Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
Motor Vehicle Tax BillsMotor Vehicle assessments are based upon 70% of average retail value as determined by the Assessor. Any questions regarding the assessed value of a vehicle should contact the Assessor at 860-669-9269.
If you have sold a vehicle and transferred the license plate to another vehicle after October 1, 2021, you are required to pay the bill in July for the old vehicle. You will receive a supplemental motor vehicle tax bill in January 2023 for the newly acquired vehicle.
If you sold a vehicle, and did not transfer the plate to another vehicle, you must return the plate(s) to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and get a receipt. Then you must contact the Assessor’s office immediately at 860-669-9269. You may be eligible for an adjustment of the tax bill for that vehicle. You will be required to provide proof to the Assessor. The Assessor requires two forms of proof. One being the plate receipt. The Assessor will advise you of the other document you will need to provide.