Who we are
The Community Development Department oversees land use, development, and code enforcement activities within the City of Newcastle. The functions of the department are split into two divisions:

Building Division, which handles construction permitting. Building staff also assist in the intake of applications, as well as perform required site inspections through the duration of construction projects.

Planning Division, which oversees land use and development applications (such as subdivisions, variances, and conditional use permits) and state environmental regulation compliance. Additionally, the Planning Division assists in the long-range planning efforts of the City, and provides staff support to the City Council and Planning Commission.

Working in tandem, both divisions of the department ensure development and construction projects meet State and City standards, and strive to provide the best service to residents and business owners in the City of Newcastle.

Virtual appointments

Free, 20 minute virtual appointments with building and planning staff are available and can be scheduled HERE

 

Building Code Update

Building Codes are updated periodically. Click here to learn more about the City's building code update: Building Code Updates 2024

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City is working on its comprehensive plan update. Click Here for more information: Comprehensive Plan Update

Who to Contact

PERMIT CENTER 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 425.386.4103
Building Code Questions
Building, Demolition, Mechanical, Solar, and Plumbing Permits
Right-of-Way Permits
Inspection Questions
General Community Development Questions

TREE REMOVALS
Public Property: use our reporting system, at newcastlewa.gov/report
Private Property: email [email protected]

PROPERTY INQUIRIES & LAND DEVELOPMENT
Email: [email protected] or set up a virtual appointment
Municipal Code Questions
Land Development / Subdividing Property
Current Development Projects
Property Inquiries
Property Development Permits
Wireless Permits
Tree removals on private property

WATER & SEWER UTILITY QUESTIONS
Call Coal Creek Utility District (CCUD) at 425.235.9200

ELECTRICAL PERMITS
Electrical permits and inspections are handled by the State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Call 425.990.1400

CODE COMPLIANCE
Use our reporting system, See Click Fix, at http://newcastlewa.gov/report. Reports may be made anonymously. 

GIS DATA
Available on our data portal, or email [email protected]

Do I need a Permit?

Please see our Permits page

Code Enforcement

Click here to report an issue regarding building or planning code enforcement. Note: We prioritize and investigate cases based on their potential to harm public health and safety or the environment.

Municipal Code, Public Works Standards, Plan Documents

Click here to view the Newcastle Zoning Ordinance.

Click here to view the Newcastle Public Works Standards

Click here for our document library which includes the Comprehensive Plan, Downtown Strategic Plans, and Transportation Master Plan.




Surface Water Management and WA State Permitting

Click here for Newcastle Surface Water Management and WA State Permitting.

Contact Information 

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Erin Fitzgibbons, AICP
Interim Community Development Director 

For permit questions, email
[email protected] 

For general planning questions, email [email protected].

12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200 
Newcastle, WA 98056   

T  425.649.4444
F  425.649.4363

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