Newport Police Department released the following press release on behalf of the City Of Newport on Wednesday announcing the beginning of the Parking Season.

The City of Newport announces the beginning of the Parking Season effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and continuing through October 31, 2018.

Metered parking will be in effect from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents. The fee for the meters on Memorial Blvd. at Easton’s Beach is $2.00 per hour. All city meters accept credit cards or coins. The minimum for credit card payments is one hour.

The Pay & Display units located at the Touro St. Lot and Long Wharf Lot and a Pay-by-Plate unit located on Narragansett Ave. near the Forty Steps, accept credit cards, bills and coins. The rate is $1.25 per hour in 1 hour increments. A Resident sticker does not permit residents to park for free at metered spaces.

Parking fees will be in effect at The Gateway Visitor’s Center Parking Lot as of May 1st. Parking rates are $2 for the first half hour and $1.50 for each subsequent half hour. Tickets validated at Discover Newport visitors center receive one half hour of free parking. Weekly and monthly rates are also available.

The Mary St. Parking Lot operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Mary St. is a self-pay, pay & display parking lot. The rates are $3.00 per hour and $20 per day. Pay Stations are located in the center of the parking lot adjacent to the restroom and accept cash or credit cards. City residents with a valid resident sticker are entitled to up to three (3) hours of free parking once per day at the Mary St. lots. Residents must enter their license plate number in the pay station and, if parking for three hours or less, there will be no charge. The receipt must be displayed on the dashboard.

The Residential Parking Program is in effect from May 1 through October 1. Parking is restricted in designated areas to vehicles displaying residential permits, a general visitor pass or temporary residential parking permit. Resident Stickers are available in the Collections Office at City Hall. Signage in each area will detail the parking restrictions for that area. Information concerning the Residential Parking Program is articulated in Chapter 10.32 of the City’s Code of Ordinances available on the City’s web page at Question concerning the city’s parking lots and metered parking should be directed to the Transportation Supervisor at 401 845-5712.

Questions concerning parking in general or the city’s parking regulations should be directed to Sgt. Jonathan Cortes at 401 845-5717 or

For more information on parking and transportation in the City of Newport, visit the City Of Newport’s Parking & Transportation info.

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