COVID 19 Advisory for Taxpayers
The City of Providence continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19. Due to further national and local developments, the City is extending its closure period for City buildings.
All City buildings will remain closed to the public for the duration of this emergency state, which will conclude on April 17, 2020 or until otherwise noted. We suggest you make tax payments via USPS or online during this period.
The City of Providence 4th quarter tax payment deadline of April 24, 2020 is still in place and payments are expected on a timely basis.
For those taxpayers experiencing a payment hardship due to a financial impact associated with COVID-19 activity, the City will accept all non-escrowed and current-taxpayer 4th quarter tax payments until June 30th without any 4th quarter penalty or interest.
If you have a block with DMV, we can still accept payment and arrange a vehicle release although we ask you to be patient due to staffing constraints and to follow procedures carefully. (Specifically, personal checks for DMV releases have a 10 day waiting period.)
The City Collector’s Office sends out annual bills in June and processes quarterly payments for Real Estate, Personal Property/Tangible, and Motor Vehicle taxes. The office works with banks, mortgage companies and credit card companies for the receipt of taxes and payments through escrow. The office also provides municipal lien certificates for real estate closings and mortgage refinancing. This office provides business license clearances and releases registration blocks with DMV. It also conducts one tax sale per year, usually in May, for the sale of delinquent taxes on real estate.Check or Pay My Taxes Sign-Up for Email Tax Due Reminders F.A.Q.s Apply for Tax Appeal