COVID-19 City Tax and Financial Relief

A growing list of cities in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts with financial relief plans during the COVID-19 Pandemic
R.I. State House (FILE)

This is a growing list of financial and tax relief plans and programs ordered by cities to help residents. Additional cities will be added as they become available.

East Providence 

  • All late interest charges of city water bills are suspended until further notice
  • All utility shutoffs related to the late payment of city water bills are suspended until further notice
  • All deadlines to apply for tax exemptions for residents of the city are hereby suspended until further notice.
  • The city tax sale process is suspended for a period of 30 days.

For the latest information on East Providence’s response to COVID-19, click here. 


  • Deadlines for payments for City taxes and utilities are extended in order to mitigate hardship on Warwick’s residents and its business community
  • Payment deadlines for personal and commercial property taxes, as well as motor vehicle taxes and tangible taxes, are extended until May 15, 2020
  • Utility bills are extended until June 1, 2020
  • Sewer assessment fees are extended until June 15, 2020.

For the latest information on Warwick’s response to COVID-19, click here. 


  • Effective immediately,  Newport is abating all penalties and interest on Fourth Quarter taxes due on May 5th until June 30th.
    • Businesses and individuals that have been financially harmed by the coronavirus may apply for additional relief by downloading Newport’s online application and emailing it or mailing it to:, or Finance Director, 43 Broadway, Newport RI 02840
    • Other financial relief measures may include further delay of the 4th quarter taxes or establishment of a payment plan approved by the City
  • Utility shutoffs and collections activities have been suspended for Newport Water Division customers.
  • The City’s resident parking program, which normally goes into effect on May 1st of each year, is being delayed. Motorists are advised that resident parking stickers will not be required, and Police will not be enforcing resident-only parking rules until June 1st

For the latest information on Newport’s response to COVID-19, click here.



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