Zoning & Building Permits
The Luzerne Co. Planning Commission (zoning office) 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) 825-1589
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.
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.
Building Code Officer: East Mountain Inspections, Tino Nocchi (570) 401-2687
For additional information, contact the borough office at (570) 654-3323 or Greg Gulick at (570) 474- 6462.
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
Soil Erosion and Sediment Controls and All Earth Disturbance Activities are regulated by the requirements of
25 PA Code Chapter 102