What if I receive a tax bill for a vehicle I no longer own or have registered in another state?

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The motor vehicle tax bill you receive in July is based upon the registration of that vehicle as of October 1 of the previous year.  With the proper proof, your motor vehicle bill may be deleted if prior to October 1 or pro-rated if between October 1 and August 31 your motor vehicle was sold, destroyed, stolen or registered out of state and NOT REPLACED with another vehicle using the same license plate.

In order to make an adjustment you must provide acceptable proof to the Assessor:

FORMS OF PROOF ACCEPTED FOR MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT OR REMOVAL:

All forms of proof must specifically identify the vehicle in question by make, year and vehicle identification number.

VEHICLE SOLD:   NOT REPLACED

1. Copy of original registration of the person to whom you sold the vehicle.

2. Copy of title transfer.

3. Dated junked vehicle receipt.

4. Letter from insurance company showing date insurance was cancelled and reason why, along with full description of vehicle.

5. Copy of bill of sale.

6. Copy of purchase agreement if traded in.

VEHICLE REMOVED FROM CONNECTICUT

1. Copy of motor vehicle registration from another state.

2. Evidence that you owned or rented real estate in such other state.

3. Letter from insurance agent showing vehicle was insured in such other state.

VEHICLE STOLEN

1. Letter from insurance agent indicating you were fully compensated for the loss.

2. Letter from Police Department stating vehicle was stolen, (copy of accident report) and never recovered.

VEHICLE TOTALLY DEMOLISHED

1. Letter from insurance agent stating you were fully compensated.

2. Copy of accident report if it indicates motor vehicle was totaled.

3. Letter from junk dealer showing date of purchase.

A plate receipt from DMV does not prove vehicle is no longer in your possession. If you still have the vehicle, it is taxable.  You are required by state statute to claim this as an unregistered vehicle on the personal property form that can be obtained on this website or at the assessor’s office.  Any one of the above documents are required as proof.  Documentation can be mailed to 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259; emailed to bonnie.duncan@pomfretct.gov or faxed to (860) 974-3950.