If you have a valid tag from a vehicle you sold, parked, or traded, you may be able to transfer that tag to a new vehicle as long as the name the new vehicle is titled to was on the title to the old vehicle. You are not required to pay personal property taxes on a new vehicle if you are transferring a tag. You will pay personal property taxes on the new vehicle in the month the tag you transferred comes up for renewal. When you receive your tax bill, be sure the correct vehicle is listed. If not, contact the Auditor's Office for a corrected bill.
If you transfer a tag to a vehicle more than once, you are required to pay the difference in the tax amount between the vehicle you are transferring from and the vehicle you are transferring to.
- How do I know if my vehicle qualifies for a high mileage discount?
- We have a chart provided to us by the Department of Revenue for mileage adjustments. You can call or e-mail our office and give us your mileage and year of your vehicle to find out if you are eligible.
- How do I figure out how much my taxes will be on a new vehicle I am purchasing?
- We have a manual provided to us by the Department of Revenue that shows the value of all vehicles. We can give you an estimate from our manual by phone, fax, or e-mail. If you want to figure an estimated amount yourself, take the market value (before any rebates, allowances, or trade ins) and multiply that by 7.50% if the vehicle will be in your personal name or by 10.50% if the vehicle will be in a business name. After you have done that, you will multiply your answer by the tax rate of the district you live in. We can give you the tax rate if you tell us what your address is or you can find it on any of your tax bills for the current year. If you need an exact amount, you will need to fax, e-mail, or come in and bring a title or bill of sale.