Assessment Department

Westerly is completing a Revaluation of all real property for the 2019 tax roll. Impact notices showing the new proposed assessment are being mailed on or around April 19th, 2019. The new proposed assessment is based on 100% of market value as of December 31, 2018. If you wish to have your new assessment reviewed with a representative of Vision Government Solutions, you may do so by scheduling an appointment on-line using
Do not apply the current tax (mill) rate to the new assessment.
Informal hearings will be held by appointment only in Westerly Town Hall. Please do not contact the Assessor’s Office to schedule appointments. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call Vision Government Solutions at 1-888-844-4300 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday -Friday excluding public holidays. The last day to schedule an appointment will be May 3, 2019.
You may review your new assessment and parcel data on the Vision Government Solutions web site:

The Assessment Department is responsible for establishing the value of all real and personal properties for taxation purposes. Duties include updating and maintaining all information with deeds, exemptions, mapping, motor vehicles, personal property, and real estate. The Assessment Department is also responsible for discovery of real estate improvements without permitting, discovery of new businesses, as well as the oversight of improvements for the purpose of accurate valuation. 
Welcome Homeowner:
On behalf of the Town of Westerly, we would like to welcome you to our community. Please take a moment to look at the Exemption page for programs for which you may be eligible. The forms are available by clicking on the name of the Exemption. If you have any questions please call or email the Assessment Department through our staff directory.

Revaluations are completed every three years in conformity with Rhode Island General Statutes. Westerly completed its second statistical update effective December 31, 2015 since the last full revaluation performed in 2009. The revaluation cycle requires a full revaluation for the effective date of December 31, 2018, which will impact 2019 tax bills. A full revaluation includes an interior inspection of all improved properties, as well as exterior measurements taken of each structure. 

Vision Government Solutions has been chosen to aid the Assessor’s office in the revaluation process. Vision representatives will be contacting property owners throughout 2018. Once inspections are complete, updated property values will be mailed to property owners in April of 2019. After reviewing these values, property owners will have an opportunity to make an appointment with a representative of Vision Government Solutions to discuss their assessment. 

Tax bills are mailed at the beginning of July. A property owner may then formally appeal their assessment to the Town Assessor within the ninety days from the date the first tax payment is due.  Directions for appeal may be found on the reverse side of the tax bill and in the Assessment Appeal Forms section. The deadline to appeal to the Assessor is October 29, 2018.

Assessments reflect property values as of December 31, 2015. Due to real estate market trends and variations in property style, appeal, and condition, not all property values within the town will be impacted in the same way, resulting in variations in value change.