Billing Periods Covered

Property Tax

 Motor vehicle taxes are for the vehicles owned during the previous calendar year. For example, the bill for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 and mailed in July 2016 reflects the number of days the vehicle’s license plate was registered in South Kingstown during the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

Real Estate taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of December 31st of each year for the current calendar year. For example, the real estate tax bill for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 and mailed in July 2016 covers the period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Prorated real estate taxes are assessed as of the date of the certificate of occupancy (CO) for the number of days from the CO date to the end of the calendar year. For example, if a CO is issued on October 1, 2016, the homeowner would receive a pro-rated tax bill covering the period October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, or 92 days.


Waste Water (sewer) bills that are mailed on or before September 15th cover the period July 1st to June 30th (for minimum in advance) and are paid in 2 installments as follows: the 1st installment is due on October 15th and the 2nd installment is due on January 15th.


Water bills are sent on a quarterly basis as follows:
Quarter 1: Bill Date October 15th Due November 15 for the period July 1 through September 30;
Quarter 2: Bill Date January 15th Due February 15 for the period October 1 through December 31;
Quarter 3: Bill Date April 15th Due May 15 for the period January 1 through March 31; and
Quarter 4: Bill Date July 15th Due August 15 for the period April 1 through June 30. 

  1. Tax Collection

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1215
    Fax: (401) 788-9792