Online Payments Offline Temporarily

Effective July 1st, the City of Newport will be introducing a new software program that will help streamline operations for City staff. Please note that while customers will still be able to conduct normal business inside City Hall, residents are advised that certain functions, including online payments, are expected to be impacted through July 18th.

Contact Information

Historic Preservation &  Inspections
(401) 845-5459

Planning & Zoning
(401) 845-5451

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - M-F

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Contact Information

Historic Preservation &  Inspections
(401) 845-5459

Planning & Zoning
(401) 845-5451

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - M-F

View Planning, Zoning & Inspections Directory »

Zoning & Inspections

The mission of the Department of Zoning and Inspections is to ensure compliance with construction, zoning and nuisance codes and to protect public health, safety and welfare within the community. The Department serves as a one-stop shop for land development review and regulations for building, housing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, zoning (certificates, variances, special uses and historic) within the City of Newport. 

Zoning

The City's Zoning office is dedicated to ensuring the fair and equitable application of the City's codified zoning ordinances.
 

Inspections

Our Inspections Division administers and enforces various building, housing, health, sanitation, and safety regulations.

Helpful Links

Historic District Commission

Find upcoming meetings, search agendas, and learn more about the City's Historic District Commission

Building a Flood Safe Newport

Learn more about how we're making Newport Flood Safe - and saving homeowners on their insurance bills!

Zoning Board of Review

Find upcoming meetings, search agendas, and learn more about the City's Zoning Board of Review

Codified Ordinances

Browse Newport's Codified Ordinances online in our searchable database

Forms & Applications

Start here for everything from Historic District applications to Planning Board requests

Newport GIS 

Curious to learn more about Newport's zoning, land use, and property records? Explore the City via GIS 

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City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

The City of Newport recently became one of the first communities in the country to adopt standards designed to help protect some of its most historic neighborhoods from the threat posed by rising sea levels. 

Learn how the City's Historic District Commission played a key rule in the development of these landmark policies. 
 

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