Tax Assessor


Town of Scituate
Tax Assessor's Office

Karen S. Beattie, RES, RICA - Assessor
195 Danielson Pike
No. Scituate, RI 02857

Telephone:          401-647-2919
Fax:            401-647-5960
kbeattie@scituateri.org

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PROPERTY ASSESSMENT VALUATION PROCESS


Real Estate Database

Tax Assessor Annual Return Form 

Appeal of Property Assessment Application

Notes:

Assessed values are based on the December 31, 2021 town-wide revaluation.  Scituate will be required to complete a statistical revaluation on December 31, 2024.

Tax Maps are for assessment purposes only.  Property boundaries are current as of December 31, 2022.
The Town is currently under contract with Northeast Revaluation Co. 
Ownership updated daily

Tax Assessor's Maps 

               Web GIS Maps and Online Property Information


The Tax Assessor's office is responsible for the valuation and assessment of real and personal property for taxation.   Review of Assessments--Members of the Board of Assessment Review are elected by the voters for six-year staggered terms. The board reviews the appeals of any property owners who object to assessments made by the Tax Assessor.

   
 
  • Tax Assessments are set annually as of December 31. Tax bills are mailed out on or before July 1, annually.
  • Tax bills over $100.00 dollars are payable in four quarterly installments due on July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1.
  • Tax bills under $100.00 dollars are due by July 1.
  • The 2023 Real Estate Tax Rates are:
  1. Class 1 - Residential Real Estate: $16.76/thousand @ 100% assessment      
  2. Class 2 - Commercial/Industrial/Mixed Use: $24.57/thousand @ 100% assessment
  3. Class 3 - Tangible Personal Property: $35.69/thousand
   

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

The Motor Vehicle excise tax phased out as of December 31, 2021. No motor vehicle tax bill will be issued in 2022 or thereafter. Prior year tax bills are still owed, if they are unpaid. Contact the Scituate Tax Collector at
401-647-5526 to check for any unpaid taxes.

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Real Estate

Real Estate Tax Bills cover the current calendar year. Example: Tax bills issued in July of 2023 cover January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

The last revaluation in the Town was conducted as of December 31, 2018. All assessments are estimated at 100% of the December 31, 2021 market value. Improvements made to a property after December 31, 2021 will be assessed in relation to the December 2021 Real Estate Market. The next  revaluation  for the town is due December 31, 2024.

Tangible Property

Tangible Property Tax Bills cover the prior calendar year. Tax bills issued in July of 2023 cover January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

All business owners within the Town are required to file a declaration listing the furniture, fixtures, equipment and inventory owned by the firm to the Tax Assessor. All declarations are due by January 31, annually. Extensions may be granted upon request. It is suggested that those responsible to file these declarations review RIGL statutes 44-5-15,16,17 & 26.

 

  • Tax Bills over $100 are payable in four quarterly installments DUE on July 1st, October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st.
  • Tax Bills under $100 are DUE by July 1st.
  • Taxes due and payable July 1st. Late payments will be assessed interest of 6% per annum from July 1st. 

Tax Appeal Deadlines
The deadline to file an appeal on a Real Estate or Tangible Tax bill is 90 days from the date the first quarterly payment became due. This date will be September 29th as long as the tax bills are mailed out by July 1st. The deadline to file an appeal on a Motor Vehicle Tax bill is 45 days from the first quarterly payment due date. 
Tax Appeal Form
Personal Exemptions
To be eligible, all new applicants seeking an exemption must apply to the Tax Assessor's office prior to March 15.  One must also be a resident of the State and Town to qualify.


 

Veterans Benefits

A copy of the  applicant's form DD-214 is required. Veterans who served honorably in the armed forces or the merchant marines of the US, or the unmarried widow of one who served in:

  • WORLD WAR I
    April 5, 1917 to November 11, 1918.
  • WORLD WAR II
    December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946.
  • KOREAN WAR
    June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955.
  • VIETNAM WAR
    February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975.
  • GRENADA AND LEBANON
    1983 and 1984 (actually served)
  • PERSIAN GULF, HAITIAN, SOMALIA, BOSNIA CONFLICTS.
    August 2, 1990 to May 1, 1994 (actually served)

 

  • SEE RIGL 44-3-4.2 CONFLICTS ELIGIBLE FOR VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR COMPLETE LIST

Benefits Include:

Veterans          Credit $46.10

100% Disabled Veterans (Service Connected Only) 
Applicant must file by March15th and meet the following requirements on December 31st assessment date prior to the annual tax bill in order to qualify for the Veterans Exemption:

  • 5 year residency requirement
  • 100% Service Connected disability, certified by Veteran's Administration
Upon qualifying:
  • 50% off real estate taxes first year after qualifying 
  • 100% off real estate taxes (up to $350,000 of assessed value) second year after qualifying
Note: Exemption only for owner-occupied unit on multi-family homes

Tax Credit Amount:

   POW                           $560.55
  Gold Star Parent         $112.11
    Special Housing         $373.30

(RIGL 44-3-12) Blind Exemption           $672.66
  Applicants must contact the RI Dept. of Human Services Office of Rehabilitation Services, RI Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired.  An intake worker will explain that the agency's consulting opthalmologist will make a determination of legal blindness based on an eye report from your personal eye physician.  The R.I. Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired will forward a determination to the Tax Assessor's Office for disposition. 
Dept. of Human Services
Office of Rehabilitation Services
R.I. Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2300

Motor Vehicle with a wheelchair lift is assessed at 50% of value.


Senior Citizen Exemption Benefits & Tax Freeze

New applicants must meet the following requirements on December 31st assessment date prior to the annual tax bill in order to qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Tax Freeze:

  • Must be age 65 or older
  • Owned and occupied the home for ten years
  • Reside in Scituate more than 195 days per year
  • Provide proof of residency (copy of driver's license)
  • No co-owners (other than spouse) under the age 65 living in the home
  • Co-owners are Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common that hold title to the property with the applicant. Co-owners may hold title and reside elsewhere without disqualifying the applicant.
No school-aged children residing in the home (other than the applicant's children or legal guardanship)
Example: Applcant with a birthdate of February 1, 1956 reaches age 65 on February 1, 2021. Meets the test of age (65) on December 31, 2022 and will begin receiving the tax freeze and senior exemptions with the 2021 tax bill and all subsequent tax bills as long as they continue to meet all other requirements. 

File applications by January 31st annually

             Senior Citizen                                      $37.37
             Variable age 65 to 71                          $56.06
             Variable age 72 and over                    $74.74

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