The City of Pittston has adopted a comprehensive zoning ordinance and zoning map. The zoning ordinance prescribes what types of structures and uses are permitted in the zones set forth on the zoning map. The Zoning Officer can be contacted at 570.654.0513 extension 221.
New structures, additions to existing structures, accessory structures, fences, decks, signs, and swimming pools, all must be approved by the Zoning Officer prior to construction via a Zoning Permit that can be obtained from the administrative offices at City Hall.
A Zoning Permit is separate and distinct from a Building Permit that is issued by the Building Inspector. To submit a Zoning Permit Application online, please click HERE. Or to download and print an application, open the Zoning Permit Application attachment below.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ZONING OVERLAY DISTRICT
Please note, by ordinance, special zoning regulations are in effect for commercial building signs and facades for structures along the “Commercial Business District” portions of South and North Main Streets. A copy of these special regulations is attached below.
ZONING CERTIFICATES OF USE
The Zoning Officer can also issue a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy/Use that shows the use of the building/property is in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.
APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF THE ZONING OFFICER
Relief from a zoning regulation or violation may be granted by the Zoning Hearing Board. Information on how to file an appeal with the Zoning Hearing Board is available from the Zoning Officer.
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT–NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP)
The City of Pittston has adopted by ordinance the most recent federal regulations required for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The floodplain management ordinance is within Chapter 270 of the Pittston City Code and can be seen by clicking HERE.
The City of Pittston is dedicated to preserving our waterways, streams and rivers. Due to its location on the banks of the Susquehanna, over the years, Pittston City has seen the first hand effects of illicit discharges into stormwater systems. Working with the Pennsylvania DEP and the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) program, Pittston has taken the lead in developing a stormwater management program to keep pollutants out of stormwater.