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Hanover County, Virginia, Swimming Pool Zoning Laws, Codes, and Setbacks

For the last decade, we at River Inground-Pools-Virginia-HanoverPools and Spas have installed well over 75 fiberglass pools throughout the county of Hanover in Virginia.

Through this experience, we've also had to deal with their county many, many times when getting pool permits passed through the zoning and building departments. So for those of you looking to get a swimming pool in Hanover Co., here are a few things to know:

Hanover County - Virginia Pools Setbacks:

  • From well/septic the pool must be at least 20' away
  • From property lines it must be at leasat 8' away
  • From house it must be 10' away

To apply for the permit, you'll need (3) plats, (2) sets of pool plans, a contractor's license, a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Program Application Form, and Erosion and Sediment Control Program application. Also, keep in mind that when you apply for the swimming pool permit in Hanover, you must get approval from the health department first. Keep in mind also the electrical permit typically takes 5 days to receive.