Code Office


The Code Administration Office is the focal point for matters related to zoning, parcels and properties, building construction and renovation, and property maintenance.  

Code Administration Office

225 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801

t: 570-286-4207
f: 570-286-3090 


Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Code Enforcement Division of City of Sunbury Code Administration office is to enforce the codes of the city in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community and, where violations occur, to work with our citizens to achieve compliance through an efficient and fair process.

Code of the City of Sunbury

The City Council adopts city ordinances which then comprise the City Code.  These are the laws of the City and are put in place for the public health, safety, and welfare of our residents.  You can access the City Code by clicking on the "Ecode Online" button below.

To see drafts of ordinances under consideration by City Council and ordinances that have been recently adopted and in effect but not yet published on eCode website, go to our File Share page

City of Sunbury applicable code ordinance links below

Ecodes Online - contains ordinances

adopted by the

City of Sunbury Pennsylvania.

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Above ordinances were adopted by the City of Sunbury Pennsylvania. Click on Image. 

  • International Property Maintenance Code 2015

  • International Building Code 2015

  • International Residential Code 2015

  • International Fire Code 2015 

All are recognized by the International Code Council 


Zoning and Construction

Mission Statement

City of Sunbury Planning and Zoning is a Division of the Code Administration office mission is to promote orderly and quality development in the community by ensuring that all land use and development proposals conform to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Code of Ordinances.

Permits and Licensing

In order to promote the health, welfare, and safety of all residents, businesses, and visitors, the City of Sunbury requires certain licenses and permits.  For more information, contact the Code Administration Office.

Whether you are a weekend warrior, DIY-er, or licensed contractor, permits are required for building construction, renovation, and some landscaping projects. 

Residential and commercial contractors must register with the Code Administration Office and obtain necessary permits before conducting any work within the City of Sunbury.


Code Administration Office

225 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801

t: 570-286-4207
f: 570-286-3090 


Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on permits and licensing see below, and a PDF Document can be found here.

Building Permits Not Required:

Painting (Interior & Exterior)

Drywall over existing wall coverings

Paneling, Carpeting, Floor Coverings

Repair of Furnace & Water Heaters (Parts Only)

Window-Pane replacement

Windows & door replacement (If same size)

Roof repair under 25%

Repair to Toilets, Faucets, Shut-off valves & minor repair or replacement of Water Drain Lines

Minor Electrical repair - (Lights, Switches, Receptacles)

Siding Installation

Zoning Review Permits Required:



Retaining Walls

Any structure 1,000 Sq. Ft. or under (New Construction or Demolition)

Building Permits Required:

New Roofs (Asphalt - Metal - Rubber)

New structures over 1,000 Sq. Ft.

Structural repair to Interior/Exterior increased or decreased in size

New Plumbing installation

New Electrical installation

New Heating/Cooling System Installation

New Water Heaters Installation

Window & Door Framing opening increase or decrease in size