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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30 p.m. starting August 2 through September 27. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Community & Economic Development


The City of Bethlehem's Department of Community and Economic Development operates various bureaus that impact the City’s quality of life and building conditions. Those bureaus are:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Community Development
  • Housing Inspections
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Recycling


  • COVID Funding Assistance

Throughout 2020 the pandemic substantially impacted the business community. In response to the business community’s needs, the Department of Community and Economic Development created programming to support businesses affected by
COVID restrictions. Additionally, the department expanded support for non-profit organizations that could address other COVID-related community needs such as rental assistance, homelessness, and increased demand for addiction treatment.
COVID Funding Assistance Report


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