I received a tax bill for a motor vehicle I no longer own; doesn't the Department of Motor Vehicles notify the town when a motor vehicle is sold?

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.

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1. What is my mill rate?
2. What period of time does my motor vehicle tax bill cover?
3. I received a tax bill for a motor vehicle I no longer own; doesn't the Department of Motor Vehicles notify the town when a motor vehicle is sold?
4. Do I have to pay the entire tax bill if I no longer own the vehicle?
5. How did you arrive at the value of my vehicle?
6. How do I appeal the assessment on my vehicle if I believe that the value is incorrect?
7. What is the assessed value of real estate based on? How can I find out what my assessment is?