Bureau of Codes

The Bureau of Codes is responsible for inspections of rental properties, new businesses, new homes, building, and construction inspections, electrical inspections, all zoning ordinances, and property maintenance in the City of Williamsport.

The Bureau of Codes also issues building, electrical, plumbing, event, and demolition permits.

Residents are required to complete an application form prior to a permit being issued. With the exception of a new construction or major reconstruction, most permits are issued within fifteen (15) business days of submitting the required application form.

Bureau of Codes
  • Bureau of Codes
  • 1500 West 3rd Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    inside of RVT building
  • (570) 327-7517
  • (570) 327-7572
  • M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Closed: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Permits & Fees

Learn more about applying for a building permit for your next project, as well as finding information for contractors.


The City’s zoning ordinance is a written regulation that defines how property in a specific zoning district can be used. 

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