General Tax Information
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!
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 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. All delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes have been reported to DMV; this will hold you up from registering a new vehicle or renewing a registration and must be paid in full before being Electronically released during the nightly reporting. THERE WILL BE NO IMMEDIATE RELEASES.
Personal Property (Business) Taxes: UCC Liens will be filed with the Secretary of State on all unpaid personal property (business) 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.
In accordance with CT State Statute Sec 12-173 liens will be placed on all outstanding real estate taxes. These liens will be placed on the City of Bristol Land Records March 2024 for the Grand List 2022.
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.