Why did I get a motor vehicle tax bill for a car I no longer own?

Your Motor Vehicle tax bill is informed by the time in which your vehicle had an active registration as reported by the RI Registry of Motor Vehicles. Motor Vehicle taxes reflect the period that the vehicle was registered during the previous calendar year (January 1-December 31). Therefore, you may receive a bill for a car you no longer own, as the taxes on a motor vehicle’s registration are one year in arrears.

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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?