Finance Department

Finance Dept./Tax Collections

The Finance Department / Tax Collections Department is located on the first floor of Town Hall. The Town provides the option to pay taxes online - click here OR by credit/debit card in the office. Click here for more details.

Reminder: Tax payments are due

First Quarter - Due Friday, September 28, 2018

Second Quarter - Due Friday, December 28, 2018

Third Quarter - Due Friday, March 29, 2019

Fourth Quarter - Due Friday, June 28, 2019

 

Documents

Transparency Report FY 2018 attachment

BUDGET 2018-2019

Proposed Budget Fiscal Year 2018-2019: attachment

Proposed School and Town Budget, Budget Hearing Fiscal Year 2018-2019: attachment

2018 Budget Hearing Presentation (held Wednesday, May 9, 2018): attachment

Budget Hearing Video (held Wednesday, May 9, 2018) attachment

Financial Town Meeting FTM (held Wednesday, May 23, 2018) attachment

Certified Budget attachment

Government Finance Officers Association
News Release 2017 - Attachment

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 2017 - Attachment

Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation Public Schools Revenue Bond Financing Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 C Please view attachment

 

FAQ's

Why am I being taxed for a vehicle I no longer own?

Tax bills are mailed each year in mid-August. The information for billing motor vehicles is obtained from the RI DMV, reflecting the previous calendar year. If you had a vehicle registered for any portion of the prior calendar year, the vehicle will appear on your bill, showing the following in the description portion of your bill:

Plate#, # of Days, Date Range, Year, Make, Model, VIN, Net Valuation, Tax Adj. and Tax Due

You may pay the bill in full or opt to make quarterly payments. The bottom portion of your bill has the 4 quarterly coupons attached. This is the payment collection cycle, which extends throughout our fiscal year (ending the following June 30th ). Even though you may have disposed of a vehicle during this period, you are liable to make the quarterly payments because the vehicles were registered to you during the noted assessment period.

How do I get a vehicle off the tax roll?

All information for billing motor vehicles is obtained from the RI DMV. In order to remove a vehicle, you must cancel the registration (return the plates) at the DMV or any AAA office (if you are a member).

Be advised that the billing is for the previous calendar year, so the removal of a vehicle will not be immediately reflected on the current bill, but rather on the subsequent year's bill (or possibly the year after, depending on the cancellation date).

I'm a new owner on a property- will I automatically get a tax bill?

Tax bills on newly acquired properties will be sent out only if they are requested. Our normal schedule for mailing all bills is mid-August. Any persons requesting copies of bills for purchases after this date are required to call the tax office @ 247-1900 x318, and a copy will be mailed.

I escrow my real estate taxes, why am I receiving a tax bill?

You will receive a copy of your bill even if you escrow. It most likely won't be necessary to send your mortgage company a copy. If we have received a request from your mortgage company, they will be sent the information automatically.

Contact Us

Kathy Raposa, Business and Finance Director

Office Location

The Finance Department/Tax Collections window is on the first floor of Town Hall, 283 County Road. Use front door to the left; handicap entrance is to the rear of Town Hall.