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MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES – INFORMATION AND FAQs:

Every October 1st, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) compiles a list of registered vehicles in each town.  This list is keyed off the town code on file with the DMV 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 due in January of the following year.  Taxes are collectible for 15 years from the due date in the State of Connecticut.

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.  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

Fax:          (860) 675-2376

Email:       assessor@farmington-ct.org

 

This link provides a list of acceptable forms of proof to adjust a motor vehicle tax bill.  All questions and documentation should be sent directly to our Assessor’s office:

Required documentation for motor vehicle assessment changes       

 


 

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, please refer to the required documentation for motor vehicle assessment changes.
  • If you disposed of the vehicle after October 1st and transferred license plates to another vehicle, you should pay the tax bill due in July on the former vehicle and you will receive a pro-rated bill the following January that will have an assessment credit automatically applied (see Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills below).

 I recently returned my license plates to DMV and was told to contact my local Town Assessor.  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 see the required documentation for motor vehicle assessment changes 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

       (1) proof of residency in that state and

       (2) a copy of the original out of state registration and

       (3) the cancelled plate receipt from the CT  DMV.  If the vehicle has not yet been

           registered in your new state, the tax remains due and payable  in Connecticut.

 

*** 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 moved to another town in Connecticut.  Do I still owe this tax bill to the Town of Farmington?

  • If you moved to another town AFTER October 1st, you owe your tax bill(s) to the Town of Farmington.  We do not pro-rate between towns when you move within the state.
  • If you moved to another town BEFORE October 1st, our Assessor will require proof of residency to delete the bill and send it to your new town.  Please contact our Assessor’s office for acceptable forms of proof.

 

***IMPORTANT:  You must change the tax town code on your registration(s) before September 30th in order to be taxed in your new town the following July.   

 


I received a motor vehicle bill from the Town of Farmington even though I have never lived in Farmington.  What should I do?

 

Please contact our Assessor’s office for assistance.  Since the bill is generated from the tax town code on file with DMV, you need to change the tax town code with the DMV immediately.


SUPPLEMENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX BILLS 

Supplemental motor vehicle bills cover vehicles registered between October 2nd and July 31st of each year.  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

October

A

N

100%

November

B

O

91.7%

December

C

P

83.3%

January

D

Q

75.0%

February

E

R

66.7%

March

F

S

58.3%

April

G

T

50.0%

May

H

U

41.7%

June

I

V

33.3% 

July

J

W

25.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.



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