Swimming Pool Permit

Please complete the following Swimming Pool Permit Application Form for all pool projects within the City of Helotes and its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.

This application is a City of Helotes application and should only submitted if it pertains to the City of Helotes jurisdiction or its ETJ.  Applicants are responsible for verifying if an address is located within the City.  This can be done by using the City of Helotes Corporate Limits & ETJ Map located at the link http://www.helotes-tx.gov/city-department/maps/. The applicant should also ensure that all information provided on the application is correct.

Questions should be directed to the Development Services Dept. at (210) 695-8877.  Applications may also be filled out in person at the Development Services Dept. located at City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on Wednesday's when the Dept. is closed to the public.

Applications can take up to 10 business days to process.

Provide the qualified electrical contractor's information below for all electrical work performed at the project address.  All electrical contractors shall be registered with the City prior to performing work. 

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1. Site plan showing lot dimensions; locations and dimensions of all improvements; setbacks from all property lines, easements, septic systems and structures; and general pool specifications.

2. Homeowner’s Association approval letter, if applicable.

Electronic plan submissions are for review purposes only. Upon approval, applicants must submit two hard copies, 11 x 17 inch plans.

Note:  A fence is required around all pools before filling with water and a final inspection is granted.  All fencing must comply with the 2015 Edition of the International Building Code, Section 3109 – Swimming Pool Enclosures & Safety Devices.  Electrical work must comply with the 2014 Edition of the N.E.C.  A separate plumbing permit is required for natural gas pool heater installation.

I acknowledge that the form above is only an application. Receipt of the application and payment should not be interpreted as a receipt of a permit or permit number.

I acknowledge that this application may take up to 10 business days to process, and that the City of Helotes Development Service Dept. will contact me regarding any permit, permit number, required fees, or permissions granted for this application.