Planning and Inspections


The Planning and Inspections Department administers North Carolina State Building Code and local municipal ordinances.

Fillable Permit Applications:

2019-2020 Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2019.

At this time the Town can only accept checks, cash or money order for the payment of permits.  

To schedule an inspection call (252) 223-3733.  When calling in for an inspection please provide:

  1. The type of inspection needed
  2. The construction site address
  3. Permit number
  4. A contact phone number in case we need to reach you


The department provides recommendations to the Planning Board on development plans and policies that will enhance the quality of life for residential and corporate citizens.

Newport Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2019

Flood Plain Management

The Town of Newport participates in the Community Rating System (CRS) which helps to lower the cost of insurance based on actions by the Town.  Official flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) are accessible here Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) or in Town Hall.

The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance is available HERE (Link to American Legal Publishing)

Contact Information

For further questions or information within the Town of Newport and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) call: 252-223-3733 or email:

  • Robert Will AICP, Planning and Zoning Administrator – EMAIL
  • Kelley Caldwell, Customer Service Supervisor – EMAIL
  • Larry Smith, Building Inspector – EMAIL