Tax Collector

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE
                        Patricia Russo, Tax Collector                         
Lisa Benson, Deputy Tax Collector
 
195 Danielson Pike (overnight delivery address)
PO Box 328 (mailing)
North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857-0328

  Phone:      401-647-5526 ext. 128
Fax:       401-647-7220 
email:  prusso@scituateri.org
              lbenson@scituateri.org

Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



TOWN OF SCITUATE NOTICE:

THE 2020 REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED OUT SHORTLY AFTER THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING ON JULY 15, 2020. THE FIRST QUARTER DUE-DATE WILL BE ADJUSTED TO AUGUST 1 – 31, 2020 WITHOUT PENALTY.

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The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of real and personal property taxes. 

Real Estate Tax Bills cover the current calendar year.  Example:  Tax Bills issued in July of 2020, cover the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 

Tangible Property Tax Bills cover the prior calendar year.  The Tax Bills issued in July of 2020, cover the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. 

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills cover the prior calendar year.  Tax Bills issued in July of 2020, cover vehicles registered from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. 

Tax Bills over $100.00 are payable in four quarterly installments due on July 1st, October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st; however, you are given the entire month without penalties.   

Late payments will be assessed interest of 6% per annum from July 1st. 

Tax Bills under $100.00 are due in full by July 1st. 

Real Estate Tax Rates Are:

                                           1.  Class 1 - Residential Real Estate:  $18.27/thousand @ 100% assessment
                                            2. Class 2 - Commercial/Industrial/Mixed Use:  $22.67/thousand @100% assessment
                                            3. Class 3 - Tangible Personal Property:  $38.92/thousand
                                            4. Class 4 - Motor Vehicles:  $30.20/thousand

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse the nonpayment of the tax or affect its validity or any proceedings for the collection thereof, according to Rhode Island General Laws, RIGL 44-7-7.

All mailed payments must be post-marked no later than the last day of the month to avoid penalties.  Taxes paid after the last day of the month will be subject to a penalty of 6% per annum, retroactive to July 1, 2019, on the unpaid quarter(s).


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NOTICE: Credit Card System for Tax Collection is Down 
Credit card system for tax collection is down until further notice
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Reminder:

Town Hall is open between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

For your convenience, there is a drop box at the entrance of the Tax Collector's Office on the right side of the door.  If you choose to utilize this service, 
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CASH!  We recommend leaving checks or money orders with the account numbers written on them.  Although the box is emptied daily, the Town cannot be held responsible for any cash payments left in the drop box.  As always, your cancelled check is your receipt; however, if you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

If your vehicle registration says "unpaid taxes Scituate" please call our office to confirm there are taxes due.  If no taxes are due, our office will send an email to the DMV and the registration will be cleared by this office electronically.