Code Enforcement, Zoning, Planning and Health Officer
The Code Enforcement Officer handles property complaints and plan reviews and issues building permits. The office is responsible for new construction, including site plan development of both commercial and residential properties.
In Stroudsburg Borough, persons moving into a commercial or residential dwelling must obtain a certificate of occupancy. This is done to ensure public safety and for the municipality’s planning goals. For more information on obtaining certificate of occupancy or other permit information, contact the Code Enforcement Officer.
Permits are required for the following:
- For all signs
- Occupancy of a building – Permits are required for each new occupant or tenant of a structure. This is the property owner’s responsibility.
- Installation of furnaces/air conditioners
- Accessory buildings
- Additions or remodeling other than non-structural repairs
- Alarm systems
- Home-based businesses
- Solicitation – All solicitors must have permits with proper identification.
- Swimming pools – Permits are required for construction of pools in and above the ground. They must be fenced.
- Before starting any construction, contact the Code Enforcement Office.
- Annual licenses are required for all eating and drinking establishments.
- See Schedule of Permits and Fees for amount of fees.
To serve residents and meet the Borough’s growth potential, the hours of the Zoning and Codes Enforcement Office are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.
Permits for residential parking are administered through Stroudsburg Borough in its Parking Department.
Zoning Hearing Board
The Zoning Hearing Board hears appeals of the decisions of the Zoning Officer, requests for variances and special exceptions. Stroudsburg Borough has a five member Zoning Hearing Board. The board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the council chambers.
Stroudsburg Borough has a nine-member Planning Commission. They meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Council Chambers.
The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land development applications, special exception and variance applications, projecting signs and ordinance revisions.
Stroudsburg Borough has a Health Officer who has the responsibility to conduct sanitation inspections and investigations throughout the Borough of Stroudsburg.