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The Newport Police Department does not perform background checks. Instructions for having a background check done are available through the Kentucky State Police.
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If you receive a parking citation in the City of Newport, you may pay the fee by mail or in person at the Police Department.
If not paid within 7 days, the fee increases by $10. If not paid within 20 working days, the fine will increase by another $10. If you wish to contest a ticket you must do so in writing and within seven days of receiving the citation.
Most parking fines are $25. Citations for parking in a fire lane, near a fire hydrant, or in a reserved handicapped space without a permit are $30.
To contest a ticket, a written request must be submitted in person to the Newport Police Department Traffic Section located at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071, phone 859-292-3680 within seven (7) days of the date of citation. A citation shall be deemed final if not paid or contested within those seven (7) days. Absent payment or contest, all citations shall increase an additional $10.00 after seven (7) days and an additional $10.00 after thirty (30) days. Failure to pay or contest a citation may result in the impoundment of the vehicle upon which the citation has been issued. The registered owner shall be liable for all fines, towing, and storage fees.
To pay by mail:City of Newport Police DepartmentTraffic SectionP.O. Box 1090Newport, KY 41071
Police reports must be picked up in person with a photo ID. Please allow five business days for processing, and then you may pick up a copy of the police report during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm) at the Newport Police Department. Non-collision police reports may be released only to those listed on the report unless otherwise permitted according to the Kentucky Open Records Act. If requesting a non-collision report you are not listed on, you may fill out an open records request to determine eligibility.
If you live in a neighborhood where parking is restricted for residents, you will need to obtain a parking permit from the Police Department. Permits are issued during regular business hours; you will need a copy of your vehicle registration.
The vehicle must be registered to your address, and be prepared to show a copy of your current registration and driver’s license. In cases of a company car not registered to you, a letter from your employer will be required. Please call the office at 859-292-3680 for specific requirements.
View the Application for Accessible Parking Request (PDF).
Accessible parking places may be reserved for persons with disabilities. To request that a sign be placed near the entrance to your residence, the police department will need to review the request which should include a copy of your accessible registration (or license plate) you were issued. Please call the office at 859-292-3680 for the signage fee and any additional questions.
If you wish to place a storage pod on your property in preparation for moving or if you wish to have parking reserved for moving trucks, please contact the Police Department no less than 24 hours in advance to get permission. Call 859-292-3680.
If you or a vehicle you own was involved in a collision in Newport, please allow five business days for processing and then you may pick up a copy of the collision report during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm) at the Police Department.
You may also get copies of collision reports online through BuyCrash.
Insurance companies may send in requests for reports along with a self-addressed envelope and the fee of $5 per copy to the Newport Police Department, located at:998 Monmouth StreetNewport, KY, 41071
The Newport Police Department does not perform fingerprinting services. Instructions for having fingerprints taken are available through the Kentucky State Police.
If you would like for the police to help keep watch on your house while you are on vacation or away for an extended period on business, request a vacation house check.
Simply fill out a form (PDF) and provide as much information as possible and the patrol officers will make an extra effort to keep an eye on your home while you are away. It is helpful to list the dates you will leave and return, in what areas of the house or what outside lights you will leave on or have on timers, a mobile phone number or the number where you will be staying, what cars will be left in the driveway, details of anyone that will be entering the home while you are gone (such as someone tending your pets or doing repair work), and if you have had a recent break in or have specific cause for concern. If you have an alarm company, you may wish to notify them that you will be out of town. Remember to place a hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries while you are away or ask a trusted neighbor you know well to collect and hold your mail until you return.
View the Vacation House Check Request form (PDF). You may also pick up a copy of the vacation check form during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm) at the Police Department.
To claim your property, you will need to make an appointment with Sergeant Brian Waldorf at 859-292-3622. You will also need to provide proof of ownership and have a photo ID. The property will be disposed of according to Kentucky Revised Statutes if not claimed.