Building Permit Information
Building permits are available at the North Newton City Clerk's Office or by calling and requesting a faxed or emailed version.
All applications are to be completely filled out by the applicant before submitting to the City Clerk's Office.
Many home improvements, repairs or updates to mechanical systems, plumbing or gas, and electrical wiring require permits. Some improvements will require inspections.
All new construction permits must be approved by the North Newton Zoning Administrator. Electrical, plumbing/gas, and/or mechanical permits are required on new construction and smaller projects. Payment of the water and sewer hook-up fees is required at the time the building permit is obtained on all new construction.
Accompanying all new construction permit applications the City must receive: 1) a certified survey of the building site, 2) a plot plan, and 3) a set of house plans.
The North Newton City Clerk will submit the permit to the Zoning Administrator no later than the next working day after the completed permit is received in the Clerk's Office. While most permits are approved within one day, there is a maximum 10-day turn-around period.
The City Clerk will let you know if the permit has been approved or denied.
No construction, requiring a permit, may begin until such permit has been issued and approved. All such construction must be inspected by the local building inspector or, in some instances, the North Newton City Superintendent. There is a penalty for not obtaining a permit when required.