Zoning and Housing

Housing and Zoning Officer: Pedro “Chick” Moreno
Deputy Housing and Zoning Officer: Patrick Laverty


CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for every resale of residential property. It requires an inspection by the Zoning and Housing Officer. This inspection includes the smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm test together with an overall property maintenance inspection including but not limited to ground fault electrical receptacles, broken stairs and/or windows, handrails, broken screens on windows, and a general exterior inspection for safety.

ROAD OPENING PERMIT

Road Opening Permits are issued by the Zoning and Housing Officer. See Borough Ordinance 27-11 (Permit Application) for more information.


SMOKE DETECTOR AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM TEST

This is required for the resale of residential property. You should contact the Zoning and Housing Official approximately two weeks prior to closing to set up an appointment for this.


TREE REMOVAL PERMITS

Tree Removal Permits are required in the Borough of Wharton and are issued by the Zoning and Housing Official. See Borough Ordinance 297-4 (Trees) for information.

Zoning Map of Wharton Borough

To view the Zoning Map click here.

For more information about Zoning visit Chapter 165 of the Borough Ordinances.