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If I pay my motor vehicle taxes online, can I register or reregister my vehicle right away?
NO. The quickest way to obtain a DMV clearance is to bring cash, a cashier’s check or money order to the Tax Collector’s office.
When you make a payment online, the Tax Collector’s office will not receive notification for one to two business days. When we receive the report of your payment, we will apply the monies to your bill(s) in our office. In order to register or re-register any vehicle, ALL motor vehicle taxes with your name on them must be paid in full. DMV will not know that your taxes are paid in full until an employee in the tax collector's office sends an electronic notification directly to DMV. The DMV no longer accepts paper clearances or a stamp on the back of a registration renew. They also do not accept a receipt as proof of payment.
If you pay your taxes with a Credit or Debit card, we cannot clear your name with DMV until after we receive and process your online payment. If you pay by ACH, there would be a 3 business day wait from when we process your online payment; or if you provide us documentation that the payment has been taken out of your account.

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1. When are taxes due?
2. If I pay my motor vehicle taxes online, can I register or reregister my vehicle right away?
3. How can I pay my tax bill?
4. What if I did not receive a tax bill?
5. What do I do if I am delinquent on my taxes and I need to register my car?
6. What property is subject to taxes?
7. Are there long tax collection lines at City Hall?
8. What happens if I pay late?
9. My tax bill shows “back taxes due” and I am being charged interest and other fees. What does that mean?
10. Can the interest on my tax bill be waived?
11. What should I do if I am being improperly billed for a motor vehicle?
12. I have moved. What is my tax jurisdiction for motor vehicle taxes?
13. I recently replaced a vehicle, and received a tax bill on the old vehicle. Do I have to pay it?
14. What is a supplemental motor vehicle tax bill?
15. I received a letter from a collection agency regarding taxes that I owe to the City of Norwich. What do I do?
16. Do I need to save my receipts?
17. How is the tax rate established?
18. My real estate tax bill should be paid by my bank or mortgage company. I received the tax bill in the mail directly from the City. What should I do?
19. I recently bought (or sold) a house in Norwich, and I have a question about what I owe. What should I do?
20. Can I pay my taxes with an online check sent by my bank?
21. Can I pay my taxes with a third party check?
22. Am I eligible for any tax exemptions?
23. Who do I ask? The Assessor or the Tax Collector?
24. Why haven't I received a refuse bill?