City property tax bills to be mailed June 29

bristol city sealCity Tax Collector Teresa Babon announced in a press release that tax bills on the Grand List of Oct. 1, 2015 will be mailed on June 29, 2016.

The current mill rate is 36.03 per $1,000 of assessment.

Real Estate and Personal Property bills over $100 are payable in two installments, the release said. The first payment is due July 1, 2016 and is payable by Aug. 1, 2016 without interest. The second payment will be due Jan. 1, 2017 and is payable by Feb. 1, 2017 without interest. All motor vehicle bills are due in one installment payable by Aug. 1, 2016. Delinquent payments are subject to an interest charge of 1.5 percent per month starting with the July 1, due date. The minimum calculated interest charge is $2.

This year, the release said, Connecticut DMV and municipalities across the state are working to resolve some inconsistencies among residents’ addresses on Motor Vehicle bills. If you receive a motor vehicle bill from a town that you did not reside in as of October 1, 2015, contact the assessor of the town that mailed you the bill to request a transfer to the correct town of residency as of Oct. 1, 2015.

Receiving a tax bill from the wrong town or failure to receive a bill for any reason will not invalidate the tax and/or the interest penalty, the release explained.

Questions regarding assessments or exemptions should be directed to the Assessor’s Office at (860)584-6240.

Any unpaid motor vehicle tax bill older than six months will be in jeopardy of being booted. If booted, an additional $175 fee will be applied.

The Tax Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

To avoid long lines, mail payments to the Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040. The ENTIRE 3-part bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany the payment if a receipt is desired through the U.S. Postal Service.