The City of Pittston has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code by ordinance, and a Building Permit is required for most new construction, repairs, and renovations. The Building Permit must be obtained BEFORE work begins.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has adopted the 2009 edition of the International Codes Council building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, fire and existing building codes as the current uniform construction code, with some amendments to the model codes. Click here to open a link to the Pennsylvania state Department of Labor & Industry web pages on the statewide uniform construction codes.
Applications for a Building Permit are available in the administrative offices at City Hall, Monday thru Friday from 9am to 4pm. The cost for a permit is determined through a fee schedule available for review in the office.
The city's appointed Building Code Official is Building Inspection Underwriters of Pennsylvania, Inc. who can be reached at telephone 570.675.3041. The city's designated Building Code Official is Mr. Dave Williams who can be reached at that number and who also has office hours at City Hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Obtaining a Building Permit when required works toward assurance that the work performed meets the Uniform Construction Code standards, which contributes to community safety. If you have any questions on whether a permit is required, please call the Building Code Official! We are here to help.
Please note new construction, use changes, signs, swimming pools and decks, require a separate Zoning Permit issued by the Zoning Officer.
Waste Dumpsters require a Dumpster Permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer.
To report work possibly being done without a valid Building Permit please call City Hall at 570.654.0513
Building Code Appeals Board
Appeals of the enforcement actions of the Building Code Official may be filed with the Pittston City Building Code Appeals Board. Per Resolution of the Pittston City Council, a fee of $250.00 is required to file an appeal. Please contact the administration department at City Hall for information on how to file an appeal, which must be filed within twenty (20) days of the date of action by the Building Code Official.
George M. Albert, P.E.
Thomas J. Rielly, Jr., P.E., Chairman