Rhode Island

In State Info by TSL Admin

Primary Sale Type: Redeemable Tax Deed
Secondary Type(s): NA
Sale Date(s): Varies: set by taxing jurisdiction
Bid Type: Bidding-Down-Ownership
Rate of Return: 10% penalty first 6 months, plus an additional 1% each month thereafter
Redemption Period: 1 year from date of sale
Over-the-Counter: NA
Statute Section(s): General Laws of RI - Title 44, CH 9
State Website: www.ri.gov

State Overview:

There are 5 counties in Rhode Island and 39 towns and cities. Rhode Island often holds their sales on the municipal level.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in Rhode Island are Providence (626,000+) and Kent (166,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

Rhode Island is classified as a Redeemable Tax Deed state. Sales are conducted at the municipal level, of which there are 39. Sale dates are set by the local tax collector and occur throughout the year.

Auction Process / Redemption:

Tax sales are held at public auction commissioned by the local municipal tax collector. Winning bidders are determined using the 'Bid Down Ownership' method. Tax deeds purchased in the state of Rhode Island are subject to a 1 year right of redemption. If the landowner does redeem their deed, it is subject to an interest rate of 10% for the first 6 months with an additional 1% added for each month accrued thereafter.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Rhode Island data base parcel Search Search for tax information and property details. NA
Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State Contact information and websites for all 39 City and Town Tax Collectors (together with other city and town offices including the Assessor) provided at a "Rhode Island Cities and Towns" website. NA