Following the Procedures of DMV Lien Sales

You are about to be the next successful lien sale recipient. Here are some of the things to keep in mind, according to California lien sale laws. You must submit complete information, including the dates the vehicle came into your possession, and your name, address, and other contact information. Failure to provide this information could cause delays. If you have more questions, contact the DMV’s Office of Lien Sales. You can do this by following the instructions listed below. In addition to complete information, you must also provide a copy of your lien sale documents and a photo ID.

Description of a Lien Sale

A lien sale is a sale of a claim against an asset, usually to satisfy an outstanding debt. The sale is normally conducted at a public auction. Liens can be placed on real estate, automobiles, and personal property. Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers may place a lien on the property pending payment. In some cases, a local agency will post a notice of an upcoming lien sale. Lien buyers can impose a fixed interest rate on the property and may restrict the interest rate.

Often, this procedure is referred to as a “vehicle lien filing” in the Vehicle, Boat, and Manufactured Home Title Program. Using these processes to sell a lien on a vehicle is a legal and convenient way to get rid of your vehicle. The DMV provides detailed instructions on how to complete these forms. The packet includes the necessary documents and will be mailed to the lien holder.

To participate in a lien sale, you must be the registered owner of the vehicle. The lienholder is not responsible for the personal property inside the vehicle. A lien sale requires a vehicle to be available for inspection and bidding usually starts at the amount owed. Bidding will not be sealed, but it is best to arrive early and have your bids ready. It is important to remember that the lien sale is a public sale. Bidding generally begins at the amount owed on the vehicle.

To participate in a lien sale, the lienholder must advertise the sale in a newspaper and provide the required documentation. To proceed, the lienholder must obtain a printout of the vehicle’s record using the vehicle’s VIN. The lienholder must also submit a Notice of Pending Lien Sale for Vehicles Worth $4,999 or Less (REG 668) through certified mail. To sell a vehicle, the lienholder must submit a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability within five days of the sale.

Documentation Required

In order to complete the process of transferring ownership of a vehicle, the lien owner must apply for a title and get a Certificate of Title. The lien holder will also have the right to reclaim the vehicle if the owner fails to repay the lien. Liens can be created due to the failure of a vehicle owner to pay their lender or a private party, such as child support. A lien holder’s name will appear on the front of the title, in a section called “This vehicle/vessel is subject to the following security interest:”

If there is no qualifying bid, the lienholder must complete REG 168A as a buyer or seller and provide a certified copy of the judgment. The lien holder must also submit a release of interest from the opposer. The lien holder must also obtain authorization from the DMV to proceed with the sale. The lien holder must also provide a copy of the Notice of Pending Lien Sale for Vehicles Valued at Four Thousand Dollars or Less.


The DMV procedures for lien sale are based on the judicial process. The lienholder must notify the state vehicle registry agency of the sale by certified mail, and serve the other party on the lien in the same manner. If there is no qualified bid, the lienholder must complete REG 168A as a buyer or seller and provide the state vehicle registry with a release of interest signed by the declared opposition and evidence that the service was unsuccessful.

The proceeds of the lien sale will be distributed to the lien claimant. The remaining money will go to the DMV. If the lien claimant receives money from the sale, they may submit a claim for reimbursement. In most cases, the lien claimant is reimbursed for their portion. However, any party with a stake in the proceeds may file a claim for reimbursement. The lien claimant should also submit all necessary documentation to the DMV prior to the sale.

Boats and other watercraft are also included in the lien sale procedure. Boats with valid U.S. marine documents can be unseized through a lien sale. However, boat owners who own unregistered vessels are not exempt from the Coast Guard lien procedures. The Coast Guard will not provide lien removal confirmation if the boat owner has an unpaid mortgage. The lien claimant must also file a lawsuit in federal court.

To sell a lien, the lien claimant must file the necessary documents. Besides the affidavit of resale, the lien claimant must advertise the vehicle for sale in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the lien is located. They must also post handbills to advertise the sale. Once the lien claimant meets the requirements of the state lien sale, they will proceed with the transaction.

The DMV will authorize the sale of listed items. If the person opposed the sale, they will be notified by the DMV. If the sale goes through, the lien recipient must pay the amount owed. If the lien sale is approved, the lien recipient will receive a certified mail receipt, a green card, and a copy of the public sale advertisement. This process is known as the Vehicle, Boat, and Manufactured Home Title Program.

Once the lien is paid in full, the buyer will have to pay back the registration fees and any penalties. They will also have to pay any storage charges related to the vehicle. This procedure can take two or three days and should be undertaken by the council. After a lien sale is completed, the lienholder is released from their debt. The lien holder will be able to sell the vehicle after the fees have been paid.