How did you arrive at the value of my vehicle?

Connecticut Assessor's utilize the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) guide for motor vehicle valuations. We use the "Truck Blue Book" and "Older Truck Blue Book" to price trucks. These are the guides recommended by the Office of Policy and Management each year. We also use various other guides for vehicles that are special interest or too old to be listed in the NADA Pricing Guide.

The assessment reflects 70% of the published "retail-selling price" as of October 1 of each year. The assessment does not reflect vehicle condition nor mileage factors. If you feel your vehicle should be assessed at a lower rate due to these factors, you may appeal the assessment to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

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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?