Deed Transfer Affidavit
Deed Transfer Affidavit Process
If you are purchasing property in the City of Newark and require a Deed Transfer Affidavit, please fill out our Deed Transfer Affidavit Request form found here. On this form, you will be asked to provide the following:
- Address or parcel ID of the property being purchased
- Names of all persons who will be listed on the deed
- A phone number or email where you may be contacted
Upon receipt of your request, Planning and Development Department staff will respond by email with instructions for completion of the process. If you are unable to complete the affidavit online, it can be completed over the phone. Completing the affidavit in person is also an option, however appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure that there is staff available to assist you. Once arriving at the city, you will be required to check in with a bailiff in the front atrium.
Our New Resident Packet can be found online here. This packet can also be emailed or mailed upon request.
About Deed Transfer Affidavit
When purchasing a property in the City of Newark, a Deed Transfer Affidavit, sometimes called a Zoning Certificate is required. Its purpose is to inform new homeowners of the property’s zoning and whether or not it is within the 100 Year Floodplain. To submit a request for this form, see the link on the left or below. You will need to provide the address of the property, the name or names that will be on the property deed, and an email address where you can be reached.
Deed Transfer Affidavit Request Form: click here
At settlement, the affidavit must be signed by at least one person whose name will appear on the property deed. If a purchaser is unable to contact the Planning and Development Department to complete the affidavit, a power-of-attorney is required for the affidavit to be completed by a third party.
There is no fee for the affidavit. The Planning and Development Department office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00p.m.
Upon completion of the Deed Transfer Affidavit, purchasers are provided with a Buyer’s Packet which contains useful information for those new to the City of Newark, such as refuse and recycling collection schedules and information about Newark's Renewable Energy Program. The digital copy of this packet can be found here.