Billing Periods

Real Estate
Real Estate taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of December 31st of each year for the current calendar year. For example, the real estate tax bill for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024 (mailed in July 2023) covers the period from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.


Prorated Real Estate taxes (also referred to as Addendum Tax Bills) are assessed as of the date of the Certificate of Occupancy (CO), for the number of days from the CO date to the end of the calendar year. For example, if a CO is issued on October 1, 2023, the homeowner would receive a pro-rated tax bill covering the period October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, or 92 days.

Motor Vehicle
Motor Vehicle taxes are based on active registration dates for any vehicles owned during the previous calendar year. For example, the bill for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 (mailed in July 2021) reflects the number of days a given vehicle’s license plate was registered in South Kingstown during the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 

Wastewater (Sewer) 
Wastewater bills are mailed on or before September 15th each year, and cover the period July 1st to June 30th (for minimum in advance). Wastewater bills can be paid in full by October 15, or can be paid in 2 installments: installment 1 due on or before October 15th, and installment 2 due on or before January 15th.

Water bills are sent on a quarterly basis as follows:
Quarter 1, for the period July 1 through September 30: Bill Date October 15, Due Date November 15 
Quarter 2, for the period October 1 through December 31: Bill Date January 15, Due Date February 15
Quarter 3, for the period January 1 through March 31: Bill Date April 15, Due Date May 15 
Quarter 4, for the period April 1 through June 30: Bill Date July 15, Due Date August 15

  1. Tax Collection

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1215
    Fax: (401) 788-9792