Motor Vehicle Information

Please note the 2017 motor vehicle bills represent vehicles registered between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

  • If you sold, scrapped, traded in or totaled a car but did not turn in the plate, you will continue to receive a tax bill on that plate in accordance with RI General Law 44-34-2.
  • The State Vehicle Value Commission is responsible for placing value on the motor vehicles, not the town.
  • Within the law regarding pricing of motor vehicles there is a depreciation table that is applied to cars. That is what determines the 'hold harmless' portion of your tax bill.