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.
Your contractor MUST be registered with the city before work begins.
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.
Permits can be submitted in person or via email to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
From building a new home to pouring concrete and everything in between.
From a full-service restaurant to a mobile food truck.
Building a new commercial building, certificate of occupancy, fire safety and solicitors.
A building permit is an approval by the City of Newark that certifies that all work done was performed to a certain standard. Building permits are required by the City of Newark's Code of Ordinances.
ORDINANCE A-358 - Section 35.1
No permanent structure may be constructed or otherwise located within the city limits prior to issuance of a Building Permit by the Building Inspector. No permanent structure constructed or otherwise located within the city limits may be occupied prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy by the Building Inspector. No change in the existing conforming use of a permanent structure, or of land to a use of a different classification under this ordinance, and no change in the legally conforming use of a permanent structure or of land may take place prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy by the Building Inspector.
The cost of each type of permit varies. Please see our fee schedule to see the full list of costs of permits. https://ecode360.com/39681252#39681252
* This is NOT an inclusive list. Please read the permit types and descriptions in the beginning of the permits page to understand more.
Permit applications can be found using the links above or you may pick them up in person at City Hall. Permit applications can be dropped off to City Hall or emailed to email@example.com
Either the homeowner or the contractor can submit the application for the permit, it is ultimately up to the homeowner to ensure a permit is secured and posted at the job site.
Once a permit has been obtained from the City of Newark the homeowner is to ensure that it is posted on the site. The contractor or whomever is completing the work must call for inspections prior to covering or concealing any work.