Welcome to Newport, Washington

City Hall built circa 1913

The City of Newport, with a population of 2190, is located on the Washington/Idaho border just west of the Pend Oreille River. With a comfortable elevation of 2,160 feet, Newport is a city that provides a unique experience of four distinct seasons.

We are less than an hour’s drive north of Spokane, which has an International airport for easy access to our city. From Spokane you can travel through Newport to ski resorts in both the U.S. and Canadian Rockies. Summers present an enjoyable scenic drive through rugged mountains and along pristine rivers. One can see an abundance of wildlife including deer, elk and moose along with wild birds including pheasants, turkeys, and at the right time of the year bald eagles.

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OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

Due to the Coronavirus and by order of Governor Inslee, Newport City Hall will not be staffed regularly until further notice. Therefore we will not be available for phone payments at this time. If you need to make a payment, we encourage you to mail or drop off your payment in our front door dropbox. Should you have an urgent matter such as police, water or sewer problem, please call 509 447-1980 for Sheriff’s dispatch. Someone will be called out to help you as needed. If you have a billing question, you can leave a message at 509 447-6495. This voicemail will be checked regularly and your call will be returned. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Normal hours at Newport City Hall for walk in business are now 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday except holidays when we are closed. Effective July 1, 2016, the lobby of City Hall will open at 8:30 am instead of 8:00 am. The later opening will allow staff to do banking and daily financial balancing before opening for the public. We will still be available for telephone calls after 8 am at 509 447-5611.

Council Meeting June 1, 2020 via Zoom at 6 pm

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Important Notices:
Newport City Hall lobby will be closed beginning March 17, 2020
due to the Coronavirus and by Order of Governor Inslee.
Due to COVID-19, Planning Commission and Civil Service meetings are cancelled until further.


Due to the Coronavirus and by order of Governor Inslee, Newport City Hall will not be staffed regularly until further notice. City Office Staff are working as needed to ensure that all city services continue to run smoothly. City Public Works crews are working full time as essential workers during Phase 2 of Washington’s Phased Approach. City Hall falls under Phase 3 and will not be open to the public until further notice.

Should you have an urgent matter such as police, water or sewer problem, please call 509-447-1980 for Sheriff’s Dispatch. Someone will be called out to help you as needed. If you are unable to make your payment due to the Coronavirus, you may request that your late charges be waived. Please put your request in writing by mail or place it in the night drop or email to clerk@Newport-wa.org There will not be any water shutoffs until further notice. City of Newport Council Meetings will take place the first and third Monday of every month at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Notices will be published on the City’s website www.newport-wa.org as well as posted on the front door of City Hall. Any other public meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Proposed 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City is currently in the process of reviewing and updating its Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, Development Regulations, and the Official Zoning Map in accordance with the provisions of the Washington State Growth Management Act.

For more information about the update process please send an email to accounting@Newport-wa.org
or call the City Clerk’s Office at (509) 447-5611.

Planning Commission Recommended Comprehensive Plan Goals and Policies

Planning Commission Recommended Future Land Use Map

Planning Commission Official Zoning Map

Proposed 2020 Development Regulations Amendments

The City has initiated a process to review and update the regulations that govern new buildings and development. This will include the consolidation of several Titles of the Newport Municipal Code, including Title 15 Buildings and Construction, Title 16 Environment, Title 17 Development Regulations, and Title 18 Zoning, into a single unified title. It is anticipated that this new unified code will be streamlined and more user friendly and will include updated standards consistent with the updated Comprehensive plan.  Please check back, draft documents will be posted as they become available. For more information about the update process please send an email to accounting@Newport-wa.org, or call the City Clerk’s Office at (509) 447-5611.