Tax Assessment

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.

Home 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.

Tax Bills

Real Estate tax and Auto Excise tax bills are mailed on or about July 15 of each year.

Annual Return to Bristol, RI Tax Assessor

Please use the Annual Return to Bristol, RI Tax Assessor Form to declare all taxable property to the Assessor between December 31, 2016, and January 31, 2017.  Contact the Tax Assessor with any questions regarding this form.