Random facts about Stamford’s motor vehicle mill rate

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assesorABOVE: Residents waited in line to pay their tax bills at city hall in June 2012.

STAMFORD — Did you know Stamford and Norwalk are the only municipalities in Connecticut that have a separate car tax? It’s true!

Here are some other somewhat interesting statistics on the motor vehicle mill rate, courtesy of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and the Stamford Tax Assessor’s Office:

Stamford’s motor vehicle mill rate is right in the middle compared to other Fairfield County town, but it’s one of the highest in lower Fairfield County:

All Fairfield County:

Rank All Fairfield County
1 Bridgeport 41.9
2 Stratford 34.6
3 Newtown 33.3
4 Bethel 31.5
5 Trumbull 31.3
6 Monroe 30.4
7 Easton 29.3
8 Redding 29
9 Norwalk 27.4
10 Danbury 26.8
11 Stamford 26.5
12 Wilton 26
13 New Fairfield 25.6
14 Brookfield 25.4
15 Ridgefield 25.4
16 Fairfield 23.9
17 Weston 23.9
18 Shelton 22.3
19 Westport 18.1
20 Sherman 16.8
21 New Canaan 14.6
22 Darien 13.2
23 Greenwich 10.7


Lower Fairfield County:

Rank Lower Fairfield County
1 Norwalk 27.4
2 Stamford 26.5
3 Wilton 26
4 Ridgefield 25.4
5 Fairfield 23.9
6 Weston 23.9
7 Westport 18.1
8 New Canaan 14.6
9 Darien 13.2
10 Greenwich 10.7


Here’s how Stamford’s motor vehicle mill rate compares to its average real estate mill rate:

Grand list MV mill rate Avg property mill* MV change Avg property change
2003 34.37 27.85  N/A  N/A
2004 35.62 28.47 3.51% 2.18%
2005 36.6 29.27 2.68% 2.73%
2006 34 26.1 -7.65% -12.15%
2007 24 15.66 -41.67% -66.67%
2008 26.5 16.24 9.43% 3.57%
2009 26.5 16.55 0.00% 1.87%
2010 26.5 16.89 0.00% 2.01%
2011 26.5 17.3 0.00% 2.37%
2012 27.25 23.34 2.75% 25.88%


If you drive a 2003 Honda Civic, your car has depreciated by about 72 percent over the past decade, and your taxes dropped by an even greater amount:

2003 Honda Civic
Grand list Mill rate Car Asmnt Taxes Mill change Asmnt change Taxes change
2003 34.37 16060 551.98
2004 35.62 11780 419.6 -3.51% -36.33% -31.55%
2005 36.6 11680 427.49 -2.68% -0.86% 1.85%
2006 34 11130 378.42 7.65% -4.94% -12.97%
2007 24 8820 211.68 41.67% -26.19% -78.77%
2008 26.5 7760 205.64 -9.43% -13.66% -2.94%
2009 26.5 6010 159.27 0.00% -29.12% -29.11%
2010 26.5 5410 143.37 0.00% -11.09% -11.09%
2011 26.5 4940 130.91 0.00% -9.51% -9.52%
2012 27.25 4510 122.9 -2.75% -9.53% -6.52%
% change over 10 yrs -71.92% -77.73%


Toyota Camry drivers are paying a bit more:

2003 Toyota Camry
Grand List Mill rate Car Asmnt Taxes Mill change Asmnt Change Taxes change
2003 34.37 12250 421.03
2004 35.62 11640 414.62 -3.51% -5.24% -1.55%
2005 36.6 11080 405.53 -2.68% -5.05% -2.24%
2006 34 9800 333.2 7.65% -13.06% -21.71%
2007 24 9000 216 41.67% -8.89% -54.26%
2008 26.5 7860 208.29 -9.43% -14.50% -3.70%
2009 26.5 6580 174.37 0.00% -19.45% -19.45%
2010 26.5 6150 162.98 0.00% -6.99% -6.99%
2011 26.5 5850 155.03 0.00% -5.13% -5.13%
2012 27.25 5810 158.32 -2.75% -0.69% 2.08%
% change over 10 yrs -52.57% -62.40%


I didn’t forget about you, Chevy Suburban enthusiasts:

2003 Chevy Suburban
Grand List Mill rate Car Asmnt Taxes Mill change Asmnt Change Taxes change
2003 34.37 23660 813.19
2004 35.62 21230 756.21 3.51% -11.45% -7.53%
2005 36.6 18220 666.85 2.68% -16.52% -13.40%
2006 34 14980 509.32 -7.65% -21.63% -30.93%
2007 24 12990 311.76 -41.67% -15.32% -63.37%
2008 26.5 8750 231.88 9.43% -48.46% -34.45%
2009 26.5 9770 258.91 0.00% 10.44% 10.44%
2010 26.5 9370 248.31 0.00% -4.27% -4.27%
2011 26.5 7970 211.21 0.00% -17.57% -17.57%
2012 27.25 7510 204.65 2.75% -6.13% -3.21%
% change over 10 yrs -68.26% -74.83%

 

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