Utah State Tax Commission
Reviews and audits the fee-in-lieu or flat fee due on over 725,000 motor vehicles, boats, and off-road vehicles each year.
Property Tax or in lieu fee on a vehicle, boat, trailer or ATV is collected by the Utah Motor Vehicle Division. They also collect registration, certificate of title, license plate, or permit fees.
The registration fees you pay are made up of several different components. One component is property tax, usually called a “county fee.” To request a refund of property taxes or fees, you must contact your local county assessor.
The rest of the components are considered your registration fees. Registration fees are refundable in very limited circumstances. Submitting a claim for refund does not guarantee the refund will be approved. To request a refund of fees paid to the DMV, visit Utah’s Motor Vehicle Portal. Submitting a claim for refund does not guarantee the refund will be approved. Upon receipt of your request and the supporting documentation, the Division will review the refund request.