A state property tax is one that applies to personal property. This can be things such as boats or vehicles. The state property tax will take the form or license fees. And any such personal property may be subject to a state property tax. Again the state property tax will be different in different states. Each has its own criteria and rates for said fees. And this will be something one can only know once they move to a given state and check on such fees. Also the regulations on fees will differ too so one can't assume they will be constant from one place to another.
With a state property tax it is also not handle like income tax. A bill or license renewal fee will be issued for the state property tax. And the state property tax won't fall at same time as income taxes. They will also varied depending on value of a vehicle or boat. The state property tax will go down as the value depreciates. Plus on vehicle smog emission criteria might apply. Additional demands to be satisfied before a license or registration will be renewed. This is again all part of the process by which said taxes are enforced and collected. Which is information each person who owns personal property needs to understand.
Though state personal property tax is other than income tax, it is still part of one's annual taxes. Thus the state personal property tax should be figured into one's yearly costs. And care has to be used in the sale of such property to be sure the state personal property tax is passed on to the new owner. Not making sure the title is properly transferred can result in still getting billed for the state personal property tax. Which will take time and more paperwork to correct if not handle right in the first place.
As always this is tax that we must recognize and accept as part of the cost we endure for ownership. This will not change in terms of being assessed so we must take the time to ensure we follow the demands of regulations.