Municipal Court

The Municipal Court was established to hear local ordinance violations.Regularly scheduled sessions are held on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM at the Portsmouth Town Hall Chambers, 2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. 2017 Municipal Court Calendar 2018 Municipal Court Calendar

The Honorable Richard P. D’Addario is the presiding Municipal Court Judge.

Contact Information: Jennifer M. West, Town Clerk/Municipal Court Clerk

Amanda Lawson, Clerk

Phone: (401) 683-2101

This Court hears matters relating to:

  • Animal Code Violations
  • Town Ordinance Violations
  • Wastewater
  • Zoning

PUBLIC NOTICE – Regular Court Hearings of the Portsmouth Municipal Court

In accordance with the provisions of Rhode Island General Law, §42-46-1, Public Notice is hereby given that the Portsmouth Municipal Court will hold its regular hearings on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Portsmouth Town Hall Chambers at 2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth.


January 18                                                               July 19

February 15                                                             August 16

March 15                                                                 September 20

April 19                                                                   October 18

May 17                                                                    November 15

June 21                                                                    December 20

If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 683-2101 at least (3) business days prior to the meeting.