No. The Department of Motor Vehicles only provides this office with a list of any vehicles registered in the Town of Hamden. They do not notify us of any vehicles that are no longer registered. A motor vehicle tax bill covers the period from October 1st (Grand List year) to the following September 30th.
If you transfer your registration plate to another vehicle, after October 1 and prior to August 1 of the next year, a tax credit will be automatically applied to the first bill for your new vehicle. This assumes that the taxes have been paid in a timely manner. The taxpayer is not involved in this process.
If you sold your vehicle and did not transfer the plate to another vehicle, you may be entitled to a tax credit. In this scenario you must provide proper documentation to the assessor; it is not automatic. View "Acceptable Motor Vehicle Adjustments and Proof" under the Motor Vehicles Information and Forms page.