FALL RIVER — Steven Camara has been on the City Council since 2016, but until Monday had his vehicle registered in Westport and was paying his auto excise tax to that town.

Public information from the Board of Elections, obtained through an open records request, shows that Camara transferred the registration of his black Prius at the Registry of Motor Vehicles from his 38 Cherry & Webb Lane address in Westport to his city home at 55 Labaron St.

The change came the same day the Board of Elections received a complaint from city resident CJ Ferry questioning whether Camara’s principal residence was actually Westport because of a Declaration of Homestead filed in the town in 2014.

Camara said his vehicle had to be registered in Westport because of the homestead exemption and that he changed the registration address because he had filed a Declaration of Homestead for his Lebaron Street home, registered Wednesday.

“Everything had to be lined up,” said Camara.

The city councilor was expected to address the issue of his residency Thursday before the Board of Elections.

It’s unclear how much money Camara has paid to Westport in excise taxes. The Herald News attempted to get the information from the Westport tax collector’s department but was denied because excise tax information is “private,” according to a clerk.

The city tax collector, Ian Schachne, said the auto excise rate in Massachusetts and for all communities is $25 per $1,000 in value of a vehicle.

Camara is up for re-election in the November City Council race among a slate of 16 candidates. There was no preliminary race for City Council or for School Committee.

Email Jo C. Goode at jgoode@heraldnews.com.