Holiday Schedule

All City of Newport offices will be closed and the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18th. RESIDENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING AND BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS WILL BE DELAYED BY ONE DAY AS A RESULT. Please plan your visits accordingly.

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Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at King House

Free Testing Available Thursdays & Fridays

Area residents interested in receiving a rapid COVID-19 test now have a local option in Newport.

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center began serving as a RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site. 

Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.  

Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020) –  Due to the impending winter storm, the City of Newport has announced that a Parking Ban will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until 5 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Any motor vehicles parked on the following streets one-half hour after the parking ban begins may be subject to tow:

Newport Police Adding Patrols for Halloween Weekend

Stepped Up Patrols Aimed at Ensuring Safe, Healthy Halloween
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, October 30, 2020) – The Newport Police Department will be adding additional patrols this weekend in an effort to ensure that Newporters are able to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween weekend.

Like other communities, Newport’s public safety team has been responding to a higher than usual volume of calls over the last several weeks, including several occurrences of vandalism and gun-related incidents which are currently under investigation.

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  Calendar of Events

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view an agenda.  

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

City Council COVID Update

City Councilors will be meeting in a special remote session to receive an update from the City Manager on the COVID-19 situation.

To view, please visit or dial Toll Free:
1-888-788-0099 or 1-877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 958-7845-2956

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

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