About BCRS

Information About the Bristol County Retirement System

The Bristol County Retirement System is the 10th largest of 106 contributory retirement systems for public employees in Massachusetts. The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) oversees the Bristol County Retirement System. The system has thirty-eight member units operating independently under the retirement laws of Massachusetts, found in Chapter 32. It is a defined benefit plan that operates as a qualified employer plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception in 1936, the System has provided retirement, disability and survivor benefits to the employees of all member units. Counseling services are available to all members who would like to discuss the various retirement benefits available and receive estimates of their potential retirement allowances.

The Bristol County Retirement Board manages the operation of the Bristol County Retirement System.

The offices of the Bristol County Retirement System are located at 645 County Street (corner of Hart Street) in Taunton, Massachusetts.