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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. 


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


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

Water Division Warns of Fake Utility Crews

Imposters Posing as Newport Water Division Personnel Reported
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022) – The Newport Water Division is urging residents across Aquidneck Island, especially those who are home during the day, to be alert for impostors.

The Newport Water Division has received reports from customers who have been approached by individuals posing as Water Division personnel.

Season's End Approaching at Easton's Beach

Lifeguard Shifts to End 1 Hour Earlier Beginning Aug. 29th
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, AUG. 23rd, 2022) – As the summer season winds down, the City of Newport is beginning to scale back operations at Easton’s Beach.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 29th, lifeguards will be on duty from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through the end of the beach season.   

City of Newport Updated Notice of Privacy Incident

City Concludes Investigation into Privacy Incident
NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, AUGUST 15h, 2022) – The City of Newport announced today that it has concluded the investigation of a previously announced security incident.  

As previously announced, on June 9, 2022, the City identified unusual network activity that caused certain systems in its network to become unavailable. The City immediately took steps to secure its network and launch an investigation with the assistance of a cybersecurity firm. The City also notified law enforcement and worked to support its investigation.

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  Calendar of Events

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

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.

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

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