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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the current tax rates?

  • The real estate tax rate for FY2017-2018 is $11.21 per thousand of assessed value for residential property and $15.55 per thousand for commercial property
  • The motor vehicle tax rate is $23.45 per thousand of assessed value
  • The personal property tax rate is $15.55 per thousand of assessed value.

When should I expect a tax bill?

The City of Newport mails tax bills once a year, usually in July. Payments are due on a quarterly basis beginning August 5. The Tax Collectors office can provide duplicate copies of bills upon request. Please e-mail the request to lkenney@cityofnewport.com or call (401) 845-5404.

What are the tax payment due dates?

A. Tax payments are due quarterly on August 5, November 5, February 5 and May 5.

How do I obtain my property appraisal information?

Property appraisals can be viewed at Vision Government Solutions, Inc. or can be obtained by contacting the Assessors Division at (401) 845-5365 assessor@cityofnewport.com

How is property tax calculated?

Property tax is calculated by dividing the assessed value of your property by 1,000, then multiplying this number by the applicable tax rate. For instance, the following formula would apply if your residential property is assessed at $450,000.00:

  • 450,000/1,000 = 450
  • 450 x 11.21 = 5,044.50
  • Property Tax = $5,044.50

 

  • If that same property was a commercial property, only the multiplier/tax rate changes:
  • 450,000/1,000 = 450
  • 450 x 15.55 = 6,997.50
  • Property Tax = $6,997.50

Can I appeal my tax bill?

Am I eligible for a tax exemption?

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