City of Newcastle Oklahoma

Building Inspections

The City of Newcastle Building Inspection Department is responsible for the review, permitting, and inspection of all construction projects within the city. This department enforces regulations pertaining to property maintenance and nuisance abatement, zoning compliance, historic preservation, land disturbance permits, sediment and erosion control and floodplain management. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our Building Inspector at (405)387-4427.

Click Here for Our Codified Ordinances

Inspection Requests - 24 Hour Notice

  • We require a minimum of 24-hours notice for all inspections.
  • You must contact our office ( 405-387-4427 x216 ) when you are ready to schedule an inspection and leave a message.
    • Please supply the owners name, permit number, type of inspection needed, and the address of the building site.
    • Inspections are done Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
    • If the work is not ready for inspection upon arrival of the inspector, a re-inspection fee may apply.

Inspection List

  1. Footing inspection- rebar and forms in place prior to concrete installation
  2. Stem wall inspection- (if stem walls are installed in a separate step from slab) Rebar and forms in place prior to concrete installation
  3. Ground plumbing inspection- before concrete slab is installed (supply under pressure and 5’ stack on sewer)
  4. Sheathing inspection- after sheathing is installed before moisture barrier or cornice is installed
  5. Rough electrical- before framing inspection and insulation is installed
  6. Rough Plumbing- (top out and gas) before framing inspection and insulation is installed
  7. Rough mechanical- before framing inspection and insulation is installed
  8. Framing inspection- before insulation and drywall is installed
  9. Final inspections for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical- all four inspections are to be done at the same time.

Call in inspection requests at 405-387-4427.

RESIDENTIAL FEE SCHEDULE
(ADOPTED July 11, 2016, EFFECTIVE July 25, 2016)

 
1. License & Fees, Permits
 
Plumbing License
1. Contractor - $200, Renewal - $25
2. Journeyman - register at no charge, Renewal - register at no charge
 
Electrical License
1. Contractor - $200, Renewal - $25
2. Journeyman - register at no charge, Renewal - register at no charge
 
Mechanical
1. Contractor - $200, Renewal - $25
2. Journeyman - register at no charge
 
Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Act - $4 or the amount mandated by state law
Linkage Fee - $200 (For New Residential and Commercial Structures)
Residential Building Permits - $25 plus $0.07 sq. ft.
Residential Addition/Alteration - $0.07 sq. ft. / 15.00 minimum
 
Re-Inspection Fee - $30
 
Plan Review Fee - $0
 
2. Building Code and Regulations
 
Residential Storage Building - $20 minimum or $0.07 per sq. ft.
Storm Shelter - $30
 
3. Plumbing Code and Regulations
 
Plumbing Permit for New Construction - $55
Plumbing Permit for Minor Alternations/Additions - $30
Private Swimming Pool - $0.07 sq. ft. / $25 minimum
Water Heater - $25
Yard Sprinkling System - $25
Gas Service - $30
 
4. Electrical Code
 
Permit for 200 amp service or less - $75
(Each additional 100 amps or fraction thereof) - $30
Temporary Pole - $30
Electrical Service and Cutover Inspections - $35
Minor Wiring - $30
Re-Inspection Fee - $30
Service Re-Inspection Fee - $10
 
Commercial Permits
200 Amp Service or Less - $250
Minor Wiring - $100
 
5. Mechanical Code
 
Residential - $55 per unit
Duct Extension - $15
Gas Meter Reset - $15
Re-inspection Fee - $30
 
 
COMMERCIAL FEE SCHEDULE
(ADOPTED July 11, 2016, EFFECTIVE July 25, 2016)

See Included Table of Fees (PDF click here)
 
1. License & Fees, Permits
 
Plan Review Fee - Cost varies by use classification
 
2. Building Code and Regulations
 
Sign Contractor's License; annually - $50 / $50 renewal
Sign Contractor's Bond - $5,000
Storm Shelter - $30
 
3. Plumbing Code and Regulations
 
Plumbing Permit
New Construction - $250 minimum
Minor Alternations/Additions - $100
 
4. Electrical Code
 
200 Amp Service or Less - $250 minimum
Minor Wiring - $100
 
5. Mechanical Code
 
Permit for Mechanical Work - $250 minimum
 

 
Mechanical Registration Certificates
Possible state-issued licenses which are automatically permitted by the City upon payment of listed fee:
 
Unlimited Mechanical Air Conditioning Contractor
Limited Mechanical Air Conditioning Contractor
Unlimited Heating Contractor
Limited Heating Contractor
Refrigeration Contractor
Sheet Metal Contractor
Natural Gas Piping Contractor
Unlimited Mechanical Air Conditioning Journeyman
Limited Mechanical Air Conditioning Journeyman
Unlimited Heating Journeyman
Limited Heating Journeyman
Refrigeration Journeyman
Sheet Metal Journeyman
Natural Gas Piping Journeyman