State of Rhode Island
Tax Assessor’s Notices
TAX APPEALS POSTED JUL 23, 2021
Tax bills were mailed July 21, 2021. Per RIGL 44-34-8, the appeal period for Motor Vehicles is 45 days from the date the bills were mailed (July 21, 2021 – September 4, 2021).
Per RIGL 44-5-26, the appeal period for Real Estate/Tangible is 90 days from the first due date (August 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021).
From RIGL 44-5-26, “WHEN AND WHERE APPLICATION MUST BE FILED. Your application must be filed with the local office of tax assessment within NINETY (90) days from the date the first tax payment is due. THESE DEADLINES CANNOT BE EXTENDED OR WAIVED BY THE ASSESSOR FOR ANY REASON. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT FILED ON TIME, YOU LOSE ALL RIGHTS TO AN ABATEMENT AND THE ASSESSOR CANNOT BY LAW GRANT YOU ONE. AN APPLICATION IS FILED WHEN RECEIVED BY THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE.”
If you intend to file an appeal, please plan accordingly. Applications will be available online and in office beginning August 2, 2021.
2021 ANNUAL TAX ASSESSOR’S NOTICE POSTED JANUARY 8, 2021
Whereas, the tax assessors of the state of Rhode Island are directed by the provisions of title 44, chapter 5, section 15 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, to assess annually the valuation of all ratable property of their said city or town, and to make such assessment of valuations as of December 31, 2020 at twelve o’clock midnight.
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of title 44, chapter 5, section 15 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, and in conformity with the law in relation to the assessment of valuation, every person and body corporate liable for taxation is required to bring in to the assessor a true and exact account of all ratable property owned or possessed by them, describing and specifying the value of every parcel of such real estate and personal estate.
Such accounts must be filed with the assessor’s office in the city or town hall in said city or town of property location between January 2, 2021 and January 31, 2021 during regular business hours (excluding weekends and holidays).
“Provided, however, that if any person or body corporate liable to taxation shall file with the assessor on or before January 31, 2021 a written notice of their intention to bring in an account shall be deemed to have been filed with the assessor if the same shall be sent by registered mail, postage prepaid, postmarked before twelve o’clock midnight of the last day of which accounts may be brought in pursuant to the provisions hereof; provided, however, in case any such person or body corporate shall fail to file any intention as foresaid, they shall be deemed to have waived their right to file such account.” General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, title 44, chapter 5, section 16 every person bringing in such account shall make oath before some notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the place where such oath is administered that the account by them exhibited contains to the best of their knowledge and belief, a true and exact account and valuation of all ratable estate owned or possessed by them; and whoever neglects or refuses to bring in such account, if over taxed, shall have no remedy therefore, except as provided in sections 44-4-14, 44-4-15, 44-5-26 to 44-5-31, inclusive and 44-9-19 to 44-9-24, inclusive as the same may have been amended.
All persons entitled to exemptions from taxation as provided by title 44, chapter 3, sections 4, 5, and 12, and title 30, chapter 22, sections 1-6 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, as amended, or by special local ordinances pertaining to elderly exemptions and veterans exemption, shall present to the assessor due evidence that they are so entitled to such exemption on or before the local community’s required filing date.
Executors, administrators, guardians and trustees are hereby notified that all the foregoing applies to them and to trust estates as well as to other persons and property.
TAX APPEAL DEADLINES
The appeal deadline is 90 days from the first due date of August 3, 2020. This is only for real estate (both residential and commercial) and tangible/personal property. Motor vehicle appeal forms will available once the bills have been sent out.