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HOW IT WORKS

The process is simple and can be done either On-Line, Fax, Mail, Phone or In Person.
  1. Fill out the General Information Form
  2. Make a Payment
That's it!

Auto Master Title will provide you with either a DMV Authorization for Title or a Court Order for Title for the vehicle.

Select your state in the drop down box below for details specific to your state including how long the process will take and the fees required.


FAQ
How long does the process take?
What do I do if a customer comes to retrieve their vehicle after I have filed my mechanics lien?
Can I conduct a lien sale on a vehicle that is in another state?
Can I conduct a lien sale on a vehicle that is registered in another state?
If I work on a vehicle that has not been approved by my customer but I have worked to determine what was wrong with the vehicle; can I file a mechanic lien?
What do you do when you have an abandoned vehicle on your property and you want to obtain the title?
What if someone opposed my lien?
What if I accept money towards my customer’s bill?
What if I sell the vehicle for more than what is owed?
Once the vehicle is sold, what does the new owner do to apply for registration and title?
Don’t know who the title holder is for the vehicle? Don’t know what state the car came from?

How long does the process take?
The process varies by state but generally takes between 45 to 90 days in NC and 18 to 70 days in FL.

What do I do if a customer comes to retrieve their vehicle after I have filed my mechanics lien?
They may pick up the vehicle within the next 30 days of the lien filing provided they pay you the total amount owed plus our fee. Additional charges may be assessed for storage if you have a sign posted stating that you charge storage on all vehicles left after work is completed. Your sign must also shows the daily storage fee. Your customer must pay all fees due at the time the vehicle is picked up. No partial payment may be accepted as it would invalidate the mechanics lien already in process.

Can I conduct a lien sale on a vehicle that is in another state?
No. You must follow the lien sale procedures of the state in which the vehicle is located.

Can I conduct a lien sale on a vehicle that is registered in another state?
Yes. As long as the vehicle is in your possession in North Carolina or Florida.

If I work on a vehicle that has not been approved by my customer but I have worked to determine what was wrong with the vehicle; can I file a mechanic lien?
Yes for North Carolina. The repair order should show labor charges for the time required determining the repairs needed plus our processing fee and any storage costs. No for Florida. There must be verbal or written consent from the customer to work on the vehicle.

What do you do when you have an abandoned vehicle on your property and you want to obtain the title?
For North Carolina: If the vehicle is on your property AND it is abandoned, you can request for a title after 30 days of possession.
For Florida: Please contact your local Tax Collector's Office for Motor Vehicles for instructions.

What if someone opposed my lien?
For North Carolina: Any person who has an interest in the vehicle can stop the lien by filing a Declaration of Opposition with us and the DMV within 10 days of the mailing date of the Notice of Pending Lien (by certified mail). When this happens, we cannot conduct the lien sale unless:
  • We file a court action within 30 days from the date of the notice and receive a court judgment in your favor.

  • Or
  • We obtain a signed Release of Interest from the person who opposed the lien. This will be included on the notice the DMV sends to you.
For Florida: The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting a bond in accordance with the provisions of Florida Statute 559.917.

What if I accept money towards my customer’s bill?
Until the lien has been paid in full or you notify us to stop the lien, we will continue to process the lien.

What if I sell the vehicle for more than what is owed?
The excess monies over the lien amount must be deposited with the Clerk of Court.

Once the vehicle is sold, what does the new owner do to apply for registration and title?
The new owner must have a valid North Carolina or Florida drivers license, proof of ownership (i.e. DMV Authorization of Title or Court Order of Title received from us) and proof of required insurance coverage and take the information to the DMV. DMV will issue title, registration and license plate. Note: You do not have to obtain all items up front (i.e. title, registration and license plate). You are only required to purchase the title. Once the car is road worthy, you may return to the DMV with the title and apply for the registration and license plate.

Don’t know who the title holder is for the vehicle? Don’t know what state the car came from?
Our services include a national search to locate the state or origin for the vehicle.



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