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Tax Collector
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Tax Collector
Deputy Tax Collector
Financial Aide
105 Harrisville Main Street
Harrisville, RI 02830
401-568-4300, X120
M, T, W 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fr 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Welcome to the
Burrillville Tax Collector's Office

The Tax Collector's office is responsible for the collection and receipt of monies due the Town including, real estate, person property, motor vehicle excise taxes as well as municipal lien certificates.

The Tax Collector has all powers, rights, and duties as prescribed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island and the Town Charter.  

New! We are collecting email addresses in hopes to head toward a more paperless environment.
Please email us at with the subject line to "EMAIL." Include your name, billing address, account numbers, phone number(s) and your email address.  Your assistance is well appreciated.  

You can view and pay your tax bill online.
Follow this link to:
•     View unpaid balances
•     See your transaction history for current tax year
•     Pay your bill online with a debit or credit card. There is a 3% (minimum $2.00) fee (collected by a third party) to pay by credit or debit card, and debit cards must have a Visa or Mastercard symbol.

To access the online services, you will need your tax bill.  The site will require the account number and the PIN located at the top of the bill.  If you do not have your tax bill, someone in the Tax Collector’s Office can look up the account number and PIN for you during regular Town Hall business hours call 568-4300, press 5, then 1.  Unfortunately, credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.

If you are paying at the window you will need to have the card with you. The fees remain the same whether paying online or in the office.  

Additional Payment Options
  • New! We can now withdraw from your bank account for free. Fill out a form online here.
  • Mail to the address shown on the bill, or email to with a subject line "ACH".
  • In person at the Town Hall, 105 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville. Cash, check or credit accepted.  
  • Online at Your PIN, which is located at the top of your bill, is needed to complete the transaction.
  • Utilizing the drop box near the back door at the Town Hall, 105 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville (check only, no cash) if you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed envelope or an email with your payment.  Although the box is emptied daily, the Town cannot be held responsible for any cash payments that would be left there.
2015 Tax Rates

Tax Type
Rate per $1,000 of value
Real Estate
Tangible Personal Property
Motor Vehicles

Tax Exemptions are now given specific dollar credits.  The various personal exemptions (such as veterans, elderly, etc.) are no longer valuation based. Please follow this link for ordinances related to tax credits.

The State valuation exemption attributed to the motor vehicle phase out program is $1,250.

Quarterly Tax Payments are payable/due on the following dates before interest (12%) is assessed.  Interest is assessed retroactively to the original August 1st due date. If a date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payments can be made the following business day without interest.

Due Date
Penalty Date
July 24, 2015
August 12, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 2, 2015
January 15, 2016
February 2, 2016
April 15, 2016
May 2, 2016

Didn't Receive a Tax Bill?
The Tax bills for this year will be mailed the second week in July 2015, therefore the quarterly date payable is July 24, 2015 through August 11, 2015 without interest.  

You may not receive a bill for a variety of reasons.  
  • Did you buy a home after December 31, 2014?
  • Have you payed off a mortgage recently?
  • Have you moved?
  • Have you updated your mailing address with the Tax Assessor?   
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact the Tax Assessor for a copy of your bill.

If you have not received a bill or if you have any questions, please call the Tax Assessor's office (568 - 4300, press 5, then 2) to determine if you have a liability with the Town.  It is important to note that the failure to receive a bill does not negate the requirement to pay the tax.  When the obligation does catch up to you, there will be additional interest to pay.

Returned Checks
Regretfully, checks that are returned to the Town for whatever reason (insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc.) will be assessed a $35.00 fee.  This fee is required to offset charges that the Town incurs when checks are returned to the Town by the various financial institutions upon which they are drawn.

Tax Sales
The Tax Collector's office holds periodic tax sales for outstanding real estate and sewer assessments.  

View the final list on the Tax Collector's Return that was recorded into Land Evidence on June 18, 2015 by following this link.

Motor Vehicle Registrations
Anyone who is paying on motor vehicle taxes, and requires a registration approval from the Town must pay in cash, money order or credit card.  All motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full before registration approval will be given.  There is a 10-business day hold on all personal checks, for registration purposes.

Experiencing Financial Difficulties?
The Town understands that from time to time some taxpayers may be experiencing financial difficulties for a variety of reasons.  If a taxpayer finds that he/she is incurring a financial problem that will jeopardize the timely payment of any of their obligations to the Town, it is extremely important that they come into the Tax Collector's Office as soon as the problem is identified.  This will provide the best opportunity to find a solution that is satisfactory to everyone.   Early intervention is the key to the Town's ability to be of assistance to the taxpayer versus becoming part of the problem.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2015

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