Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

Motor 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, 2022, you are required to pay the bill in July for the old vehicle. You will receive a supplemental motor vehicle tax bill in January 2024 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.

Uniform Assessment Information

The uniform assessment date is October 1st in Connecticut. Motor vehicles registered on October 1, 2022 will be part of the October 1st Grand List. Vehicles registered between October 2nd and the following July 31st will be known as a supplement to the October 1st Grand List and tax bills will be due and payable January 1, 2024.

Registration Records

The motor vehicle information comes directly from the registration records at the DMV. If your name is spelled incorrectly or any of the information is incorrect on the bill you must notify the DMV in order to have the changes made.