Tax Collector

Tax Collector's Office

 

Town Hall

1670 Flat River Road

Coventry, RI  02816

 

Monday – Friday

8:30am – 4:30pm

 

Phone:  (401) 822-9167                

Fax: (401) 822-6237

 

 

Since 2011

 

All owners of vehicles valued at $500.00 or more will receive a tax bill.  The age of the vehicle alone does not determine the value of the vehicle.

 

 

Property & Motor Vehicle Tax Payments / Account Balance

  

The RP/Tng Tax Rate for 2013 is:

 

$18.66/$1,000.00 of assessed value for Residential

 

$22.49/$1,000.00 of assessed value for Commercial 

 

The Motor Vehicle Tax Rate for 2013 is:   $18.75

 

 

Department Details

 

The primary function of the Tax Collector's office is to collect and record taxes owed by the residents of Coventry.  We offer many ways to pay taxes in order to make an unpleasant task as painless as possible. There is an Automatic Payment System for those who do not escrow. On the 20th of every month 1/12th of the annual tax is deducted from a person's checking/savings account. Taxpayers are also able to pay taxes at a number of different banks, which are listed on the back of the tax bill. Finally, people may elect to pay taxes in person at the Town Hall, through the mail, or by charge card using the internet. In addition to merely collecting the taxes, we also try to assist  taxpayers, who may be delinquent, become current with their tax payments.  We attempt to achieve this by working out a payment plan to help them catch up. The Coventry Tax Collector's office is also responsible for providing Municipal Lien Certificates (fee $25.00). This document lists all the outstanding taxes owed, in Coventry, on a particular parcel and is mainly used by attorneys in determining costs when closing on the sale of real property.

 

Please be aware that if we have placed a stop on your registration due to delinquent taxes, you must come in to get the release for the registry. Even if you pay with a chargecard using the internet you will still need to stop at the collector’s office to get a registration release stamp. If we have time, we do try to e-mail the DMV or send releases via postal service, when delinquent taxes have been paid. In the end, if you have not paid your taxes on time, the only way to ensure you have no issues at the registry is to come in for the release.

 

Total bills under $100.00 must be paid in full in first quarter. (R.l. Statute 44-5-7, 1956). If a receipt is desired, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

 

Any check returned for insufficient funds will receive a $26.00 service charge.

 

 

Questions and Problems

 

Checks should be made out to:

 

Coventry Tax Collector 

1670 Flat River Road

Coventry, RI 02816

 

 

Tax Collector

 

Responsible for mailing of tax notices and collection of tax payments based on information contained on the current tax roll certified by the Assessor. 

Phone - (401) 821-6400

 

 

Assessor

 

Responsible for preparation of the current tax roll, assessed value, exemptions, taxable value, assessed owner(s) name and address, address changes, and property location. 

Phone - (401) 822-9162