Licensing, Inspections & Permits


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.


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.

Deputy Director Tom Oleski (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4108
Administrative Assistant Virginia Flynn (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4580
Administrative Assistant Kelly Lucas (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4517
Building Permit Clerk Kevin Kerrigan (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4516
Plumbing Inspector   (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4519
Electrical Inspector   (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4516
Mechanical Inspector Mike Eagen (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4175
Sign / License Enforcer Eileen Hurchick (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4518
Weights & Measures Todd Cortese (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4513
Zoning Officer Jack Sweeney (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4512
City Planner Don King (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4280

Housing Inspection Department STAFF    
Health Inspector Mary Foley (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4522
Health Inspector / Housing Inspector - S. Scranton/Minooka Fania Blackwell (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4506
Housing Inspector - N. Scranton/Plot/Greenridge Andrew Sunday (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4514
Housing Inspector - E. Scranton/Pinebrook Larry Spathelf (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4505
Housing Inspector - W. Scranton/Keyser Jack Liptai (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4530
Rental Registration Assistant Lori Uher (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4523
Rental Registration / Housing Inspector Tamilyn Carmona (570) 348-4193, Ext. 4525