Building Departments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

There are 5 Building Departments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, serving a population of 211,960 people in an area of 459 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 42,392 people, and 1 Building Department per 91 square miles.

In Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County is ranked 21st of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lackawanna County Building Departments

Find Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Dunmore Building Department 400 South Blakely Street Dunmore, PA

Lackawanna Planning Department 507 Linden Street Scranton, PA

Old Forge Zoning 310 South Main Street Old Forge, PA

Olyphant Boro Zoning 113 Willow Avenue Olyphant, PA

Scranton Zoning 340 North Washington Avenue Scranton, PA

About the Lackawanna County Building Department

Building Departments in Lackawanna County, PA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Lackawanna County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Lackawanna County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Lackawanna County, PA zoning laws and requirements

Lackawanna County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lackawanna County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Lackawanna County Residential Housing Units
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
Total Housing Units99,6595,673,599
Occupied Housing Units86,628 (86.9%)5,025,132 (88.6%)
Lackawanna County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
Single-Family Detached Homes57,309 (66.2%)2,916,795 (58.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,746 (6.6%)936,664 (18.6%)
2 Apartments8,143 (9.4%)205,508 (4.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments5,669 (6.5%)191,761 (3.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,095 (3.6%)160,373 (3.2%)
10 or More Apartments4,503 (5.2%)433,687 (8.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,163 (2.5%)180,344 (3.6%)
Lackawanna County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
2014 or Later670 (0.8%)41,280 (0.8%)
2010 to 20131,366 (1.6%)81,061 (1.6%)
2000 to 20094,961 (5.7%)427,886 (8.5%)
1980 to 199913,102 (15.1%)975,825 (19.4%)
1960 to 197918,543 (21.4%)1,145,990 (22.8%)
1940 to 195915,933 (15,933.0%)1,085,171 (1,085,171.0%)
1939 or Earlier32,053 (37.0%)1,267,919 (25.2%)
Lackawanna County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
1 Room1,282 (1.5%)81,427 (1.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms59,913 (69.2%)3,308,179 (65.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms24,462 (28.2%)1,366,095 (27.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms32,893 (38.0%)1,830,018 (36.4%)
8 or More Rooms21,295 (24.6%)1,325,172 (26.4%)
Lackawanna County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
No Bedroom1,420 (1.6%)90,423 (1.8%)
1 Bedroom8,680 (10.0%)483,933 (9.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms59,913 (69.2%)3,308,179 (65.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms16,615 (19.2%)1,142,597 (22.7%)
Lackawanna County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lackawanna CountyPennsylvania
With Complete Plumbing Facilities86,427 (99.8%)5,004,986 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities85,945 (99.2%)4,976,595 (99.0%)