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.

Bid Opportunities

The Town of Bristol issues solicitations for construction projects, product purchases and select town services in order to determine availability and pricing. In 2021, the Town of Bristol transitioned from the Newport Online Bidding System to the Rhode Island Purchasing Group platform BidNetDirect.

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.

Tax Information

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.

Municipal Transparency

In compliance with Rhode Island General Laws ยง45-12-22.2, 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.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (401)-253-7000

Michelle Dimeo

Tax Assessor/Collector

Extension #142

Sara Hassell

Town Treasurer

Extension #115