Are contractors required to be licensed?

There are certain aspects of building construction that are required to be performed by a licensed contractor. All persons performing work within the City of Newport shall first obtain a city occupational license. All electrical, HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing work must be performed by State Licensed Contractors.

There are some exceptions to these requirements for Homeowner Occupied properties; please contact Code Enforcement for further details. 859-292-3637

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What plans do I need to submit for your review?
3. How many sets of plans do I need to submit?
4. Are there any forms I need to submit with my plans?
5. Is there a fee I need to pay, and if so, who do I make the check payable to?
6. Are contractors required to be licensed?
7. Is an architect or engineer required to prepare my construction drawings?
8. Who do I send my plans to?
9. Can I do anything to speed up my plan review?
10. Do I have to submit plans to the Fire Marshal's Office?