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By Laws
By Laws

City of Thunder Bay: Fence By-law

The City of Thunder Bay does not require a permit for the erection of a fence, unless the fence is surrounding a swimming pool. By-laws are in place to specify standards for fencing, and construction, including maximum heights. 


These by-laws apply to privately owned swimming pools, that are either 

  • Operated with a filtration system and
  • Contain at least 24 inches of water

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Permits are mandatory before excavation or pool erections can occur. Water Placement is also prohibited until fences and gates have been put in place. In the case of above ground pools, steps must be fenced and equipped with gates.

Also be sure that

  1. Fence Height: is greater than 48 inches above grade
  2. Prevent Climbing Hazards: there should …not be any “openings, rails or horizontal/ diagonal attachments on the outside [of fence] that would facilitate climbing

Visit here for more on Thunderbay City By-Laws or read the official official Thunder Bay Swimming Pool Fence By-Law PDF