Motor Vehicles

If any of the situations listed below apply with regard to your excise tax bill, please complete a Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application form (State Tax Form 126-MVE) located at the Assessors office, and supply copies of the specified documents where applicable.  Return the completed form and all required supporting documentation.  All requested information must be supplied for the bill to be abated.

The motor vehicle which the bill represents has been:

Sold
Bill of Sale, and Plate Return Receipt or New Registration Form if plate transferred.

Traded
New Registration Form or Plate Return Receipt and Purchase Agreement citing vehicle as Trade-In.

Stolen or Total Loss
Insurance Company Settlement Letter and C-19 Form (Affidavit of Lost or Stolen Plate from Registry of Motor Vehicle) or New Registration if plate transferred.

Moved from City/Town
Date of Move ___/___/____
Proof of Residency prior to Jan 1 of  year of bill: e.g., utility bill, voter registration receipt, lease (moving to another city or town during the calendar year does not  entitle you to an abatement) Your must notify the Registry within 30 days of your move.

Junked Vehicle
Receipt from junk yard and Plate Return Receipt or New Registration if plate transferred.

Vehicle (Lemon Law)
Letter from dealer acknowledging receipt of vehicle and Plate Return Receipt or a New Registration if plate transferred.

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