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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 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



To make a complaint to the Bureau of Housing Inspections regarding the deterioration of a property in the City of Bethlehem.

Please call the office at 610-865-7091.

What kind of complaints does the Housing Bureau handle?
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Properties not being maintained
  • Overcrowding
  • Vacant structures – go to
  • Landlord/property maintenance issues 
    • Prior to contacting our office, tenants should first contact their landlords and keep a record of it
Due to the impending digitization of the Permit files, the Permit Office will temporarily close Wednesday afternoons to the public. These closures will begin on Wednesday, August 2nd from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and last through Wednesday, September 27th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.