City Tax Collector, Ann Bednaz, has announced that ALL REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL PROPERTY & MOTOR VEHICLE TAX BILLS on the 2019 Grand List were due and payable on July 1, 2020. The last day to pay these taxes to avoid interest is October 1, 2020, per an Executive Order by Governor Lamont and approved by the City of Bristol City Council.
The Deferment Program provided additional relief for all Bristol residents on interest and penalties by extending the grace period for property taxes for those impacted by COVID-19. The Executive Order extended the time period to pay most taxes by three months. Instead of August 3rd, being the last day to pay this year, October 1, 2020 is the last day to pay without penalty.
IMPORTANT: Payments must be received or USPS postmarked by October 1st, 2020 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.
Taxpayers are being encouraged to mail their tax payments to: Tax Collector, City of Bristol, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040 or pay online at www.bristolct.gov. The ENTIRE 3-part bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope MUST accompany the payment if a receipt is desired through the US Postal Service.
Failure to receive a bill for any reason will not invalidate the tax and/or the interest penalty per CT State Statutes Sec. 12-130.
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.
Any unpaid motor vehicle tax bills after October 1, 2020 will be reported to DMV and may be reported to a collection agency, additional fees may be applied.
The Tax Office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday. The Tax Office drive thru window will be open through October 1, 2020.