Supplemental motor vehicle bills are due January 1st and cover vehicles registered between October 2nd and July 31st of each year. To avoid a penalty, payment must be postmarked, hand delivered or made online by the first business day of February. Payments made after the first business day of February will incur interest at the rate of 1.5% per month calculated back to the January 1st due date (February interest is 3%; 1.5% for January, 1.5% for February). Taxes are collectible for 15 years from the due date in the State of Connecticut.
If the Assessor provides an adjusted assessment based on sufficient documentation of the disposal of your vehicle, the adjusted tax must be paid in full by the first business day in February. It is recommended that you pay the bill in full and we will process a refund form for any credit balance over $5.00. There are no exceptions.
These taxes are pro-rated from the month registered through September at the following percentages of assessed value:
|Month Acquired||New License Plate Code||Transfer License Plate Code||% of Assessment|
DEADLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF PROOF FOR ADJUSTMENT
It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to provide the required documentation within the time limits as provided under applicable Connecticut law.
The Department of Motor Vehicles does not inform towns when plates are returned or when vehicles are sold, registered out of state or otherwise disposed of.
|Assessment Date||Deadline for Presentation of Proof|
|October 1st||December 31st 2 years later – or 27 months from the assessment date|
The taxpayer forfeits any right to an adjustment of the bill as per Connecticut State Statute (12-71c), if acceptable forms of proof are not received by the Assessor by the deadline.