Now Accepting Credit Cards for all Tax Payments


We are now accepting credit cards for all tax payments, i.e. real estate, tangible and motor vehicles. We accept MasterCard or Visa.  NOTE: there is a convenience fee of 3% with a minimum fee of $2.

There are three options to pay:

  1. You can pay at the tax collection window at City Hall (580 Broad St.).
  2. You can pay via with your account number and your PIN number which is printed on your tax bill. Or you can receive your PIN number by calling the finance department at 727-7470.
  3. You can pay via the phone - 866-873-9162 - or if you want to speak to someone 888-891-6064 (Option 1).


Tax Sale

March 25, 2020 Tax Sale Postponed New Date: June 16, 2020

City of Central Falls Collector’s Sale of Estates for Taxes and Assessments Due and Unpaid Rescheduled to June 16, 2020

Anyone interested in participating in the June 16, 2020 City of Central Falls tax sale must pre-register by June 14, 2020.

In order to pre-register, you must fill out both of the below forms in full and send the completed forms to by June 14, 2020.



The undersigned, Finance Director of the City of Central Falls, hereby gives notice that the public auction originally scheduled to be held in the Central Falls City Hall Council Chamber, 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863, on March 25, 2020 at 11:00am has been rescheduled to June 16, 2020 at the same time and place. The properties identified in the March 2, 2020 advertisement shall be offered for sale for the amount of outstanding liens on the real estate as defined under R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-9-1 et seq. together with the interest, costs and expenses incident to this sale. Acceptable purchase may occur by payment via cash, certified check, or money order, and in Compliance with R.I. Gen. Laws §44-9-13 and R.I. Gen. Laws §44-9-13.1.

Any person that has an interest in any of the above listed properties may redeem said interest in the property under R.I. Gen. Laws §44-9-19 even if the property is sold at auction so long as the interested party, within one (1) year from the date of sale, tenders the outstanding liens, interests, costs, expenses, and an additional ten percent (10%) penalty on the sale amount, plus one percent (1%) additional interest on the sale amount from the seventh (7th) month onward. After one (1) year, interested parties may exercise their right to redeem their interest in the property through the purchaser, or, if a Petition to Foreclose upon the Right of Redemption has been filed with the Superior Court, the interested party may redeem through the court unless and until a Final Decree has been entered foreclosing upon said Right of Redemption.

Barbara Addison, CPA

Director of Finance


City Budgets



Tax Sale

The next Tax Sale auction: TBA 

Tax Collections

The City’s tax collections staff is responsible for collecting all municipal taxes on real estate and personal property in the city. These individuals also issue municipal lien certificates and answer municipal tax questions.

Finance & Accounting

The City’s finance and accounting staff is responsible for all municipal treasury, bookkeeping and payroll functions. They monitor and maintain control over all accounts in the City’s various governmental funds, develop budgets, process the City’s payroll, pay vendors and prepare for the annual audit.

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