Inspection / Building Code

Derrick Ratliffe
Phone: 870-523-6568, x 124
Mobile Phone: 870-217-1970

The Inspection/Building Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for the following:

  • Issuing building permits for construction within the city limits of Newport
  • Working with Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment to ensure a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the City
  • Providing zoning code information
  • Assisting in the enforcement of laws necessary to preserve sanitary and healthy conditions
  • Working with department heads to guarantee safety regulations are adhered to by all city employees in the workplace