Are there specific location requirements for my pool, hot tub, or spa?

Yes – Pools are referred to as Accessory Structures. This means they must meet the zoning requirements of the area where they will be located.

  • Minimum distance to any fence line is 5 feet.
  • Pool must be at least 10’ (lateral) from overhead power lines.
  • Pools are a prohibited use for front yards and side yards.

Is there anything else I should know?

Yes, there are also special electrical requirements that are very important. Please consult a qualified electrician for the full wiring safety techniques.

  • All metal parts in proximity of the pool must be bonded
  • No extension cords are allowed.
  • If installation is performed by the pool installer or electrician, then that person/company must have a valid electrical contractor’s license with the State of Tennessee.
  • Pool alarms are required by law for the State of Tennessee.

Be sure to check with local ordinances for additional specific regulations. If you have any questions or doubts regarding electrical requirements please consult a qualified electrician.

What is the next step?

Complete and submit your permit application with site plan. This can be obtained at City Hall or by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines are not a comprehensive presentation of all the ordinances involved in placing, erecting, or constructing a pool, hot tub, or spa.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the City of Munford Building and Zoning Department at (901) 837-5971.

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