Tax Exemption Info

Personal Tax Exemptions Available To Cranston Residents:

The following exemptions were enacted by state law and are available to Cranston residents.
The deadline for filing exemptions in the City of Cranston is January 31 of any current tax year, unless a qualifying application is already on file. Extensions are allowable, upon request, to March 15. Any further questions concerning details and instructions regarding the above exemptions are handled through the tax assessor's office at 780-3181.

Tax Freeze Exemptions:
(A freeze of tax rate and value for qualifying taxpayers)
Qualifications for the tax freeze are as follows...
1. Persons 65 years of age or older or
2. Totally disabled
3. Residency in a one or two family dwelling
3. Annual income guidelines must not exceed $ 20,000 per year for occupancy of one (1) person and $ 23,000 for occupancy of two (2) or more persons.

Residential Improvement Exemption
Exemptions for certain residential improvements and alterations are for a five year period following completion of construction.
Visual Impairment Exemption
** Each person who has permanent impairment of both eyes of the following status: Central visual acuity of 20 | 200 or less in the better eye with corrective glasses or central visual acuity of more than 20 | 200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field is contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than twenty 20 degrees in the better eye shall qualify for the blind exemption.