City Cracking Down on Noise, Motor Vehicle Violations
Motorcycle Groups, Short-Term Rentals Eyes as Season Gets Underway
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 8, 2021) – Following a busy start to the season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its noise ordinances, with City leaders promising to crack down on disturbances stemming from both vehicular traffic and short-term rentals.
Noise complaints, in particular, have been on the increase in recent weeks as tourists have begun returning to the City following more than a year of COVID-related restrictions.
Parking Season Set to Begin
Paid and Resident Parking Programs to Start May 1st
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The City of Newport is gearing up for the start of its annual parking season and this year is aiming to make it a little easier to park around town thanks to some new technology.
Motorists are being reminded that the City’s Paid Parking Season is set to go into effect on Saturday, May 1st, and will run until October 31st with metered parking in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.
And while all City meters and Pay & Display machines have accepted either credit cards or coins for a number of years, this summer will be the first full season that motorists will be able to pay from their smartphones through the City’s new Passport Parking Mobile App.
Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm
Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, Feb. 1, 2020) –
The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2020
due to the impending snow storm.
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.