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.


2020 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 31, 2020 rescheduled from 1/22/2020July 15, 2020
February 19, 2020August 19, 2020
March 18, 2020September 16, 2020
April 22, 2020October 21, 2020
May 20, 2020November 18, 2020
June 17, 2020December 16, 2020

Board Members

NameExpiration DateRes. #
Rodney Kaiser, Esq1/24/2024R0029-19
Hayden White1/24/2025R0003-20
Jerry J. Altavilla1/24/2023R0016-18
Edward J. DeMichele1/24/2021R0025-17
Leon S. Schuster1/24/2022R0025-17
Charles McCormick, Esq 
William C. HarrisZoning Officer