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It will be free to park at metered spaces and municipal parking lots throughout Newport for the entire month of May, the City of Newport announced today via a press release.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the City announced on Tuesday that the start of the Newport’s annual Parking Meter program is being delayed until June 1, 2020. The start of the Residential Parking Program, which normally runs from May 1st through October 1st, is also being delayed until June 1st.

This year, on-street metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. daily from June 1st through October 31st, including weekends and holidays. Paid parking at the Gateway Center, Mary Street Lot, and Pay and display parking at the Touro Street Lot, Long Wharf Lot, and Narragansett Avenue (near Forty Steps), is also expected resume June 1st.

Anyone interested in applying for a Residential Parking Pass should visit the City’s website at

More information about parking and transportation in the City of Newport can be found below or by visiting the City Of Newport’s Parking & Transportation page on its website.

On-Street Meters

On-street metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. daily from June 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 June 1st. Parking rates are $2 for the first half-hour and $1.50 for each subsequent half-hour. 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 June 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.

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