Motor Vehicle Tax Collections
South Kingstown residents may register their vehicles on-line at the State of RI DMV Website unless there are unpaid taxes due to the Town. If there are delinquent taxes due, the State of RI Department of Motor Vehicles registration renewal form will note that there are “Unpaid Taxes in the Town of South Kingstown.” For those with this notation of unpaid taxes who are registering a motor vehicle in the State of RI, an approval stamp on the car registration form by the South Kingstown Tax Collector’s Office is required prior to renewal. If your registration renewal form indicates that you have delinquent taxes due in South Kingstown, please contact the South Kingstown Tax Collector’s office at 789-9331 Ext.1215.
Click here for the location and hours of operation of the R.I. Registry of Motor Vehicles. As a reminder, AAA members can renew their automobile registrations at an AAA Office.
Real Estate Tax Collections
The Town holds an annual tax sale for non-payment of property taxes under the provisions of Rhode Island General Laws §44-9. According to law, the sale is published in the legal section of the South County Independent. The sale is usually held in April. The next tax sale is scheduled for April 2011 to be held in the Town Council Chambers at 180 High St., Wakefield, RI. A list of the properties is available inthe Tax Collector’s Office in March of each year and listed in the South County Independent for three consecutive weeks prior to the sale.
Tangible Personal Property Tax Collections
This includes taxes for tangible personal property such as manufactured/mobile homes on leased land and/or commercial property as defined in Rhode Island General Laws, §44-4-10 as all motors, machines, equipment, fixtures and tools of all sorts however propelled, in any factory, machine shop, print works, manufacturing, or other establishment of any kind, and all livestock and farming tools on farms; all fixtures, tools, machinery, livestock, farming tools, goods, wares, merchandise, and all other tangible personal property except manufacturer's inventory as defined in Rhode Island General Laws, §44-3-3.
The Town of South Kingstown places UCC liens on delinquent property owners for the tangible personal property tax and interest due through the RI Secretary of State’s Office. In addition, the Town holds a distress sale of tangible properties under the provisions of Rhode Island General Laws, §44-8. The next Distress Sale is scheduled for late summer 2010. A List of the tangible properties will be available at the Tax Collector’s office prior to the sale.