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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

Public Invited to Remembrance Ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, Former Mayor of Shimoda, Japan

On Thursday, June 17th at Vernon Park in Newport at 10 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, June 11, 2021) – Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano and the Newport City Council invite members of the public to a remembrance ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, former mayor of Newport’s sister city of Shimoda, Japan on Thursday, June 17th at 10 a.m. 

City Cracking Down on Noise, Motor Vehicle Violations

Motorcycle Groups, Short-Term Rentals Eyes as Season Gets Underway
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 8, 2021) – Following a busy start to the season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its noise ordinances, with City leaders promising to crack down on disturbances stemming from both vehicular traffic and short-term rentals.  

Noise complaints, in particular, have been on the increase in recent weeks as tourists have begun returning to the City following more than a year of COVID-related restrictions.  

Newport Kicks off First Transportation Master Plan

Project Aims to Develop Solutions for Resident and Visitor Travel Needs
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – As another busy summer season is getting underway, the City of Newport is formally kicking off its first comprehensive Transportation Master Plan.
Since the last study that dealt with transportation issues was undertaken for the City in 2001, there have been significant changes in population, development and the ways in which those who live, work and visit the City-by-the-Sea get around. With Newport’s tourism activity also increasing year-round, the need to improve connectivity between the City’s network of water transportation, roads, bike lanes and public transit opportunities has become even more pressing.
Leading the effort will be the City’s Planning Board and staff, along with City Council, Rhode Island Department of Administration’s Division of Statewide Planning, and a local Residents Advisory Committee.

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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 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.

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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