Skip Navigation

Town of Cortlandt, NY

Email a link to this web page.
Simply fill out this form and click Send.
*Fields in Red are required.
*You must enter a valid email
*You must enter a valid email.
Town of Cortlandt SealGo to our home page

Latest News

Please select a year.

Code Enforcement Dept. Update: NYS Department of State Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations

Release Date: June 23, 2020

Brief Summary of Requirements Swimming Pool and Spas


The Town has received an significant increase in calls and applications pertaining to the installation of swimming pools and spas. 

A Permit is required for Swimming Pools and Spas.

  • The term “Swimming Pool” means any structure, basin, chamber or tank which is intended for swimming, diving, recreational bathing or wading and which contains, is designed to contain, or is capable of containing water more than 24 inches (610 mm) deep at any point. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground pools; indoor pools; hot tubs; spas; and fixed-in-place wading pools

Permit is still required if a pool is proposed to be seasonal and erected for only a portion of the year.

When submitting an application for a Swimming Pool and/or Spa please be aware there are restrictions for locating near onsite Sanitary Systems (Septic) and required expansion areas.

If trees are proposed to be removed additional information may be required.

Information and links on the New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes.

Disclaimer: The Codes have been updated recently. The References on the NYS PDF may not be current. The requirements for the Residential Code listed as Appendix G are now in Chapter 3.

If you have any questions please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 914-734-1010

Town Information Sheet can be found here: