If tags are not renewed but the taxpayer retains the vehicle, the vehicle must be listed as an untagged vehicle during the next January listing period.
Taxpayers who sell or otherwise dispose of their vehicle may be entitled to a prorated refund of taxes paid. In order to obtain a refund (or release of unpaid taxes), the taxpayer must present a copy of the receipt received from the DMV accepting surrender of the registration plates. This must be done within one year of the surrender date. This process also applies when an owner moves out-of-state and registers the vehicle in another jurisdiction.
In the event that a vehicle is declared to be a total wreck, the taxpayer may be entitled to a refund if the tag and title is surrendered. In the event of this situation, taxpayers should email Cynthia Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Listings Department at 910-989-2201.
In the event of a repossession and to determine if a release or refund is possible, taxpayers should email Cynthia Kenney at email@example.com or call Listings Department at 910-989-2201.