Tax Collector

    The tax bills are going out the week of Aug 9th due to the rejection of the original budget.  The 1st qtr. due will be extended to Aug 31st.  Please read the back of your bill for additional information.

    TO PAY OR LOOK UP TAX INFORMATION READ DIRECTIONS BELOW:

     In order to make a payment or look up tax information, you will need an account number.  If you don’t have an account number, please refer to the instructions listed to the right under Attachments, entitled INSTRUCTION FOR ACCOUNT NUMBER LOOKUP.

    You can look up or make a charge card payment on your tax account by clicking the blue link below and typing in the account number. To see payments made on an account, click on the TRANSACTION HISTORY button at the very top of the summary page. For basic installment information, click on the > next to the tax roll.

    (Please note for charge card payments there is a fee of 3% on the amount charged with minimum fee of $2.00.)

    The Town of Coventry receives no portion of service fees charged by the credit card company.

    Property & Motor Vehicle Tax Payments / Account Balance

     

    Location:

    Town Hall
    1670 Flat River Road
    Coventry, RI  02816

     

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

    *PAYMENTS MADE AFTER 4:00PM WILL BE POSTED PAID AS OF THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

     

    Contact:
    Phone: (401) 822-9167

     

    Checks should be made out to:

    Coventry Tax Collector 

    send to:

    Coventry Tax Collector 
    1670 Flat River Road
    Coventry, RI 02816

     

    Current 2021 Tax Rates:

    Residential - $19.404

    Commercial - $23.391

    Motor Vehicle - $18.75

    Tangible - $19.404

     

    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.

     

    Please be aware that if we have placed a stop on your registration due to delinquent taxes, you must pay your account in full to get the release for the registry. If you pay with a charge card at www.coventryri.org a registration release will automatically happen within approximately 24-48 hours. 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, you can expect to encounter issues at the registry until you clear up your tax debt with the town.

     

    • Total bills under $100.00 must be paid in full in first quarter. (R.I. 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 $30.00 service charge.

     

    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 may elect to pay taxes in person at the Town Hall, via the drop box located outside 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.

     

    Questions and Problems

    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
    Email –
    Mhoule@Coventryri.org

    Tax 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