Every October 1st, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles compiles a list of registered vehicles in each town. This list is keyed off the town code for each vehicle. That list is sent to each town Assessor to bill the following July 1st. Any vehicle registered October 2nd through July 31st will be part of the Supplemental billing in January of the following year.
Please note: 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 August 1, 2012. 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.
Assessor’s office contact information:
Phone – 860-675-2370
Email – email@example.com
I no longer own the vehicle you are billing me for. What do I do?
- If you disposed of this vehicle and did NOT transfer the license plates to another vehicle, you need to supply a license plate receipt from DMV and proof of disposition to our Assessor’s office.
- If you disposed of the vehicle after October 1, 2011 and transferred license plates to another vehicle, you should pay the tax bill due July 2012 on the former vehicle and you will receive a prorated bill in January 2013 and an assessment credit will automatically be applied to the bill for the vehicle you now own.
I recently returned my license plates to DMV and was told to contact my local Tax Assessor’s office. What do I have to do now?
- If the vehicle was sold, stolen, totaled, junked, donated, repossessed or registered in another state, you may be entitled to an assessment adjustment on the vehicle in question. Please contact our Assessor’s office for further information. Please note: DMV does NOT notify the towns each time a registration is cancelled.
I now live in another state. Do I have to pay this tax bill?
- If you took the vehicle with you and registered it in your new state, our Assessor requires a copy of the original out of state registration to process an adjustment to this tax bill. If the car has not yet been registered in your new state, the tax remains due and payable in Connecticut.
- If you disposed of the vehicle before you moved, please contact our Assessor’s office for assistance.
*** IMPORTANT: The State of Connecticut has a 2-year vehicle registration. You must cancel the registration by either turning in the license plates or filing for a lost or stolen plate (if applicable) in order to stop the taxation of the vehicle.
I now live in another town in Connecticut. Do I still owe this tax bill to the Town of Farmington?
- If you moved to your new town AFTER October 1, 2011, you owe your tax bill(s) to the Town of Farmington. We do not pro-rate between towns when you move.
- If you moved to your new town BEFORE October 1, 2011, our Assessor will require proof of residency to delete the bill and send it to your new town. Please contact the Assessor for assistance as to what is acceptable.
*** IMPORTANT: in order to be taxed in your new town in July 2013, you must change the tax town code on your registration with the Connecticut DMV before September 30, 2012.
I received a motor vehicle bill from the Town of Farmington even though I have never lived in Farmington. What should I do?
- Since the bill is generated from the tax town code listed on the registration, you should change the tax town code with the DMV immediately.
If you have any other questions not answered here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.