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Free parking season begins in Newport on November 1st


Metered parking, which is in effect from May 1st through October 31st, will be free beginning on November 1st.

Off-Season Metered Parking is in effect from November 1st through April 30th, 2018. There is no fee for parking at meters during this time but a 3-hour limit remains in effect until 6 p.m. daily.

Newport Police Department and their Parking Division do continue to monitor meters and the streets and do enforce the parking code of ordinances throughout the “off-season”. Of note, parking on any city street or in any city lot for more than 24 hours is prohibited in the City of Newport.

Public Parking Lots

The City Of Newport operates 5 public parking lots from May 1st through October 31st; Gateway Parking Lot, Mary Street Parking Lot, Easton’s Beach Lot, Long Wharf Lot and Touro Street Parking Lot.

Many of these lots, especially Mary Street in Downtown Newport, are open to the public and allow free parking during the offseason.

Residential Parking

The Residential Parking Program restricts curbside parking on designated residential streets from May 1st to October 1st of each year to holders of Resident Parking Permits, visitor passes or temporary permits.

For more information, visit Parking & Transportation.

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