Laura Swistak - City Clerk
(401) 845-5341 or (401) 845-5342
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
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.
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"
The City Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining and filing marriage, birth, and death certificates. Make your request online or in person.
The City of Newport is committed to providing public records in an expeditious and courteous manner consistent with the Access to Public Records Act.
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 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
City Council meetings are streamed online as they happen, or you can catch up any time through our video archives
Browse the City's municipal ordinances through our searchable database
Learn about the do's and don'ts of short-term rentals in the City
Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget
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43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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