📢 Resident Tax Rate Information 📢

If you're interested in learning more about the City's new Two-Tier Residential Tax Rate, please be sure to visit www.CityofNewport.com/ResidentRate or contact the Tax Assessor's Office directly at (401) 845-5365 

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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

Dinghy Rack Lottery Open to Newport Residents

Applications accepted Feb. 1st- 28th for kayak, dinghy owners
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2023) – Kayakers and dinghy owners take note: The Newport Harbormaster’s Office will be accepting applications for dinghy and kayak rack spaces at the King Park and Willow Street dinghy racks beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1st until Feb. 28th.

Spaces will be determined through a lottery system, with a drawing held on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 9 a.m. at the Newport Harbormaster’s Office.

Newport Looking for Police Recruits

Applications Being Accepted Through February 21st

NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023) – The City of Newport is looking for some new recruits to join Newport’s finest.

Applications to join the Newport Police Department are being accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 21st . Both certified police officers and new recruits are being encouraged to apply.

With the oldest Community Policing program in the state, Newport Police Officers have a chance to make a difference on a daily basis while being a part of a dynamic, internationally known community.

City Preparing for Coastal Storm

NEWPORT, R.I. (December 22, 2022) -- The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and Coastal Flood Warning beginning at 1 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23rd until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24th.

Please be advised that this is expected to be a high-impact storm with power outages, temporary road and bridge closures, and isolated flooding all possible.

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  Calendar of Events

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. 

Beach Commission Meeting

The Newport Beach Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities at Easton's Beach | View the agenda

City Council - State Legislators Workshop

Join members of the Newport City Council as they meet with the City's General Assembly delegation for their annual workshop to discuss local legislative priorities.


 

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