Step 1 – Motor Vehicle Tax commitment is mailed
As stated in the FAQ above, Motor Vehicle excise tax bills are mailed out via commitments received by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Your Motor Vehicle excise tax bill is due 30 days from date of issuance.
Step 2 – Demand Bill
Demand bills may be issued 2 days after the tax is due; Demand bills will be issued on or around the fourteenth day of delinquency from the due date. Demand bills are due fourteen days after issuance.
The demand charge is currently $10.00, and your bill will continue to accrue interest until paid.
Step 3 – Warrant stage
If payment is not made within fourteen days of the demand, the collector will issue a warrant to collect to Kelley & Ryan, deputy collector, the charge for which is $10. The deputy collector will then send a notice of his warrant to the taxpayer, the charge for which is $12.
Upon failure to pay within 30 days of the notice of warrant, the deputy collector will make a service of warrant, the charge for which is $17.
Step 4 – MV Marking at the RMV
If the excise continues to be outstanding, the deputy collector notifies the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within a two-year period after the initial excise tax was issued. The Registry of Motor Vehicles will then mark or place in non-renewal status the license and registration of the taxpayer. The fee for removal of the mark at the Registry of Motor Vehicles is $20.