Building Departments in Newton, North Carolina

There are 3 Building Departments in Newton, North Carolina, serving a population of 12,991 people in an area of 14 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 4,330 people, and 1 Building Department per 4 square miles.

In North Carolina, Newton is ranked 49th of 959 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 51st of 959 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Newton Building Departments

Find Newton, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Catawba County Building Department 100 Government Services Drive Newton, NC

Catawba County Zoning 100 Southwest Boulevard Newton, NC

Newton Planning Department 401 North Main Avenue Newton, NC

About the Newton Building Department

Building Departments in Newton, NC 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 Newton 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:
  • Newton, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Newton building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Newton, NC zoning laws and requirements

Newton Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Newton Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, 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, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Newton Residential Housing Units
 NewtonCatawba County
Total Housing Units5,33068,445
Occupied Housing Units4,759 (89.3%)60,238 (88.0%)
Newton Occupied Residential Buildings
 NewtonCatawba County
Single-Family Detached Homes3,201 (67.3%)41,110 (68.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes89 (1.9%)1,603 (2.7%)
2 Apartments327 (6.9%)1,914 (3.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments262 (5.5%)1,636 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments459 (9.6%)3,070 (5.1%)
10 or More Apartments256 (5.4%)2,701 (4.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing165 (3.5%)8,204 (13.6%)
Newton Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 NewtonCatawba County
2014 or Later47 (1.0%)252 (0.4%)
2010 to 201359 (1.2%)944 (1.6%)
2000 to 2009549 (11.5%)9,706 (16.1%)
1980 to 19991,097 (23.1%)22,466 (37.3%)
1960 to 19791,404 (29.5%)15,976 (26.5%)
1940 to 19591,055 (22.2%)7,950 (13.2%)
1939 or Earlier548 (11.5%)2,944 (4.9%)
Newton Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 NewtonCatawba County
1 Room56 (1.2%)375 (0.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms235 (4.9%)3,528 (5.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,698 (56.7%)26,952 (44.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,178 (24.8%)18,770 (31.2%)
8 or More Rooms592 (12.4%)10,613 (17.6%)
Newton Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 NewtonCatawba County
No Bedroom56 (1.2%)407 (0.7%)
1 Bedroom67 (1.4%)2,597 (4.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,107 (86.3%)47,205 (78.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms529 (11.1%)10,029 (16.6%)
Newton Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 NewtonCatawba County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities4,751 (99.8%)59,868 (99.4%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities4,744 (99.7%)59,754 (99.2%)