Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits / Inspections Division provides citizens, businesses, and residents of unincorporated Newton County, City of Mansfield, City of Oxford, and Town of Newborn with information on permits needed for building, as well as costs and procedures for obtaining a permit. Inspections are conducted on residential and commercial building structures, plumbing, electrical and HVAC.


Following is a list of required residential inspections in the order they are performed.  Every project is unique and may not require all inspections.  Please remember to request your inspection at each check point.

Erosion Control

Wall (If Applicable) 



House Wrap

Rough In


Final  (Newton County does require a blower door test)


 You may schedule an inspection using one of the following:

Schedule online through our Magnet inspection portal at .  If you do not see the inspection you wish to schedule or you experience issues with the system, please contact the office at (678) 625-1650 or email us at 

Schedule by email at 

Schedule by phone at (678) 625-1650.

Inspections should be submitted to our office by 3:00 p.m. in order to be considered for next day inspection.  Please be sure to have the permit number on hand when requesting inspections.

Contact Us

We recommend that you involve us in the initial planning of your project to avoid unnecessary and costly surprises along the way. You may reach us by calling one of our building Inspectors.

It is our hope this site will prove to be helpful when considering a building project in Newton County. We wish you the best of luck with your project!