A sure sign that summer is near? Metered Parking and Residential Sticker Parking starts on Sunday, May 1st.

On-street metered parking will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. daily from May 1st through October 31st.

On-street metered parking is located on specific streets throughout downtown Newport and along Memorial Blvd. and at Easton’s Beach.

Parking at an on-street metered space is limited to a maximum of three hours and the rate is $1.25 per hour. The meters located on Memorial Blvd. near Easton’s Beach are $2 per hour. All parking meters do accept coin or credit cards.

Metered Parking at Cliff Walk and Forty Steps
A Pay-by-Plate multi-space parking meter is located Narragansett Ave near the Forty Steps Restroom.  Choose the number of hours you wish to park (up to 4 hours), enter your license plate number and deposit your payment (credit card, coins or dollars, $1.25 per hour).  There is no need to return to your vehicle to put a receipt on the dashboard.

Residential Sticker Parking Program

Newport’s Residential Sticker Parking Program is in effect from May 1st through October 1st.

Specific streets throughout Newport are designated as Residential Sticker Parking streets by City Ordinance. Parking on Residential Sticker Parking streets is restricted to vehicles with Residential Parking Permits.

Signs are posted on streets where Residential Permits are required and the hours in which they are in effect. (24 hours, 6pm to 6am, or 6 am to 6pm).


Public Parking Lots

The following Public Parking Lots are pay to park from May 1st through October 31st.

Other Parking Restrictions & Things To Know

  • Street signs are posted where parking is prohibited or time restricted
  • Parking for more than 24 hours on any public street is prohibited.
  • Parking is prohibited at yellow painted curbing.
  • Accessible parking spots are available for those displaying a valid placard on a first come first served bases and are not subject to meters, time limits or residential sticker parking restrictions.
  • Motorcycles are prohibited from parking on the sidewalks at all times. Up to four motorcycles may be parking in one metered parking spaces. There are limited motorcycle only parking spaces throughout Newport.
  • Fishing permits for restricted areas are available at City Hall from September 1st through April 30th of each year.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.