Why did I get a motor vehicle tax bill for a car I don't own anymore?
Motor vehicle excise taxes are charged for the period that the vehicle was registered during the previous calendar year. All motor vehicle information is provided to the Town by the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles. Taxation will continue until the registration expires or the license plates have been turned into the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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1. What is the current tax rate?
2. I escrow my taxes or I have refinanced my mortgage or my mortgage has been sold and I am escrowing with a different company now?
3. Is there a grace period after the due date for quarter payment of taxes before I am charged interest?
4. What periods do tax bills cover?
5. Why can’t I register my car online?
6. Why did I get a motor vehicle tax bill for a car I don't own anymore?
7. What if I don’t receive a tax bill?
8. I escrow my taxes. Why didn’t receive a copy of my tax bill?
9. When are tax payments due?
10. What information will be needed to make a credit card payment?
11. What if a tax payment is late?
12. Does the Town accept payment with a credit or debit card?
13. Why is there a fee for using a credit card to pay taxes?