I don’t live in South Kingstown anymore – why am I receiving a motor vehicle tax bill from the Town of South Kingstown?

Taxation on a Motor Vehicle will continue as long as a given vehicle’s registration is active with the RI DMV. Furthermore, your tax bill will be issued by the municipality in which your vehicle is registered as of December 31 of the previous calendar year.

 

If you should move, you are responsible for updating the address on your vehicle’s registration. You are also responsible for cancelling your own registration with the RI DMV. Registering a vehicle in another state does not automatically terminate your Rhode Island registration.

 

Please refer to the RI DMV’s website for the current procedure for registration cancellation.

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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?