I just purchased real estate in South Kingstown and received my tax bill – why is the tax bill under the prior property owner’s name?

Real Estate taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of December 31st of each year for the current calendar year. As a result, the hard copy of the tax roll will always display, in printed form, the owner of record as of December 31st of the prior year, regardless of changes in ownership.

 

Although your name may not be printed on the hard copy of your property’s current tax bill, your new ownership has been recorded accordingly in all property databases, and will be reflected in the printing of the upcoming tax roll.

 

You can view the ownership record on your property using the Assessor’s Database (via Vision).

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1. What is the current tax rate?
2. What if I don’t receive a tax bill?
3. How do I electronically retrieve a copy of my current tax bill?
4. I escrow my Real Estate taxes – what do I do with my Real Estate tax bill?
5. I just purchased real estate in South Kingstown and received my tax bill – why is the tax bill under the prior property owner’s name?
6. When are tax payments due?
7. Is there a grace period after a tax bill’s quarterly due date before I am charged interest? What if my tax payment is late?
8. Why did I receive a late notice (“Notice of Account Statement”)?
9. How are penalties calculated?
10. If I mail a payment, will you honor the postmark?
11. Can I post-date my check?
12. What periods do tax bills cover?
13. Why can’t I register my motor vehicle; or, why can’t I renew my registration?
14. Why did I get a motor vehicle tax bill for a car I no longer own?
15. I don’t live in South Kingstown anymore – why am I receiving a motor vehicle tax bill from the Town of South Kingstown?
16. How can I pay my tax bill?
17. How can I pay my utility bill?
18. How do I make a payment with a credit or debit card?
19. Why is there a fee for using a credit or debit card to make a payment?