Assessor - Motor Vehicle Information 

In order to receive credit on a motor vehicle tax bill, you need to provide two forms of proof to the Wolcott Assessor’s Office that you no longer own the vehicle that is being taxed. All forms of proof must be dated and specifically identify the vehicle in question by make, model, year and vehicle identification number. The              acceptable forms of proof are listed below. 

Vehicle Sold or Junked & Not Replaced (2 forms of proof are required)

  1. Plate receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration has been cancelled, lost   or stolen. 
  2.  In addition to #1, you must provide any one of the following:
  • A copy of the Bill of Sale 
  • A copy of the original registration of the person to whom you sold the vehicle 
  • A copy of the vehicle’s transfer of title 
  • A receipt or letter from the salvage yard and/or dealer showing the date of disposal/sale 

Vehicle Totalled (2 forms of proof are required) 

  1. Plate receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration has been cancelled, lost   or stolen. 
  2. In addition to #1, you must provide any one of the following: 
  • A letter from the insurance company stating that the vehicle was totalled and the date when this occurred. 
  • A receipt or letter from the salvage yard and/or dealer showing the date of disposal 

Vehicle Registered Out of State (2 forms of proof are required) 

  1. Plate receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration has been cancelled, lost   or stolen. 
  2. A copy of the motor vehicle registration from the state where it is now registered and a copy of the owner’s    out of state driver’s license. 

Vehicle Stolen (2 forms of proof are required)

  1. Plate receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration has been cancelled, lost   or stolen. 
  2. A letter from your insurance company stating the date of theft and that the vehicle was not recovered. 

Vehicle Repossessed (2 forms of proof are required)

  1. Plate receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration has been cancelled, lost   or stolen. 
  2. A letter from the finance company stating the date that the vehicle was taken and that it was not redeemed    by you. 

 

Time frame for requesting proration of a motor vehicle assessment:

The CT Department of Motor Vehicles does not inform towns when plates are returned or 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 Connecticut law.  

The proof for an adjustment (prorate) of a motor vehicle on a grand list must be presented within 27 months of    the assessment date.

For example; the owner of a vehicle with a tax bill that has an assessment date of October 1, 2014 has until December 31, 2016 to present the required proofs of disposal.

Failure by the taxpayer to provide all forms of proof for adjustment within 27 months of the assessment date      forfeits the right to an adjustment of the tax bill by Connecticut State Statute (12-71c).

 

                       Assessment Date                                     Deadline for Presentation of Proof                      

                         October 1, 2017                                                    December 31, 2019

                         October 1, 2016                                                    December 31, 2018

                         October 1, 2015                                                     December 31, 2017

                         October 1, 2014                                                    December 31, 2016