Tax Collection Division
Tax Offset Program Information Notice
Under RIGL 42-142-7 (e) the City is allowed to attach your State income tax refund if you are not current on any bill due to the City.
You were notified of this in October. There is not a 100% guarantee that the City will receive money, or how much, from your income tax refund.
If you believe your account is now overpaid, you MUST provide us with a copy of the letter you received from the State stating that they sent us the funds. You can fax a copy to 401-435-1908. Refunds take 2-3 weeks to process.
The Tax Collection Division processes, collects, and records all tax, water and sewer payments for the City. Tax Collection is located on the first floor of City Hall in Room 104. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our mission in the Tax Collection Division is to provide residents with fast, accurate payment processing, and with a courteous resolution of any payment issues that they may have. We aim to exceed the expectations of our resident customers.
2018 Tax Update:
Tax bills were mailed June 1st, 2018. All bills are mailed at the same time.
The discount due date is July 2, 2018. NO GRACE PERIOD.
The quarterly due dates are July 2, 2018, Sept 4, 2018, December 3, 2018 and March 1, 2019. WITH A SEVEN CALENDAR DAY GRACE PERIOD.
Payments must be in the office (not postmarked) to be considered on time.
There is a 7 calendar day grace period for the quarterly payments only. There is no grace period for the discount amount.
Please bring bills and other forms with you when visiting the Tax Department office.
Please be advised that all returned EFT payments made online will be charged a $15 fee.
The real estate bills are for the current calendar year.
The motor vehicle bills and tangible tax bills are for the prior calendar year. For more information on tangible tax bills, please visit the Tax Assessors webpage.
Motor vehicle bills must be current in order to receive clearance to Register with the RI Department of Motor Vehicles. If you require a clearance to register your car, payment MUST be in cash or banker's check.
Tax bills are issued by June 1.
All exemption and valuation questions are handled by the Assessment Division. Please call (401) 435-7574.
The tax sale is held annually in April.
Please refer to the back of your bill for more information.
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