The Office also oversees the administration of Subdivision and Land Development for 28 County Municipalities under the County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (PDF). Land development and Major Subdivision applications are processed through our office, with Pat Dooley assigned to process the applications, and submitted to the Luzerne County Planning Commission for consideration and approval or denial. The Planning Department and the County Engineer or a third party engineer provide comments and list requirements to be fulfilled for approval of the plans.
The Office also review Subdivision and Land Development plans submitted to the remaining County’s remaining 48 of the municipalities, and offers comments from the Planning Department, the County engineer or a third party engineer.
The Planning Department will provide a Land Use Letter required by the state for Component 4B of a Planning Land Module or PaDEP (Department of Environmental Protection) County land use letter to confirm that the plans conform to the County Comprehensive Plan. Requests, plans and forms should be sent to James Ferry at the mailing address along with the requisite fee.
Pat Dooley can be reached at 570-825-1565 or you can email Pat Dooley to provide application forms, to answer questions or offer guidance.