Lisa Benson, Deputy Tax Collector
195 Danielson Pike (overnight delivery address)
PO Box 328 (mailing)
Phone: 401-647-5526 ext. 128
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Tax Collectors Office is responsible for the collection of real and personal property taxes.
Real Estate Tax Bills cover the current calendar year. Example: Tax Bills issued in July of 2016, cover the period from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
Tangible Property Tax Bills cover the
prior calendar year. The Tax
Bills issued in July of 2016, cover the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31,
Motor Vehicle Tax Bills cover the prior calendar year. Tax Bills issued in July of 2016, cover vehicles registered from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
Tax Bills over $100.00 are payable in
four quarterly installments due on July 1st, October 1st, January 1st, and April
1st; however, you are given
the entire month without penalties.
Late payments will be assessed
interest of 6% per annum from July 1st.
Tax Bills under $100.00 are due in full by July1st.
Real Estate Tax Rates Are:
1. Class 1 - Residential Real Estate: $18.04/thousand @ 100%
2. Class 2 - Commercial/Industrial/Mixed Use: $21.65/thousand @100% assessment
3. Class 3 - Tangible Personal Property: $38.37/thousand
4. Class 4 - Motor Vehicles: $30.20/thousand
Failure to receive a tax bill does not
excuse the nonpayment of the tax or affect its validity or any proceedings for
collection thereof, according to Rhode Island General Laws, RIGL 44-7-7.
All mailed payments must be post-marked no
later than the last day of the month to avoid penalties. Taxes paid
the last day of the month will be subject to a penalty of 6% per annum, retroactive to July 1, 2016, on the unpaid quarter(s).
Credit (Visa or MC) or Debit card payments are accepted on
line at WWW.RIEGOV.COM only. To access
your account online,
you will need your account number and pin number, which is located on the top right-hand side of your bill.
A fee of 3% of the charged amount ($2.00 minimum) will be assessed when making credit card payment for real estate and auto taxes.
Town Hall is open between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.
For your convenience, there is a drop box at
the entrance of the Tax Collector's Office on the right side of the door.
If you choose to utilize this service,
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CASH! We recommend leaving checks or money orders with the account numbers written on them. Although the box is emptied daily, the Town cannot be held responsible for any cash payments left in the drop box. As always, your cancelled check is your receipt; however, if you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
If your vehicle registration says "unpaid taxes Scituate" please call our office to confirm there are taxes due. If no taxes are due, our office will send an email to the DMV and the registration will be cleared by this office electronically.