Why can’t I register my motor vehicle; or, why can’t I renew my registration?

If your motor vehicle registration renewal form indicates that you have unpaid taxes due in the Town of South Kingstown, or if you received a notice from the RI DMV indicating that you have a Tax Block in the Town of South Kingstown, you cannot complete your registration because you must pay outstanding motor vehicle taxes owed prior to registration eligibility.

 

Once a payment is successfully processed, an electronic release is sent to the RI DMV on behalf of the taxpayer. While releases are sent from the Town of South Kingstown immediately upon processing a payment, the RI DMV can take 24-48 hours to process a release, so please allow the DMV two business days to process your block removal.   

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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?