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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

Newport Property Owners to Receive Notice of Revaluation

Commercial, Residential Property Owners to Receive New Assessment
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024) – Newport property owners will begin receiving a Notice of Reassessment in the mail next week as part of the City’s ongoing statistical revaluation process.
The notice, which was prepared in concert with the City’s consultants, Tyler Technologies, will include each property’s new Assessed Value along with instructions about how to appeal the new valuation.

The new values are part of a State-mandated process that requires communities across the State to perform property revaluations every three years, in order to set the most accurate and equitable tax rate possible. Newport’s 2023 update is a statistical revaluation which relies on sales data from the previous year.

City Seeks Public Input in City Manager Searchr

 Online Survey Seeks Community Input on Newport’s Next City Manager

NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2024) – As part of its search for a new City Manager, the City of Newport on Thusday released an online community survey intended to help better inform the City’s hiring process.

Community stakeholders are encouraged to fill out the survey – in English or in Spanish – by visiting www.CityofNewport.com/CityManagerSurvey
 

Newport Issues Parking Ban Ahead of Winter Storm

Storm to Cause One-Day Delay in Trash Collection

NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2024) – The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 9 A.M. UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEB. 13TH due to impending winter weather.  

In order to help facilitate the City’s snow removal efforts, Newport residents are being urged to take advantage of free parking at the Gateway Center, Mary Street, and Touro Street parking lots during the storm.
Alternatively, residents are also encouraged to request the use of a neighbor’s driveway to secure off street parking to keep vehicles off the roadways.

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  Calendar of Events

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

Canvassing Authority Meeting

The Newport Canvassing Authority is charged with conducting all elections for the City of Newport.

Under the direction of the State Board of Elections, and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the Canvassing Authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on election day.

Beach Commission Meeting

Weather Permitting, the Commission will meet in the center area of the bathhouses or in the Easton’s Beach Rotunda | View the agenda

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or calaan@cityofnewport.com.

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