If applying online, print a copy of the application, sign, scan and email the application to: permits@claycountygov.com

Please note:  All scans shall be a minimum of 300 dpi.

Pool Permit

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How To Obtain a Pool Permit

Submission Process:

The following are our requirements for a pool permit application:

  1. A copy of the recorded deed showing ownership of the property. You may obtain a copy of your deed from the Recording Department in the Clay County Courthouse or by visiting the Clerk of the Court’s site: www.clayclerk.com
  2. A plot plan/survey that shows boundary lines, the proposed building(s), and all setbacks (side, front, and rear), sidewalks, driveways and all landscaping. This shall be presented to the Zoning Division/Department. If this is approved the below applies.
  3. An original Residential Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Safety Act – Notice of Requirements signed by the owner and contractor (See button at left).
  4. If the swimming pool is being constructed on property served by a septic system you shall contact the Clay County Health Department for a septic tank permit. Call them at 904-278-3784.
  5. Two (2) sets of complete pool plans including, but not limited to, structural plan(s), specifications for pumps, TDH (Total Dynamic Head) calculations, and method of compliance with the Virginia Graham Baker Act. Barrier Requirements. 
  6. Fill out the Building Permit application (See button at left).

Important Notes:

  1. A Notice of Commencement shall be required on any job with a value equal to, or greater than $2,500. Please bring a picture identification, such as a driver’s license, if you require the services of a notary.

Approval Process:

Once your permit has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation that the permit has been approved or denied.  If payment was made online, he approved plan packet shall be available at our office location for pickup.  If payment was made online, you will receive the approved plan packet via email.  If the payment was made by mail or in person, you will receive your permit upon payment.

Payment Process:

Payments are accepted online at the link below:


Mailed payments should be sent to the address below:

Clay County Building Division

P.O. Box 1366

Green Cove Springs, FL  32043


Payments in person should be made at the following address:

Clay County Building Division

477 Houston Street, 3rd Floor

Green Cove Springs, FL  32043