City Ordinances

City Ordinances passed through the end of 2018 have been incorporated in an update to our City Code of Ordinances.

The most recent copy of the Newport Code of Ordinances can be searched online.

If you would like a copy of an ordinance, please use an Open Records Request Form.

Publication of Ordinances Adopted 2018 - 2020

A change by the Kentucky Legislature in 2018 allows publication of Ordinances online on the City website rather than running lengthy and expensive advertisement in the newspaper. Beginning with Ordinances requiring publication in July 2018 through April 14, 2020, these publications will be listed below for a period of one year. After April 14, 2020 Ordinances published on this website shall remain posted for ninety days with those relating to the City budget or finances remaining posted for one year. (See KRS 424.110-424.370.) A brief ad with URL reference is published in the newspaper. Individuals who have difficulty accessing the contents of posted advertisements may contact the City for information regarding access by calling the office of the city clerk at 859.292.3668 or writing or visiting the office of the city clerk at the City building at 998 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071.

2020

O-2020-010 Thornton St. One-way adopted 7/20/20, published online 7/21/20.

O-2020-009 Amending Chapter 111 on Alcohol Licenses to include NQ-1. Adopted 6/16/20, published online 6/17/20.

O-2020-008 Adopt the FY 2020-2021 Budget. Adopted 6/16/20, published online 6/17/20.

O-2020-007 Amend the FY 2019-2020 Budget. Adopted 6/16/20, published online 6/17/20

O-2020-006 Text Amendments to Zoning. Adopted 3/10/20, published online 3/10/20.

O-2020-005 Prohibition of Certain Discriminatory Acts. Adopted 3/10/20, publisehd online 3/10/20.

O-2020-004 Amending O-2019-008 on Non-Exclusive Franshises. Adopted 3/10/20, published online 3/10/20.

O-2020-003 Rights-of-Way Usage Fees. Adopted 3/10/20, published online 3/10/20.

O-2020-002 IDEA Program. Adopted 2/24/20, published online 2/25/20.

O-2020-001 General Obligation Notes. Adopted 2/10/20, published online 2/21/20.

2019

O-2019-028 Amending the Budget for FY 2019-2020. Adopted 12/16/19, published online 12/19/19.

O-2019-027 Revising Chapter 111 ABC Licenses. Adopted 12/16/19, published online 12/19/19.

O-2019-026 Code Enforcement Proceedings. Adopted 11/18/19, published online 11/19/19.

O-2019-025 Setting Ad Valorem Tax Rates. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-024 Amending Chapter 37 Fees. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-023 Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-022 TIF up to $15m. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-021 IRB Series 2019B up to $14.6m. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-020 IRB Series 2019A up to $16.05m. Adopted 9/23/19, published online 9/26/19.

O-2019-011 New Chapter 94 Trees. Adopted 7/22/19, published online 7/23/19.

O-2019-019 Rental Dwelling Licenses and Inspections. Adopted 6/17/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-018 Amending Chapter 111. Adopted 6/17/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-017 Regulatory Fee. Adopted 6/17/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-016 Adopting FY 19-20 Budget. Adopted 6/17/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-015 Amending FY 18-19 Budget. Adopted 6/17/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-014 CPI Determinant for Business Licenses. Adopted 6/11/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-013 Trapp Alley Closing. Adopted 6/11/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-012 Eliminating Tree Board. Adopted 6/11/9, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-010 Planning and Zoning Commission meetings. Adopted 6/10/19, published online 6/18/19.

O-2019-009 Closing Parts of Pines and Miller Alleys. Adopted 5/20/19, published online 5/21/19.

O-2019-008 Permitting Non-exclusive Franchise Agreements for Cellular & Wireless Systems and Services. Adopted 5/20/19, published online 5/21/19.

O-2019-007 Amending FY 2018-2019 Budget. Adopted 5/20/19, published online 5/21/19.

O-2019-006-A Adopted 3/25/19, published online 11/19/19.

O-2019-006 Amending Chapter 37.150. Adopted 3/25/19, published onine 3/26/19.

O-2019-005 Amends Zoning Ordinance on Cellular Antenna and Small Cell System Towers. Adopted 3/25/19, published online 3/26/19.

 O-2019-003 Adopting a Supplement to the Codification. Adopted 2/25/19, published online 2/26/19.

O-2019-002 Closing a Portion of Central Ave. Adopted 1/28/19, published online 1/29/19.

O-2019-001 Issuance of $1.5 m General Obligation Notes Adopted 1/14/19, published online 1/14/19.

2018

O-2018-013 Amending the one-way street schedule in Chapter 73 of the Codification. Adopted 11/26/18, published online 11/27/18. 

O-2018-012 Amending O-2007-016 regarding designation of the Development Plan for the Ovation Project. Adopted 11/26/18, published online 11/27/18.

O-2018-011 Amending Section 15.7, Table 16 of the Zoning Ordinance concerning permitted use and location of signs. Adopted 9/18/18, published online 9/27/18.

O-2018-010 Assessing Ad Valorem Taxes/Setting Property Tax Rates. Adopted 9/18/18, published online 9/27/18.

O-2018-009 Amending Section 31.46 of the Codification concerning the Code Enforcement Department. Adopted 8/20/18, published online 8/21/18. 

O-2018-008 Amending Section 31.42 of the Codification concerning the Office of the City Manager. Adopted 8/20/18, published online 8/21/18.  

O-2018-007 Amending Section 31.43 of the Codification concerning the Department of Finance. Adopted 8/20/18, published online 8/21/18.

O-2018-006 Amending Section 31.13 of the Codification concerning the Acting City Manager. Adopted 8/20/18, published online 8/21/18.

O-2018-005 Closing and Vacating Part of an Unnamed Alley. Adopted 8/20/19, published online 8/21/18.

O-2018-004 Adopting FY 2018-2019 Budget. Adopted 6/19/18, published online 6/20/18.

O-2018-003 Amending FY 2017-2018 Budget. Adoped 6/19/18, published online 6/20/18. 

 

Commonly Requested Ordinances

A few of the most commonly requested ordinances are also listed here for your convenience. 

O-2014-005 Vacant Foreclosed Property Registration

O-2015-013 Storage Devices on Public Ways

O-2016-003 Electrical Inspection Fee Schedule

O-2016-004 Animal License and Registration

O-2016-014 Reasonable Accommodation (Note: see also O-2017-003, Amendments)

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