Building Departments in Newark, New Jersey

There are 4 Building Departments in Newark, New Jersey, serving a population of 282,803 people in an area of 25 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 70,700 people, and 1 Building Department per 6 square miles.

In New Jersey, Newark is ranked 158th of 893 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 130th of 893 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Newark Building Departments

Find Newark, New Jersey building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

New Jersey State Permits 60 Park Place Newark, NJ

Newark Building Department 920 Broad Street Newark, NJ

Newark Permits 920 Broad Street Newark, NJ

Newark Planning Department 1010 18th Avenue Newark, NJ

About the Newark Building Department

Building Departments in Newark, NJ are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Newark DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Newark, New Jersey building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Newark building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Newark, NJ zoning laws and requirements

Newark Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Newark Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Newark Residential Housing Units
 NewarkEssex County
Total Housing Units112,724316,136
Occupied Housing Units96,888 (86.0%)282,502 (89.4%)
Newark Occupied Residential Buildings
 NewarkEssex County
Single-Family Detached Homes10,357 (10.7%)97,053 (34.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes8,447 (8.7%)16,453 (5.8%)
2 Apartments18,790 (19.4%)42,706 (15.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments26,382 (27.2%)44,754 (15.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,712 (8.0%)15,936 (5.6%)
10 or More Apartments25,064 (25.9%)65,391 (23.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing136 (0.1%)209 (0.1%)
Newark Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 NewarkEssex County
2014 or Later281 (0.3%)1,976 (0.7%)
2010 to 20131,580 (1.6%)3,467 (1.2%)
2000 to 200912,239 (12.6%)18,756 (6.6%)
1980 to 199915,459 (16.0%)35,139 (12.4%)
1960 to 197919,386 (20.0%)58,467 (20.7%)
1940 to 195922,157 (22,157.0%)74,521 (74,521.0%)
1939 or Earlier25,786 (26.6%)90,176 (31.9%)
Newark Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 NewarkEssex County
1 Room4,929 (5.1%)11,706 (4.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms62,879 (64.9%)161,540 (57.2%)
4 or 5 Rooms49,064 (50.6%)101,757 (36.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms16,955 (17.5%)64,598 (22.9%)
8 or More Rooms5,257 (5.4%)52,687 (18.7%)
Newark Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 NewarkEssex County
No Bedroom5,336 (5.5%)12,739 (4.5%)
1 Bedroom21,491 (22.2%)57,013 (20.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms62,879 (64.9%)161,540 (57.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,182 (7.4%)51,210 (18.1%)
Newark Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 NewarkEssex County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities96,374 (99.5%)281,552 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities95,645 (98.7%)279,924 (99.1%)