Thursday, October 17, 2019
Extended finance office hours for property tax payments
The City of Newport will extend its hours of operation in October to provide an additional convenience for property owners to pay their annual property tax. In addition to regular hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30, the finance office (998 Monmouth Street, 2nd floor) will be open the following dates and times.
Monday, October 28 until 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29 until 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30 until 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31 until 7:00 p.m.
Taxes levied by the City and the Newport Board of Education are included in the bills.
Tax bills were mailed at the end of September and are sent directly to the property owner of record as of January 1, 2019. If your taxes are paid through an escrow account, you should forward a copy of the bill to your mortgage company.
Please remember that we do not currently accept credit, debit cards, or online payments. Payments may be made by mail but must be postmarked by October 31st. There is also a drop box at the City Building, enter the vestibule of 998 Monmouth from the Monmouth Street side and look for the black drop box. If the bills are paid after October 31st, state law mandates a penalty of 10%, which is imposed immediately and interest will be added at one half of a percent per month. These fees must be assessed even if you don’t receive the tax bill. If you have an escrow account to pay your taxes but you receive the bill, it is your responsibility to forward it to your mortgage company. The City makes every attempt to assure that tax bills are delivered to the property owners in a timely manner. Each year, however, there are a few bills that are returned as undeliverable or that go to the wrong place due to property transfers during the year or mortgage company changes. In order to avoid the potential of being charged late fees, if you or your mortgage company do not receive a tax bill please call the City Finance Department at 859.292.3660 to receive a copy.