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The new mill rate for the October 1, 2017 grand list is 36.88 on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle taxes. These mill rates become effective on bills due July 1, 2018. This means that for every $1,000 in assessed real estate value, you will pay $36.88 in taxes.
We accept cash, money orders, cashier checks, business checks, or personal checks as forms of payment at the counter in the tax office. You may pay by MasterCard, Visa and Discover from home online at www.bristolct.gov. A computer terminal is also available within the Tax Office for online payments. Delinquent motor vehicle taxes that are at least six months old must be paid in cash, certified check or money order.
All real estate and business personal property tax bills (over $100) are due in two installments; first installment due July 1 on or before August 1 and considered late with interest fees if received or postmarked after that date and second installment due January 1 on or before February 1 and considered late with interest fees if received or postmarked after that date. All motor vehicle tax bills are due July 1 and are due in one installment. These bills can be paid during the entire month of July without any interest penalty and would only be considered late with interest fees added if received or postmarked after August 1. Supplemental motor vehicle tax bills are mailed in late December and are also due in one installment on January 1. These bills can be paid during the entire month of January without any interest penalty and would only be considered late with interest fees added if received or postmarked after February 1.
The most convenient and efficient way to pay is by check sent via the USPS. Taxpayers can also pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover) online from home at www.bristolct.gov. There is an additional fee of 2.95% if paying by credit card. Our office does accept cash payment. We do have restrictions of what we will accept for payment if your tax bill is delinquent six months or older.
On the second payment in January, again mail us the taxpayer copy along with the second payment due coupon and we will stamp the taxpayer copy for the second time and mail it back to you.Please retain the stamped copy for your records. This may be needed when filing state and government taxes each year.
If booted only cash, money order, bank check, or major credit card will be accepted forms of payment. No personal checks will be accepted in the office to have a boot removed.