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Newport County, RI Public Records

Superior and Family Court
45 Washington Sq
Florence K Murray Judicial Complex
Newport, RI 02840 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/Superior...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (July and August till 4PM) EST
P: 401-841-8330
F: 401-846-1673
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No child molestation or sexual assault records released
The Family Court Division can be reached at 401-841-8340. The Superior Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court on civil matters between $5,000 and $10,000.
2nd District Court
45 Washington Sq
Murray Judicial Complex
Newport, RI 02840-2913 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/district...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (till 4PM-summer) EST
P: 401-841-8350
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, family court, sealed, expunged or ordered by judge or adoption records released
Cities and towns in 2nd District include Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.
Jamestown Probate at Town Hall
93 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-423-7282
F: 401-423-7230
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Little Compton Probate Court
PO Box 226
Little Compton, RI 02837
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 401-635-4400
F: 401-635-2470
Couriers: 40 Commons
Little Compton, RI 02837
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Middletown Probate at Town Hall
350 E Main Rd
Middletown, RI 02842 http://www.middletownri.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 401-847-0009
F: 401-845-0406
Jurisdiction: Probate, Traffic, Ordinance
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Newport City Hall
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840 www.cityofnewport.com/departments...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-845-5349
F: 401-849-8757
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Portsmouth Probate at Town Hall
2200 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871 www.portsmouthri.com/155/Probate-...
Hours: 9AM-4PM EST
P: 401-683-2101
Jurisdiction: Probate
The fax number is not for publication, please call first. Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Tiverton Probate at Town Hall
343 Highland Rd
Town Hall
Tiverton, RI 02878
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 401-625-6703
F: 401-625-6705
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.

Newport County, RI Vital Records

Contact the Jamestown Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Jamestown Town
Town Clerk
www.jamestownri.gov/town-departme...
8AM-4:30PM, recording 8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-423-9801
Fax: 401-423-7230

Contact the Little Compton Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Little Compton Town
Town Clerk
40 Commons
Little Compton, RI 02837 www.little-compton.com/dept.php
8AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-635-4400
Fax: 401-635-2470

Contact the Middletown Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Middletown Town
Town Clerk
www.middletownri.com/government/1...
8AM-4PM; 8:30AM-3:30 Recording hrs EST
Phone: 401-847-0009
Fax: 401-845-0406
Recorded Documents

Contact the Newport City Office of the Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Newport City
Recorder of Deeds
www.cityofnewport.com/departments...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-845-5334
Fax: 401-849-8757
Recorded Documents

Contact the Portsmouth Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Portsmouth Town
Town Clerk
www.portsmouthri.com/154/Town-Clerk
9AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-683-2101
Recorded Documents

Contact the Tiverton Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Tiverton Town
Town Clerk
www.tiverton.ri.gov/departments/t...
8:30AM-4PM Recording until 3PM EST
Phone: 401-625-6703
Fax: 401-625-6705
Recorded Documents

Newport County Vital Certificates

Newport County Vital Certificates

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Newport County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 104.05 sq mi
Population (2009): 80,300
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 92.8%
  • Black/African American: 3.3%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -5,133
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 38.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.35
Housing Units (2000): 39,561
Homeownership Rate (2000): 61.6%
Migration Flow to Newport County, RI from (2007-2008):

Newport County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,792,645
  • Construction: $130,855
  • Retail Trade: $159,475
  • Professional and Technical Services: $291,026
  • Healthcare: $177,133
  • Banking: $77,519
  • Retail Trade: $159,475
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $159,427
  • Manufacturing: $0
  • Farms: $4,876
  • Government: $1,040,139
Employed (2000): 41,644
Unemployed (2000): 2,310
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $50,792
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,982
Local Government Revenue (2007): $245,433 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $93,480 (thou. dol.)

Newport County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 846
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.4
Deaths (2007): 766
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 6
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.1

Newport County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 167
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 28
  • Robbery: 23
  • Aggravated Assault: 116
Property Crimes (2008): 2,251
  • Burglary: 461
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,709
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 81

Newport County Genealogy Records