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, unless noted, 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.


2023 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 18, 2023

July 19, 2023

February 15, 2023

August 16, 2023
March 15, 2023September 20, 2023
April 19, 2023October 18, 2023

May 17, 2023

November 15, 2023
June 21, 2023December 20, 2023

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. Schuster1/24/2027R0014-22
Mike Rogers, EsqSolicitor
William C. HarrisZoning Officer