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Historic Preservation &  Inspections
(401) 845-5459

Planning & Zoning
(401) 845-5451

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

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Contact Information

Historic Preservation &  Inspections
(401) 845-5459

Planning & Zoning
(401) 845-5451

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

View Planning, Zoning & Inspections Directory »

Zoning & Inspections

Zoning

The City's Zoning office is dedicated to ensuring the fair and equitable application of the City's codified zoning ordinances.
 

Inspections

Our Inspections Division administers and enforces various building, housing, health, sanitation, and safety regulations mandated by City and State governments.
 

Historic Preservation

Our goal is to preserve and protect the City's historic inventory of homes and buildings while encouraging the continued and future use of our historic landmarks. 
 

The mission of the Department of Zoning and Inspections is to ensure compliance with construction, zoning and nuisance codes and to protect public health, safety and welfare within the community. The Department serves as a one-stop shop for land development review and regulations for building, housing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, zoning (certificates, variances, special uses and historic) within the City of Newport. 

Helpful Links

Historic District Commission

Find upcoming meetings, search agendas, and learn more about the City's Historic District Commission

Building a Flood Safe Newport

Learn more about how we're making Newport Flood Safe - and saving homeowners on their insurance bills!

Zoning Board of Review

Find upcoming meetings, search agendas, and learn more about the City's Zoning Board of Review

Codified Ordinances

Browse Newport's Codified Ordinances online in our searchable database

Forms & Applications

Start here for everything from Historic District applications to Planning Board requests

Newport GIS 

Curious to learn more about Newport's zoning, land use, and property records? Explore the City via GIS 

Currently in Newport

City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

The City of Newport recently became one of the first communities in the country to adopt standards designed to help protect some of its most historic neighborhoods from the threat posed by rising sea levels. 

Learn how the City's Historic District Commission played a key rule in the development of these landmark policies. 
 

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