The City of Newport, with a population of 2215, 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.
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.
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.