Regional Planning Commission

Regional Planning Commission

The Board of County Commissioners created the Lackawanna County Regional Planning Commission on June 16, 1959.  The Commission is responsible for policy decisions concerning the planning program and recommendations on subdivision and land development proposals and local land-use regulations. The Commission has nine board members appointed to four-year terms by the County Commissioners. The Planning Commission is headed by the Director of the Department of Planning & Economic Development and currently has four full-time staff members to carry out the various state-mandated planning activities and numerous additional activities for the county.

Subdivision/Land Development Plans are submitted to our office.  Click for information.

Lackawanna County 2019 Course in Zoning


School Districts


Lackawanna-Luzerne Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization web site



SAPA Plan Summary
SAPA Land Use Plan SAPA Final Plan
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Figure_2.2.2_Land Preservatn11x17 Figure_2.8.1_CommunityFacil11x17
Figure_2.4.1_RecentDevelpmt11x17 Figure_2.7.1_HistoricSites11x17
Figure_2.4.2_PendingPrpsdDevelpmt11x17 Figure_2.6.5_StormwaterProblem11x17
Figure_2.5.1_FunctionalClassificatn11x17 Figure_2.6.4_CompositeConstraints11x17
Figure_2.5.2_JurisdictnalClass11x17 Figure_2.6.3_AgricultSoils11x17
Figure_2.6.1_Hydrologic11x17 Figure_2.6.2_Slope11x17


January 20, 2020 Downtown Bike Ped Study Public Meeting Slideshow
Images from the January 2020 Bike Ped Public Meeting Scranton
2015 Lackawanna County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Permit Waiver Manual
Community Re-Invest Program
 Bi-County Hazard Mitigation Plan for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties
 Bi-County Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices
 Revised Fee Schedule – Effective June 1, 2008
 Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties Open Space, Greenways & Outdoor Recreation Plan
 Exectutive Summary for Open Space, Greenways & Outdoor Recreation Plan
 2019 Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Purchase Program
 Submission of Subdivision Plans
 Storm Water Management Model Ordinance
 Municipal Ordinances
 Links to Partner Agencies


2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report 2007 Annual Report 2006 Annual Report 2005 Annual Report


The 2013 edition of County Lines is now available from the Lackawanna County Regional Planning Commission. County Lines contains a wealth of information on the county, its 40 municipalities and 12 school districts.  For information please contact Mary Liz Donato.

County Lines is now available to view online:



Steve Pitoniak
Transportation Planning Manager
Phone: 570-963-6400
Fax: 570-963-6364
E-mail:   [email protected]

Mary Liz Donato
Regional Planning Manager
Phone: 570-963-6400
Fax: 570-963-6364
E-mail:  [email protected]

Stephen Solon
GIS Coordinator
Phone: 570-963-6400
Fax: 570-963-6364
E-mail:  [email protected]


Lackawanna County Government Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, 5th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

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