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

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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.

FY2024 & FY2025 Proposed Biennial Budget

Budget Overview (Power Point Presentation - 04/10/2023 Budget Workshop)
Proposed Two-Tier Tax Scenarios
Two-Tier Tax Layout 
City Council (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
City Manager (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
City Solicitor (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Canvassing Authority (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
City Clerk (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Finance, Unallocated & Civic Support (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Police Department (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Fire Department (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Public Services/Easton's Beach (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Planning & Development (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Building & Inspections (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Maritime Fund (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Parking Fund (Power Point Presentation - 05/06/2023 Budget Workshop)
Department of Utilities (Power Point Presentation - 05/08/2023 Budget Workshop)
Newport Public Schools (Power Point Presentation - 05/22/2023 Budget Workshop)

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


2022-2023 Tax Rate

Residential: $9.61 per thousand.
Commercial: $14.41 per thousand.
Motor Vehicles: $20.00 per thousand.
Tangible Personal Property: $14.41 per thousand

FY2023 Budget 


04/26/2022  Overview & Capital Projects
04/26/2022 Department of Planning & Economic Development
04/28/2022  School Department
05/05/2022  Police Department
05/05/2022 Fire Department
05/05/2022 Department of Public Services
05/05/2022 Parking Fund
05/05/2022 Maritime Fund
05/16/2022 Water Pollution Control Fund
05/16/2022 Water Fund

FY2022 & FY2023 CIP Presentation ~ 03/02/2021 Workshop
Adopted FY2021 Budget
Homestead Exemption Workshop ~ 03/18/2021 Workshop
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


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

Here's What's in the FY2024 Budget

Here's What's in the FY2024 Budget

Here's What You Need to Know about the FY24 Budget

The City’s annual spending plan has been approved, with some minor changes from the original proposed budget. Click the "Learn More" link to read what's new and check out the original draft budget in the items below. 

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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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We're Upgrading Our Parking Infrastructure

We're Upgrading Our Parking Infrastructure

Changes are coming to Newport’s parking meter program. The City has partnered with LAZ Parking and Flowbird Group to introduce a pay-by-plate parking system and the expansion of Newport's Passport Operating System, allowing motorists to safely manage and pay for parking through their smartphones.

Download the Passport Parking App here. 

Click below to read more about the City's new parking infrastructure.

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News & Events

Latest News

City Preparing for Two-Tier Residential Tax Program

Applications Being Mailed and Available for Online Download
NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022) – Newport residents are being advised to be on the lookout this week for an official mailing from the Tax Assessor’s Office as City staff prepares to accept applications for the recently adopted two-tier residential tax program.
The program, which was adopted by the City Council earlier this fall, is intended to encourage year-round residency for both property owners and renters alike.

City to Kick Off Budget Process

Proposed FY2023 Budget Released, First Hearing Set for May 11

NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, April 26th 2022) – The City’s annual budget process is slated to get underway next week with the first of a series of planned budget workshops scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber.

The proposed FY2023 Budget, which can be found on the City’s website at, was presented to the Council earlier this month and will be advertised for its first public hearing on May 11.
Overall, the City is proposing a roughly $105 million operating budget, which includes $4 million in new debt service for the new Rogers High School and Pell School addition.

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.

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  Calendar of Events

School Building Committee

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

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

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​

Read the agenda

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