Each year, we at Perma Pools install many inground pools in Hancock County, Indiana, including in Greenfield, Indiana. Because the permitting process in this county can be confusing, it's important that you understand what the zoning and permit requirement are.
Hancock 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 Hancock inground pool requires at least these permits/approvals: Building Permit; Health Department Approval; in appropriate cases, a permit from Hancock County Highway Department is also needed for access.
Lead time from application to permit issuance depends on backlog but is generally less than 2 weeks.
Special permit rules: Hancock County is very serious about their septic systems and they have a lot of them. Their health department is very helpful in locating these systems and helping to determine where the pool can go.
In some areas, a special access permit is required to be obtained from the local Highway Department if access to the property is NOT over the driveway.
Hancock County Planning is very helpful to get permits and so generally no permit service is really needed.
Costs of Permits: Approximately $300
Furthermore, a bond must be posted with the county in order to pull permits.
Questions regarding your pool permit in Hancock County, Indiana? Don't hesitate to contact us directly at 317-782-9956.