Tax Assessment

The Tax Assessor’s Office is located on the second floor of the Town Hall Building. The mission is to produce and certify an accurate and timely tax roll on an annual basis. The office is responsible for identifying, listing, and estimating the market value of all residential, commercial and industrial property, business and personal property, and registered motor vehicles within the town in a manner specified by law.

*** The State of Rhode Island has eliminated the motor vehicle tax.  As such, the Town will no longer be sending motor vehicle tax bills.  All outstanding bills from previous years will still be due, however. ***

The Town of Richmond, RI has hired Vision Government Solutions Inc to complete its state-mandated statistical revaluation program. The reassessment project will establish market value as of December 31st, 2022 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued in the summer of 2023.  The data collection phase of the project will commence in the fall of 2022 as data collectors visit all properties that have open building permits and any properties that are new sales since July 1, 2020 to record exterior measurements and conduct interior inspections.  Data collectors will carry a letter of identification from the Assessor’s Office, a photo ID badge and have their cars registered with the Police Department.   All property owners and tenants are respectfully requested to cooperate with data collectors to insure that accurate information is used in the revaluation process.  Valuation work will continue throughout the year with notices of the new valuations being mailed to property owners in March of 2023.   Residents will have the option of meeting with Vision staff in Richmond to review the new, proposed assessments.   Values will then be finalized and appear on the 2023 tax roll.

Look for further updates as the revaluation process continues throughout the coming year.

Vision Government Solutions

Vision Government Solutions is Richmond’s Online Database for the Town of Richmond. Visit the site to enter the Assessor’s Online Database.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • January 31  - Deadline for filing Personal Property Declaration to the Assessor
  • January 31 – Deadline for filing Farm, Forest & Open Space Applications
  • March 15 - Deadline for filing Personal Property Declaration with an approved Extension
  • April 15 – Deadline for filing Senior Citizen & 100% Social Security Exemption Applications
  • June – Certification of Tax Roll
  • July – Mailing of current year tax bills

** The Town may send reminder letters for the above deadlines, however it is the responsibility of the applicant to meet the deadline regardless of whether letters are sent **

 Available Exemptions

  • Senior Citizen (must have turned 65 by December 31st of prior year)
  • 100% Social Security Disabled
  • Veteran/Unmarried Widow or Widower of Veteran
  • 100% Disabled Veteran
  • Gold Star
  • Blind
  • Specially adapted housing for Veteran & unmarried widow or widower of Veteran

Tax Exemption Forms

Senior Citizen Exemption Application (PDF)
Veterans’ Exemption Application (PDF)
100% Social Security Disabled Exemption Application (PDF)
Farm, Forest and Open Space Renewal Application (PDF)

Other Forms

Annual Camper Declaration (PDF)
Farm, Forest and Open Space Land Classification Application (PDF)
Personal Property Annual Return to Assessor (PDF)

Proration Info (New Construction)

Per RI General Law 44-5-13.4, newly completed construction occurring after any December 31 date of assessment will be issued a prorated bill.

The additional tax bill is calculated on the number of days remaining from the date the Certificate of Occupancy was issued, or from the date the structure was first used for the purpose for which it was built, whichever comes earlier, until December 31 for the assessment year in which the new construction is completed.