All businesses located within the town of Newport and outside contractors doing work within the town boundaries are required to obtain a business license (in addition to holding a state license).
Property owners who lease their Newport commercial or residential property are required to obtain a renter’s license.
You must obtain a permit if you are doing the following work: structural (roof, addition, demolition), plumbing, mechanical, and electrical. Inspections are required when a permit is issued.
Fees are based on job valuation and are assessed as follows:
$11.00 for the first $1,000 of job valuation
$6.00 for each additional $1,000 of job valuation
Minimum permit fee is $50.00
Call 302-994-6403 if you have any questions.