Assessment Department


COVID Update 10/10/2020


Beginning December 18,2020, Town Hall will be closed to pedestrian traffic without a scheduled appointment. Masks and temperature checks are required for anyone with an appointment.
Per Executive Order of the Westerly Town Manager, J. Mark Rooney, effective immediately the notarization requirements of forms submitted to and filed in the Town Assessor's office has been suspended. This order will remain in effect until further notice.
Please note that the due dates for submission of these documents remain unchanged. Annual returns must be received in office no later than January 31, 2021 as well as any extension requests. (January 31st falls on the weekend so they must be received in office by January 29, 2021.) Senior Exemption applications and Disability forms must be submitted by April 30, 2021.
We do not accept postmarks for any of the above-mentioned forms, they need to be received in office by the due date.


SIXTH EXECUTIVE ORDER NOTARIZATION OF TOWN ASSESSOR FORMS
December 10, 2020

Pursuant to the March 23, 2020 Emergency Declaration issued by the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island, effective immediately, the notarization  requirements of forms submitted to and filed in the Tax Assessor's office has been suspended.
This order shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until  further notice.
Click here to see signed Executive Order



Mission:
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 a full revaluation effective Decmber 31, 2018, which is the date reflected in the present revaluations. The revaluation included exterior measurements of all structures and a request to inspect the interior of all buildings. The next statistical revaluation will be effective December 31, 2021.

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, 2020.