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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Vehicle Excise Tax Abatement

Requirements and Documentation Required for
Applying for a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Abatement

Requests for a motor vehicle excise tax abatement should be filed with the Assessors Office. Following are the requirements for applying for a motor vehicle excise tax abatement and the documents that must be presented:

    If ownership of the motor vehicle is relinquished by means of:
  • Sale - a copy of the bill of sale must be submitted.
  • Trade - a copy of the new registration must be submitted.
  • Donation - a copy of a letter from the charitable organization must be submitted.
  • Junked - a copy of a receipt from the junk yard must be submitted.
  • Totaled - a copy of the insurance company settlement must be submitted.
   
    If the registration plates are:
  • Returned to the Registry of Motor Vehicles - a copy of the Plate Return receipt must be submitted.
  • Transferred to another vehicle - a copy of the new registration must be submitted.

    If the motor vehicle owner has moved out of state:
  • A copy of the out of state registration showing the registration date must be submitted.
  • A copy of the Plate Return receipt from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles must be submitted.