Payment Dates

Mill Rate

The mill rate for the 2017 Grand List effective July 1, 2018 is 36.88 on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles. 


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, 2018. Your annual real estate tax amount, if greater than $100, is divided into two equal installments. The first half comes due July 1, 2018. There is a 30 day grace period, so August 1, 2018, is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The second half comes due January 1, 2019. There is a 30 day grace period, so February 1, 2019, 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, 2018. There is a 30-day grace period, so August 1, 2018, 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, 2017.


Supplemental Tax

For vehicles registered after October 1, 2017, a supplemental tax bill will be mailed on or around December 28, 2018. The payment is due January 1, 2019. There is a 30-day grace period, so February 1, 2019, will be the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue.


BUSINESS PERSONAL 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.

Your annual personal property tax amount, if greater than $100, is divided into two equal installments. The first half comes due July 1, 2018. There is a 30-day grace period, so August 1, 2018 is the last day to pay before interest begins to accrue. The second half comes due January 1, 2019. There is a 30-day grace period, so February 1, 2019, 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.