Licensing, Inspections, & Permits

Tom Oleski – Director

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (570) 348-4193
Fax: (570) 348-4171

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. Applications for permits received between 3:30pm and 4:30pm on weekdays 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.

Staff NamePositionPhone Number
Tom OleskiDeputy Director570-348-4193, Ext. 4108
Kelly LucasAdministrative Assistant570-348-4193, Ext. 4517
Virginia Flynn Administrative Assistant570-348-4193, Ext. 4580
Kevin KerriganBuilding Permit Clerk570-348-4193, Ext. 4516
NEICPlumbing Inspector570-348-4193, Ext. 6632
NEICElectrical Inspector570-348-4193, Ext. 6632
Sheldon RobertsMechanical Inspector570-348-4193, Ext. 4175
Eileen HurchickSign / License Enforcer570-348-4193, Ext. 4518
Todd CorteseWeights & Measures570-348-4193, Ext. 4513
Jack SweeneyZoning Officer570-348-4193, Ext. 4512
Don KingCity Planner570-348-4193, Ext. 4280
Katie NearyAnimal Control570-348-4141
Mary FoleyHealth Inspector570-348-4193, Ext. 4522
Fania BlackwellHealth / Housing Inspector – South Scranton/Minooka570-348-4193, Ext. 4506
Brian McAndrewHealth Inspector – North Scranton/Plot/Greenridge570-348-4193, Ext. 4514
Larry SpathelfHealth Inspector – East Scranton/Pinebrook570-348-4193, Ext. 4505
Jack LiptaiHousing Inspector – West Scranton/Keyser570-348-4193, Ext. 4530
Lori UherRental Registration Assistant570-348-4193, Ext. 4523
Tamilyn CarmonaRental Registration / Housing Inspector570-348-4193, Ext. 4525
Cost of Job Category
(Minimum to Maximum Cost)
Cost of Permit
(Base Fee plus the Multiplier)
1. $1.00 to $300.00$30.00
2.  $301.00 to $600.00$40.00
3.  $601.00 to $1,000.00$50.00
4.  $1,001.00 to $75,000.00$50.00 for the first $1,000, plus $15.00 per each additional thousand
5.  $75.001.00 to $500,000.00$1185.00 for the first $76,000, plus $14.00 per each additional thousand
6.  Over $500,000.00$7148.00 for the first $501,000, plus $13.00 per each additional thousand

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