The Borough of Wilson contracts with Barry Isett and Associates for third party administration of our Building and Code Enforcement Program.  The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of local ordinances. These ordinances may be specific to housing and property maintenance.

Barry Isett also responds to citizen complaints concerning property maintenance, construction project inspections, and applications regarding building projects. Permits are issued for Use and Occupancy, repairs, replacements, additions and new installations.

The Department works closely with the Borough Business Office and the Borough Engineer.


Wilson Borough Permit Fee Schedule

Any returned checks will be charged a $35 fee

Certificate of Compliance 

  • Each dwelling unit to be inspected is  $100
  • Each Commercial or Industrial use under 5,000 square feet to be inspected is $125 per building.
  • Each Commercial or Industrial use over 5,000 square feet to be inspected is $175 per building.
  • Certificate of Occupancy is $50.

Building, Electrical & Plumbing Fees 

Total Cost of Project           Fee

$0.00 - $50.00                         $25.00

$50.01 - $1,000.00                  $60.00

$1,000.01 - $10,000.00           $250.00

$10,000.01 - $20,000.00         $350.00

$20.000.01 - $50,000.00          $450

$50,000.01 - $100,000.00       $1,000.00

$100,000.01 +                          $1,000.00 + $5.00 per additional $1,000.00, not to exceed $10,000.00


Trenches and Excavations

  • $10 per square foot of restoration.
  • Permit fee $25


  • Residential $100 per application
  • Commercial $100 per application

Street Signs

  • Handicap parking $125
  • Business directional $60 ($160 if a pole is required)
  • Business parking $125

Business Privilege

  • Business Privilege license $60
  • Business Privilege tax: .0015 of gross income earned in the Borough.

Moving Permit

  • $5.00 fee

Health Inspections and Licenses

  • Initial inspection and license $150
  • Renewal (yearly) $85
  • Re-Inspection due to violation $35
  • Temporary license (14 days or less per year) $10/day
  • Nonprofit organizations shall comply with Chapter 78 of the Department of Agriculture Code; however, no fee is required.

Grass/Weed Cutting or Snow/Ice Removal from private property.

  • The cost to remove will be passed on to the property owner.

Please take note that applications can take up to 30 days to process, please plan accordingly! 

Barry Isett & Associates Fee Schedule

2024 Residential UCC_Fee Schedule

2024 Commercial UCC_Fee Schedule


Permit Applications for the following:

Building, Addition, Alterations, Swimming Pool, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electric, Fire Suppression. Please use the UCC Application below:

UCC Permit Application

Business Privilege Application

Certificate of Occupancy Application

Demolition Permit Application

Dumpster Permit Application

Moving Permit Application

Planning Commission

Subdivison and Land Development Application

Zoning Applications 

Sidewalk/Curbing Application

No-Impact Home Base Business Application

Fence, Porch, Deck, Sheds & Driveways Permit

Zoning Permit in a Floodplain

Zoning- Sign Application

Zoning Application for all other disciplines

Zoning Appeal

Any returned checks will be charged a $35 fee