Holiday Schedule

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Please note: City Hall and Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed, resulting in a one-day collection delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste. The 2022 Yard Waste and Holiday Trash calendar, is now available online for download at  www.CityofNewport.com/YardWasteCalendar

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Living in Newport

The City of Newport is located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, about 30 miles southeast of Rhode Island's capital of Providence.  The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the south, Narragansett Bay on the west, and by the Town of Middletown on the northeast.  Newport is 11 square miles in size, with 7.7 square miles of land and 3.3 square miles of inland water. Location is readily accessible to the west by Interstate 95 via the Jamestown and Pell Bridges, and to the north by Routes 24 and Interstate 195 via the Mount Hope Bridge and the Sakonnet River Bridge.  

Community Resources

Newport offers a host of community resources aimed at making our city the most livable and welcoming community in New England. 

Education

For information about Newport's public schools, be sure to visit the Newport School Department or click the links below 

Recreation

From youth sports to adult programs, Newport's Recreation Department offers a full slate of activities throughout the year
 

Doing Business with City Hall

Pay a parking ticket, keep up to date on your water and sewer bill, and more through our online billing system

Around Town

News & Events

Latest News

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.

City to Kick Off Local Redistricting Process

Residents Encouraged to Learn More by Attending an Upcoming Meeting
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2022) –  With the General Assembly set to vote on a proposal that would realign House and Senate Districts to better reflect 2020 Census data, Newport officials are preparing to kick off their own local process to examine City Council Wards and Voting Precincts.

The City’s Canvassing Authority is inviting members of the public to attend their next meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about Newport’s own redistricting process.
 

Parking Ban, Trash Delay Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots

NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022) – The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 due to the impending winter storm.

Trash service will also be suspended, resulting in a one-day collection delay for Friday customers.
 

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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. Click here for an agenda

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

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

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