Conducted Online on August 19, 2021
The 2021 Tax Sale is an online auction of liens in exchange for the payment of overdue tax on real estate as levied by the City of Providence, Thayer St Association, Downtown Business Improvement District, Dept of Public Works, and Dept of Inspection and Standards. This is not a sale of property; the lien given is an interest in the property under Rhode Island General Law Title 44 which can mature into possession of title through a court proceeding.
Property owners meeting the tax sale criteria will be given a 90 day notice by May 19 first class postmark and again by certified mail by July 9, 2021. A legal notice of the tax sale properties will be published in the Providence Journal on July 29.
Registration with the City Collector to bid for properties opens on noon Monday July 26, EDT and closes at noon on Friday August 13. Registration forms must be printed and returned electronically to the City. Registration with the online platform host will be provided later.
No transfer of interest (lien) will be given outside of the tax sale event and any tax payment received by any party will be credited to the property and will not be returned.
Prospective bidders who own property in Providence with delinquent tax must pay the tax current in order to register.