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

On-Street Meters

On-street metered parking will be in effect from 9:00 am through 9:00 pm daily from May 1st through October 31st, 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 per hour. All city meters accept credit cards or coins. The minimum for credit card payments is one hour.

Pay & Display

The pay & display parking units located at the Touro Street lot, Long Wharf Lot, and Narragansett Ave (near 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.

Public Paid City Parking

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’s visitors center receive one half-hour of free parking. Weekly and monthly rates are also available.

The Mary Street Parking Lot operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Mary Street is a self-pay, pay & display parking lot. The rates are $3 per hour and $20 per day. City residents with a valid resident sticker are entitled to up to three 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. A receipt must be displayed on the dashboard of all cars.

Residential Parking Program

The Residential Parking Program is in effect from May 1st through October 1st. 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 details the parking restrictions for that area.

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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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).