If someone owes you money, their car might pay you back instead!
If someone owes you money, their car might pay you back instead!

After you’re done pulling out your hair in frustration, you probably Googled something like “How do I collect from someone who hasn’t paid their debt?!?!” or some variation on that theme.

The good news is that, if the person who owes you money owns a car, you may be in luck. There are a few different types of liens that you may be able to place on a vehicle if someone hasn’t paid a debt to you or if they just haven’t picked up their car after a few weeks.

Different Types of Liens

Depending on what type of business or property you own, the process for placing a lien on a vehicle differs slightly. Our agents can help you with a(n):

Mechanic’s Lien

This type of lien can be placed on a vehicle if the owner of the car has not picked it up or paid their mechanical work debt within a reasonable amount of time, usually over 30 days. You can use the value of the car to satisfy the debt the owner owes.

Landlord’s Lien

If you are an owner of a rental property and the tenant has not paid past due rent or utilities for an unreasonable amount of time, you may place a lien on their vehicle.

Storage Lien

If you are the owner of a storage unit and the vehicle owner owes you a past due amount or has failed to pick up the car, you are able to place a lien on it.

Abandoned Vehicle Lien

If you are a private property owner that has a vehicle that has not been picked up for over 30 days, you are able to file for an abandoned vehicle lien.

At MVD Express, we know that this can be a complicated situation, so our friendly customer service agents will do everything in their power to make the process go smoothly. We’ll give you accurate information about what you’ll need to do in order to place a lien on the car and get the title transferred into your name! Contact us today for more information!