Tax Assessor Department
George M. Durgin
Office (401) 847-7300
Fax (401) 845-0413
350 East Main Road (1st Floor)
Middletown, RI 02842
2014 Revaluation RFP:
February 21, 2014
Filing An Account
January 10, 2014
TAX APPEALS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
December 12, 2013
TAX APPEAL FILING DEADLINE
December 04, 2013
2014 Senior Exemption form
December 04, 2013
FILING AN ACCOUNT
FILING AN ACCOUNT
RI General Law 44-5-15 requires the annual filing of a true and exact account of all ratable estate owned or possessed by every person and corporate body. The time to file is between January 1st and January 31st, of intention to submit declaration by March 15th. Failure to file a true and full account, within the prescribed time, eliminates the right to appeal. No amended returns will be accepted after March 15th. Such notice of your intention must be sent by certified mail, postage prepaid, and postmark no later than 12 o’clock midnight of the last day, January 31st. No extensions beyond March 15th can be granted.
Annual Account Forms are available in the Assessor's Forms.
TAX RATES AND TAX CALCULATION
The tax rates for the 2013-2014 tax year are as follows:
Residential = $15.713
Commercial = $20.874
Motor Vehicle = $16.05
Tangible = $15.713
formula for calculating taxes is as follows:
TAX = ( ASSESSMENT / 1,000 ) X TAX RATE
Assessments are posted at VGSI/Middletown
Function of the Tax Assessor's OfficeThe prime function of the Assessor's office is to ensure, so far as is possible, that all ratable property is uniformly assessed and that the tax generated from those assessments is equitably apportioned according to state law and local ordinance. To that end the prime responsibility of the Assessor's Office is to locate, inventory, and appraise all property within the jurisdiction. Ownership of that property is then determined and applicable exemption status is determined. Secondary functions revolve around making numerous forms of data available to the public in the timeliest manner possible.There are several different taxation and exemptions programs in use in the State. They involve the taxation of Real property, Motor Vehicles, Non-Inventory Personalty, and Inventory. Each of these programs has various reporting, exemption and process related rules that must be adhered to. It is the goal of this office to comply with all discovery, listing, valuation and exemptions statutes, rules and regulation as determined by State and Local Ordinance in as timely a manner as resources allow. All property will be appraised at the appropriate level to ensure uniformity of assessment and consistency with those rules.
Related Information: Town Charter Article VI. Town Officials Sec. 602. Tax assessor.There shall be a tax assessor, who shall be appointed by the town administrator and shall have those powers and perform those duties prescribed now or in the future by the Constitution and laws of the state not inconsistent with this Charter, and such additional powers and duties as may be assigned to him by the town administrator or town council. He shall have charge of such personnel as may be provided by the town council to assist him in the discharge of the powers and duties of his office.(Amended, December 6, 1976.)Follow this link to Clerkbase for Taxes: Town Code CHAPTER 34
REAL ESTATE AND TANGIBLE PROPERTY APPEAL PROCESS
The tax appeal forms are available under the ASSESSOR FORMS tab to the left. Under Rhode Island General Law, the tax assessor has forty-five (45) days to review the appeal, render a decision and notify the taxpayer of the decision. The taxpayer, if still aggrieved, may appeal the decision of the tax assessor to the board of assessment review. In the event that the assessor does not render a decision, the taxpayer may appeal to the board of assessment review at the expiration of the forty-five (45) day period. For appeals to the board of assessment review, this form must be filed with the board of assessment review not more than thirty (30) days after the assessor renders a decision, or if the assessor does not render a decision within forty-five (45) days of the filing of the appeal, not more than (90) days after the expiration of the forty-five (45) day period.
NO APPEALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 10, 2013.
MOTOR VEHICLE VALUE APPEAL PROCESS
Tax payers who want to appeal the assessment of their motor vehicle values must do so by using the the Rhode Island Vehicle Valuation Commission form which can be found under Assessor Forms to the left. Please bear in mind that appeals must be filed with the tax assessor within thirty (30) days of the mailing of tax bill. For additional information please refer to the form.
MOTOR VEHICLE APPEALS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2013 TAX YEAR