All construction, remodels and services require a building permit in the City of Newark - If you are planning on doing any work, contact City Hall to see if a permit is needed.
All Permit Applications are available on the FORMS section on this website.
The objective of the City of Newark is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public by enforcing building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code regulations along with the City’s Code of Ordinances.
Building Permits are required before performing any new construction or addition, alteration, or repair of existing buildings, any structures, or plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work. For plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permits, the contractor will also need to register with the City. Newark Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14, Exhibit "A" - Zoning Ordinance, Section 35
This application is used for: Accessory buildings, swimming pools, lawn irrigation systems, fence, residential houses, remodels and additions, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits.
For residential homes or some alterations, the fee is based on the square footage. Accessory buildings, swimming pools, lawn irrigation systems, some remodels and additions the fee is based on the value of the construction.
Permit application submittal requires a site plan where the accessory building will be located in relation to the property lines and the main building (house) and the dimensions of the accessory building. If there will electrical or plumbing in the accessory building, separate permits and inspections are required.
ACCESSORY BUILDING REGULATIONS
Height: No accessory building shall exceed twenty-five (25) feet in height, nor shall it be greater in height than the main structure.
Area Regulations for Accessory Buildings or Structures in Residential and Apartment Districts
(Ordinance A-358 adopted 7/16/09)
Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Permits are $100.00 and the Contractor must register with the City.
Sign permit application submittal requires a complete description of proposed sign and a scaled lot plan, showing all existing signs and proposed sign location.
SIGN PERMIT FEES
Fees for a permit to erect, construct, or relocate a sign:
Sign Type Permit Fee
Placement requirements of mobile home or manufactured home on lot
Rules and Regulations
Items 1 through 10 must be completed prior to City Council approval or the application will not be accepted.
There is a designated mobile home route. Cross RR tracks at McCanne and follow Hovey Street to the left to Main Street. Continue on Main Street to Crow Drive and take first left onto Country Living Drive or 2nd left onto Deborah Dr. in Country Acres mobile home park or follow on down on Deborah Dr. and cross over thru field to the West to Newark Country Estates. (follow signs posted)
The city must have 24 hour notice to set up inspection appointment. Contact Newark City Hall at (817)489-2201 to set up appointment.
Electricians and HVAC installers need to register as contractors with the City and pay a $50.00 fee.
Plumbers must register as contractors, however pursuant to State Law they are not charged a fee.
Pre-owned Manufactured homes and Mobile homes:
A person over the age of 17 shall not engage in solicitation activities in the city without first registering with the city and obtaining a registration certificate and identification badge from the city secretary.
Permit Documents and fees will be submitted to the city. Submittal documents should be complete to expedite plan review and permit process.
New and remodel/additions for Commercial projects.
Applicant must submit the following:
City is not responsible for compliance with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Architectural Barriers (if over $50,000 value) and Asbestos Report or declaration (if remodel or demolition).
Submit complete permit package to the city either electronically, or in person for plan review.
Plan review process:
Have owner/sign company submit the following:
1. Permit Application
2. Site Plan
3. Specifications of Sign
Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS: Three (3) copies of complete set of construction documents are required for plan review. Construction documents must be submitted along with a complete permit application.
Note: Plans containing a label such as “not for construction” of “for pricing only” will not be accepted for permit application.
Professional License: Each drawing and document shall be sealed, signed, dated, and designed by a State of Texas Registered Architect, Registered Engineer, Registered Interior Designer, where applicable as required by the State of Texas Engineering and Architect Practice Act.
Required Plans and Documents: (City Building Inspection Department may request additional information if necessary)
Plans must be drawn to scale, dimensioned and of sufficient clarity.