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
Welcome packets can be emailed or can be 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 hereAt 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, information about Newark's Renewable Energy Program, and the Unicity Bus schedule.