How do I appeal my Assessment?
There are several methods of appealing your assessment. Firstly, if it is a reassessment year, you may appeal directly to the revaluation company and request an explanation of your assessment and discuss any inaccuracies with them. After discussing it with them, you may also appeal to the Town Assessor within the timeframe provided under the Rhode Island General Laws, which starts the day the first quarterly payment is due, and extends ninety (90) days from that day.

The Assessor’s role in this process is to verify that all the data on file is correct. For example, if the field card states that you have two full baths and you only have a bath and a half, then the Assessor will correct that information and your assessment would see a decrease. If all the information is correct, the Assessor may deny your appeal and give you the opportunity to appear before the Board of Assessment Review to state why you still believe that the assessment is still incorrect. You will be given the opportunity to state your case before the board. You will be given a finite amount of time to provide the Board with evidence which support your claims and to answer any questions that the board members may have. The Board will deliberate and you will be notified of their decision by mail.
If you are still aggrieved after receiving the Board's decision, you may file in
Superior Court.

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1. What is the Soldier’s & Sailor’s Civil Relief Act?
2. Why reassess real property at all?
3. Will my assessment change if I paid above or below the Assessed Value for my property?
4. Can my Assessed Value Change between Revaluations?
5. My lot was vacant as of the last revaluation, but I built a house this year. How will this affect my assessment?
6. How do I appeal my Assessment?
7. Where did my tax bill go?
8. Are there any exemptions that I might qualify for?
9. I was recently married / divorced. How do I change my name for my tax bill?
10. How do I find out where my property line is?
11. What exactly is being taxed?
12. My business is licensed through the State of Rhode Island. Do I need to register with Town Hall?
13. I have a small home based business. Am I subject to taxation?
14. How Does the Assessment Department know what assets I have?
15. What is the deadline for Filing the Annual Return to the Assessor?
16. How do I notify the Assessor’s Office that I am no longer in business?
17. My Business moved. How do I change my address to ensure that I get my Tax Bill?
18. I received my Tax bill in July. What timeframe does this bill cover?
19. I am starting a new business. What do I need to provide to the Assessor’s Office to open an account?