Provides tax relief to a domiciled resident who is the legal owner of residential property on or before December 31st of each year and which property is the principal residence (owner-occupied) of said person. This exemption can be applied to all residential property up to five dwelling units of which at least one is owner occupied. Must apply by March 15th of the year the exemption is to take place. No vacant land leased or rental property, or mixed use/commercial property. There is only one exemption per dwelling. There are no short-term leases/rentals allowed and will result in the removal of the Homestead exemption. The current exemption amount is 5% off the assessed value.
Proof of Residency must be provided by submitting copies of the following with a completed Application. RI Driver’s license RI Motor Vehicle Registration North Kingstown Voter Registration card
A Current Utility bill: gas, electric, propane, oil, or cable ONLY, NO Sewer or Water bills will be accepted. The utility bill MUST show BOTH a service and mailing address as being the same. (do not rip off the payment stub as this is the mailing address on most bills)
A copy of your RI or Federal Tax Return to be filed for the tax roll you are applying. For example, 2022 taxes filed in 2023 for the 2023 tax roll.
The Homestead Application is a one-time application and remains on the property until sold.