Online Payments Offline Temporarily

Effective July 1st, the City of Newport will be introducing a new software program that will help streamline operations for City staff. Please note that while customers will still be able to conduct normal business inside City Hall, residents are advised that certain functions, including online payments, are expected to be impacted through July 18th.

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Housing for Newport Workshop

Housing for Newport Workshop

📣📣📣 It's no secret that housing accessibility is one of the most vexing challenges that communities across the nation are facing at the moment. Newport is no different.

We recently hosted a special joint workshop with the City's Planning Board and City Council to review the preliminary findings of an ongoing Housing Study focused on addressing Newport's housing stock. 

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Elm Street Pier Reopening This Summer

Elm Street Pier Reopening This Summer

After a portion of the Elm Street Pier was heavily damaged during the onslaught of winter storms that we had back in December and January, we're happy to report that we've issued an RFP that will allow us to re-open the popular Point Pier in time for the summer season!

If all goes well, we should be able to have the pier back open by July 1st for passive recreational use; and should voters pass this November’s upcoming infrastructure bond, we’ll also be able to look forward to christening a brand new structure with touch-and-go facilities next summer.

As outlined in the RFP, our immediate plan is to deconstruct the unstable outer portion of the pier and add an extended floating dock and a series of swim ladders that will allow for easier and safer recreational access in and out of the water. Unfortunately, because of the temporary nature of the configuration, we’ll be asking touch-and-go boaters to utilize any of Newport Harbor’s other touch and go docks until the pier can be rebuilt in full over the winter.

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In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

The City's Capital Improvement Planning process is designed to be dynamic and responsive to changes in service demands, infrastructure condition, and emerging goals and priorities. 

City Councilors recently met to discuss this important planning document, and if you you're interested in learning more, please be sure to click below for a brief overview of the City's proposed Capital Improvement Plan

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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Energy & Environment Commission

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community.

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Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

Energy & Environment Commission Summer Forum

 Climate Change & Aquidneck Island

What environmental changes have Newport and surrounding municipalities seen in the recent past, and what can we expect as climate change continues to impact the area? Explore impending threats and strategies for resilience with a panel of experts, including:

  • Dawn Euer. Rhode Island State Senator
  • Professor Stephen Porder, Associate Provost for Sustainability, Brown University 
  • Topher Hamblett, Executive Director, Save the Bay  

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

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 Latest News

Longtime Finance Director, Interim City Manager to Retire

Laura L. Sitrin, CPA to Leave City Service after 22 Years
NEWPORT, R.I. (July 9, 2024) – After more than two decades of service, Laura L. Sitrin, Newport’s  longtime Finance Director and Interim City Manager, has announced her retirement.

Sitrin informed the City Council of her intentions on Tuesday, July 9th, writing “I am deeply honored to have had the opportunity to serve the City of Newport for the last 22 years, and to work with such a dedicated and remarkable group of employees.”

Newport Water Division Crews Going Door-to-Door to Identify Lead Service Lines

Door Knocking Campaign to Cover Newport, Middletown

NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 18, 2024) – Aquidneck Island residents are advised that Newport Water Division crews will be going door-to-door to help identify lead service lines across Aquidneck Island.

The door knocking campaign, which is beginning this week, is part of the City’s Get the Lead Out program that aims to identify privately owned lead pipes that service homes and businesses.  


Registered Voters Encouraged to Serve this Election Season

NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2024) – With election season getting underway, the City of Newport is looking for individuals interested in serving as Poll Workers for the upcoming primary and general elections.

Newport residents 16 years of age or older who are registered, or pre-registered to vote for those under 18, are encouraged to reach out to the City’s Canvassing Office at (401) 845-5386. Poll workers are able to make $275 per day, with various positions available and paid training offered as part of the recruitment process.

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The City of Newport uses a high-speed mass notification system that allows City emergency officials to send notifications by phone, email, and text to keep citizens informed of emergencies or to send general notifications to registered subscribers to communicate non-life safety matters.

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