Tax Collector

    Tax Collector's Office

     

    2020 Real Estate tax bills are being mailed Friday, August 7, 2020.

    Due to the rejection of the Budget on June 16, 2020, this bill is based on last year’s levy per Town Council Resolution# 40-20-5158. 

    When a budget is passed by the voters, a new bill will be calculated and sent to those not on the tax freeze, based on the new levy. 

    Motor Vehicle bills have not yet been mailed.  Prior to calculating and sending bills, we are waiting for the State to inform us as to the status of the motor vehicle phase out.

    The due date for the 1st quarter is still August 15, 2020.  The grace period, as stated on the back of your bill, is October 1, 2020.  There will be NO INTEREST charged for late payment of the 1st quarter if paid by October 1, 2020. 

    On October 2, 2020, 1.5% interest on the unpaid balance will be calculated if the 1st quarter has not been satisfied.

     

    The Coventry Town Hall located at 1670 Flat River Road

    will be  re-opening to the public on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  All other town

    buildings will remain in modified opening status. 

     

    It is highly recommended that town business continue to be conducted via mail and drop box.  Should a town resident have an issue where entering the Town Hall is a necessity, the following instructions must be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

     

    Procedures for safely opening up Town Hall:

    1. The Town Hall will be open for in person transactions between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
    1. Persons entering must check in with our receptionist.
    1. They MUST wear a mask or will be DENIED entry.
    1. Each person’s temperature will be checked.  If the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F, they will not be allowed to enter.
    1. All persons entering should sanitize hands while the receptionist records all contact information for contact tracing purposes.
    1. If making tax payments by check, please have check made out to the “Coventry Tax Collector” with the amount due, in advance when possible.
    1. Social distancing must be maintained.  There are footprints on the floor of the town hall indicating where people should stand in order to accomplish this.
    1. Upon completing town business, you must exit immediately through the doors on the right marked EXIT. (Located BEHIND the receptionist.)

     

    We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in this unprecedented time.

     

     

     

    Town Hall

    1670 Flat River Road

    Coventry, RI  02816

     

    Monday – Friday

    9:00am – 4:0pm

     

    Phone:  (401) 822-9167                

    Fax: (401) 822-6237

     

     

    Since 2011

     

    All owners of vehicles valued at $500.00 or more will receive a tax bill.  The age of the vehicle alone does not determine the value of the vehicle.

     

     

    Property & Motor Vehicle Tax Payments / Account Balance

      

    Current 2019 Tax Rates:

    Residential - $22.24

    Commercial - $26.81

    Motor Vehicle - $18.75

    Tangible - $22.24

     

     

    Department Details

     

    The primary function of the Tax Collector's office is to collect and record taxes owed by the residents of Coventry.  We offer many ways to pay taxes in order to make an unpleasant task as painless as possible. There is an Automatic Payment System for those who do not escrow. On the 20th of every month 1/12th of the annual tax is deducted from a person's checking/savings account. Taxpayers are also able to pay taxes at a number of different banks, which are listed on the back of the tax bill. Finally, people may elect to pay taxes in person at the Town Hall, through the mail, or by charge card using the internet. In addition to merely collecting the taxes, we also try to assist  taxpayers, who may be delinquent, become current with their tax payments.  We attempt to achieve this by working out a payment plan to help them catch up. The Coventry Tax Collector's office is also responsible for providing Municipal Lien Certificates (fee $25.00). This document lists all the outstanding taxes owed, in Coventry, on a particular parcel and is mainly used by attorneys in determining costs when closing on the sale of real property.

     

    Please be aware that if we have placed a stop on your registration due to delinquent taxes, you must come in to get the release for the registry. Even if you pay with a chargecard using the internet you will still need to stop at the collector’s office to get a registration release stamp. If we have time, we do try to e-mail the DMV or send releases via postal service, when delinquent taxes have been paid. In the end, if you have not paid your taxes on time, the only way to ensure you have no issues at the registry is to come in for the release.

     

    Total bills under $100.00 must be paid in full in first quarter. (R.l. Statute 44-5-7, 1956). If a receipt is desired, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

     

    Any check returned for insufficient funds will receive a $26.00 service charge.

     

     

    Questions and Problems

     

    Checks should be made out to:

     

    Coventry Tax Collector 

    1670 Flat River Road

    Coventry, RI 02816

     

     

    Tax Collector

     

    Responsible for mailing of tax notices and collection of tax payments based on information contained on the current tax roll certified by the Assessor. 

    Phone - (401) 821-6400

     

     

    Assessor

     

    Responsible for preparation of the current tax roll, assessed value, exemptions, taxable value, assessed owner(s) name and address, address changes, and property location. 

    Phone - (401) 822-9162