California Repo Laws - Repossession Laws
Repo Laws - Repossession Laws in California:
Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?
For state Title and License Information, refer to:
California Vehicle Registration Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 942869 Mail Station E 254
Sacramento, California 94269-0001
Telephone: 1-800-921-1117 or 1-
Shown on Certificate of Ownership (Pink Slip) or Title held by the lienholder.
The Uniform Commercial Code is in
force. Must be recorded with
Department of Motor Vehicles, and is
shown on the face of the Certificate
of Ownership (Pink Slip).
As per the UCC, repossession is
allowed and permitted as long as it
Debtor can redeem ten days after
retaking or after judgment in
The name and address of the
lienholder shown on the face on both
registration and ownership
certificate constitutes notice of
the lien to subsequent purchasers
Properly endorsed ownership certificate; current registration certificate, if available; air pollution device inspection certificate (statewide for 1963 and newer models in smog counties); a certificate of repossession; the releasing signature of the legal owner on the ownership certificate, or a release of lien; Bill of Sale or Power of Attorney, when applicable. Smog devices must be installed and certified prior to any change in registered or legal owner.
Documents Required for Liquidation:
Title, lien satisfied, affidavit of repossession, bill of sale, current registration card and smog certificate.
Remain with the vehicle.
All recovery requirements are current as of 2002.
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