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Hackettstown offering amnesty for residents who have installed pools without permits

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Construction Department, in conjunction with the Zoning Department, have implemented an “Amnesty Program” for residents who have installed pools without permits.

Now thru July 31, if residents apply for the proper permits, and the pool passes inspections, you will not be assessed penalties for doing work without permits, town officials said.

The following permits must be applied for:

  • Zoning
  • Building
  • Electrical

The construction and zoning departments said, that “temporary” pools, as well as fixed above ground pools, are being erected within the town without proper permitting. All pools that can hold more than 24” of water must be permitted and inspected by the Construction Department as per the State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, town officials said.

“Please note that these regulations are in effect for the safety of all. They have been put in place to protect from electrocution, drownings, and any other hazard associated with pools — both in-ground and above ground,” town officials said.

All permit applications can be found on our website under the zoning and construction tabs. The construction tab also has pool installation information.

Violations and penalties will be issued starting August 1, 2023. If the pool has not had permits applied for, penalties starting at $4,000.00 will be assessed by the Construction Department, town officials said.

For more information, call 908-850-0660 ext. 118.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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