Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Applications

Building and Zoning applications for the following: Building Permit, Zoning Permit, Zoning Hearing Board, and Subdivision and Land Development are submittable online at the below link.

Applications for driveway permits (driveway on township road) are available in the documents section below.

Building & Zoning Information and Documents

Do you have a 911 Address Posted on your Property? All residents not complying with the Penn Forest Township Ordinance 2003-03 are subject to a fine of up to $600.00. If you have questions, please contact Philip Prout, the Penn Forest Township Zoning Officer at 570-325-2760.

Please contact the Building or Zoning Officers if you are planning to erect or alter any structure. Examples include but are not limited to Sheds, Gazeboes, Fences, Swimming Pools, and Expansion of existing decks. Additionally, Ordinance Books are available at the Municipal Building for $25.00.

Building & Zoning Officers

Building Officer: Philip Prout
Zoning Officers: Greg Loftus & Josh Kase

If you have questions, you can reach the Building & Zoning Officers at the Municipal Building at the following times:

Zoning Office hours- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am -11 am
Building Office hours- Tuesday and Thursday 8 am-11 am

Zoning Hearing Board Meetings – 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm – Check with Zoning Officer before meeting to verify there is an agenda.

Zoning Hearing Board Members

Chairman: Audrey Wargo
Member: Patrick Walsh
Member: Paul Fogal
Alternate: Shawn Kresge

BOS Supervisors and Staff


Roger L. Meckes –  Chairman/Roadmaster
Christian Bartulovich –

Scott Lignore – Supervisor   
Patrick Holland –

Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor
James Denier – Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale- Secretary
Laura Matz- Treasurer
Julie Rossi- Administrative Assistant

Cheyenne Calvo Roberts-Administrative Assistant
Greg Loftus- Zoning/Code Enforcement

Joshua Kase-Zoning/Code Enforcement

Transfer Station & Road Maintenance

Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Jerry Enck

Ronald Nametko

Richard Beers
Jay York- Working Foreman


Contact Information

2010 State Route 903

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769

Fax: 570-325-8230

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8AM to 4PM

Building & Zoning: 570-325-2760
Zoning Mon, Wed & Fri 8-11 AM

Building Tue & Thurs 8-11AM
Transfer Station 570-325-3016


2024 Township Holidays

New Year’s Day – Mon 1/1/24
President’s Day – Mon 2/19/24
Memorial Day – Mon 5/27/24
Independence Day – Thurs 7/4/24
Labor Day – Mon 9/2/24
Columbus Day -Mon 10/14/24
Veterans Day- Mon 11/11/24
Thanksgiving Day -Thurs 11/28/24

After Thanksgiving – Fri 11/29/24

Christmas Eve -Tues 12/24/24 Christmas Day -Wed 12/25/24