Vehicle Property Tax

How is property tax collected on your vehicle?

Property taxes are collected in advance.

Example 1: Renewal

Bob Smith renews his tag in September, 2009. He will now pay taxes in advance from October, 2009 through September, 2010.

Example 2: Purchasing a used or new vehicle

For an individual purchasing a used or new vehicle, it is important to obtain the most current tag receipt for that used vehicle and bring it with you when you register the vehicle. Otherwise, you will be responsible for paying any unpaid taxes by the previous owner. If back taxes are due, they must also be paid at the time of registration. Used vehicles must be addressed on a case by case basis. Property taxes are based on the make, model and age of the vehicle. Property taxes must be collected in advance.

Example 3: Exception

Mr. Anderson acquires a vehicle on January 5, 2009 (during his renewal month). Registration fees and taxes would be collected for the period January 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010.