The Town of Bristol serves the community through a variety of departments, each designed to meet specific needs and expectations that achieve the high quality of life for which Bristol is known.

Our teams of dedicated staff ensure that our infrastructure, public safety, and public services are equipped with the resources necessary to meet the diverse needs of Bristol’s residents, businesses and visitors.

Please use the links to view our Department pages.

Community Development

  • Building
  • Code Compliance
  • Historic District
  • Planning
  • Zoning


    • Municipal Budget
    • Accounting
    • Tax Assessor
    • Tax Collector

Fire and EMS

  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Stations
  • Rescue
  • Public Safety
  • Volunteers


    • Boater Safety
    • Docks and Moorings
    • Maritime Center
    • Public Boat Rams
    • Public Rights-of-Way

Parks and Recreation

    • Courts and Playing Fields
    • Playgrounds
    • Town Beach
    • Youth Camp


  • Detectives
  • Patrol
  • Public Safety Education
  • TIP 4-1-1 and Safe Station

Public Works

    • Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection
    • Road Improvements
    • Transfer Station
    • Tree Requests

Town Clerk

    • Bid RFPs
    • Birth and Death Certificates
    • Business and Marriage Licenses
    • Courts (Municipal and Probate)
    • Dog Licenses
    • Elections
    • Land Evidence
    • Notary Public
    • Parking Stickers
    • Vital Records

Water Pollution Control 
and Compost

  • Compost
  • Industrial Pre-treatment Program
  • Sewer and Storm Drains
  • Yard Waste Collection