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  301.620.  Duties of parties upon creation of lien or encumbrance, violation, penalty. — If an owner creates a lien or encumbrance on a motor vehicle or trailer:

  (1)  The owner shall immediately execute the application, in the space provided therefor on the certificate of ownership or on a separate form the director of revenue prescribes, to name the lienholder on the certificate, showing the name and address of the lienholder and the date of the lienholder's security agreement, and cause the certificate, application and the required fee to be delivered to the director of revenue;

  (2)  The lienholder or an authorized agent licensed pursuant to sections 301.112 to 301.119 shall deliver to the director of revenue a notice of lien as prescribed by the director accompanied by all other necessary documentation to perfect a lien as provided in section 301.600;

  (3)  To perfect a lien for a subordinate lienholder when a transfer of ownership occurs, the subordinate lienholder shall either mail or deliver, or cause to be mailed or delivered, a completed notice of lien to the department of revenue, accompanied by authorization from the first lienholder.  The owner shall ensure the subordinate lienholder is recorded on the application for title at the time the application is made to the department of revenue.  To perfect a lien for a subordinate lienholder when there is no transfer of ownership, the owner or lienholder in possession of the certificate shall either mail or deliver, or cause to be mailed or delivered, the owner's application for title, certificate, notice of lien, authorization from the first lienholder and title fee to the department of revenue.  The delivery of the certificate and executing a notice of authorization to add a subordinate lien does not affect the rights of the first lienholder under the security agreement;

  (4)  Upon receipt of the documents and fee required in subdivision (3) of this section, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership containing the name and address of the new lienholder, and shall mail the certificate as prescribed in section 301.610 or if a lienholder who has elected for the director of revenue to retain possession of an electronic certificate of ownership the lienholder shall either mail or deliver to the director a notice of authorization for the director to add a subordinate lienholder to the existing certificate.  Upon receipt of such authorization, a notice of lien and required documents and title fee, if applicable, from a subordinate lienholder, the director shall add the subordinate lienholder to the certificate of ownership being electronically retained by the director and provide confirmation of the addition to both lienholders;

  (5)  Failure of the owner to name the lienholder in the application for title, as provided in this section, is a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1965 p. 474 § 3, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895)

Effective 8-28-02 (H.B. 2008); 7-01-03 (S.B. 895)

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