Laflin Borough

Zoning & Building Permits

The Luzerne Co. Planning Commission is responsible for zoning administration and enforcement for Laflin Borough, as well as land subdivision and land development.

Applications required for zoning include, but are not limited to, new construction, additions to existing structures, accessory structures, changes of property use, decks, car ports, sheds, swimming pools, patios with cover, and signs posted on private property.

To obtain property line setback information or to apply for a zoning permit, contact the Luzerne Co. Planning Commission at:

Luzerne Co. Planning Commission (570) 825-1588
20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
2nd Floor – Suite 208
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Note: Please have your property identification number (PIN) available when contacting the office of Luzerne Co. Planning Commission (obtained from your property tax bill).

Building permit applications can be obtained at the borough office or download here.

Click here to download permit package

Completed building permit applications, with supporting documents, can be submitted to the borough office.   If a zoning permit is required (see above), this must be obtained prior to submitting the building permit application.   Note: not all projects require a zoning permit.

Building permits and required inspections are handled by Greg Gulick, G & R Consulting.

For additional information, contact the borough office at (570) 654-3323.

Activities that require a building permit (some may require a zoning permit):

new construction / additions                              car ports, decks and fences

above or in-ground swimming pools          accessary structures / sheds

new roof or partial roof replacement                  paved or concrete driveways

exterior siding and gutter replacement                interior or exterior concrete work

kitchen and bath work                                      window and/or door replacement

electrical work / furnace or boiler work               interior remodeling and plumbing

new electrical service panel / pool heaters           drywall and insulation

finished basements                                          garage work

foundation work                                              demolition

The above list is not comprehensive and is meant as a reference only.   Contact the borough office on all construction activities, including construction activities not listed above.

Dumpster Permit $25.00 (all dumpsters on roadway or on property; for construction or general clean up)

All excavators must contact PA One Call at least 3 business days prior to excavation, as required by law.   DIAL 8-1-1

Click here to download permit package