General Tax Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Bristol CT) June 20, 2022:


City of Bristol Press Release

 

City Tax Collector, Ann Bednaz, announced that tax bills on the Grand List of October 1, 2021 will be mailed on June 30, 2022. 

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 USPS 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 (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 US Postal Service OR 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 and parking is available behind the old Webster Bank building on Riverside Ave.

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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Bristol CT) April 28, 2022

BRISTOL TAX COLLECTOR TO PLACE LIENS JUNE 1ST ON UNPAID REAL ESTATE TAXES  

 
 (BRISTOL, CT) – 
City of Bristol Tax Collector, Ann Bednaz announced that in accordance with CT State Statute, Sec. 12-173 liens will be placed on all outstanding real estate taxes for the Grand List 2020.  These liens will be placed on the City of Bristol Land Records June 1, 2022. Real Estate taxes became delinquent after February 1, 2022.

Payments may be made in person at our temporary location 150 Main St (Webster Bank Building) or by United States Postal Service mail, postmarked no later than May 31, 2022.  Please mail payments to the Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040.

Residents are encouraged to visit our website to view taxes and/or make a payment online at: www.bristolct.gov, under Citizen Help Center, Pay Online, Tax Payments.

If your real estate taxes are not paid but are included in your escrow payment, contact your mortgage company immediately.

When liens are placed on a property, it prevents properties from being transferred or sold. Taxes must also be paid in full before building permits may be issued.



CITY HALL MOVE

The Bristol Tax Office has moved to a temporary location due to City Hall renovations. We are now open to the public at our new location, 150 Main Street, Bristol.  


 

CITY HALL is NOW OPEN TO the PUBLIC EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2020.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be modifications to how business will be  conducted.  Citizens are being asked to wear masks and adhere to social distancing to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

To reach the Tax Office, please call our office at 860-584-6270 or email us 

Please mail payments  AND ALL BILL STUBS to:  

Tax Collector
City of Bristol
PO Box 1040
Bristol, CT  06011-1040

or use our online payment option during this time

Thank you for your patience and understanding, as together we keep our community safe.


DMV clearances ARE NOW ONLY DONE ELECTRONICALLY, PER DMV’S SYSTEM. If you fail to pay your taxes on time and allow them to become delinquent, it will take between 48 to 72 hours for your name to be cleared at DMV via electronic file.  FILES ARE SENT TO DMV AT THE END OF EVERY BUSINESS DAY AND WE CANNOT IMMEDIATELY RELEASE YOU!  

You will NOT be able to register/renew on the same day you pay delinquent taxes. 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

Delinquent Taxes

In an attempt to collect outstanding motor vehicle, motor vehicle supplemental and personal property taxes owed, the city may contract with outside vendors which will provide an additional means for the city to enforce collections and may report delinquencies to Collection Agencies.  Additional fees will be incurred.  As of November 2020, NCC (Nationwide Credit Corporation) has been contracted to collect delinquent prior years.  Please contact them directly at 571-458-1207 to discuss payment plans and/or to make payment in full.

Anyone who thinks they owe delinquent motor vehicle taxes should click on the "Make a Payment" link and search by name.  Any delinquent payments made shall be in the form of cash, bank check, or money order in person at the counter. Credit card payments are only accepted online, but a processing fee by People’s Bank will be charged.

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

Property Taxes
If you own property in town and do not escrow with a bank or mortgage company and did not receive a tax bill, or need any information, please call our office at 860-584-6270.  If you have an escrow account and the real estate tax bill was sent to you, please forward the bill to your bank.

NEW REAL ESTATE OWNER’S: You may be responsible for a tax payment (usually the second installment that is due in January) and we do not send out bills for the Second installment.  The entire bill is mailed in July to the owner of record as of the previous October 1.  It is your responsibility to request a bill at the time of the closing, please consult with your Attorney.

Payments must be received or USPS postmarked by “Delinquent after date” referenced on bill or they will be considered delinquent.

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.