Pursuant to Rhode Island General Law 38-2-3(d), the City of Newport hereby adopts the following procedure for requesting/obtaining public records:
A request to inspect and/ or copy public records of the City of Newport may be presented orally or in writing to the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Newport, 43 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 during normal business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday), by calling 401-845-5351, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Rhode Island General Law 38-2-4, the City may charge a fee of fifteen cents ($.15) per page for copies and/or fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, after the first hour, for search and/ouetrieval of documents. Please be advised that for purposes of search and retrieval costs, multiple requests made by you within thirty (30) days to the City of Newport shall be considered one request.
The City of Newport is not obligated to produce for inspection or copying records that are not in the possession of the City of Newport. Moreover, the City of Newport is not requited to reorganize, consolidate, or compile data that is not maintained by the City of Newport in the form requested.
The City of Newport is committed to providing public records in an expeditious and courteous manner consistent with the Access to Public Records Act.
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