No. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) only provides the Assessors’ offices with a list of all motor vehicles (Including snowmobiles & trailers) registered in the Town of Hamden. Because the DMV does not notify us of any vehicles that are no longer registered, the owner has the burden of proof that the MV is no longer owned by them. Note: A motor vehicle is taxable, whether it is registered to drive on the road or not.
If you’ve canceled the registration however, the vehicle is still in your possession, it is considered Personal Property by state statute. If you sold your vehicle, canceled the plate and did not transfer the plate to another vehicle, you may be entitled to a tax credit. In this scenario you must provide two (2) forms of proof documentation to the Assessor’s office; it is not automatic.
• If the motor vehicle (Including snowmobiles & trailers) has been: sold; a bill of sale or trade-in, or a copy of both
sides of the title.
• If moved to another town - make sure the DMV changes the "Town Code" to your new Town’s Town Code.
• If moved to a different state - A copy of the registration from that new state.
• If junked, a junk/tow receipt (given to you when towed away).
• If donated, a letter from the organization on their letterhead and signed.
The Plate Receipt. Either printed by you when you cancel them on-line or one given to you at a DMV office. Please bring these documents (Or emailed as attachments) to the Assessor’s office a.s.a.p. to be adjusted.