Notice: Newport City Building Closed

Monday, March 16, 2020

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Effective March 17, 2020, and until further notice, the City Building at 10th and Monmouth shall be closed to the general public. Drop boxes for payments or permit applications will be available on the first floor at both main entrances (glass doors at front and rear).

The following provisions shall be in effect:

  1. City staff will be accepting Building, Zoning and Historic Preservation permit applications by email, fax, regular mail or drop box. Please call 859-292-3637 or email Allyson Schaefer or Joy Rovno or 859-292-3687 with any questions. 
  2. The Finance Department staff will be available by email or by phone at 859-292-3660 for issues concerning property tax, payroll tax, business tax or any finance matters.
  3. All public meetings/hearings before the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission and Code Enforcement Board are being postponed until further notice.
  4. As conditions change, alterations may be made to City operations without prior notice. Any changes will be distributed through the city website (; the City Facebook page (CityofNewportKY); neighborhood list serves; and, posted at the City Building. 
  5. Acceptance of Passport applications has been suspended until further notice. Please check the US Dept. of State website for locations to apply and call ahead to confirm they are open.

These procedures are being instituted to assure that critical city services will continue without interruption. We believe that this public health emergency will be brought under control much sooner if the advice of public health officials is being followed by residents and businesses.

Our emergency services will continue to operate during this period. Some reports may be taken by the Police Department by phone. There have been no changes to the schedule for trash/recycling collection, get current information and suggestions from Rumpke.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Thomas J. Fromme,
City Manager


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