January tax bills mailed; Due by Feb. 3

City of Bristol tax collector Ann Bednaz announced this week that the second installment of real estate and personal property taxes that were on the grand list as of Oct. 1, 2018 are due and payable on Jan. 1, 2020.

“Taxpayers who do not have their banks pay their property taxes directly are encouraged to check their July bill for the second installment coupon for real estate and personal property taxes,” said Bednaz in a press release. “Please use that coupon to send your January payment.”

Owners of motor vehicles which were registered between the dates of Oct. 2, 2018 and July 31, 2019 are also subject for taxes on the motor vehicle as of Jan. 1. The city mailed those bills on Dec. 30.

“All delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes will be reported to DMV; this will hold you up from registering a new vehicle and renewing a registration,” Bednaz said in the release. “Any unpaid motor vehicle tax bill older than six months will be in jeopardy of being reported to a collection agency and additional fees may be applied.”

All payments must be made in person at the tax collector’s office or USPS postmarked on or before Feb. 3, 2020. Otherwise, they will become delinquent and subject to interest at a rate of 1.5% per month starting from the due date of January 1, 2020. The minimum calculated interest charge is $2 per Connecticut Statute Sec. 12-146.

For essential information regarding municipal taxes, to keep up with important deadlines or to make a payment, visit the tax office page at www.bristolct.gov or contact the assessor’s office at (860) 584-6240 for questions regarding assessments and exemptions.

The tax office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments may also be mailed to Bristol Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011-1040. A self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany the payment if a receipt is desired.