Code Enforcement

Permitting

BUILDING PERMITS

Building permits consist of the following types electrical, building (framing, roofing, sheet rock, siding, etc.), and plumbing which also can include heating and air conditioning.  Building permits can be applied by Approved Wilkes-Barre City licensed contractors and homeowners only under the condition that the person applying for the permit is doing so for their primary residence. Journeymen can not apply for permits with the intention of working under a contractor with a homeowner. A homeowner who applies for a permit for their primary residence is then responsible for all work and inspections performed on the household. 

The Wilkes-Barre City Code Enforcement Department costs for building, electrical, and plumbing permits are based on the cost of work involved.  This scale bases the price of the permit on the cost of the project.  The attached scale is a portion of the price list the City uses. The City of Wilkes-Barre also charges an additional $4.00 state fee for the purpose of continuing education of inspectors, examiners, reviewers, etc. 

All applications must be filled out completely and approved by an Code Enforcement employee before becoming valid.


Building Permit Application
Building Permit Fees

ALL CONTRACTOR LICENSES FEES ARE $200.00
LATE FEES FOR THE FIRST 45 DAYS AFTER DUE DATE $30.00
LATE FEE AFTER 45 DAYS UP TO 1 YEAR EXPIRATION $125.00
TO PLACE A LICENSE ON HOLD $40.00
TO REMOVE A LICENSE FROM HOLD $45.00
ONE TIME LICENSE FEE $350.00
CONTRACTOR LICENSE TEST FEE $150.00
MASTER PLUMBING AND HEATING LICENSE $400.00
JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING AND JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN $25.00
RENTAL LICENSE PER UNIT $50.00