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State of Rhode Island - Department of Revenue


The Department of Revenue was established as a separate department within the executive branch of state government by the 2006 General Assembly and came into existence on July 1, 2006.

The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer and collect revenues under its jurisdiction in a manner that is fair, equitable, and timely, while enforcing applicable state and federal laws; to monitor actual revenues compared to enacted estimates and advise the Governor and General Assembly on revenue matters; to enforce applicable state and federal laws relating to the licensing of drivers, vehicle safety, emissions guidelines, and commercial driving; and to monitor the fiscal health of local governments and to work with municipalities to preserve the fiscal health and assist in times of stress.

The department is mandated to assess and collect all taxes, fees and revenues in the most efficient and cost-effective manner; to administer and enforce all laws pertaining to the operation and registration of motor vehicles; to administer a lottery system in the most efficient, ethical and cost-effective manner, to assess and evaluate the state revenue policies and practices and recommend options to enhance revenue collections and revenue competitiveness; and to monitor and report on the fiscal health of municipalities, and proceed with intervention on a prudent and timely basis.

The Department has six programmatic functions, including Central Management (Director of Revenue), Taxation, State Lottery, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Revenue Analysis and Municipal Finance.


Rosemary Booth Gallogly

Rosemary Booth Gallogly