If you purchased a new home in the City of Woonsocket during calendar year 2017, and have not already applied for the homestead exemption, you must do so by January 31, 2018 in order to recieve it on your July 2018 tax bill.
Applications are available on the City Assessor’s website or can be picked up at City Hall in the Assessor’s Office.
Our City Ordinance requires all Woonsocket homeowners who claim the Homestead Exemption to register their motor vehicle(s) at the homestead address. Homeowners who have not yet applied for the Homestead Exemption should submit their application to the Tax Assessor’s Office and with it, include the following documentation:
- A copy of their motor vehicle registration AND one of the following:
- A copy of their Rhode Island driver's license
- OR proof of homeowner's insurance at that address
- OR proof of automobile insurance.
For homeowners who do not own a vehicle, they must state so on the Homestead Exemption form in section 4 and instead include a copy of their voter registration card or a utility bill matching the homestead address.
Please be advised that if you purchased your home mid-year, you may apply for the homestead exemption to have the current tax year bill adjusted pursuant to City Ordinance 17-O-04. Any homeowner may apply for an owner occupied real estate tax rate effective as of the date of the Homestead application for the current tax year. This exemption will be granted pro rata based upon the number of calendar days beginning with the application filing date through December 31st.
Completed Homestead Exemption forms should be mailed to or delivered to the following address by January 31, 2018:
City Assessor's Office
169 Main Street, P.O. Box B
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Any questions regarding the reapplication process should be directed to the City Assessor's Office by e-mail or by phone: (401) 767-9270