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 »


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.

FY2025 Proposed Budget

Budget Overview (Power Point Presentation)
Police Department (Power Point Presentation)
Fire Department (Power Point Presentation)
Public Services/Easton's Beach (Power Point Presentation)
Planning & Development (Power Point Presentation)
Building & Inspections (Power Point Presentation)
Maritime Fund (Power Point Presentation)
Parking Fund (Power Point Presentation)
Department of Utilities (Power Point Presentation)
Newport Public Schools (Power Point Presentation)
Finance, Unallocated & Civic Support (Power Point Presentation)

FY2024 Budget

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)


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


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

Budget Season Underway

Budget Season Underway

The City's annual budget process is underway, with a proposed spending plan calling for no measurable increase to the average annual property tax bill and a reimagined City Hall focussed on Resliency and Sustainability. 

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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

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or

Candidate Information Session

Newport’s Canvassing Office will be hosting a series of informational sessions for all those curious about how to throw their hat in the ring this November.

The information sessions will all take place this month and are intended to provide aspiring candidates with an overview of how to declare and run for office – from Newport’s non-partisan City Council and School Committee to the General Assembly and beyond.

School Building Committee

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

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

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

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