Zoning Hearing Board

The City of Wilkes-Barre Zoning Hearing Board is a five (5) member Board that conducts regularly scheduled public hearings the third Wednesday, of each month at 4:30 PM in City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711. 

The Zoning Hearing Board conducts hearings in accordance with the requirements of Article 14 of the City of Wilkes-Barre Zoning Ordinance, as amended, and Section 908 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247, as amended. The members of the Zoning Hearing Board are citizens of the City of Wilkes-Barre and are not employees of the City of Wilkes-Barre. As such, Board members do not receive compensation for the performance of their duties on the Zoning Hearing Board.

Pursuant to the above, public notice will be provided for each monthly schedule of hearings. Agendas will also be posted on line once they are published in the newspaper legal advertisement. Please be advised that an application for appeal must be filed for placement on the agenda of the Zoning Hearing Board.  Preliminary application for zoning permit is usually required before filing a zoning appeal. Please read all instructions carefully. Please note that various forms of zoning permit applications are available as applied to different activities and uses.


2021 Meeting Dates

The Wilkes-Barre Zoning Hearing Board will meet on the following Wednesdays in Wilkes-Barre City Hall Council Chambers at 4:30 pm:

January 20, 2021July 21, 2021
February 17, 2021August 18, 2021
March 17, 2021September 15, 2021
April 28, 2021 (Rescheduled from 4/21/2021)October 20, 2021
May 19. 2021November 17, 2021

June 16, 2021

December 15, 2021

Board Members

NameExpiration DateRes. #
Rodney Kaiser, Esq1/24/2024R0029-19
Hayden White1/24/2025R0003-20
Jerry J. Altavilla1/24/2023R0016-18
Edward J. DeMichele2/11/2026R0011-21
Leon S. Schuster1/24/2022R0025-17
Mike Rogers, EsqSolicitor
William C. HarrisZoning Officer