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The City of Bristol, Tennessee has mailed out tax notices for the 2015 property tax year. Notices were mailed on Tuesday, November 3 to 14,700 taxpayers on file, including escrowed accounts for informational purposes only. Mortgage companies are also being issued a listing of information for all requested accounts. All property tax accounts are due by January 5, 2016.
Payments postmarked with this date will also be accepted as timely remitted. Failure to pay by the due date will result in a 5% penalty on the outstanding balance, and interest will also accrue on the account at a rate of 1.5% per month.
The city accepts payment for property taxes by cash, check, or money order. Payments may be made in person at City Hall, 801 Anderson Street, Room 203. Payments also may be dropped off in the City Finance deposit box located outside City Hall on 8th Street. Please do not include cash if submitting payment through the drop box. If mailing the payment, remit to City of Bristol, Tennessee, Finance Department, P.O. Box 1348, Bristol Tennessee, 37621.
Tax Relief programs are also available to eligible elderly or disabled homeowners through the State of Tennessee and the City of Bristol. Requirements for an elderly homeowner include the obtainment of age 65 or older on or before December 31, 2015, must own and use the property on which the application is submitted as the primary residence, and eligible annual income cannot exceed $28,690. Requirements for a disabled homeowner include being rated totally and permanently disabled by the Social Security Administration or other qualified agency on or before December 31, 2015, must own and use the property on which the application is submitted as the primary residence, and eligible annual income cannot exceed $28,690. Also, disabled veterans may be eligible for relief if certain service related disability criteria are met and if the property is also owned and used as the primary residence. If a taxpayer believes that they may be eligible for tax relief assistance, please contact the city at 423-989-5500 and request a Property Tax Relief Customer Representative. Taxpayers may also come to City Hall located at 801 Anderson Street, Room 203 for assistance.