Request #20-1
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This email, along with the attached Request Form, is a formal request for a copy of the Rhode Island counties' “tax foreclosure excess funds list,” which I believe is maintained by your department. In case of any confusion, the excess funds to which I am referring are those arising in the case of a bid over the amount of the tax owed at the Tax Foreclosure or Trustee’s Foreclosure sale. I am looking for uncollected surplus funds from the following counties:


Bristol
Newport
Providence
Kent
Washington.

The information I need from the records is the foreclosure sale date, owner’s name, either the property address or owner’s mailing address, and the amount of surplus funds held. If you have these records in electronic format, I’d prefer the information that way. Otherwise, please let me know how much a hard copy of your list will be, and where and to whom to mail the check.

If you do not maintain a list of these surplus amounts, any advice on how I could collect that information from existing files you have would be very much appreciated!

If I have reached the wrong department, I would very much appreciate this letter being forwarded to the correct department.

If there is anything I can do to aid or expedite the process, please let me know, as I’m eager to do whatever I can to make your job easier.


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December 30, 2019 via email


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General Treasury

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Kara DiPaola

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February 3, 2020, 12:36am
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We write in response to your December 30, 2019 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA).  Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.

This email, along with the attached Request Form, is a formal request for a copy of the Rhode Island counties' “tax foreclosure excess funds list,” which I believe is maintained by your department. In case of any confusion, the excess funds to which I am referring are those arising in the case of a bid over the amount of the tax owed at the Tax Foreclosure or Trustee’s Foreclosure sale. I am looking for uncollected surplus funds from the following counties:
Bristol
Newport
Providence
Kent
Washington.

The information I need from the records is the foreclosure sale date, owner’s name, either the property address or owner’s mailing address, and the amount of surplus funds held. If you have these records in electronic format, I’d prefer the information that way. Otherwise, please let me know how much a hard copy of your list will be, and where and to whom to mail the check.

The Office of the General Treasurer does not maintain documents responsive to your request.  You may wish to contact the Rhode Island Department of Revenue or the particular cities and towns from which you seek this information. To the extent you are seeking information about unclaimed property, you may find responsive information here: https://findrimoney.com/

If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy L. Crane, General Counsel, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886.  You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI  02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.

Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment.  Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.

Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.

 
January 3, 2020, 11:09am
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General Treasury
January 2, 2020, 11:03am
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January 2, 2020, 11:03am