For answers to your questions regarding procedure and policy for assessing improvements, motor vehicles, and tangible assets (i.e. retail inventory and equipment), contact the Tax Assessor’s office.
The Tax Assessor is responsible for establishing real estate and motor vehicle values.
All properties are valued as of December 31 of each year, except for new construction. New construction is reassessed when a certificate of occupancy is issued.
Real Estate tax and Auto Excise tax bills are mailed on or about July 15 of each year.
Annual Return to the Bristol, Rhode Island Tax Assessor
Each year, the Town of Bristol requires that businesses report the value of their tangible property through a return. Based on the value and depreciation of those reported items, the Town of Bristol assess applicable taxes. In order to streamline the reporting process, the Town of Bristol is providing businesses with a new way to complete their annual return electronically.
Click below to download the Tangible Tax PDF. *To ensure each form field appears properly, please make sure you have the latest PDF viewer downloaded onto your device (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC). This software is free to download online.
Once completed, forms can be submitted via email to Michelle DiMeo, Tax Assessor/Collector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019, at midnight EST.
Please note: RI Law Section 44-5-15 (as amended) mandates that a return must be filed to the Tax Assessor. Failure to do so may result in an increased assessment.
If you have any questions or need assistance completing this form, we encourage you to contact us at 401-253-7000 or by visiting by the Tax Assessor's Office at 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809.