The Tax Assessors' Office functions under the laws of Rhode Island, ordinances established by the New Shoreham Town Council and decisions of the Town of New Shoreham Board of Assessors. According to RI General Law, all property subject to taxation shall be assessed as of each December 31st. New Shoreham's real property is assessed at 80% of Fair Market Value.
The Town of New Shoreham has hired Vision Appraisal to complete its state-mandated full property revaluation. The reassessment project will establish market value as of December 31st, 2022 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued in the summer of 2023.
Real Estate assessment values for the Town of New Shoreham are hosted on the Vision Appraisal website.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- January 31 Deadline for filing Annual Tangible Property Declaration
- June 15 Certification of Tax Roll
- November 15 Deadline for filing appeals for Real Estate and Tangible Tax
- December 31 Deadline for applications for Senior, Veteran and FFOS exemptions
- December 31 Assessment date
The Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Tax has been phased out. You will not receive a motor vehicle tax bill for the 2022 Tax Roll. This does not provide relief for any past due balances on prior tax rolls.
Tangible Personal Property
Businesses must declare the value of their furniture, fixtures and equipment (known as tangible property) on an annual basis between December 31st and January 31st.
The Town of New Shoreham administers property tax exemption programs for Seniors, Veterans, and Farm, Forest, and Open Space. Forms must be filed by December 31st.
Appeals and requests for abatement of property tax must be filed with the local office of tax assessment within 90 days from the date the first tax payment is due.