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Welcome to the official web site of the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island!

New Shoreham has the distinction of being the smallest town in the smallest state. The municipality encompasses the entire geographic area of Block Island, an island of just under 10 square miles located approximately 12 miles south of mainland Rhode Island across Block Island Sound.  Block Island was known as Manisses (the Little God’s Island) by the Narragansett Indians.

Whether you are a resident, business person or visitor, we hope you find this web site helpful and informative.  It represents an ongoing collaboration of many, and we are committed to its continuous improvement.  We value your opinion and will appreciate all constructive suggestions for improvement.

Latest News


Monday, October 21, 2019 at 4:00pm « More

from the Block Island Housing Board « More

on Town Council appointed Boards, Commissions and Committees. « More

State officials confirm an Eastern Equine Encephalitis detection in a Block Island mosquito sample; urge all Rhode Islanders to take personal precautions against insect-borne diseases before heading outdoors  especially hunters gearing up for deer season « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

Requirements for production companies filming on Block Island « More

Essential information on Town, State and Federal efforts to reduce or eliminate risks to the people and property on Block Island from the impacts of future hazards and disasters. « More

The Town of New Shoreham will be accepting ACH payments for real estate and motor vehicle taxes for the 2019 tax roll. « More

Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007