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If you turn the plates into the DMV, get a receipt. The Assessor will need that receipt to adjust your bill to reflect only the months you owned it. If you lost your DMV receipt, contact the Assessors’ Office to see what documentation is acceptable to prove you no longer own the vehicle.
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Taxes that are not paid on time will be subject to a $2.00 minimum or 1.5 % interest on the unpaid tax for each month the bill goes unpaid. §12-146
You will have to pay any outstanding taxes before you can register a vehicle:
Don’t ignore a bill you get for a vehicle you no longer own. If you transfer plates from your old car to a new one then you pay the bills as they come. The “Motor Vehicle Supplement Bill” you receive in January will have a credit on it for the old vehicle.
The information on your bill comes directly from the DMV. You will need to correct any information with the DMV.