The current mill rate is 38.35 per $1,000 of assessment on Real Estate and Personal Property taxes. The current mill rate for Motor Vehicles is 32.46.
Real Estate and Personal Property bills over $100.00 are payable in two installments. The first payment is due July 1, 2022 and is payable on or before August 1, 2022 without interest. The second payment will be due January 1, 2023 and is payable on or before February 1, 2023 without interest. All motor vehicle bills are due July 1, 2022 in one installment payable on or before August 1, 2022 without interest.
All payments must be received or U.S. Postal Service postmarked by August 1 or they will be considered delinquent. Delinquent payments are subject to an interest charge of 1.5% per month starting with the July 1 due date. The minimum calculated interest charge is $2.00 per CT State Statute Sec. 12-146.
We only accept payments by check or cash in person at our temporary location 150 Main St (former Webster Bank building). We do not accept credit cards at the counter. To avoid long lines, it is recommended that you mail payments to the Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040. The ENTIRE 3-part bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope MUST accompany the payment if a receipt is desired through the U.S. Postal Service OR you may pay online at www.bristolct.gov.
We are very excited to announce that from July 1 through August 1, 2022 all current tax bills may be paid at People’s United Bank; branch does not have to be in Bristol. Please provide your current tax coupon along with payment of cash or check.
It is important to note that failure to receive a bill for any reason will not invalidate the tax and/or the interest penalty per CT State Statute Sec. 12-130.
Any unpaid motor vehicle tax bills after August 1, 2022 will be reported to DMV and may be reported to a collection agency, additional fees may be applied.
Please contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 584-6240 if you have received a bill for a vehicle that you no longer have and for questions regarding assessments and exemptions.
The Tax Office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Thursday, and 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday. Our current location is 150 Main Street (the former Webster Bank building) and parking is available on Riverside Avenue.
Starting July 1, 2022 the Tax Department will have a new online payment portal through Invoice Cloud. Payment options available will include ACH (check), Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, Debit, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay and will also include options to receive text message reminders and/or email reminders; just Opt In and register it’s easy and fast.
Visit www.bristolct.gov Notify Me; Tax Office; to Opt-In for important tax deadlines and information that will be delivered right to your email or cell phone.