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General Tax Information
Delinquent Taxes
In an attempt to collect outstanding motor vehicle taxes owed, the city has contracted with VioAlert Systems, LLC. This vendor will provide an additional means for the city to enforce collections by performing daily sweeps of the city to find and boot tax scofflaws.

Anyone who thinks they owe delinquent motor vehicle taxes should contact the Tax Collector's Office at (860) 584-6270 to pay the outstanding amount or risk having their vehicle immobilized. If taxpayers who get a boot on their car do not pay the total outstanding tax amount, plus interest and boot release fee by the end of the business day, the vehicle will be towed at the owners’ expense. Any payment made to get the boot removed will have to be in the form of cash, bank check, or money order. Credit card payments will be accepted but the 2.95% processing fee will also be charged.

Note: All vehicle taxes must be paid in order to register any vehicle in the State of Connecticut.

Property Taxes

Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax bills will be  mailed out on December 29, 2014.  All tax payments are due January 1, 2015.  There is a 30 day grace period, so February 2, 2015 is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The City of Bristol does not mail bills for the second installment of Real Estate or Personal Property taxes. If you are a new owner of property since July 2013, and do not have a copy of your bill, please contact the Tax Office to find out how much is due for the January installment. Although you may not have a bill, it is still the taxpayer's responsibility to see that taxes are paid on time. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest that accrues. Interest will begin to accrue if payments are not received or U.S. postal postmarked by February 2, 2015.

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