For motor vehicle taxes, an appeal of the presumptive value must be filed within forty-five (45) days of the mailing of the tax bill. Appeal forms are available in the Assessor’s Office. For real estate and tangible taxes, you must file an Application for Appeal of Property Tax application within 90 days from the date the first tax payment is due (must be received in the assessor’s office by October 30 at 4:30 p.m.). Forms for appealing assessments along with detailed taxpayer information about the appeal procedures will be available in the Assessor’s Office after the July tax bills are mailed.
Applications can be picked up in the Assessor’s Office or the taxpayer can request that they be mailed to them. The assessor has forty-five (45) days to review the appeal. The taxpayer, if still aggrieved, may appeal to the local tax board of review within thirty (30) days from the date of the assessor’s decision or if no decision is made by the assessor with the forty-five (45) days of the filing of the appeal, the taxpayer has 90 days from the expiration of the forty-five (45) days to appeal to the tax board of review in writing. After the tax board of review renders a decision the person if still aggrieved may, within thirty (30) days of the tax board of review decision notice, file a petition in the superior court as provided by Rhode Island State Law.