What are the zoning setbacks for a pool (above ground pool, shed, etc.)? Do I need a fence around the pool?
The Town of Andover has several districts with different set back requirements. In addition the Zoning By-Law has special requirements concerning recreational structures in section 4.2.4. You will need a plot plan and speak with a Building Inspector to determine what the setback requirements are. The Inspectors are available Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. You need to check with the Conservation Division regarding wetland setbacks and with the Health Division regarding sanitary code requirements. A self-closing and self-latching fence is required for a pool as soon as the pool can hold water.

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1. What are the zoning setbacks for a pool (above ground pool, shed, etc.)? Do I need a fence around the pool?
2. Do I need a permit for a fence? What requirements apply?
3. What is a plot plan? Where can I get a plot plan? Where is the Registry of Deeds?
4. If my property is listed in the Ballardvale Historic District or on the Mass Historic Register, how does that affect my Building Permit application?
5. Can you tell me if this lot is "buildable"? What is a “hundred-percent-upland” rule?
6. Can I do my own electrical work as the homeowner?
7. Do I need to get a permit for small jobs?
8. Do I need an electrical permit for an above-ground pool?
9. Why can’t I do plumbing and gas fitting work as the homeowner?
10. Why do I need permits?