The Finance Department is responsible for the financial business and transactions of the town, including budget preparation and administration, tax assessment and collection, disbursement and purchasing.
Please visit the State of Rhode Island website for additional information on municipal property tax rates, budgets, pension and OPEB, contracts, and other financial information.
The 2019 Ratings Report has been received from S&P Global Ratings. The Town is pleased to have their AA+ Rating affirmed. To view the full report, please click here.
Tax Payments and General Information
Pay a Bill
Learn more about paying your local taxes and bills online including: Property Taxes, Tangible Taxes, Municipal Court Tickets, Tax Exemption Information.
The Town of Bristol issues solicitations for construction projects, product purchases and select town services in order to determine availability and pricing. The Town of Bristol is one of 25 Rhode Island municipalities that is a member of the City of Newport’s E-Procurement system.
Municipal Lien Certificate
A municipal lien certificate is issued by the Tax Assessor and states the amount of property taxes that are assessed against a particular piece of property. To request a lien certificate, please print the form below and bring it to the Tax Assessor for completion.
Change of Address
Have you changed your address recently? It is important to notify the Town of Bristol of any moves to ensure you receive important news and tax statements.
Property Assessment Database
Assessment records on every Bristol property are conveniently available through Northeast Revaluation Group’s online database.
Schedule of Fees
Information on the Town of Bristol’s schedule of fees can be found in the Code of Ordinances.
When are my property taxes due?
Taxes are due quarterly on the following dates:
Quarter 1: August 15
Quarter 2: November 15
Quarter 3: February 15
Quarter 4: May 15
What are the current tax rates?
Tax Year 2020-2021 (FY21)
Tax Year 2019-2020 (FY20)
When is Bristol’s fiscal year?
Bristol’s fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following calendar year.
When will I receive my tax bill in the mail?
Tax bills are usually sent out in mid-July. If you have not received your tax bill by August 1st, please contact the Bristol Tax Assessor at (401)-253-7000 ext. 142.
Municipal Financial Statements
Your Town, Your Budget
Each Spring, the Town Administration prepares and submits its fiscal year budget recommendations to the Town Council. The Town Council then holds public hearings on the proposed budget and makes any funding allocation changes before adopting a final budget.
In compliance with Rhode Island General Laws §45-12-22.2, the Town of Bristol provides regular financial reports to the Division of Taxation.
The Tax Rolls
Managed by the Bristol Tax Assessor, Tax Rolls are records that are used to determine what property is subject to tax. Property includes Real Estate, Motor Vehicles and Tangibles.
We are committed to maintaining transparency, accountability, compliance and our fiduciary responsibility. The following reports support that commitment.
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