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.

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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. Foundation 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.

Inspection requests 405-387-4427

Building Permit Fee Schedule
(Updated and adopted by Council, September 10, 2018)
Building Permit Fees
residentialcommercial
Building permit$0.14 sq/ft ($30.00 min)Building permit$0.17 sq/ft ($55.00 min)
Remodel$0.14 sq/ft ($30.00 min)Remodel$0.17 sq/ft ($55.00 min)
Accessory bldg$0.07 sq/ft ($25.00 min)Accessory bldg$0.07 sq/ft ($25.00 min)
Carport$35.00Carport$35.00
Driveway$35.00Driveway$35.00
Fences/retaining walls$35.00Fences/retaining walls$35.00
Lack of toilet, trash, erosion control on job site$40.00Lack of toilet, trash, erosion control on job site$40.00
Roofing$35.00Roofing$35.00
Safe room/storm shelter$35.00Safe room/storm shelter$35.00
Swimming pool$50.00Swimming pool$50.00
Address not posted$25.00Address not posted$25.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permitConstruction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permit
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hoursAfter hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hours
Electrical Permit Fees
residentialcommercial
Electrical permit$0.07 sq/ftElectrical permit$0.14 sq/ft
Swimming pool (existing service)$50.00Minor wiring$100.00
Temp pole$40.00Swimming pool (existing service)$50.00
Cutover inspections$35.00Temp pole$40.00
Minor wiring$35.00Cutover inspections $35.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permitConstruction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permit
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hoursAfter hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hours
Mechanical Permit Fees
residentialcommercial
Mechanical permit$.07 sq/ftMechanical permit$0.14 sq/ft
Mechanical changeout$60.00Mechanical changeout$100.00
Ductwork extension$35.00Refrigeration unit$100.00
Gas service$35.00 Exhaust hood$50.00
Gas pressure testing$35.00 Ductwork extension$35.00
Water heater changeout$35.00Gas service$35.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permitGas pressure testing$35.00
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hoursWater heater changeout$35.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permit
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hours
Plumbing Permit Fees
residentialcommercial
Plumbing permit$0.07 sq/ftPlumbing permit$0.14 sq/ft
Swimming pool$0.07 sq/ft $25.00 minMinor Alterations and Additions$100.00
Septic tank (new)$100.00Septic tank (new)$100.00
Septic tank (repair)$50.00Septic tank (repair)$50.00
Minor alterations and additions$35.00Minor alterations and additions$35.00
Water heater changeout$35.00Water Heater Changeout$35.00
Yard sprinkler system$35.00Yard sprinkler system$35.00
Gas service$35.00Gas service$35.00
Gas line extension$35.00 Gas line extension$35.00
Gas pressure test only$35.00 Gas pressure test only$35.00
Water line extension$35.00 Water line Extension$35.00
Sewer line extension$35.00 Sewer line Extension$35.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permitPressure test only$35.00
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hoursFOG Interceptor Trap$30.00
Construction started without proper permitsTwo times cost of permit
After hours inspection$200 for the 1st 2 hours plus $75/hr after 2 hours
Contractor Licensing Fees (for plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
Initial Fee$200 (valid through December 31)Renewal within 30 days of expiration$25 (valid through December 31)
 

 
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