Holiday Schedule

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Please note: City Hall and Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed, resulting in a one-day collection delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste. The 2022 Yard Waste and Holiday Trash calendar, is now available online for download at

Download the 2022 Trash Calendar Now! →

Contact Information

Laura L. Sitrin, CPA - Director of Finance

Tax Assessor: 
(401) 845 - 5365
(401) 845 - 5401

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

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Photo by: Susan Donovan

Contact Information

Laura L. Sitrin, CPA - Director of Finance

Tax Assessor: 
(401) 845 - 5365
(401) 845 - 5401

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

  View Finance Department Directory »


Billing & Collections

Whether you're interested in requesting a resident parking pass, paying your taxes, or a parking ticket, our Collections Office can help. 

Property Assessment

Click here for information on Newport's residential and commercial property assessments


Search current and past years' proposed and adopted budgets, as well as other important reports


2021-2022 Tax Rate

Residential: $9.33 per thousand.
Commercial: $13.99 per thousand.
Motor Vehicles: $23.45 per thousand.
Tangible Personal Property: $15.42 per thousand

FY2022 Proposed & FY2023 Projected Budget 


~ 04/15/2021  Zoning & Inspections
~ 04/15/2021  Public Services
~ 04/15/2021  Planning & Economic Development
~ 04/07/2021  Parking Fund
 ~ 04/07/2021  Fire Department
~ 04/07/2021  Police Department
~ 04/07/2021  Overview

FY2022 & FY2023 CIP Presentation ~ 03/02/2021 Workshop
Adopted FY2021 Budget

Homestead Exemption Workshop ~ 03/18/2021 Workshop

Mid-Year Analysis ~ Presentation of 01/20/2021

Supporting Worksheets - General FundMaritime/Parking Funds  

Please review the adopted FY2021 budget in searchable .PDF format here 

Please note that the City's annual budget process is being conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you'd like to comment on the proposed FY2021 budget, please email or feel free to join in one of our upcoming virtual budget hearings. 

May 21st, 2020 School Bond Presentation

Introduction to School Bonds | NPS School Construction Presentation

Consisting of seven divisions, the Finance Department is responsible for the overall administration of its divisions, including Finance Administration, Municipal Court, Assessment, Billing & Collections, Accounting, School Accounting & Payroll and Information Technology.

Helpful Links

Current Tax Rates

Know your home's assessment and understand your property taxes

Resident Parking Program

Obtain a resident parking sticker online or in-person

GIS Property Search 

Search the City's GIS database for property records and maps

Pay Your Taxes

Pay your taxes online through our secure payment portal 

Annual Budget

Browse and search the City's annual budget here

Transparency Portal 

Our financial transparency portal is designed to help give a clearer view of our City government

Dollars and Sense

Understanding Homestead Exemptions

Understanding Homestead Exemptions

Learn about Homestead Exemptions and how one could be applied in Newport. 

Be sure to tune into the City Council's workshop on the Homestead Exemption on Thursday, March 18th at 5 p.m. at

Click below to download a PowerPoint presentation on the topic.

Learn more →

Access the City's Online Services

Access the City's Online Services

From paying taxes and parking tickets, to searching property records, requesting vital records and applying for building permits or memorial benches, the City’s website can service a large variety of requests either directly online or through mail correspondence. 


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Improvements Coming to Storer Park!

Improvements Coming to Storer Park!

NEWPORT -- Faced with the prospect of rising tides and heightened storm surge, we're proud to be investing in infrastructure improvements designed to enhance our coastal resilience.

On Tuesday, April 9th, representatives from the City's Department of Utilities held a public informational meeting to discuss one such project: the installation of a tidal gate in Storer Park.


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News & Events

Latest News

Cold War Veterans Now Eligible for Property Tax Relief

Exemption Available for Veterans who served from 1947 and 1991
NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021) – Newport homeowners who served in the military during the Cold War period from 1947 until 1991 are now eligible to qualify for property tax relief through the Rhode Island Veteran’s Exemption.

This provision, which was passed by the General Assembly early this year, also includes the widow/widower of a veteran who served during the Cold War.

Eligible property owners are asked to bring your DD214 to the Tax Assessor’s Office at 43 Broadway, any time beginning January 1st until March 15th to apply for the 2022-23 tax bill.

Applicants must be a Newport resident, and not claim an exemption in any other state.
No applications received after March 15th, 2022 will be eligible for the upcoming tax cycle. For further questions, please visit the City’s website at or call (401) 845 – 5363.

City Issuing Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

Annual Bills Being Mailed Dec. 28th
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, December 28, 2020) – The City of Newport is mailing fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) Motor Vehicle Tax bills on December 28, 2020.  Taxpayers will be able to pay their annual taxes in four payments prior to June 30, 2021.  The payment due dates are: January 30, 2021, February 28, 2021, March 31, 2021, and April 30, 2021.

Motor Vehicle Tax bills are normally mailed in July with the Real Estate Tax bills.  The State of Rhode Island is phasing out motor vehicle tax bills and replacing local revenue with State Aid.  The phase-out is dependent on the State of Rhode Island annual operating budget and general laws. 

City Releases Proposed FY2021 Budget

First Public Hearing Slated for Wednesday, May 13th

NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, May 5th 2020) – The City of Newport released its proposed FY2021 budget on Tuesday.  

The $96.4 million spending plan, which can be found on the City’s website, represents a roughly 3.5 percent reduction from the current fiscal year with the City anticipating over $3.5 million in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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  Calendar of Events

Energy & Environment Commission

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. Click here for an agenda

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

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

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

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