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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PERTAINS TO MOTOR VEHICLES ON:

2014 GRAND LIST DUE JULY 1, 2015

2014 SUPPLEMENTAL GRAND LIST DUE JANUARY 1, 2016

 THE TAXPAYER IS ALWAYS RESPONSIBLE FOR TIMELY PAYMENT ON ANY BILL BEING ADJUSTED.  If the bill is paid in full and subsequently adjusted, a request for a refund must be made in writing and can be submitted with documentation for adjustment.

From the section below entitled “What If My Vehicle Was…”, choose a category that best describes your situation and send the appropriate forms of proof to the Assessor’s Office via email at assessor@rockyhillct.gov or mail.

PLEASE NOTE:  A CT Department of Motor Vehicles cancellation of license plate does not show that you have disposed of the vehicle.  Therefore, additional forms of proof are required to support an adjustment

WHAT IF MY VEHICLE WAS... 

SOLD/TRADED IN?

  1. A copy of the bill of sale with the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle, as well as buyer’s signature.
  2. A copy of the new owner’s registration or the new owner’s title with the issue date, year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.
  3. A copy of your title showing transfer.
  4. A letter from your insurance agent or company stating the date the insurance was cancelled, the reason for cancellation and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.
  5. Trade-in Agreement

TOTALED / JUNKED:

  1. A letter from your insurance agent or company stating that the vehicle was totaled, the date of the accident and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.
  2. Dated receipt from junk dealer to whom the vehicle was sold and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle. 

REGISTERED OUT OF STATE:

A copy of the out of state registration OR title showing the issue date, year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.

STOLEN:

A statement from your insurance agent or company stating that vehicle was stolen and not recovered, date of theft and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.

TAXED IN WRONG TOWN:

If you lived in a different Connecticut town on October 1, 2014 please provide:

Proof of residency prior to October 1 in form of : Field Card, Voter Identification Card OR Lease

REPOSSESSED: 

  1. Letter from the finance company stating the date vehicle was taken and that it was not redeemed by you and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.
  2. Copy of bill of sale or auction papers that shows the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle and date of sale.

DONATED: 

Letter from charitable organization on the organization’s letter head, stating that the vehicle was donated, the date of the donation and the year, make, model & Vehicle Identification number of the vehicle.

WHAT IF MY LICENSE PLATES WERE TRANSFERRED TO MY NEW VEHICLE?

If you transferred your plates to a new vehicle, you are not entitled to an adjustment.  In essence, the adjustment follows the license plate.  The original bill for the old vehicle should be paid.  A supplemental list will generate a bill for the new vehicle with a credit for the period that the old vehicle was no longer owned.

REGISTERED MY CAR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2014:

Vehicles registered after October 1, 2014 will be on the supplemental motor vehicle list, as described below.  Supplemental bills are mailed mid-December and are due January 1st, 2016. Motor vehicle taxes are prorated from the month registered through September at the following percentages of assessed value:

Month Acquired

New License Plate Code

Transfer License Plate Code

% of Assessment

October

A

N

100%

November

B

O

91.7%

December

C

P

83.3%

January

D

Q

75.0%

February

E

R

66.7%

March

F

S

58.3%

April

G

T

50.0%

May

H

U

41.7%

June

I

V

33.3%

July

J

W

25.0%

 

DEADLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF PROOF FOR ADJUSTMENT

CT Department of Motor Vehicles does not inform towns when plates are returned nor when vehicles are sold, registered out of state or otherwise disposed of.  It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to provide the required documentation within the time limits as provided under applicable CT law.

Assessment Date

Deadline for Presentation of Proof

October 1, 2013

December 31, 2015

October 1, 2012

December 31, 2014

October 1, 2011

December 31, 2013

Taxpayer failure to provide all forms of proof for adjustment within the 27 months of the assessment date forfeits the right to an adjustment of the bill by CT law (12-71c.)

APPEAL PROCESS

Questions about the motor vehicle appeal process should be directed to the Assessment Office at 860-258-2722 before February 1, 2016.

CLAIMED EXEMPT DUE TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE

Out-of-state residents who are based in Connecticut must file Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act form annually with the Assessment Office. Residents of Connecticut based out of state must file Active Duty form annually with the Assessment Office. These forms are available online.

Contact Information

logo6    Town of Rocky Hill
     761 Old Main St.
     Rocky Hill, CT 

Stuart Topliff, Assessor

EMAIL:       assessor@rockyhillct.gov 
PHONE:   860-258-2722
FAX:  860-258-2708
HOURS:  Monday - Friday 
  8:30am – 4:30pm



   


         

     
                    




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