PO Box 445 ~ Block Island, RI  02807

Tel:  (401) 466-3230         

Fax:  (401) 466-2752


Tax Collector:         

Tax bills are mailed annually in mid-July.  In accordance with state statute, it is the responsibilty of the property owner to make sure the taxes are paid, regardless of whether or not a tax bill was received. If you owned property in the prior year and do not receive a tax bill, please contact this office.  For further information on how taxes are assessed, please refer to the Tax Assessor's page.

If you escrow your taxes, remember to send a copy of the tax bill to your mortgage company.

Tax bills may be paid in full or, if the total tax due is $100.00 or greater, quarterly.  Quarterly due dates are August 15th, November 15th, February 15th and May 15th.  Due date for total tax less than $100.00 is August 15th.  A grace period for each due date ends on the last business day of the month due.  Quarterly amounts outstanding at the end of each grace period are subject to interest of 18% per year calculated back to the due date of the quarter.

Payments sent by US Postal Service should be addressed to:

Tax Collector
Town of New Shoreham
PO Box 445
Block Island RI  02807 

Payments sent by other carriers (e.g. FedEx) should be addressed to:

Tax Collector
Town of New Shoreham
16 Old Town Rd
Block Island RI  02807

All checks should be made payable to Town of New Shoreham.  To facilitate prompt posting, please write your account number on the memo line of the your check.  If you are paying only on a specific item of property, identify the item(s) you are paying (e.g. plat and lot) on the memo line.  Do not tape or staple the payment coupon to your check.

Tax payments are posted to accounts as of the day they are received in the Finance Office.  If there is a problem with a check that prevents it from being deposited, the check will be returned without posting.  

You may check your balance and pay on-line at using your account number and PIN from your tax bill.  Fees may apply.

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Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007