DMV: Town Property Tax Information

Town Property Tax Information

SERVICE ADVISORY:  DMV will close for the Labor Day holiday as usual on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. and will not have its half-day office hours the next day, Saturday. This follows contractual agreements related to state and federal holidays that occur on Mondays as Labor Day does. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:45 a.m. 

Motor Vehicles are subject to a local property tax under Connecticut state law. This applies whether or not the vehicle is registered. The local property tax is computed and issued by your local tax collector.

If you do not register a motor vehicle but retain ownership, you must annually file a declaration form with your assessor(s) between October 1 and November 1.

Each town has its own ID number and contact information for property tax purposes.


Tax Jurisdiction

A tax jurisdiction is considered to be your town of residence.

 

Motor Vehicle Assessments

Motor vehicle assessments are based upon 70% of average retail value as determined by your local assessor. Any questions regarding the assessed value of a vehicle should be referred to your local assessor.

The uniform assessment date is October 1st in Connecticut. Motor vehicles registered on October 1st will be part of the October 1st Grand List. Vehicles registered between October 2nd and July 31st will be listed on a supplement to the October 1st Grand List.

For most Connecticut municipalities the tax due date for the October 1st Grand List bill is July 1st. The due date for the supplemental list bill is January 1st. Some municipalities give the option of paying the bill in installments.  Please contact the local tax collector to find out what the practice is in the town in which you live.


Delinquencies

If your name has been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles as being delinquent in payment for a  motor vehicle, you will be unable to register, or renew, any vehicle until payment (including any accrued interest) is made. A tax clearance form (release certificate indicating payment) from the tax collector must be submitted to the DMV with your registration application as verification of payment.   Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax.


Supplemental Motor Vehicles

Supplemental motor vehicles are vehicles which were registered between October 2nd and July 31st. Motor vehicles taxes are prorated from the month registered through September at the following percentages of assessed value:

October.......100.00%

November.....91.7%

December.....83.3%

January.........75.0%

February.......66.7%

March..........58.3%

April............50.0%

May.............41.7%

June.............33.3%

July..............25.0%


Assessment Appeals

Assessment appeals should first be directed to your assessor and then to the local Board of Assessments Appeals (BAA). The BAA meets during the month of September. September is solely for appeals relating to motor vehicle assessments appearing on the preceding October 1st Grand List. Appearance before the BAA is required in order for the Board to consider your appeal. If you are unable to appear in person, you may give written authorization for someone to appear on your behalf as your agent. All documentation substantiating your appeal should be presented during the meeting.  Any questions regarding the appeal process should be directed to your local tax assessor.


Exemptions

Property tax exemptions are available to qualified individuals such as: honorably discharged veterans, or their surviving spouses may be eligible for exemptions/and or assistance with their property tax payments. For further information about these exemptions please contact the Assessor in your municipality.

Please Note:  A new exemption form must be filed whenever you move from one municipality to another.  Please contact your assessor for further information.


The DMV's Property Tax Section may be reached by mail at:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Property Tax Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-1050


Tax Offices and Phone Numbers


Tax Town No.

Tax Town

Contact Phone

1

Andover

860-742-4035 Ext. 4

2

Ansonia

203-736-5910

3

Ashford

860-487-4411

4

Avon

860-409-4306

5

Barkhamsted

860-738-4762

6

Beacon Falls

203-723-5244

7

Berlin

860-828-7067

8

Bethany

203-393-2100 Ext.110

9

Bethel

203-794-8509

10

Bethlehem

203-266-7510 Ext. 213

11

Bloomfield

860-769-3510

12

Bolton

860-649-8066 Ext.6101

13

Bozrah

860-889-2689 Ext. 4

14

Branford

203-315-0672

15

Bridgeport

203-576-7271

16

Bridgewater

860-355-9220

17

Bristol

860-584-6200

18

Brookfield

203-775-7304

19

Brooklyn

860-774-3411 Press 5

20

Burlington

860-673-6789 Ext. 4

21

Canaan

860-824-0707 Ext. 13

22

Canterbury

860-546-9377

23

Canton

860-693-7843

24

Chaplin

860-465-3037

25

Cheshire

203-271-6630

26

Chester

860-526-0013 Ext. 513

27

Clinton

860-669-9067

28

Colchester

860-537-7210

29

Colebrook

860-379-3359 Ext. 204

30

Columbia

860-228-0230

31

Cornwall

860-672-2705

32

Coventry

860-742-4066

33

Cromwell

860-632-3440

34

Danbury

203-797-4541

35

Darien

203-656-7307

36

Deep River

860-526-6028

37

Derby

203-736-1459

38

Durham

860-349-1165

39

Eastford

860-974-0133 Ext. 6

40

East Granby

860-413-3306

41

East Haddam

860-873-5033

42

East Hampton

860-267-2300

43

East Hartford

860-291-7250

44

East Haven

203-468-3307

45

East Lyme

860-739-6931 Ext. 155

46

Easton

203-268-6291 Ext. 140

47

East Windsor

860-623-8904

48

Ellington

860-870-3113

49

Enfield

860-253-6340

50

Essex

860-767-4340

51

Fairfield

203-256-3100

52

Farmington

860-675-2340

53

Franklin

860-642-7206 Ext. 11

54

Glastonbury

860-652-7615

55

Goshen

860-491-3275 x226

56

Granby

860-844-5315

57

Greenwich

203-622-7891

58

Griswold

860-376-7060 Ext. 102

59

Groton

860-441-6670

60

Guilford

203-453-8014

61

Haddam

860-345-8531 Ext. 207

62

Hamden

203-287-7140

63

Hampton

     860-455-9132 Ext. 3

64

Hartford

860-757-9640

65

Hartland

860-653-0609

66

Harwinton

860-485-0446

67

Hebron

860-228-5971 Ext. 145

68

Kent

860-927-3269

69

Killingly

860-779-5330

70

Killingworth

860-663-1765 Ext. 508

71

Lebanon

860-642-2011

72

Ledyard

 860-464-3233

73

Lisbon

860-376-4188

74

Litchfield

860-567-7557

75

Lyme

860-434-8092

76

Madison

203-245-5641

77

Manchester

860-647-3018

78

Mansfield

860-429-3306

79

Marlborough

860-295-6205

80

Meriden

203-630-4053

81

Middlebury

203-758-1373

82

Middlefield

860-349-7117

83

Middletown

860-638-4900

84

Milford

203-783-3217

85

Monroe

203-452-2804

86

Montville

860-848-3030 Ext. 375

87

Morris

860-567-7435 

88

Naugatuck

203-720-7051

89

New Britain

860-826-3317

90

New Canaan

203-594-3064

91

New Fairfield

203-312-5620

92

New Hartford

860-379-5795

93

New Haven

203-946-8054

94

Newington

860-665-8540

95

New London

860-447-5208

96

New Milford

860-355-6085

97

Newtown

203-270-4320

98

Norfolk

860-542-5140

99

North Branford

203-484-6011

100

North Canaan

860-824-3134 Ext. 109

101

North Haven

203-239-5321 Ext. 620

102

North Stonington

860-535-2877 x20

103

Norwalk

203-854-7731

104

Norwich

860-823-3760

105

Old Lyme

860-434-1605 x216

106

Old Saybrook

860-395-3138

107

Orange

203-891-4726

108

Oxford

203-888-2543 Ext. 3022

109

Plainfield

860-230-3018 

110

Plainville

860-793-0221

111

Plymouth

860-585-4036

112

Pomfret

860-974-0394

113

Portland

860-342-6744

114

Preston

860-887-5581 Ext. 2

115

Prospect

203-758-4461

116

Putnam

860-963-6800 Ext 804

117

Redding

203-938-2706

118

Ridgefield

203-431-2779

119

Rocky Hill

860-258-2717

120

Roxbury

860-354-6484

121

Salem

860-859-3873 Ext. 6

122

Salisbury

860-435-5189

123

Scotland

860-423-9634

124

Seymour

203-888-0517

125

Sharon

860-364-5402

126

Shelton

203-924-1555 x1501

127

Sherman

860-354-4146

128

Simsbury

860-658-3238

129

Somers

860-763-8210

130

Southbury

203-262-0654

131

Southington

860-276-6259

132

South Windsor

860-644-2511 x222

133

Sprague

860-822-3000 Ext. 224

134

Stafford Springs

860-684-1760

135

Stamford

203-977-5888

136

Sterling

860-230-3018

137

Stonington

860-535-5080

138

Stratford

203-385-4030

139

Suffield

860-668-3841

140

Thomaston

860-283-4271

141

Thompson

860-923-2119 Ext. 119

142

Tolland

860-871-3657

143

Torrington

860-489-2209 Ext. 6

144

Trumbull

203-452-5024

145

Union

860-684-8834

146

Vernon

860-870-3660

147

Voluntown

860-376-0453

148

Wallingford

203-294-2135

149

Warren

860-868-7881 Ext. 104

150

Washington

860-868-7796

151

Waterbury

203-574-6810

152

Waterford

860-444-5815

153

Watertown

860-945-5235

154

Westbrook

860-399-3043

155

West Hartford

860-561-7474 Ext. 4

156

West Haven

203-937-3525

157

Weston

203-222-2696

158

Westport

203-341-1060

159

Wethersfield

860-721-2825

160

Willington

860-487-3122

161

Wilton

203-563-0125

162

Winchester

860-379-4474

163

Windham

860-465-3029

164

Windsor

860-285-1810

165

Windsor Locks

860-627-1415

166

Wolcott

203-879-8100

167

Woodbridge

203-389-3425

168

Woodbury

203-263-3912

169

Woodstock

860-928-9469


 






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