Northampton County Building Department

Find Northampton County Pennsylvania building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Bethlehem Township Permits 4225 Easton Avenue Bethlehem PA 18020 610-814-6430


Bethlehem Township Planning Department 4225 Easton Avenue Bethlehem PA 18020 610-814-6470

Bethlehem Zoning 10 East Church Street Bethlehem PA 18018 610-865-7094

Bushkill Township Zoning 1114 Bushkill Center Road Nazareth PA 18064 610-759-7197

Easton Planning Department 1 South 3rd Street Easton PA 18042 610-250-6721

Easton Zoning 1606 Sullivan Trail Easton PA 18040 610-250-2264

Ferry County Planning Department 1201 Ferry Street Easton PA 18042 610-438-2680

Lower Saucon Zoning 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike Bethlehem PA 18015 610-865-3291

Northampton Zoning 1401 Laubach Avenue Northampton PA 18067 610-262-1433

Walnutport Borough Zoning 417 South Lincoln Avenue Walnutport PA 18088 610-767-8202

Washington Township Zoning 1021 Washington Boulevard Bangor PA 18013 610-599-0496

William Township Zoning 655 Cider Press Road Easton PA 18042 610-258-0522

About the Northampton County Building Department

Building Departments in Northampton 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 Northampton 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:
  • Northampton County, Pennsylvania building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Northampton County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Northampton County, PA zoning laws and requirements
Northampton County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Northampton County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Northampton County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Northampton County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Northampton County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Pennsylvania to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.