Holiday Schedule

City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED.

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Contact Information

Laura Swistak - City Clerk

General Inquiries
(401) 845-5341 or (401) 845-5342
Property Records
(401) 845-5334

We're located on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 
43 Broadway, Newport

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - M-F

View City Clerk's Office Directory »

Contact Information

Laura Swistak - City Clerk

General Inquiries
(401) 845-5341 or (401) 845-5342
Property Records
(401) 845-5334

We're located on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 
43 Broadway, Newport

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - M-F

View City Clerk's Office Directory »

City Clerk

Our office serves a number of important roles within the community, including acting as the recorder of deeds, the registrar of births, marriages, civil unions and deaths, the clerk of the probate court, and the clerk of the City Council. Along with these pivotal roles,we keep a record of all council meetings and processes all business registrations and licenses in accordance with established City ordinances or state law.  

Property Records

The Property Records office is responsible for recording all deeds, mortgages, leases, affidavits, condominium declarations, certified copies of documents and other similar instruments.  
 

Marriage Licenses
Effective June 8, 2020 Marriage Licenses will be granted by appointment only. Please call (401) 845-5349

If you're planning on getting married in Newport, be sure to visit us to apply for a marriage license before you say "I do"
 

Vital Records

The City Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining and filing marriage, birth, and death certificates. Make your request online or in person. 
 

Public Information Request

The City of Newport is committed to providing public records in an expeditious and courteous manner consistent with the Access to Public Records Act.
 

Special Event Application

If you're hosting an event, you might need a Special Event License.Click below to find out what you need to apply, or search other relevant licenses. 
 

Probate Court

Probate Court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills;  appointment of custodians; the adoption of persons 18 years of age or older; change of name, and other matters 
 

Helpful Links

Watch City Council Meetings Online

City Council meetings are streamed online as they happen, or you can catch up any time through our video archives

Municipal Ordinances

Browse the City's municipal ordinances through our searchable database 

Search City Council Agendas & Minutes 

Missed a meeting? Interested in an upcoming agenda? Search current and past City Council meeting minutes and agendas online

Short Term Rental Information

Learn about the do's and don'ts of short-term rentals in the City

Access Public Records

We're committed to open government. Request public records. 

Probate Court

Access forms, understand fees, and learn more about Probate Court

From the Vault

Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

The City's annual budget season is underway and we want to hear your feedback.

Follow the link below to view, download, and review the City Manager's proposed FY2020-21 spending plan, and be sure to share your input during one of our upcoming Budget Hearings

 

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What You Need to Know about Parking in Newport

What You Need to Know about Parking in Newport

NEWPORT -- On-street metered parking is back in effect for the summer season.

The City's parking season runs from May 1st through October 31st, with metered parking enforced seven days per week. Follow the link below to learn more about the City's parking rules. 
 

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