Real Estate Tax Exemption Forms

Real Estate Tax Bills cover the current calendar year. Example: Tax bills issued in July 2021 cover January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
 
Tax Appeal Deadlines:     Tax Appeal Application Form

The deadline to file an appeal on a Real Estate or Tangible Tax bill is 90 from the date the first tax payment is due. The deadline to file an appeal on a Motor Vehicle Tax bill is within 45 days of the mailing of the tax bill. Appeal forms are available in the Tax Assessor's Office.

Exemptions:

Disabled/Variable Income Exemption     Disabled/Variable Income Exemption Application Form

The Town of West Warwick has established a variable exemption for those who are over 65 years of age or 100% permanently and totally disabled and have been owner residents of single family homes in the town for at least 3 years. This exemption is based on income.
INCOME EXEMPTION
$   0 -       $ 15,000 = $ 375.00
$ 15,001 - $ 20,000 = $ 280.00
$ 20,001 - $ 25,000 = $ 235.00
$ 25,001 - $ 30,000 = $ 190.00
$ 30,001 - $ 35,000 = $ 100.00

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED IN THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE BY MARCH 15TH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CURRENT YEARS TAX BILL.

Elderly Exemption     Elderly Exemption Form 2024     
The Town of West Warwick has exempted from taxation the real estate in West Warwick which is owned and occupied by owners over 65 years of age in an amount currently of $11,217 of value. One exemption per household is allowed. 

Owner Occupied 2-Family Dwelling     Proof of Owner Occupied 2-Family Dwelling Form 2024

Homeowners who occupy a 2 family dwelling are eligible for the single family tax rate after completion and approval of an application submitted to the Tax Assessor by the deadlines specified.

Totally Blind Resident     

The real estate owned and occupied by an owner who is totally legally blind, so certified by the state of RI, is eligible to receive an exemption in the amount of $335.00.

Veteran's Exemption     Veteran Exemption Form 2024
A copy of the applicant's form DD-214 is required. Veterans who served honorably in the armed forces, the merchant marines or National Guard of the US, or the unmarried widow of one who served in:

****Members who served in uniform during the Cold War between 1947 through 1991, including those members who did not
serve in a declared war or conflict*****
· WORLD WAR I April 5, 1917 to November 11, 1918
· WORLD WAR II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
· MERCHANT MARINE WORLD WAR II   MONTHS SERVICE AND LEGAL RESIDENT OF RI AT ENLISTMENT 
· KOREAN WAR June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
· VIETNAM WAR February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
· GRENADA and LEBANON 1983 & 1984
· PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT August 2, 1990 to May 1, 1994
· HAITIAN, SOMALIAN, BOSNIAN CONFLICTS August 29,1990 to May 1,1994 Must have actually served in these areas
· TOTAL DISABLED SERVICE CONNECTED
· TOTAL SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED VETERAN/SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING
· UNMARRIED WIDOW OR WIDOWER OR QUALIFIED VETERAN

. The Town of West Warwick gives those who own real estate $14,301 off the value of their property. 

Gold Star Parent (1 only)
The property of every person whose son or daughter has served with the armed forces of the United States and has lost his or her life as a result of his or her service with the armed forces of the United States, providing the death was determined to be in the line of duty shall be exempted from taxation to the amount of $190.00. Application must be filed by March 15th.

All exemptions shall terminate upon the conveyance of the subject property, death of the person or persons exempted or the moving of such person or persons from the Town of West Warwick, or in the case of a disability exemption when the physical or mental illness is terminated.