Building Inspection Division

The Building Inspection Division reviews construction documents, issues building permits, and conducts inspections on most construction projects within the City of Newark.


Quick Access to our most requested items:

Permit Application



Additional Informational Brochures regarding construction, permit issuance and Code requirements:




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

When is a building permit required?

Please refer to the Building Permit Requirements brochure for information.

Who can obtain a building permit?

Building permits can only be issued to the property owner or a properly licensed contractor.

Location and Hours of Operation

37101 Newark Boulevard
Newark, CA  94560

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday & alternating Fridays
(permits will not be issued after 4:30pm)

Please note: City offices are closed every other Friday
***May closures are the 4th and 18th.  Additionally, all City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.***

Contact Information

Telephone: (510) 578-4261
Fax: (510) 578-4307

Division Head - Ray Collier, Chief Building Official and City Architect