Effective January 20, 2024, or soon thereafter, the City of Newport will establish paid parking, paid/permit, and permit/timed parking areas along the Bayfront streets and public parking lots. New regulatory signs and pay stations will be installed in advance of the start date. Paid parking limitations will be in effect from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays only, until the end of April. Beginning May 1, 2024, the paid parking limitations will extend to seven days a week.
Electronic parking permits will be available for many of the paid and time limited areas. The City is offering these permits free of charge from January through April. Individuals interested in a free courtesy electronic permit can obtain one by visiting the City of Newport website or the patron portal at: https://www.tocite.net/newportoregon/Portal. Courtesy Permits will be effective in all areas designated for permit parking. Patrons will be required to pay for electronic permits effective May 1, 2024. Business owners that prefer to manage electronic parking permits for themselves and their employees may do so by contacting City of Newport staff at the phone number or email below so you can be setup for a fleet management account.
This change to the City’s bayfront parking regulations has been planned for some time, and has been refined based upon stakeholder input. It is being instituted in high demand areas to increase vehicle turnover so that more parking is available to Bayfront users. This will reduce congestion and improve public safety. Revenues will be used to fund parking enforcement, improve parking areas, and enhance overall access to the Bayfront. Attached is an FAQ with additional information on the upcoming changes, including the location and pricing of electronic permitting options. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the City of Newport Community Development Department at 541-574-0629 or email@example.com.