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Division of Municipal Finance

We promote the highest standards in local government transparency, fiscal policy, and decision-making by serving as a conduit for information and education for taxpayers, for government officials, and for the public.

Data Sets & Visualizations

The Division of Municipal Finance is working to increase its use of visualizations to display complex data sets. By using descriptive statistics, we can present the main features of these data sets in a more intuitive way to our audience.

Municipal Transparency

A response to the Governor’s and Legislature’s initiative to promote governmental transparency, the Municipal Transparency Portal improves current financial reporting required under Rhode Island General Laws §45-12-22.2 and §44-35-10 by utilizing a streamlined approach with consistent and compatible definitions, while presenting collected data in an accessible, centralized location.

Municipal Government Resources

Websites, Charters, and Rhode Island General Laws.