Motor Vehicle Assessment Change Information

The Department of Motor Vehicles does not notify the Assessor's Office of any change of status on the subject registration(s). If the registration (PLATE) on this vehicle was transferred to another vehicle the current bill is not adjustable, and the payment is due in full. Receipt in January of a "Supplemental bill" will note and apply all credits and adjustments due between the "old" vehicle and the "new" vehicle. If the subject registration (PLATE) was not transferred, and the vehicle was either: sold, totaled, repossessed, or registered in another state, then our auditors shall require sufficient proof.

Acceptable proof shall consist of the following:

Plate Receipt from DMV - along with one form of proof from the list below:

Copy of the Bill of Sale

Out of State Registration - Showing the date the vehicle was registered outside the State of Connecticut.

Letter from Charitable Organization - Showing vehicle information and date vehicle was donated.

Stolen or Totaled - A statement from the insurance company indicating that the vehicle was not recovered.

Trade in Vehicle (with new plates) - A copy of the purchase agreement identifying the trade in vehicle.

Junked Vehicle - A receipt from the junkyard acquiring the vehicle

Letter from the Insurance Company - Stating the vehicle information, the reason for the change, vehicle disposition, and pertinent dates

The information must be received by our office prior to the following deadlines:


The deadline for the October 1, 2015 Grand List is December 31, 2017.
The deadline for the October 1, 2016 Grand List is December 31, 2018.

Motor vehicle tax bills prior to October 1, 2014 cannot be adjusted. They can only be removed with proper proof.