Assessor’s Office

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to determine accurate values of all property (residential, commercial, motor vehicle and tangible) in accordance with local and state laws in order to ensure that the distribution of the tax burden is fair and equitable.

Our objectives are to:

  • accurately and properly maintain and update this property information
  • review and administer exemptions as allowed under Rhode Island law and City ordinances
  • review, oversee and administer the triennial Revaluation process
  • perform these duties in adherence with the IAAO Code of Ethics, which includes:
    • accountability to the public good
    • a commitment to excellence in assessment administration
    • respect for the worth and dignity of all individuals
    • the promotion of fairness
    • an obligation to organizational transparency, integrity and honesty
    • maintaining the public trust


Tax Rates

click here for 2017 Tax Rates (for taxes assessed as of 12/31/16):

Frequently Asked Questions

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When will I receive my tax bill and when is it due?

What time period does the tax bill cover?

What if my motor vehicle’s assessed value is more than I could sell it for?

How are my taxes determined?

What if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?

Assessor’s Clerk: Carolina Vargas

Tax Assessor: J. Robert Battey

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  • Why is there not one clearly written item either in the bill you send me on this webpage that says who you make the check out to you to pay your excise tax? Also my bill is due July 1 and I just got the bill on the 27th. Getting me almost no time to get this in the mail to you. Maybe you should be a little more competent so that people don’t have to rush things out in the mail the same day they got them in order to get it paid on time .