Fire Marshal Services

The Newton Fire Department provides Fire Marshal services for the City of Newton. They direct and oversees all code enforcement and fire prevention programs; direct and completes all fire investigations to include fire cause and arson prosecution efforts, and are responsible for conducting public education programs.

Code Enforcement & Inspections

Commercial Property Inspections are completed during construction and on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with national codes and standards.

Commercial Business/Property Inspections Program

The Newton Fire Department oversees the Commercial Business/Property Inspection Program using contracted inspections with Iowa Inspections, LLC. The program was updated and finalized and went into effect on January 1, 2021.

Healthcare Facilities, Schools, Daycares Inspections

In 2019, the inspection of healthcare facilities, schools and daycares was transferred to the Iowa State Fire Marshal Fire Prevention Bureau. Newton is located in the Central Territory which also includes Boone, Hamilton, Jasper, Polk and Story.  

Knox Box Program

The City of Newton requires the installation of a Knox Box Key Control System on new construction and major remodeling or change in occupant projects. The Knox Box Program is explained in this Knox Box Guide


Fire Investigation

The Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for the investigation of fires to determine the cause and origin.