WARWICK, RI — Warwick tax bills are arriving in residents’ mailboxes this week with a resolution-mandated July 15 due date, but no interest or late fees will be charged so long as they’re paid by July 31st, Tax Collector Kyla Jones said.
As for bills paid after that date, “That’s going to be a Mayor’s office call,” Jones said.
“A lot of people seem to be receiving their bills today,” Jones said at Buttonwoods Community Center, the new home for the Tax Collector’s office and several City offices recently relocated from Draper Avenue. She noted those are real estate and property tax bills, since the City had to wait on the State to sign off on the motor vehicle tax before the City could send those bills out.
Jones said the Tax Assessor’s office handles when the bills are sent. Tax Assessor Neal Dupuis, on his way to a meeting Thursday afternoon, was not able to immediately answer questions about the bills.
At City Hall, staffers were fielding calls from residents with questions about their bills, and the due date, about four days away at the time, or two business days. One caller, voice audible from several feet away, hung up abruptly as a staff member attempted to explain the due date and no-interest deadline.
Even though the motor vehicle tax bills have yet to reach residents, Jones said residents can look up what they owe for motor vehicle taxes on the Warwick Tax Collector’s website. Homeowners can also look up their property taxes or utility bills at that site, she said.