Tax Collection

Department Functions

The Tax Collection Office is responsible for managing the overall tax revenue process for the Town, which primarily consists of collecting and recording all real estate, personal property (tangible), motor vehicle excise taxes, and sewer fees. Additional functions of the office include:

  • Issue and mail bills in coordination with the Tax Assessor's Office.
  • Manage ACH tax payments.
  • Prepare Municipal Lien Certificates as requested.
  • Enforce payment of delingquent accounts through various collection methods.
  • Submit delingquent motor vehicle and tangible personal property accounts to the Town's collection agency and delinquent motor vehicle taxpayer information to the State of Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.
  • Coordinate annual tax sale for delinquent real estate accounts.