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Building/Zoning Codes

The Borough Code Enforcement Officer is Shannon Darker of ARRO Consulting. Permits are needed for numerous projects under the Uniform Construction Code. Questions may be directed to Shannon Darker ARRO Consulting at: (570)-366-9534

The intent of the Borough’s building codes and zoning laws is to protect public safety, health, and welfare. A permit application may be secured at the Borough Office

You may download a zoning application below.


  • Orwigsburg-Zoning-Application-2018.pdf

Building Codes and Permits

Borough Council has adopted the Uniform Construction and the International Property Maintenance Code. Building permits may be required before beginning renovations or new construction. To find out if a permit is needed please contact Shannon Darker, Building Code Official, 570-366-9534. Shannon.Darker@TheARROGroup.com

Permit and code files can be downloaded below


  • agreement_to_build_fence.pdf

  • CSD-Ordinance-With-Application-and-Fee-Schedule.pdf

  • Orwigsburg-Zoning-Application-2018.pdf

  • RESIDENTIAL-DECK-CONSTRUCTION-.pdf

  • Uniform_Construction_Permit.pdf

  • Zoning-Hearing-Application.pdf

Floodplain Ordinance

In order for our property owners to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program our Floodplain Management Ordinance had to be updated. The updated Floodplain Ordinance can be found below.


  • ord_416.pdf

Zoning Ordinance

The Zoning Ordinance regulates land use in the Borough. Zoning Permits are required to install fences, swimming pools and many other projects. Zoning Permits may be obtained from the Borough Zoning Officer, Thomas V. Yashinsky.

A copy of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map may be found below.


  • adopted-zoning-july-2010-11x17.pdf

  • adopted-zoning-ordinance-amended-through-october-2013.pdf

Subdivision Ordinance

Subdivision and Land Development activities are regulated through the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO). Along with the Zoning Ordinance the SALDO is designed to ensure that development that takes place is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan adopted by Borough Council in 2007.

The SALDO can be found below.


  • adopted-saldo-amended-through-october-2013.pdf