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Engineering & Zoning

Division Contact Information:

Address: City Hall Building, 40 West Main Street, 2nd floor, Newark OH, 43055
Main Engineering Phone: (740) 670-7727
Zoning Phone: (740) 670-7729
Fax: (740) 349-5911
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays

The Division of Engineering is located on the second floor of City Hall and is responsible for housing the vast majority of maps and infrastructure construction plans within the City. We maintain current city maps of all types, including zoning maps, flood zone maps, and ward & precinct maps. We also are involved with all aspects of the City's infrastructure, from plan reviews by residential and commercial developers, plan design for our own projects, construction inspection, and project adminstration and record keeping. We work with nearly every City division to provide technical assistance on their projects or mapping needs.

The City Engineer's office is the contact for all items related to the City of Newark Zoning Code and Flood Ordinance. In addition to zoning permits, the Division of Engineering also issues demolition, use of public right-of-way, and curb cuts or driveway permits. 

For assistance, please call (740) 670-7727.


PLANNING DOCUMENTS (for documents that aren't related to a specific project)


2021-B Street Resurfacing Map and List 

Linked below is the 2021-B Street Resurfacing Map and List; this list is the result of an additional $1.5 Million in additional funding that was made available in the second half of 2021. This project will begin paving in April of 2022 and will be supplemented with a second 2022 paving list to be released in the near future. 

2021-B Street Resurfacing Map

2021-B Street Resurfacing List


2022 Street Resurfacing Map and List 

Below is the 2022 Street Resurfacing Map and List. This project entails 8.3 miles of paving with an overall budget of $1.7 Million. The project will be completed no later than the spring of 2023. Bids for the project will be accepted starting Monday, June 27 on the city's bid express page ( ). 

2022 Street Resurfacing Map

2022 Street Resurfacing List


Right of Way / Curb Cuts / Standard Drawings

Right-of-Way Application (Permit)
Curb Cut / Driveway Application (Permit)
ewark Standard Drawings (updated 07/18/18)

Zoning Information & Resources

Please note: The Licking County Building Code Department is the agency responsible for the enforcement of residential and commercial building codes within the City of Newark. Please call 740-349-6671, or visit for details. 

Online Map: 
Use this online map to scroll around the city and find zoning and flood data.

Below are documents related to the Zoning Code. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Related Ordinances

City Zoning Code - Ordinance 08-33 (Updated 5/4/09)
City Subdivision Ordinance (Development Regulations) - Ordinance 93-62
City Flood Insurance Ordinance - Ordinance 07-8

USPS Cluster Box Units (CBUs) Developer's Guide and Addendum
USPS Contact Information for Developers and Builders:
Michael B. Alter, Manager, Address Management Systems
1591 Dalton Ave., Rm 351B
Cincinnati, OH 45234-9321

Zoning Code & Plan Approval

The Division of Zoning now has an online submital process for Zoning, Sign, and Accessory Structure Permits: please click on the appropriate link below.

ZONING PERMIT  (Commercial / Residential New Builds or Additions)
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE PERMIT   (Pools, Sheds, Detached Garages, Fences, Decks, Porch)

Site Improvement Review Process: PDF version

Submittal Requirements Checklist: PDF version

Site Improvements, Fence & Sign Application: Word Version  PDF version
   -application for building additions, alterations, new construction, change of
     occupancy/use, signs (up to 2), and fencing
Supplemental Sign Application: Word version  PDF version
   -supplemental application for signs (if more than 2)
   -please complete both site improvement and supplement sign forms
Temporary Sign Application: PDF version
Demolition Application: Word version  PDF version
  -application needed prior to demolition of buildings


Planning Commission

Planning District Change Overview

Zoning District Change Application: Word version  PDF version
   -application for zoning district changes & annexation/new zoning district establishment
   -reviewed by Planning Commission
Lot Split/Lot Combination Application: Word version  PDF version
   -application for lot splits and lot combinations
   -reviewed by Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

Temporary Board of Zoning District Revision Application: Word version  PDF version
   -application for revising zoning districts established by new code (5/5/09-12/5/10)
Board of Zoning Appeals Application: Word version  PDF version
   -application for variances and conditional uses
   -BZA Application Instructions

Additional Links

Planning Commission
Temporary Board of Zoning District Revision
Board of Zoning Appeals
City of Newark Ohio Construction Updates Facebook Page
Online Map: