Motor vehicles are valued annually using the NADA Pricing Guide and are assessed at 70% of the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Vehicles having active registration as of October 1, 2012 can expect to receive a Tax Bill having a due date of July 1, 2013. Vehicles registered after October 1, 2012 and before August 1, 2013 can expect to receive a Supplemental Tax Bill having a due date of January 1, 2014.
If you have disposed of the vehicle prior to September 1st you may be entitled to a credit. If you have disposed of the vehicle but have transferred plates to your new vehicle no action is necessary. You will receive a credit on the supplemental Tax Bill. If you have disposed of the vehicle and the plates, you will need to bring the following to the Assessor’s Office in order to receive credit if applicable:
It is the policy of this office that a cancellation of registration from the Department of Motor Vehicle is required along with one of the following:
- Bill of sale
- Trade-in papers from dealership
- Junk receipt
- Copy of out of state registration
- Letter from insurance company stating date of and reason for cancellation
- Letter from insurance company stating the date vehicle was a total loss and that the vehicle was not returned to you.