Housing and Zoning Officer: Pedro “Chick” Moreno
Deputy Housing and Zoning Officer: Patrick Laverty
REGISTRATION OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE FORECLOSING OR VACANT
The Borough now requires all properties that are foreclosing or vacant to be registered annually in accordance with Ordinance O-15-17. For more information click here.
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
For more information about Zoning visit Chapter 165 of the Borough Ordinances.