Licensing, Inspections & Permits

PATRICK HINTON
Director

OFFICE HOURS: M – F, 8:00 to 4:30
PHONE: (570) 348-4193
FAX: (570) 348-4171

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The Department of Licensing, Inspections and Permits handles New Construction Permitting, Code Enforcement, Health,
and Zoning. All Plan Reviews for Residential and Commercial Projects must be done by a Third Party Agency in the City.
Please contact Licensing, Inspections and Permits for a list of Licensed Third Party Agencies.

The Department issues all City Licensed Contractors, as well as Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Sign Permits. In addition to issuing permits, the Department conducts inspections on new construction, renovations, rental unit facilities and existing residential and commercial properties. Also, annual inspections are conducted on Personal Care Homes, Rooming Houses, Child Day Cares (excluding In Home Day Care Centers), Hotels, and all Eating/Drinking establishments within the City. This Department also administers and issues other licenses such as Amusements, Dog, Dumpster, Eating and Drinking, Peddlers, Entertainment, Gas Pump, Hauling, Parking Facilities, Scales, Scrap Yards, Transient, and Tree Trimming. Permits will only be issued between 8am and 3:30pm on weekdays. In addition the Department will accept applications between 3:30pm and 4:30pm on weekdays, but the application will not be processed until the next business day, at the earliest.  Upon submission, the Department is responsible to issue a decision on all permit applications within 30 business days for commercial permits and 15 business days for residential permits.

NO WORK IS TO COMMENCE WITHOUT POSSESSION OF A PERMIT.

An application must be submitted to the department, however, this does not mean that the project has been approved.
The application should be submitted to the department well in advance of the start of the project. If the permit is approved,
a copy of the permit must be posted and must be visible from the street. Doing work without a permit or commencing work
prior to obtaining the permit, will result in the fee for the job being doubled.

Please note that the Department does not handle or issue Business Licensing.

LICENSING DEPARTMENT STAFF    
Administrative Assistant Corey Boynton (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4517
Building Permit Clerk Kelly Lucas (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4510
Plumbing Inspector John Havrilko (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4519
Electrical Inspector Jack Bannon (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4516
Mechanical Inspector Sheldon Roberts (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4175
Sign Inspector Paulette Karwoski (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4520
Weights & Measures Todd Cortese (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4513
Zoning Officer Jack Sweeney (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4512
Animal Control Dave Medici (570) 969-6631
City Planner Don King (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4280

 

Housing Inspection Department STAFF    
Health Inspector Gloria Walsh (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4525
Housing Inspector - Pinebrook Area Brian McAndrew (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4514
Housing Inspector - Lower S. Side / Minooka N/A (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4315
Housing Inspector - N. Scranton Area Jack Liptai (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4530
Rental Registration Assistant Don McKeon (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4506