Building and Zoning

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 Officer: Amanda Heist

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 1 pm-4 pm
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

Supervisors

Roger L Meckes – Chairman/Roadmaster
Christian Bartulovich –Vice-Chairman
Scott Lignore – Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor   
Patrick Holland – Supervisor
James Denier – Supervisor


Office Staff

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


Transfer Station & Road Maintenance

 

Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Jerry Enck
Robert Sloss
Donald Fisher
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 Hrs:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
E-mail: secretary@pennforesttownship.org
Building & Zoning:570-325-2760
Office Hrs:Zoning Mon,Wed & Fri 1-4PM
Building Tue & Thur 8-11AM
Transfer Station 570-325-3016


 

2023 Township Office Holidays

New Year’s Day -Mon  1/1/23
President’s Day – Mon 2/20/23
Memorial Day – Mon 5/29/23
July 4TH – Tue 7/4/23
Labor Day – Mon 9/4/23
Columbus Day -Mon 10/9/23
Thanksgiving  Eve – Wed 11/24/23
Thanksgiving Day -Thurs 11/25/23

2022 Township Office Holidays

Christmas Eve -Fri 12/23/22
Christmas Day – Mon 12/26/22