Motor Vehicles

The motor vehicle list is generated from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles based on all vehicles that are registered to the Town of Winchester on October 1st.  Any vehicles registered between October 2nd and September 30th will appear on the Supplemental Grand List which is billed in January.  All vehicles are valued using the NADA clean retail value, which is mandated by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

If you have sold, totalled, traded in, registered out of state or etc., your vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax credit.  In order to make any adjustments to your assessment, we will need the following documentation to do so:

  1.  A cancelled plate receipt from the CT DMV and
  2.  One of the following forms to indicate the vehicle is no longer in your possession (VIN # required on all forms below):
    1. Bill of Sale
    2. Trade in paperwork
    3. Junkyard receipt
    4. Total loss letter from insurance company
    5. Out of state registration
In accordance with Connecticut General Statute Section 12-71c(b), any person claiming a property tax credit on a vehicle shall, not later than the thirty-first day of December immediately following the assessment year in which such vehicle is soldk, damaged, stolen or removed.  Failure to such claim and documentation shall constitue a waiver of the right to such property tax credit.  Example - The paperwork on a vehicle for the 2020 Grand List must filed no later than December 31, 2022.