Connecticut Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique, Rare, and Special Interest Motor Vehicles Favorably Substituted and Approved by Committee

Legislation (H.B. 5102) that originally threatened to increase the age requirement for vehicles eligible for registration as “antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles” or “modified antique motor vehicles” and increase the maximum property tax assessment for these vehicles from $500 to $2,500 has been substituted and sent to the floor of the House for a vote by all members.  The substitute bill does not change the current age requirement for these hobby vehicles, but only changes the current available property tax exemptions for all motor vehicles.  Under the measure, starting July 1, 2019, vehicle owners would not have to pay taxes on vehicles valued at $20,000 and under, but would still have to pay taxes on the value above $20,000 for vehicles valued at greater than $20,000.  The substitute does not remove the current pro-hobby limits on the valuation of antiques/rare/special interest vehicles.      

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Connecticut House (E-Mail List Below) Immediately to Voice Your Thoughts on the Substitute H.B. 5102 

  • H.B. 5102 no longer makes it more difficult to register legitimate antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles.
  • H.B. 5102 no longer makes it more difficult to register modified antique motor vehicles.
  • H.B. 5102 no longer requires antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles that no longer qualify for special plates to have them replaced with standard plates.
  • H.B. 5102 now exempts owners of vehicles valued at $20,000 and under from paying property taxes on those vehicles.      

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact all members of Connecticut House of Representatives to voice your thoughts on the substitute H.B. 5102.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Connecticut House of Representatives

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