Building Permits & Inspections

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Thank you for your interest in the Building Permits / Inspection Division of the Newton County Department of Development Services. We hope the information provided will prevent harm by insuring compliance with building safety codes prior to a disaster occurring. 

We strive to provide pleasant, professional, and courteous assistance to you during the course of your building project. At times, the permit submittal requirements might seem overwhelming; however, we are here to guide you through the process. Building codes, ordinances, and requirements are designed to protect your health and safety by assuring safe buildings and related site improvements that will make our county a better place to live, work, and play.

Division Responsibilities

The Building Permits / Inspections Division provides citizens, businesses, and residents of unincorporated Newton County, City of Mansfield, City of Oxford, and Town of Newborn with information on permits needed for building, as well as costs and procedures for obtaining a permit. Inspections are conducted on residential and commercial building structures, plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

Contact Us

We recommend that you involve us in the initial planning of your project to avoid unnecessary and costly surprises along the way. You may reach us by calling one of our building Inspectors.

It is our hope this site will prove to be helpful when considering a building project in Newton County. We wish you the best of luck with your project!