Departments

Fire Department

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For non-emergency fire department calls, dial 570-455-6232 or fax to 570-459-5779.

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 507 mans five stations throughout Hazleton with 18 dedicated men, protecting the lives and property of all city residents.

In addition to these paid firefighters, the people of the City of Hazleton are also protected by more than 300 volunteer firefighters who play a vital role in the City's fire defense system.

Hazleton firefighters also conduct fire safety training with the city and maintain a municipal alarm system of street boxes.

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Engineering

The City of Hazleton's Engineering Department is responsible for the maintenance of 120 miles of road, 180 miles of sewer lines, 15,000 traffic control signs, and 26 signalized intersections.

In addition, the Engineering Department also issues excavation permits and approves sewer line tap-ons for City residents.

For more information about those authorizations, as well as any information regarding streets, sewer lines, signals, and streetlights, please contact Alan Wufsus at 570-459-4918 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Engineering Department.

To report problems or complaints with regard to City streets, potholes, lighting, street sweeping, snow plowing, etc., please call the Highway Department at 570-454-2418 or 570-459-4916.

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Code Enforcement

You can find information on various permits and licenses, including construction, demolition, zoning, occupancy, contractors and business, on the PERMITS & LICENSES page.

If you have questions on code enforcement, zoning, or licenses and permits, please contact:

Charlie Pedri, Code Enforcement Supervisor
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(570) 459-4980 (office)
(570) 956-7696 (cell)

Deb Metz, Licenses & Permits/Parking
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(570) 459-4925 (office)
(570) 233-5034 (cell)

Edith Rojas-Asenjo, Handicapped Parking/Rental Registration
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(570) 459-4921

Part-Time Code Enforcement Officers
(570) 459-4925 or (570) 459-4935

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Closed All Federal Holidays

Phone:  (570) 459-4925
Fax:  (570) 459-2641


 

FILING COMPLAINTS

Anyone can file a Complaint pertaining to issues concerning Code, Health, Licenses and Permits, and Parking at any time. The Complainant is required to give his/her name, address and contact phone number, so that Code Enforcement can follow up with the individual who files the Complaint(s). FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION.

To file a Complaint against a negligent landlord or property owner, you should first address the situation with the landlord or property owner directly. This could be as simple as a telephone call, personal contact, letter or email stating your concerns. If this does not resolve your issues, you may file a Complaint with the Code Enforcement Office. THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE WILL NOT RESPOND TO YOUR COMPLAINT(S) UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PROPER NOTIFICATION TO THE PERSON(S) WHO YOU ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT. You may pick up a Complaint Form at the Code Enforcement Office located on the 1st Floor of City Hall, or download the form below. COMPLAINTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE.

Please complete the Complaint Form below and send it by mail, fax, email or deliver it in person to:

City of Hazleton
Attn: Code Enforcement Office
40 North Church Street, 1st Floor
Hazleton, PA 18201
(570) 459-4925
Fax: (570) 459-2641
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DOWNLOAD COMPLAINT FORM HERE


ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS

Meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise advertised. For more information, please contact Charlie Pedri, Code Enforcement Supervisor, at 570-459-4953, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Download Zoning Permit Application Here


PLANNING COMMISSION

Meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise advertised. For more information, please contact Sherry Longo, Planning Secretary, at 570-459-4980, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Rental Property Registration, and Registration of Institutional Facilities and Daycare Facilities

Residential rental units, institutional facilities, and daycare facilities within the City of Hazleton are required to be registered with the City's Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of becoming the owner of the property. Application and renewal shall be made upon forms furnished by the Code Enforcement Office. One application per property is required and each property will receive its own license. If the Owner of the property does not reside in the City of Hazleton or within a 10-mile air radius of the city limits, the owner must appoint an agent, and said agent must reside within a 10-mile air radius of the city limits. Fees are based on the designated use of the property. For more information, please contact the Office of Rental Registration at (570) 459-4921 or erojas@hazletonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by clicking on one of the following links:

Download Ordinance 2012-25 (Rental Registration Ordinance)

Download Rental Registration Form

Download Rental Property Checklist Pamphlet

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