Providence postpones tax sale

Tax collector's estate auction will move online at an unspecified date
Providence City Hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– The city of Providence has postponed its sale of estates for unpaid taxes to an unspecified date in the future, according to a statement from city spokeswoman Patricia Socarras.

The auction was originally scheduled to be held Thursday, and in a break with prior years, was tobe conducted online, according to a statement on the City of Providence website.

City council president Michael Correia welcomed the news in a statement issued Tuesday evening.

Correia said the move will allow those who owe back-taxes another chance to make good on the payments. Some constituents had told him it had been difficult to make the payments with City Hall closed in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This does not mean that residents should not be paying their property taxes in a timely fashion,” Correia said in the statement, “but in the absence of being able to make payments in person, I felt that we should delay Thursday’s proceedings.”

The full list of properties can be found on the city collector’s website here.

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