Finance Department

Finance Dept./Tax Collections


Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Town Hall closes at Noon on Fridays

The Finance Department / Tax Collections Department is located on the first floor of Town Hall. The Town provides the option to pay taxes online - click here OR by credit/debit card in the office. Click here for more details.

Reminder: Tax payments are due

First Quarter - Due Monday, September 30, 2019

Second Quarter - Due Monday, December 30, 2019

Third Quarter - Due Monday, March 30, 2020

Fourth Quarter - Due Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tax Bill Back Page Attachment

Convenient Tax Payment Service Option Available

If you would like to have your taxes deducted from your checking or savings account on a monthly or quarterly basis automatically, please contact the Finance Department.

Authorization for Direct Payment



State Quarterly Report FY 6/2018 Attachment

State Quarterly Report FY 12/2019 Attachment


BUDGET 2019-2020

2019-2020 Certified Budget Attachment

2019-2020 Financial Town Meeting FTM, May 22, 2019 Attachment

Financial Town Meeting Video, May 22, 2019

2019 FTM Budget Agenda with Results Attachment

2019 Budget Hearing, May 8, 2019 Attachment

Committee on Appropriations Budget Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Attachment

Budget Forecasting Committee Report FY 2020 Attachment


Prior Year Budgets

FY 2018-2019

Certified Budget FY 2018-2019

Proposed Budget FY 2018-2019

Proposed School and Town Budget, Budget Hearing FY 2018-2019

2018 Budget Hearing Presentation (held Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

Budget Hearing Video (held Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

Financial Town Meeting FTM (held Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

Financial Town Meeting Video - May 23, 2018

FY 2017-18

Certified Budget for FY 2017-2018

FTM Proposed School and Town Budget for FY 2017-2018

Budget Hearing for FY 2017-2018

FY 2016-17

Budget Report Summary Fiscal Year 2017 - Monthly / Budget to Actual Attachment

Tax Stabilization Agreement between the Town of Barrington and Shineharmony Attachment

Certified Budget for FY 2016-2017

Committee on Appropriations Budget Hearing PowerPoint Presentation for FY 2016-2017

FY 2015-16

Town Budget: Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports


Government Finance Officers Association

News Release 2019 - Attachment

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 2019 - Attachment

News Release 2017 - Attachment

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 2017 - Attachment

Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation Public Schools Revenue Bond Financing Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 C Please view attachment



Why am I being taxed for a vehicle I no longer own?

Tax bills are mailed each year in mid-August. The information for billing motor vehicles is obtained from the RI DMV, reflecting the previous calendar year. If you had a vehicle registered for any portion of the prior calendar year, the vehicle will appear on your bill, showing the following in the description portion of your bill:

Plate#, # of Days, Date Range, Year, Make, Model, VIN, Net Valuation, Tax Adj. and Tax Due

You may pay the bill in full or opt to make quarterly payments. The bottom portion of your bill has the 4 quarterly coupons attached. This is the payment collection cycle, which extends throughout our fiscal year (ending the following June 30th ). Even though you may have disposed of a vehicle during this period, you are liable to make the quarterly payments because the vehicles were registered to you during the noted assessment period.

How do I get a vehicle off the tax roll?

All information for billing motor vehicles is obtained from the RI DMV. In order to remove a vehicle, you must cancel the registration (return the plates) at the DMV or any AAA office (if you are a member).

Be advised that the billing is for the previous calendar year, so the removal of a vehicle will not be immediately reflected on the current bill, but rather on the subsequent year's bill (or possibly the year after, depending on the cancellation date).

I'm a new owner on a property- will I automatically get a tax bill?

Tax bills on newly acquired properties will be sent out only if they are requested. Our normal schedule for mailing all bills is mid-August. Any persons requesting copies of bills for purchases after this date are required to call the tax office @ 247-1900 x318, and a copy will be mailed.

I escrow my real estate taxes, why am I receiving a tax bill?

You will receive a copy of your bill even if you escrow. It most likely won't be necessary to send your mortgage company a copy. If we have received a request from your mortgage company, they will be sent the information automatically.

Contact Us

Kathy Raposa, Business and Finance Director

Office Location

The Finance Department/Tax Collections window is on the first floor of Town Hall, 283 County Road. Use front door to the left; handicap entrance is to the rear of Town Hall.