Tax bills for the Grand List of October 2021 set to be mailed

Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 10:41
Written by Dean Wright


BRISTOL – Tax bills for the Grand List of October 2021 are set to be mailed on June 30, announced city officials.

As part of a statement from Tax Collector Ann Bednaz, she noted that the city’s current mill rate is 38.35 per $1,000 in assessed values of personal property and real estate. The motor vehicle mill rate is 32.46.

The city accepts two payment installments for personal property and real estate bills over $100. The first is due July 1 and payable before or on August 1 without interest. January 1, 2023 is when the second payment is due and made before or on Feb. 1, 2023, without interest accrual. On July 1, 2022, motor vehicle bills are due in a single installment which city officials said is payable on or before Aug. 1 without interest.

Unless payments are postmarked by the U.S. Postal service or received by Aug. 1, they will be considered delinquent and will be subject to a 1.5% interest charge per month started at the July 1 due date. Tax officials note the minimum calculated interest charged is $2 in accordance with state law.

Cash or check payments made in-person will only be accepted at the former Webster Bank building, located at 150 Main St., recognized as temporary City Hall East. Credit cards are not taken at the counter. Tax officials recommend mailing payments to the office at P.O. Box 1040, Bristol CT 06011 in order to avoid lines. The three-part bill, in its entirety, must be mailed with a stamped and self-addressed envelope with the accompanied payment if a resident desires a receipt. Payments can also be made at the city website.

Tax bills can be paid at the People’s United Bank from July 1 through Aug. 1. Those doing so are asked to bring their tax coupon along with check or cash payment. This can be done at People’s United Bank facilities outside of Bristol as well.

Tax officials note that if residents fail to receive a bill, regardless of reason, they are still responsible to pay tax and may accrue interest should they not.

Motor vehicle taxes not paid by Aug. 1 are slated to be reported to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and potentially collection agencies where more fees may need to be paid.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 10:41. Updated: Wednesday, 22 June 2022 10:43.