Zoning and Building Permit Office

Zoning ls the first step in most projects within the Borough. Prior to new construction, locating a business, erecting a fence or sign or any other project, it is important to review the Zoning Ordinance provisions. Borough Council passed a Zoning Ordinance and map in 1971 with multiple amendments to encourage appropriate development in the city’s core while maintaining developed neighborhoods and protecting environmentally-sensitive areas.

Residential: New construction, additions, fences and other residential projects require zoning approval. Your 1st step is to call (570-647-0091) or visit our Zoning Office, 958 Main Street, Honesdale, to discuss your project with the Zoning Officer. You can visit the FORMS tab to obtain the required permit application.

Commercial: Whether you are considering leasing or purchasing a business, you will be required to obtain a Commercial Certificate of Occupancy. Our permit process has been stream-lined to ensure efficient review.  Your first step is to call or visit our Zoning Office to discuss your project with the Zoning Officer at 570-647-0091. You can obtain the application  under the FORMS tab online and return the application to the Zoning Office.


Zoning Officer:   Dan Hnatko


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