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To note a lien, the following documentation must be presented:

  • Certificate of Title or the Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, properly assigned to the new owner if the vehicle is a new purchase, and a completed Application for Certificate of Title. OR
  • Certificate of Title for a vehicle if the title already exists in the name of the debtor(s).
  • A copy of the lien instrument. The lien instrument can be in the form of a security agreement, conditional sales contract, or trust receipt. It must list the debtor's name and address, a specific description of the vehicle (VIN, year, make and model) and the lien holder's name and address.

All names listed as titled owners of the vehicle may appear on the lien instrument, but only one title owner is required to be listed. The instrument must contain the signatures of those listed.

Upon completion of the lien notation process, the title and lien record will be retained electronically.

The fee for a lien notation is $7.00.