Filing a Lien

Effective July 1, 2006, secure and verifiable identification is required on all new titles, duplicate titles, new registrations, new temporary registration permits, and new placards. The identification must be provided by the owner of record or a power of attorney presented by the agent. The agent must have secure and verifiable identification to complete the transaction. Commercially owned or lien holder transactions require a letter of authorization.

To file a lien on a motor vehicle, you must provide our office with a copy of a chattel mortgage or security agreement, the properly signed and notarized title, sales tax, if applicable, and filing fees of $5.00 per side per 14 inch page of the chattel mortgage or security agreement or $10.00 per side per page for oversized pages, and $7.20 for a new title or a refinance title. The chattel mortgage or security agreement must show the year, make, and serial number of the vehicle, the total of payments, and assignment of lien if applicable. Upon receipt of the above, we will record your lien and the new title will be mailed to the lien holder in approximately eight weeks.