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Prepared Forms for Civil and Mechanics Liens

If your vehicle is missing the title or lacks the proper paperwork to get a title, a civil lien is a powerful and underrated tool. A civil lien bypasses all DMV requirements and puts the titling decision directly in the hands of the court. LienTitles.com provides all of the instructions and forms needed to file your lien to get a new title in your name.

Mechanic’s Lien

A licensed automotive business can use its license certificate to go through the  “Mechanics Lien” or “Garageholders Lien” process to recover funds owed on a vehicle for repairs, towing, and possibly some storage. Valid in 42 States.

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Requirements / Steps:  

  1. Filing of Notice Of Intent Of  Mechanics Lien  
  2. Filing Of Request For Private Vehicle  Records  
  3. Sending Certified Mail Notification To  Titled Owners And Lienholders  
  4. Waiting Statutory Time Period (30 – 60  Days)  
  5. Publishing Notice Of Sale In  Newspaper  6.  Holding Public Offer For Auction  Bidding  7.  Filing Title Application With Evidence Of Previous Steps Attached

Civil Lien

When the vehicle is in the possession of a civilian private party without documentation,  the applicant may file for a “Civil Lien”. This bypasses all DMV requirements and the court signature directs the titling authority to install the applicant as the legal titled owner, and issue a valid title certificate. Valid In All 50 States

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Requirements / Steps:  

  1. Filing Of Petition / Complaint to Clerk  
  2. Prepare DMV TItle Application  
  3. Prepare Affidavit Of Facts  
  4. Submitting Above Documents By  Response Date (in person or by mail)  
  5. Receive Signed “Judgment Of  OWnership” From Court Clerk  
  6. Submit To DMV (or title office)  
  7. Receive Official Title Certificate In Your Name
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LienTitles is the industry's leading resource for civil liens.

To learn more about the civil lien process and to get feedback on your title scenario, schedule a consultation with a civil lien expert. 

All fees paid for your consultation are credited towards your purchase of a civil lien packet.