Two actions are necessary in order to file for an abatement: A vehicle owner must transfer title of the vehicle AND cancel the registration on that vehicle.
Documentation that is required:
Vehicle sold or traded: Bill of sale AND proof of cancellation of registration or new registration if plates transferred to another vehicle.
Moved from Massachusetts: Copy of MA plate return receipt AND a copy of the new state registration.
Vehicle stolen or totaled: Police report or insurance company settlement letter AND proof of cancellation or transfer of registration.
Moved to another city/town: Copy of insurance coverage selection page showing the place of garaging as of January 1 of the taxing year or as the date of registration of the vehicle.