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Title XXVII DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONS

Chapter 430

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  430.082.  Motor vehicles, trailers, vessels, outboard motors, aircraft liens for labor, material or storage, when — nonpossessory lien on aircraft, procedure — lien title obtained, when, procedure — sale of chattel, when — distribution of proceeds. — 1.  Every person expending labor, services, skill or material upon any motor vehicle or trailer, as defined in chapter 301, vessel, as defined in chapter 306, outboard motor, or aircraft, or part or equipment of an aircraft, at a written request of its owner, authorized agent of the owner, or person in lawful possession thereof, or who provides storage for a motor vehicle, trailer, outboard motor or vessel, at the written request of its owner, authorized agent of the owner, or person in lawful possession thereof, or at the written request of a peace officer in lieu of the owner or owner's agent, where such owner or agent is not available to request storage thereof, shall, where the maximum amount to be charged for labor, services, skill or material has been stated as part of the written request or the daily charge for storage has been stated as part of the written request, have a lien upon the chattel beginning upon the date of commencement of the expenditure of labor, services, skill, materials or storage for the actual value of all the expenditure of labor, services, skill, materials or storage until the possession of that chattel is voluntarily relinquished to the owner, authorized agent, or one entitled to possession thereof.  The person furnishing labor, services, skill or material upon an aircraft or part or equipment thereof, may retain the lien after surrendering possession of the aircraft or part or equipment thereof, by filing a statement in the office of the county recorder of the county where the owner of the aircraft or part or equipment thereof, resides, if known to the claimant, and in the office of the county recorder of the county where the claimant performed the services.  Such statement shall be filed within one hundred eighty days after surrendering possession of the aircraft or part or equipment thereof and shall state the claimant's name and address, the items on account, the name of the owner and a description of the property, and shall not bind a bona fide purchaser unless the lien has also been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Registry.

  2.  If the chattel is not redeemed within forty-five days of the completion of the requested labor, services, skill or material, the lienholder may apply to the director of revenue for a certificate of ownership or certificate of title.

  3.  If the charges are for storage or the service of towing the motor vehicle, trailer, outboard motor or vessel, and the chattel has not been redeemed within forty-five days after the charges for storage commenced, the lienholder shall notify by certified mail, postage prepaid, the owner and any lienholders of record other than the person making the notification, at the person's last known address that application for a lien title will be made unless the owner or lienholder within thirty days makes satisfactory arrangements with the person holding the chattel for payment of storage or service towing charges, if any, or makes satisfactory arrangements with the lienholder for paying such charges or for continued storage of the chattel if desired.  Thirty days after the notification has been mailed and the chattel is unredeemed, or the notice has been returned marked "not fowardable" or "addressee unknown", and no satisfactory arrangement has been made with the lienholder for payment or continued storage, the lienholder may apply to the director of revenue for a certificate of ownership or certificate of title as provided in this section.

  4.  The application shall be accompanied by:

  (1)  The original or a conformed or photostatic copy of the written request of the owner or the owner's agent or of a peace officer with the maximum amount to be charged stated therein;

  (2)  An affidavit from the lienholder that written notice was provided to all owners and lienholders of the applicants' intent to apply for a certificate of ownership and the owner has defaulted on payment of labor, services, skill or material and that payment is forty-five days past due, or that owner has defaulted on payment or has failed to make satisfactory arrangements for continued storage of the chattel for thirty days since notification of intent to make application for a certificate of ownership or certificate of title.  The affidavit shall be accompanied by a copy of the thirty-day notice given by certified mail to any owner and person holding a valid security interest and a copy of the certified mail receipt indicating that the owner and lienholder of record was sent a notice as required in this section;

  (3)  A statement of the actual value of the expenditure of labor, services, skill or material, or the amount of storage due on the date of application for a certificate of ownership or certificate of title, and the amount which is unpaid; and

  (4)  A fee of ten dollars.

  5.  If the director is satisfied with the genuineness of the application, proof of lienholder notification in the form of a certified mail receipt, and supporting documents, and if no lienholder or the owner has redeemed the chattel or no satisfactory arrangement has been made concerning payment or continuation of storage, and if no owner or lienholder has informed the director that the owner or lienholder demands a hearing as provided in this section, the director shall issue, in the same manner as a repossessed title is issued, a certificate of ownership or certificate of title to the applicant which shall clearly be captioned "Lien Title".

  6.  Upon receipt of a lien title, the holder shall within ten days begin proceedings to sell the chattel as prescribed in section 430.100.

  7.  The provisions of section 430.110 shall apply to the disposition of proceeds, and the lienholder shall also be entitled to any actual and necessary expenses incurred in obtaining the lien title, including, but not limited to, court costs and reasonable attorney's fees.

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(L. 1972 H.B. 1188, A.L. 1981 H.B. 138, A.L. 1983 H.B. 805, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1988 H.B. 950 & 1361, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1711, A.L. 1995 H.B. 217, A.L. 2009 H.B. 269, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1150 merged with H.B. 1909 merged with S.B. 485)


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