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 Name||Position||Phone Number|
|Tom Oleski||Deputy Director||570-348-4193, Ext. 4108|
|Kelly Lucas||Administrative Assistant||570-348-4193, Ext. 4517|
|Virginia Flynn||Administrative Assistant||570-348-4193, Ext. 4580|
|Kevin Kerrigan||Building Permit Clerk||570-348-4193, Ext. 4516|
|NEIC||Plumbing Inspector||570-348-4193, Ext. 6632|
|NEIC||Electrical Inspector||570-348-4193, Ext. 6632|
|Sheldon Roberts||Mechanical Inspector||570-348-4193, Ext. 4175|
|Eileen Hurchick||Sign / License Enforcer||570-348-4193, Ext. 4518|
|Todd Cortese||Weights & Measures||570-348-4193, Ext. 4513|
|Jack Sweeney||Zoning Officer||570-348-4193, Ext. 4512|
|Don King||City Planner||570-348-4193, Ext. 4280|
|Katie Neary||Animal Control||570-348-4141|
|Mary Foley||Health Inspector||570-348-4193, Ext. 4522|
|Fania Blackwell||Health / Housing Inspector – South Scranton/Minooka||570-348-4193, Ext. 4506|
|Brian McAndrew||Health Inspector – North Scranton/Plot/Greenridge||570-348-4193, Ext. 4514|
|Larry Spathelf||Health Inspector – East Scranton/Pinebrook||570-348-4193, Ext. 4505|
|Jack Liptai||Housing Inspector – West Scranton/Keyser||570-348-4193, Ext. 4530|
|Lori Uher||Rental Registration Assistant||570-348-4193, Ext. 4523|
|Tamilyn Carmona||Rental Registration / Housing Inspector||570-348-4193, 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|