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All tax bills are mailed once a year, approximately the first week of July. In accordance with Rhode Island General Law 44-7-7, "Failure by the collector to send or failure by the taxpayer to receive a notice shall not excuse the nonpayment of the tax or affect its validity or any proceedings for the collection of the tax".
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Tax bills on newly acquired properties will be sent to the owner of record (as of December 31.) Only if requested by the new owner will it be mailed. Our normal schedule for mailing all bills is late-June. Any person requesting copy of a bill after this date must contact the tax office at email@example.com or 401-348-2523 or 401-348-2524, and a copy will be mailed.
You will receive a copy of your bill unless we received a request from your mortgage company, in which case, the mortgage company will be sent the bill automatically. We recommend contacting your mortgage company to verify they have received your tax bill.
Follow the instructions on the Tax Collection page. A processing fee will be charged by the credit card companies for all credit card payments.
Please contact the Tax Assessor's office at (401)348-2540 or (401)348-2543
All address changes must be emailed or in writing. Address changes are handled by the Tax Assessor's office. Please email changes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Assessor's Office at 45 Broad St., Westerly, RI 02891. If you have any questions regarding address changes, please give the Assessor's Office a call at (401)348-2543.
You can pay your taxes: - In person at Town Hall 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday- Friday - By mail: Town of Westerly P.O. Box 9900, Dept.101, Providence, RI 02940-4000 - 24 hour drive-up drop box located on the side of Town Hall.
No. The Town of Westerly Tax Collection Office is not associated with the fire districts in Westerly. There are seven fire districts in Westerly. Please contact your Fire Districts with any fire tax questions. For further information on the Fire Districts please go to www.WesterlyRI.gov/FireDistricts
If you pay in your taxes person at Town Hall, you can pay by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. Water/Sewer payments in person are check or cash only, no credit cards. Credit Card payments can be made on-line for all tax and water/sewer payments. We are not able to take any form of payments over the telephone. If you need immediate clearance for DMV registration, payment must be certified check or cash.