Pool Fence Ordinance Information

The Village of Tolono would like to thank you for your attention to the Swimming Pool Fence regulations we have on the books.  We also wish to thank the many pool owners who have been and those who have now come into full compliance with this safety ordinance.

Tolono’s pool fence regulations have historically been found in Article Four: Development Standards of the Tolono Zoning Ordinances.  This information has been published on the website since 2013.  Please see 4.7.2 D (5) of the Article Four: Development Standards to see the original Pool Fence regulations.

Due to a lack of enforcement over time, many pools were erected without the necessary fencing as laid out in the Zoning Ordinances.  Still others had fences, but there was ambiguity in the regulations that needed to be cleared up.  So, on February 6, 2018, your current board voted to approve an ordinance specifically concerning Pool Fences: Ordinance No. 18-O-4 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 8 OF THE TOLONO MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO SWIMMING POOL FENCES.  In this ordinance your board decided to reduce the burden on swimming pool owners (or those who might wish to purchase one later) and reduce the requirements for pool related fences.

On June 5, 2018, there was need to further amend the Pool Fence Ordinance to ensure a compliance mechanism was in place in the way of a fence building permit fee and a fine for non-compliance.  That approved ordinance is Ordinance No. 18-O-16 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 8, CHAPTER 8.30 OF THE TOLONO MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO SWIMMING POOL FENCES.

We always welcome your feedback concerning this or any other ordinance passed or enforced by the Village of Tolono.  Thank you for your time.