Residential Property Rental License & Inspection

According to the “Wilkes-Barre City Code of Ordinances”, it is the obligation of every owner, landlord, and manager of a regulated rental unit in the city of Wilkes-Barre to notify the city upon offering the rental unit(s) for lease or rent.  A license ($50) is required for each building, and an inspection ($100) is required for each rental unit. These fees, including the inspection, are due every two (2) years, or upon securing a new tenant.

Current rental property owners, should  complete the Residental Property Rental License and Inspection Application and return it to the City of Wilkes-Barre Health Department.  Applications can be mailed or delivered in person to:

City of Wilkes-Barre
Attn:  Health Department/Rental Inspection
3rd Floor, 40 East Market Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711


Upon receipt of your application, a rental inspector from the city will contact you to arrange your inspection.  Payment is due at the time of the inspection.  No cash payments will be accepted.

***Failure to obtain a rental inspection and/or license can result in a fine of $500.00, or 30 days imprisonment, or both. ***

If there are any questions, please contact our Rental Inspection Division at 570-208-4268.