Planning & Zoning


Penn Place is open to the public. However access is limited in the Planning office to no more than two (2) persons of the general public. Therefore, if you are seeking a zoning permit, please contact Alan Brezinski via phone at 570-825-1589 or email at ; we will continue to process applications via email and then schedule appointments to complete the fee process and permit issuance. If you are looking to submit a land development or subdivision plan for review or for signatures, please contact Pat Dooley at 570-825-1565 or email at , and we'll allow access to the office on a very limited basis. You can also mail plans or permit applications to the office and we'll respond as soon as we can.
​​Joint County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan update
Luzerne County, in coordination with our transportation planning partner, Lackawanna County, has begun the process of updating the 2011 Comprehensive Plan and 2016 Long Range Transportation Plan. John Petrini and Chris Chapman are heading the department's work on this project in coordination with Michael Baker International. We look forward to continued engagement as allowed under the restrictions as established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to address COVID-19. Feel free to contact staff at the phone number to the right, or email John at or Chris at ​
Interim Director Announced
The new Interim Director for the Planning and Zoning Department will be John Petrini, who is currently a Transportation Planner with the department. He will take over the additional duties of Director starting on June 15, 2020, and will remain until a new Executive Director is appointed.