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Mill Rate
The mill rate for the 2016 Grand List effective July 1, 2017 is 36.03 on Real Estate and Personal Property. The mill rate on Motor Vehicles is capped at 32.

Interest
Interest accrues at a rate of 1.5% per month or 18% annually and is calculated back to the original due date.  The minimum interest charge is $2.00.

Real Estate Tax
Original tax bills will be mailed on or about June 29, 2017. Your annual real estate tax amount, if greater than $100, is divided into two equal installments. The first half comes due July 1, 2017. There is a 30 day grace period, so August 1, 2017, is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The second half comes due January 1, 2018. There is a 30 day grace period, so February 1, 2018, is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The City of Bristol does not mail bills for the second installment. It is up to the taxpayer to know a payment is due.

Motor Vehicle Tax
Your annual motor vehicle tax amount is due in one installment regardless of the amount. The payment is due July 1, 2017. There is a 30-day grace period, so August 1, 2017, is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. These bills reflect what Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles had registered to you on October 1, 2016.

Supplemental Tax
For vehicles registered after October 1, 2016, a supplemental tax bill will be mailed on or around December 29, 2017. The payment is due January 1, 2018. There is a 30-day grace period, so February 1, 2018, will be the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. 

Business Property Tax
Business establishments are subject to a personal property tax, which includes primary business equipment and commercial furniture and fixtures. Unregistered motor vehicles for businesses or individuals will also be taxed in this fashion.

Property Tax
Your annual personal property tax amount, if greater than $100, is divided into two equal installments. The first half comes due July 1, 2017. There is a 30-day grace period, so August 1, 2017 is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The second half comes due January 1, 2018. There is a 30-day grace period, so February 1, 2018, is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The City of Bristol does not mail bills for the second installment. It is up to the taxpayer to know a payment is due.

In ALL cases, failure to receive a bill does NOT invalidate the tax or any interest that accrues.

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