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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


Register your property today! « More

Special Referendum includes 7 statewide bonding questions and 20 questions about New Shoreham's Home Rule Charter. « More

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM for Proposed Amendment to TNS Zoning Relating to Solar Energy Systems. « More

Vacancies on New Shoreham Boards, Commissions and Committees « More

Invitation to Register. « More

Begins on January 25, 2021 « More

For Persons Planning to Travel to Block Island « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

Land Evidence Recording and Research under COVID-19 « More

in order by Plat/Lot. « 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

Requirements for production companies filming on Block Island « More

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