Finance Dept./Tax Collections
TAX PAYMENT OPTIONS: Due March 30th, 2020*
*Interest will not be charged on late payments made prior to May 1st, 2020
Town Hall is closed to the public. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in Rhode Island and diligence must be made to prevent the spread.
In that effort, the Town of Barrington is urging residents and businesses to use Online and Mail Services and the utilization of the Town's Drop Box located to the left-hand side of the Finance/Tax Collector's entrance door in front of the Town Hall.
Residents can pay their taxes using the following options:
1. Mail payment and quarterly coupon to
Town of Barrington
PO Box 9716
Providence, RI 02940-9716
Please include payment stub
A separate check is requested for each account being paid
2. Online and Telephone Tax Payments
“Quick Links” (right-hand side of homepage)
“On-Line Tax Payments”
Account Number and Amount are needed to process payments
Only use account 6 digit number from bill (no letters)
Processing Fee: 2.49% of the amount of payment
3. Drop off box (checks only)
Payments may also be put in the payment slot located to the left-hand side of the Finance/Tax Collector's entrance door in front of the Town Hall.
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
FY 2021 Budget Forecasting Committee Report Attachment
FY 2020-2021 Proposed Budget Attachment
Prior Year Budgets
Transparency Report, Department of Revenue - December 2019
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
Certified Budget for FY 2017-2018
FTM Proposed School and Town Budget for FY 2017-2018
Budget Hearing for FY 2017-2018
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
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
State Quarterly Report
State Quarterly Report FY 6/2018 Attachment
State Quarterly Report FY 12/2019 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.
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.