This page is designed for browsing the Newton Geographic Information System (GIS).
Basic property information can be obtained and overlaid with geographic features.
The "Permitting Info" tab shows features that may affect the permitting process.
THE CITY OF NEWTON'S MAPS AND ASSOCIATED DATA ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AS TO THE CONTENT, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE DATABASE INFORMATION. THE CITY OF NEWTON SHALL ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR:
1. ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDLESS OF HOW CAUSED; OR
2.ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON ANY INFORMATION OR DATA FURNISHED HEREUNDER.
City departments will not necessarily approve applications based solely on GIS data. Applicants for city permits must inquire of the relevant city department for applicable requirements.
This map is for reference purposes only and CANNOT be relied upon as the final authority for zoning district determinations.
The official City of Newton Zoning Map is entitled "City of Newton, Massachusetts, Amendments to Zoning Plans, adopted July 21, 1951, as amended from time to time" (Newton Revised Zoning Ordinance, 2001, Section 30-4(b).) This set of plans is maintained and kept on file bythe City Engineer.
The Zoning Plans filed with the City Engineer and the interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance by the Commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department are the final legal authority for Zoning in the City of Newton.
City staff correct errors as they are identified. Newton's GIS Administrator maintains records regarding the source materials and methods used to create the digital data and will disclose this information upon request. Questions about this content may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITY OF NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Mayor - Setti D. Warren
Enter an address at the top and click 'Locate' to go there.
Use the view buttons at the top for different display options.
Click on a property to display the 'Property Information' window.
Use the tabs at the top of that window to find property, zoning, and historic information.
Tab all the way to the right to get building inspectors using the small buttons in the upper right corner of the information window.
Use the small arrow buttons in the upper left corner of the map to zoom in and out.
Drag to pan around the map.
Use the escape key or the x in the upper right corner to close this window
Data are from the Newton Geographic Information System (GIS).
Hydrologic features (ponds, wetlands, streams, etc.) are from the Massachusetts Geographic Information System (MassGIS) with some additional information from Newton's GIS.
FEMA Flood Zones are from the FEMA digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps effective June 4, 2010.
Parcel Boundaries were originally compiled on 1979 1:1000 scale orthophoto base maps and are updated continuously.
Building footprints and road edge-of-pavement originally from Boston Edison (now NSTAR) based on 1991 aerial photos; Newton staff have
updated buildings from subdivision plans and orthophotography.
Topography was compiled from photogrammetry at 1:1000 scale based on a 1994 flyover.
Specific information about any GIS data layer can be found in the "GIS Data Dictionary" on the main GIS page.