In order to qualify for an abatement you must provide ALL THREE of the following:
1. Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application completed
2. Either a plate return receipt from the RMV OR a copy of the new registration showing the plate transferred to a different vehicle.
3. Proof of sale (bill of sale or trade in agreement with the dealer) OR A receipt from junkyard (junked or totaled) OR receipt from a Charity (donation) OR if your car was totaled you need to provide a letter from the Insurance company proving the car was totaled and taken into their possession.
If all of the above three items are not provided an abatement cannot be granted. The latest date is used to calculate the abatement. If you sold your car on May 10 and didn't return the plate until July 10, the July 10 date is used to calculate the abatement. Abatements are prorated by the month, not the day. If you sold a car on May 10 or May 31 you are charged for the entire month of May.
Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Excise abatement application for further information. The above documentation can be emailed to Kathy Mills.