Newport County Sheriff's Department


Florence K Murray Judicial Complex
Eisenhower Square
Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2996

Phone: (401)841-8300

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County: Newport
The Newport County Sheriffs' Department handles courtroom security, prisoner transportation and process of service. Newport County includes the City of Newport and the Towns of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Middletown, Jamestown, Little Compton and Prudence Island.

Cost for all Rhode Island papers to be served is $45.00, per original, per defendant.

Cost for all non-Rhode Island papers is $100.00, per original, per defendant. All papers must include a cover letter indicating the exact address of service and any additional information to help effect prompt service. Please send original papers along with a copy for service. Please mark "original" and "copy" in the upper right hand of the papers. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of service. Mail the papers and check to "Sheriff of Newport County, Florence K. Murray Judicial Complex, Eisenhower Square, Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2996".

We do not accept services via the fax machine.

If you have any questions regarding services or the department, please feel free to contact us.