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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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.

COVID-19 Relief

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all penalties and interest on Fourth Quarter taxes due on May 5th will be abated until June 30, 2020.  Businesses and individuals that have been financially harmed by the coronavirus may apply for additional relief by downloading our online application and emailing it or mailing it to: lsitrin@cityofnewport.com, or Finance Director, 43 Broadway, Newport RI 02840. Other financial relief measures may include further delay of the 4th quarter taxes or establishment of a payment plan approved by the City. Please call 401-845-5394 if you need an application mailed to you or if have any questions. 

Proposed FY2021 Budget 

Please review the proposed 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 LSwistak@CityofNewport.com 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

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


2019-2020 Tax Rate

Residential: $10.28 per thousand.
Commercial: $15.42 per thousand.
Motor Vehicles: $23.45 per thousand.
Tangible Personal Property: $15.42 per thousand

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

Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

The City's annual budget season is underway and we want to hear your feedback.

Follow the link below to view, download, and review the City Manager's proposed FY2020-21 spending plan, and be sure to share your input during one of our upcoming Budget Hearings


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What You Need to Know about Parking in Newport

What You Need to Know about Parking in Newport

NEWPORT -- On-street metered parking is back in effect for the summer season.

The City's parking season runs from May 1st through October 31st, with metered parking enforced seven days per week. Follow the link below to learn more about the City's parking rules. 

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News & Events

Latest News

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

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

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.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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 calaan@cityofnewport.com.

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