Departments

Building & Permits

The Building & Permits is responsible for overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City’s commercial and residential buildings. Also, we are responsible for permit issuance to ensure proposed construction work is always done safely, timely, and professionally. We review, approve and issue plans to ensure code compliance. A City of Newton permit is an official document that authorizes the alteration, demolition, construction, enlargement, movement, repair, removal, or replacement of any building or structure, or of any accessory attached to a building or structure. The city requires permits to ensure safe building, coordinated development, effective land use, and high-quality site planning. We inspect and enforce building safety and code compliance to ensure a safer community. We address permits and complaints regarding building, plumbing, and electrical work as well as housing safety.

City Hall
203 E Church St
PO Box 300
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-6181
Fax: 601-683-6448


City Clerk

The City Clerk is appointed by the Board of Aldermen to perform the following duties:

  • Keep the official minutes and seal. Sec. 21-15-17 : (SEC. 21-3-3)
  • Keep the municipal docket (agenda). Sec. 21-15-19
  • Keep ordinance record book Sec. 21-13-13
  • Municipal Auditor: Keeps the accounting records. Sec. 21-15-21
  • Receipt all money. Sec. 21-15-21
  • Keeps budget records. Sec. 21-35-11
  • Make monthly budget report to board. Sec. 21-35-13
  • Keep money (when no depository). Sec. 21-39-19
  • Keep accounting records and record of claims. Sec. 21-39-5
  • Keeps claims docket. Sec. 21-39-7
  • Keep credit card records Sec. 21-39-27
  • Prepares and attest to warrants (checks). Sec. 21-39-13
  • Administer oaths. Sec. 11-1-1
  • Serve as Municipal Court Clerk (if on not appointed). Sec. 21-23-11
  • Serve as election registrar (including county). Sec. 23-15-35/223
  • Give notice of special elections. Sec. 23-15-857/859
  • (As Tax Collector) Collect taxes. Sec. 21-33-53
  • (As Tax Collector) Refund taxes. Sec. 27-73-7
  • All other statutory duties (not listed).

Charlene Evans, City Clerk
City Hall
203 E Church St
PO Box 300
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-6181
Fax: 601-683-6448


Community Development

The Community Development is the planning agency for the City of Netwon. The department is responsible for the community’s short and long term planning interests, while maintaining the City’s high standards of development in residential and commercial areas. The Department of Community Development provides guidance to owners, developers, and design related professionals as to the development of land in the City of Newton. We strive for responsible, responsive and creative solutions to meet the current needs of our citizens and the City, while planning for future generations.

City Hall
203 E Church St
PO Box 300
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-6181
Fax: 601-683-6448


Fire Department

The Newton Fire Department's (PFD) mission is to help people. We are dedicated to preserving life and property through prevention and professional, compassionate response. We provide excellent fire protection and emergency medical services to our residents and visitors. We also offer services such as Fire Inspections, Fire Code Enforcement and Fire Safety Education programs designed to meet the needs of our community.

J.C. Collins, Fire Chief
126 Scanlan St
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-6707
 

Dial 911 for Emergencies!


Police Department

To protect and serve, the Police Department is dedicated to the duty of safeguarding all City of Newton citizens from crime, and helping citizens when emergencies arise.

We strive to work cooperatively with all citizens to protect life and property, preserve peace, enforce laws and maintain civil rights through proper and responsive community based service. We are proud to work in partnership with the community to keep Newton a safe and livable city.

Harvey Curry, Chief
Sheila Jackson, Court Clerk

103 Banks St
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-2041

Dial 911 for Emergencies!


Street Department

The City of Newton Street Department's mission is to provide public services related to the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the city-maintained streets, within the incorporated city limits.

Services Include:

  • Painting
  • Road reconstruction (road base)
  • Road rehabilitation (sealing, overlay)
  • Stormwater
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic control signage

City Hall
203 E Church St
PO Box 300
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-6181
Fax: 601-683-6448


Utilities

Newton Utilities offers residents municipally owned utilities, including water, sewer, and sanitation. We provide drinking water to residential and commercial customers, as well as sewer and solid waste management. In addition, we are responsible for regulatory compliance and conservation.

Garbage pick-up is once a week. Pick-up fee is $14.95 per month and is included in your utility bill.

Contact Information:

City of Newton Water/Sewer/Garbage
203 E. Church Street
Newton MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-2870