City of Winchester Missouri

City of Winchester, MO - Swimming Pool Permit Requirement

Having a swimming pool can bring enjoyment and a little relief from the heat of summer.  We offer the following information to help ensure that your pool experience is a safe one.

A swimming pool as defined by Municipal Code is any structure that contains water over 24 inches in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing.  This includes in-ground, above ground and on-ground swimming pools, and hot tubs & spas.

As a matter of safety, pools are required to have protective barriers.  Abandoned or unused pools shall either be completely drained or equipped with a pool cover if they are not in use for prolonged periods.  Owners are also responsible for keeping their pool in a sanitary condition.

Additional information is available from City Hall regarding the drainage of pools, electrical connections and the policy of Ameren UE on wire clearance over pools.  Please consider that pools may also require an electrical permit through St. Louis County.

To download a copy of the Pool Permit Form, click here

POOL PERMIT FEE

Non-Refundable Deposit (applied toward approved permit fee) $ 15.00
Above-ground (18' diameter or less) $ 35.00
Above-ground (More than 18' in diameter) $ 50.00
In-ground pools $100.00