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Learn More About Proposed Zoning Ammendments

Learn More About Proposed Zoning Ammendments

The City's Planning Department has recommended a series of ordinance changes that we hope will help improve Newport's Zoning rules. 

Learn more about the proposed amendments by downloading the files below, or by tuning on Wednesday, April 3rd at 5 p.m. to watch the evening's presentation to the City Council. 

Proposed Ammendments for Accessory Dwelling Units
Proposed Ammendments for Housing and Historic Properties

Watch the Meeting by Clicking the Link Below

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In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

The City's Capital Improvement Planning process is designed to be dynamic and responsive to changes in service demands, infrastructure condition, and emerging goals and priorities. 

City Councilors recently met to discuss this important planning document, and if you you're interested in learning more, please be sure to click below for a brief overview of the City's proposed Capital Improvement Plan

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Learn About the 2023 Reassessment

Learn About the 2023 Reassessment

📣📣📣 Every three years, communities across the State are required to perform property revaluations in order to set the most accurate and equitable tax rate possible. 

Newport’s 2023 update is a statistical revaluation which relies on sales data from the previous year and is meant reflect the market value of each property as of Dec. 31, 2023, with final assessments taking into account things such as general market appreciation and any improvements made to individual properties since the City’s last revaluation.

Since Rhode Island General Law states that the tax levy cannot increase more than 4 percent from year to year, and because the City’s budget process is still several months away, property owners 🔴 should not use the existing tax rate to estimate their future bills. 🔴  For more information on ANY of the above, head over to

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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

Please note that this meeting may be held remotely. Please check the agenda for meeting information.

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. 

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Energy & Environment Commission

Please note that this meeting may be held remotely. Please check the agenda for meeting information.

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community.

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School Building Committee

The School Building Committee is responsible for overseeing the construction of the new Rogers High School

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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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 Latest News

Southern Portion of Cliff Walk Closed for Repairs

Majority of Cliff Walk Remains Open for Pedestrians

NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, April 4, 2024) – A portion of the southern end of Newport’s idyllic Cliff Walk has been closed for repairs.

The decision follows the discovery of a sinkhole first reported by a community member through the City’s 311 ReportIt! Newport app.

The roughly ¼ mile-long closure, which extends from the tunnel due east of Clarendon Court to the stairs leading to the Miramar sidewalk, is part of the Cliff Walk’s more rugged southern section.

Newport Community Energy Summer Prices Announced

Savings Expected For NCE Program Participants
NEWPORT, R.I. (MARCH 28, 2024) – Newport households and businesses enrolled in the City’s Newport Community Electricity program can expect to see a decrease in their electric rates this spring.

Residential customers enrolled in the City’s default community plan can expect electric rates of 10.291 cents/kWh, which is below those being offered by Rhode Island Energy’s Last Resort Service of 10.377 cents/kWh. The new prices are fixed for six months and will go into effect in May 2024.

Current participants do not need to take any action to remain in the program and receive the new pricing for the product in which they are currently enrolled.

Traffic Restrictions in Place for St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Motorists are advised that traffic  traffic flow and parking throughout Newport will be significantly affected by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off ☔️ rain or shine 🌞 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16.

The Newport Police Department is advising motorists that traffic will be congested in the downtown area from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and parking will be limited.

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