City of Bristol Tax Collector, Ann Bednaz, announced this week that the second installment of real estate and personal property taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2022 are due and payable on January 1, 2024. All tax bills become delinquent after February 1, 2024.
Please check your July bill for the Second Installment coupon for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes and use that coupon to send your January payment. We do not rebill for the second installments.
In order to be in compliance with the CT General Statutes, owners of Motor Vehicles which were registered between the dates of October 2, 2022 and July 31, 2023, are also notified that they are liable for a tax on such motor vehicles on the City’s Supplemental 2022 Motor Vehicle Grand List. These bills will be mailed out December 29, 2023. This tax is due and payable as of January 1, 2024; delinquent after February 1, 2024.
Only current tax bills may be paid in person at any M & T Bank Branch starting January 2, 2024 through February 1, 2024; the branch does not have to be in Bristol. Please provide your current tax coupon along with payment of Cash or Check. There is no fee for this service and is available during the January collection month.
We only accept payments by check or cash in person at 111 North Main Street, City Hall. We do not accept credit cards at the counter. Be advised that City Hall Hours have been changed and the Tax Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Thursday and 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM Friday.
Payments must be received or USPS postmarked on or before February 1, 2024 or they will be considered delinquent. Delinquent payments are subject to interest at a rate of 1.5% per month starting from the due date of January 1, 2024. The minimum calculated interest charge is $2.00 per CT State Statute Sec. 12-146.
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 or avoid the real estate lien the City is required to file on the land records against all delinquent properties. Also of note, UCC Liens will be filed with the Secretary of State on all unpaid Personal Property taxes like business equipment. All delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes will be reported to DMV; this will hold you up from registering a new vehicle and renewing a registration.
When taxes are not paid in full for each installment by the last day to pay, by state law, it becomes the duty of the collector to proceed with collection enforcement measures, as prescribed by state statute.
To avoid waiting in line, please mail payments to the Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040. The ENTIRE bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope MUST accompany the payment if a receipt is desired.
For essential information regarding municipal taxes, to keep up with important deadlines or to make a payment, please visit the Tax Office Page at www.bristolct.gov.
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.