Trash & Recycling Delay

🇺🇸 Please be advised that City Hall and Offices will be Closed on Monday, Aug. 8th in observance of Victory Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be also be closed and Monday through Friday collection services will experience a one-day delay. 

 

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Contact Information

Headquarters

21 West Marlborough Street
Newport, R.I. 02840

Emergency Number: 911
Business: (401) 845-5900
Fax Number: (401) 841-5446

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Contact Information

Headquarters

21 West Marlborough Street
Newport, R.I. 02840

Emergency Number: 911
Business: (401) 845-5900
Fax Number: (401) 841-5446

View Fire Department Directory »

Fire Department

Fire Protection

Learn about how we're working to keep Newport fire safe, and access important resources from inspection & code information to construction plan reviews
 

Inspections

In addition to responding to public safety emergencies, we're also tasked with preventing hazardous situations. Our permitting requirements are a part of that mission. 
 

Emergency Management 

We're dedicated to making sure that Newport is prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. Learn about what you can do to prepare and how the City can help.
  

Permits, Licenses & Reports

Whether you're looking for a copy of a Fire Report or would like to learn more about business license requirements, you'll find it here in our centralized form database. 

The Newport Fire Department is committed to preserving lives and property within the community through the control of fires, accidents, and other emergencies. By offering Fire fighting, ALS Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Prevention Services to the 24,000+ residents, the Newport Fire Department pledges to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness to its citizens. 

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Report Unsafe Conditions

If you notice or are aware of a potential fire hazard, let us know. It's annonymous. 

Become a Fire Fighter

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About Us

Learn about Newport's Fire Department and our capabilities

Apply for a Special Detail

Request a fire detail for a special event

FAQs

Learn about the answers to some of our more commonly asked questions

Hot Topics

City to Launch Safe Stations Program

City to Launch Safe Stations Program

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, the City of Newport is pleased to announce that it will soon be launching a Safe Stations program. 
 
Beginning later this month, anyone battling addiction will be able to visit any of Newport’s three fire stations to access treatment and recovery services from trusted community partners with no fear of prosecution.

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News & Events

Latest News

City to Issue Mandatory Parking Ban in Yachting Village to Aid Snow Removal Efforts

City to Close Streets, Residents Asked to Remove Cars from Roads

NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022) – Residents in Newport’s Yachting Village will be required to move their vehicles to off-street parking as City crews continue work to remove near record-breaking snowfall from City streets.

Residents in the Lower Thames and Spring Street corridor are advised that a mandatory Parking Ban will be in effect beginning WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2ND FROM 7 A.M. UNTIL 4 P.M. on the following streets;
 
  • Webster Street                            
  • South Baptist Street
  • Carey Street                                  
  • Extension Street
  • Narragansett Avenue                    
  • Pope Street
  • Hammond Street                         
  • Howard Street
  • Dixon Street                                  
  • Young Street
  • McAllister Street                           
  • Dennison Street
  • Lee Avenue                                       
  • Brewer Street
  • Dean Street                                    
  • Ann Street
  • Holland Street                                
  • Dearborn Street                         

Please note that the above streets will be closed while work is taking place and vehicles left on the road will be subject to tow.
For more information, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/Snow

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Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2022) – The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 11 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JAN. 28TH UNTIL 9 A.M. ON SUNDAY, JAN. 30TH due to impending winter weather. 

In order to help facilitate the City’s snow removal efforts, Newport residents are being urged to take advantage of free parking at the Gateway Visitor’s Center, Mary Street, and Easton’s Beach parking lots during the storm. Alternatively, residents are also encouraged to request the use of a neighbor’s driveway to secure off street parking to keep vehicles off the roadways.

Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV Named Newport Fire Chief

Swearing In Ceremony Set for Friday at City Hall
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2022) –  Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV, a native Newporter and 23-year veteran of the Newport Fire Department, has been named the City’s new Fire Chief.

He replaces Fire Chief Brian Dugan, who retired last month after leading the City’s Fire Department for the past 5 years. 

As Deputy Chief and a member of the Department’s leadership team, Donnelly has been a part of the front line response to a number of emergency situations during his tenure, including the 2019 gas outage and the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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Historic District Commission Meeting


The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
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Trust & Investment Commission

The Trust and Investment Commission is responsible for overseeing the financial direction of the City's various investment portfolios. 

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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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