shown on plot plan; these generally range from 5-50'.
Setbacks because of easements: review plat plan; generally shown. these include drainage, utility and other easements that restrict where a pool can be constructed on a property
Setbacks from gas and electric meters-generally 3-4'Setbacks from septic: 10’ from tank and absorbtion field
To apply for the appropriate pool permits you will need the appropriate applications, the plat plan with the pool and deck drawn in and 2 sets of pool plans/specs. A Hendricks inground pool requires at least these permits: Access/Soil Protection Permit from the Surveyors Office; Building Permit; Health Department Approval (no separate application to Health Department is needed).
Lead time from application to permit issuance depends on backlog but is generally less than 1 week.
Special permit rules: Hendricks County is very serious about stormwater run off and requires silt fences and an inspection of your access before construction starts and possibly during construction. The Surveyors Office requires 2 days prior notice of your start date otherwise they fine you.
Hendricks County Planning is very helpful to get permits so generally no permit service is really needed.
Costs of Permits: Approximately $300
Avon and Brownsburg: For those living in the City limits of Avon or Brownsburg, permits are obtained directly from these municipalities and not from hendricks County.
Furthermore, a bond must be posted with the county in order to pull permits.
Questions regarding your pool permit in Indianapolis or Marion County, Indiana? Don't hesitate to contact us directly at 317-782-9956.