Planning & Zoning

City of Wilkes-Barre

 

The Office of Planning and Zoning is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the City of Wilkes-Barre’s zoning ordinance as amended, as well as the subdivision and land development ordinance.

Applications for development include, but are not limited to, new construction, changes of property use, and signs posted on private property. Zoning permit applications are required for the construction of a host of activities with include the construction of buildings, car ports, sheds, swimming pools, and et cetera. Specialized zoning permit forms are available for fences, driveways, and enclosures.

In addition, enforcement issues are addressed in the Office of Planning and Zoning for compliance matters. Those wishing to apply for subdivision and land development should be advised that some applications usually require a meeting with the office staff prior to submission.

Director of Planning & Zoning / Zoning Officer
William C. Harris,
P: 570-208-4164

Zoning Hearing Board

2015 Meeting Schedule

DATE
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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CITY OF WILKES-BARRE ZONING HEARING BOARD

 

Carl Naessig , Chairperson

John Bergold, Vice Chairperson

Hayden White, Board Member

Edward DeMichele, Board Member

John Yencha, Board Member

William C. Harris, Director of Planning & Zoning/Zoning Officer

Charles McCormick, ESQ, Solicitor

APPEAL FILING DEADLINES: Typically, zoning hearing board appeal applications must be filed approximately thirty (30) days in advance of the hearing date. The actual date will be determined on a monthly basis based upon the number of applications, the calendar, and the ability to comply with the required public notice requirements. You may contact the Office of Planning and Zoning for further information in this regard. Every effort will be made to expedite matters to the Board for review, however, restrictions do apply.

Decisions made by the Zoning Hearing Board are subject to a thirty (30) day appeal period. Please seek independent qualified professional advice concerning appeals from decisions of the Zoning Hearing Board.