Mayor Solomon of Warwick signs executive order to extend tax and utility deadlines for Warwick residents
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic affecting Rhode Islanders, Mayor Joseph Solomon has signed an executive order to extend tax and utility payment deadlines.
WARWICK, R.I. – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic affecting Rhode Islanders, Mayor Joseph Solomon has signed an executive order to extend tax and utility payment deadlines.
“Our nation is facing a pandemic like none of us have ever seen. We know that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is containment – we are asking people to stay home unless absolutely necessary,” said Mayor Joseph J. Solomon. “However, for many workers, staying home means lost wages. Additionally, more and more businesses are closed, or at the very least, seeing a dramatic decrease in revenue. My highest priority is keeping people safe, but I am also acutely aware of the economic hardship this pandemic is causing for our residents and businesses. As a community, we need to pull together and do whatever we can to support each other. By extending tax and utility deadlines, we are giving people time to focus on the immediate challenges at hand.”
The new payment deadlines for real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes are extended until May 15, 2020. Utility bills are extended until June 1, 2020. Sewer assessment fees are extended until June 15, 2020.
Residents are reminded that for a small fee, utility and tax payments can be made online, in addition to being mailed, or left in a drop box at the Tax Collector’s Office.