Prudence Island

Prudence Island is part of the municipality of Portsmouth. All calls for service on Prudence Island are taken by the Portsmouth Police Dispatch Center.

To contact the police for an emergency while on Prudence Island dial 911. For non-emergency police services call 401-683-0300 you will be connected to the Portsmouth Police Dispatch Center.

Note: The speed limit on Prudence Island is 20 mph.

Prudence Island Transfer Station Information
The rules for purchasing a transfer station sticker can be found on the Town of Portsmouth website. 
Visitors to Prudence Island can purchase a one-week temporary use permit for the transfer station. The cost is $15 (check or exact change). Temporary Use Permits can be purchased from the officer on duty at Homestead Dock around ferry times.

Prudence Island Hunting Permission Slips
Hunting Permission Slips can be purchased for $5 from the officer on duty at Homestead Dock during ferry arival and departure times.

Low Speed Vehicle (golf cart) Registration Information
View the Federal Safety Standards for all low-speed vehicles.

Points of Interest on Prudence Island