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Tax Collector
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Tax Collector
Deputy Tax Collector
Financial Aide
Address:
105 Harrisville Main Street
Harrisville, RI 02830
Phone:
401-568-4300, X120
Fax:
401-568-9473
Hours:
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 adresses in hopes to head toward a more paperless environment.
Please email us at taxcollections@burrillville.org 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
•       Pay your bill online with a debit or credit card

To access the online services, you will need your tax bill.  The site will require the account number and the PIN located at the bottom 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.  

There is a 3% (minimum $2.00) fee (collected by a third paty) to pay by credit or debit card and debit cards must have a Visa or Mastercard symbol.

Additional Payment Options
There is a drop box located near the rear entrance to the Town Hall.  We will also have a drop box located in the Tax Office, ONLY available during working hours.  (Checks only- no cash, please).  If a receipt is desired, please enclose either a self-addressed return envelope or an email address.
 
2014 Tax Rates
The 2014 Tax Rates are as follows:

Tax Type
Rate per $1,000 of value
Real Estate
 $18.58
Tangible Personal Property
 $18.58
Motor Vehicles
 $40.00

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 $1,500.

Quarterly Tax Payments are payable/due on the following dates before interest (12%) is assessed.  Note that interest is assessed retroactively to the original August 1st due date.

Quarter
Due Date
Last Day without Penalty
First
July 22, 2013
August 6, 2013
Second
October 15, 2013
November 1, 2013
Third
January 15, 2014
February 1, 2014
Fourth
April 15, 2014
May 1, 2014

Didn't Receive a Tax Bill?
The Tax bills for this year will be mailed the second week in July 2013, therefore the quarterly date payable is July 22, 2013 with a due date of August 6, 2013.  

Reminder: Town Hall is only open between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm on Fridays.  We are open later on Thursdays - until 7:00 pm.

Note that for your convenience there is a drop box at the entrance from the parking lot on the left side of the door.  If you choose to utilize this service, please do not leave cash.  We would recommend leaving checks or money orders with the account numbers written on them.  Although the box is emptied daily, the Town cannot be held responsible for any cash payments that would be left there.  As always, your cancelled check is your receipt.

If you have any questions on when taxes are due, please call the Tax Collector's Office (568 - 4300, press 5, then 1).  Interest is assessed retroactively to August 1st on any outstanding balance.  The other three quarters are payable and due as noted above.

You may not receive a bill for a variety of reasons.  
  • Did you buy a new home (we are required to mail the tax bill to the owner of record as of December 31st)?  
  • Have you refinanced your home and, if so, who is responsible to pay your taxes (the financial institution or you - if your taxes are not escrowed to the bank as part of your monthly payment, you are responsible for their timely payment)?   
  • Have you moved and changed mailing addresses?  Returned mail is remailed  if a new address can be found.   
If you have not received a bill or if you have any questions, please call the Tax Collector's office (568 - 4300, press 5, then 1) 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.  

Motor Vehicle Registrations
Anyone who is paying on motor vehicle taxes, and requires a registration approval from the Town must pay in cash or by money order.  All motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full before registration approval will be given.  We cannot accept personal checks on motor vehicle taxes for registration purposes.

In general, before going to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, please stop by the Tax Collector's Office at the Town Hall to receive a "registration approval form" regardless of whether you have outstanding taxes or not. This may help to avoid delays and an unnecessary return trip to the Registry.

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 Finance 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: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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