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Registration Refunds and Credits

 

REFUNDS

Refunds are available for motor vehicles and trailers only. (Non-Resident Truck Owners see below.) If there has been a change in the status of your vehicle, you are eligible to apply for a refund of the unused portion of your registration fees, motor vehicle taxes and motor vehicle fees. (Please be very sure to note the time limit for submission of your refund request.)

If the change in status is:

  • Transfer of ownership by Certificate of Title or bill of sale;
  • Loss of possession because of fire, theft, dismantlement, or junking;
  • For leased vehicles, upon termination of the lease;
  • A Salvage Certificate of Title has been issued to you;
  • Your motor vehicle is of a type or class the law required be registered, but is subsequently declared by legislative act or court decision to be illegal or ineligible to be operated on the public roads and is therefore no longer subject to registration fees and taxes.

You must submit the following to the County Treasurer’s office in the county were the vehicle is registered within sixty (60) days of the vehicle’s change of status:

  • A properly completed Application for Refund*;
  • The vehicle’s registration, license plates, and validation decals;

If the change in status is:

  • Re-Registration of the vehicle in another state;

You must submit the following to the County Treasurer’s office in the county were the vehicle is registered within sixty (60) days of the vehicle’s change of status:

  • The vehicle’s registration, license plates, and validation decals;
  • A photocopy of your new registration;

If the change in status is:

  • Your insurance company has acquired the vehicle through a total loss settlement and a Salvage Certificate of Title has been issued to them;
  • You must submit the following to the County Treasurer’s office in the county were the vehicle is registered within sixty (60) days of the date of settlement:
  • A properly completed Application for Refund*;
  • The vehicle’s registration, license plates, and validation decals;

Non-Resident Truck Owners may obtain a refund of fifty (50) percent of the original license fee if the refund is applied for within ninety (90) days from the date of issuance. To apply for a refund you must surrender your license plates and registration to the county office where the plates and registration were issued.

For addresses and telephone numbers for the registration issuing sites, refer to County Officials Listing.

 

CREDITS

You may be eligible to apply for a credit for the unused portion of your registration fee, motor vehicle tax and motor vehicle fee if your vehicle has been disabled and as a result is taken out of service. (Please be very sure to note the time limit for submission of your credit request.)

If you have purchased a replacement vehicle that you wish to apply the credit toward:

  • The license plates, validation decals and registration must be returned to the County Treasurer in the county where the plates and registration were issued at the time of registration of the replacement vehicle.

You must complete an Application for Credit* form and submit it to the County Treasurer within within sixty (60) days of the date the vehicle was disabled. The County Treasurer will then apply the credit towards the motor vehicle tax, motor vehicle fees and registration fees for the new vehicle.

If you have not purchased a replacement vehicle that you wish apply the credit toward:

  • The license plates, validation decals, and registration must be returned to the County Treasurer in the county where the plates and registration were issued.

You must complete an Application for Disabled Motor Vehicle Credit* and submit it to the County Treasurer within within sixty (60) days of the date the vehicle was disabled. The County Treasurer will calculate the amount of the unused motor vehicle tax, motor vehicle fee and registration fee, complete and authorize their portion of the application form, and forward it to the State Treasurer for final authorization.

After authorization is completed the State Treasurer’s office will forward a copy of the authorized Application for Disabled Vehicle Credit to you. You must present your copy of the authorized application to your County Treasurer within one (1) year of the date of authorization for the credit to be applied toward any replacement vehicle or the credit will expire.

Please remember, this is a credit not a refund. You will not receive a direct refund or payment from the State Treasurer.

For addresses and telephone numbers for the registration issuing sites, refer to County Officials Listing.

(*Adobe Acrobat PDF document.)

Questions regarding Refunds and Credits may be addressed to E-Mail or by contacting this office at (402) 471-3918.

 

This page last revised 3/11/2013.