Holiday Schedule

All City of Newport offices will be closed and the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18th. RESIDENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING AND BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS WILL BE DELAYED BY ONE DAY AS A RESULT. Please plan your visits accordingly.
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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

City Gearing Up for Special Election

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021) – Newport Canvassing officials are gearing up for a  special Statewide vote on a series of bond referenda scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd.

Voters who participate in the election will be asked seven referenda questions authorizing the state to borrow up to $400 million through bonds and temporary notes to make capital investments in several different areas. A complete list of the bond questions and the costs associated can be found at the www.CityofNewport.com/NewportVotes.

As in last November's general election, voters will have three options to cast their ballot in the March 2 special election. Voters may choose to cast their ballot by mail, early in-person up to 20 days before the election, or at the polls on Election Day.

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at King House

Free Testing Available Thursdays & Fridays

NEWPORT, R.I. --
Area residents interested in receiving a rapid COVID-19 test now have a local option in Newport.

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center began serving as a RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site. 

Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.  

The 2021 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is available

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Residents are being encouraged to download the City's 2021 Holiday and Yard Waste Calendar now available online at www.CityofNewport.com/YardWasteCalendar.

As a reminder, yard waste collections occur on normally scheduled collection days (except where noted one day delay for holiday).
 

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  Calendar of Events

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view 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 COVID Update

City Councilors will be meeting in a special remote session to receive an update from the City Manager on the COVID-19 situation.

To view, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/TV or dial Toll Free:
1-888-788-0099 or 1-877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 958-7845-2956

https://zoom.us/j/95878452956

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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