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Tax Collector's Office


Toni Lyn McGowan, Tax Collector : taxcollector@tiverton.ri.gov

Office: 401-625-6706  Fax: 401-625-6702

Our hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office closes for lunch between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

With the Rhode Island General Assembly passing the state's fiscal 2018 budget much later than normal; the Town of Tiverton needs to issue motor vehicle tax credits based on passed amendments to state laws. House Bill 5157, Article 11 calls for the phase-out of the motor vehicle (excise) tax. Since the town issues their tax bills in June, the motor vehicle tax bills did not reflect any phase-out rules, as that was not the law at the time of issuance.

Therefore, if you're paying your motor vehicle tax in quarterly payments, your account will be credited this year on the remaining 3 payments. If you have paid your 2017 motor vehicle tax in full, a credit will be applied to your 2018 motor vehicle tax bill. Please contact the Tax Collection office at 625-6706 should you have any questions.


2017 Tax Rates

Real Estate (Residential/Commercial/Industrial) & Tangible Property = $19.05;  Motor Vehicles = $19.14

Tax Rate History


The Tiverton Tax Collection Office is responsible for accepting payments for real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and tangible taxes.


Tax Bills

Tax bills are mailed out annually in June and payments may be made in full or quarterly. Any total tax below $100.00 must be paid in full by August 1 (grace period to August 10) each year. If you choose to pay in full on bills over $100.00 payment must be made by August 1st (grace period to August 10). If you choose to pay quarterly, payments are due July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1. Each quarterly due date has a grace period to the 10th of the due month.


Tax Payments

Tax payments are accepted during regular hours by cash or check.

Checks should be made payable to TOWN OF TIVERTON. There is a $25.00 service fee for any check returned for insufficient funds. The Town cannot redeposit checks which have been returned for insufficient funds.

Credit card payments are accepted by calling 1-800-272-9829 or by logging onto www.officialpayments.com. When prompted for jurisdiction code, please enter 4904. There is a fee for this service that is collected by the credit card company and it varies depending upon the amount being charged.

In addition, for your convenience the Tax Collector has a tax payment drop box. Payments (check only) may be deposited there twenty-four hours a day. The box is emptied each day at 9:00 a.m. and payments are posted as received. The box is located outside the Town Hall next to the U.S. Postal Service Mailbox. Please be sure to put your payment in the correct box.

If you are interested in electronic payments for the payment of your real estate or motor vehicle tax, please click HERE

Taxes not paid by the due dates are subject to interest of 12% per annum calculated back to the July of the tax year. This amount is not negotiable; it is approved by the voters of the Town of Tiverton by referendum.

You can always check your balance due online at:  www.RIeGov.com.  You will need to have your account number and PIN # which can be found on your tax bill.


Delinquent Taxes and Tax Sales

Delinquent notices are sent out at least twice a year. Properties that have taxes delinquent taxes of two years are in jeopardy of being sold at tax sale. Tax sales are held once a year, the exact date varies. This year's tax sale will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 10:00am in the Council Chambers at the Tiverton Town Hall. Delinquent motor vehicle, personal property and tangible taxes are turned over to a collection agency if they remain delinquent for over two years.


Municipal Lien Certificates

Requests for municipal lien certificates are processed through the Collector's Office. This certificate sets forth the amount of taxes due and sewer fees, if any. There is a fee of $25.00 for each certificate requested.

Water/Fire district taxes are processed by one of the two private water companies in the town. Information must be requested from them directly. They can be reached as follows:

North Tiverton Water District--
401-624-8432

Stone Bridge Water District--
401-624-4486


FAQs

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

Tax bills issued in the current year reflect vehicle ownership/registration in the PRIOR year.  To ensure removal of any vehicle sold, junked, etc., please make sure you cancel the registration at the DMV, otherwise, an excise tax will continue based on the active plate (registration).

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

We send out tax bills to the property owner only.  In most cases, mortgage companies receive your tax bill information electronically.

I never recieved my tax bill, why am I being charged interest?

Under Rhode Island state statute 44-7-7, the collector shall, at the expense of the city or town, send notice to each person assessed of the amount of his or her tax. The notice shall be mailed postpaid and directed to the address on file in the Tax Assessor's office. Failure by the collector to send or failure by the taxpayer to receive a notice shall not excuse the nonpayment of the tax or affect its validity or any proceedings for the collection of the tax.  Therefore, the tax and any subsequent interest penalty is due and payable.  Please keep in mind that in the Town of Tiverton, tax bills are mailed always in June.