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Property Maintenance


The Division of Property Maintenance Enforcement is administered by the City of Newark, Department of Public Safety. Joe Paul serves as the Code Official and George Carter serves as a Deputy Code Adminstrator. The Code Official is responsible for overseeing the operations and enforcement of the Property Maintenance Division.

The Property Maintenance Code 07-03 of the Newark City Ordinances was adopted January 17, 2007. The Ordinance was amended on June 17, 2008 for the purposes of clarity and administration of the Code. It is based on the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) created by the International Code Council. The IPMC is used by approximately 14,000 jurisdictions nationwide. The City of Newark has modified the IPMC to address the specific needs of the Newark community. 

To discuss concerns in person, remit payment or deliver an application for license or permit, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If you would like to file a complaint please click here.

The complaint process may be viewed with this link
The inspection process may be viewed with this link

We look forward to hearing from you.

You may call us at (740) 670-7585.

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Location & Contact Info

City of Newark
Division of Property Maintenance
40 W Main Street, 4th Floor
Newark, Ohio 43055 


Ordinances & Forms 

Property Maintenance Code Ordinance 08-17
Property Maintenance Code Ordinance 13-10
Property Maintenance Code Ordinance 13-23
Gaming Ordinance
Rooming House Registration Form
Complaint Form
emporary Storage Permit Application
Electronic Gaming Parlor Registration Form
Abatement of Fee/Fine Policy