How can I pay my tax bill?

To avoid long lines, the most convenient and efficient way to pay is by check sent via the USPS. Mail to Tax Collector, City of Bristol, PO Box 1040, Bristol, CT  06011-1040.  Effective March 7, 2022 the Bristol Tax Office has moved to a temporary location due to City Hall renovations. We are now open to the public at our new location, 150 Main Street, Bristol.  Parking is available behind the old Webster Bank building on Riverside Avenue.   

You can also pay at any M & T Bank Branch at no charge, please have your tax bill and payment of cash or check available.  From July 1, 2023 through August 1, 2023 and from January 1, 2024 through February 1, 2024 you may pay Current bills at a M & T Bank branch; branch does not need to be in Bristol.  There is no fee for this service. Please have your Current tax bill coupon along with payment in the form of cash or check.     

Taxpayers can also pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) or by ACH online from home at There is an additional fee of 2.95% if paying by credit/debit card; $1.50 ACH (check).  Other options include Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal (fees apply). 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.

When making payment please include all applicable bill stubs with your payment.  This will ensure timely processing of your payment.  Thank you.

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1. How is my tax calculated?
2. What is the new mill rate?
3. When is the tax bill due?
4. What is taxable?
5. How can I pay my tax bill?
6. What methods of payment do you accept?
7. How do I pay Collection Agency?
8. How do I find what I paid for last year for IRS purposes?
9. What if I pay by mail and I want a receipt?
10. Can I make out one check for all of my tax bills?
11. What happens if I pay late?
12. Can the interest on my tax bill be waived?
13. What if I never receive a tax bill in the mail?
14. What if I recently purchased a home in Bristol or recently paid off my mortgage?
15. How do I correct the mailing address on my tax bill?
16. What if I am being billed improperly for a motor vehicle?
17. How can I avoid a real estate lien placed on my property?
18. How can I avoid a “boot” on my vehicle?
19. Can I receive an immediate release for DMV