Lien release must be completed on the front of the title or a separate lien release document is required.
- Lien release requirements:
- Company name
- Agent signature
- Separate lien release letter requirements:
- On lien holder letterhead
- Name of the lien holder on the lien holder letterhead must match the lien holder name printed on the face of the title. If the name does not match, a statement of one in the same company by merger or name change by merger is required. (These statements may be included on the lien release.)
- Photocopies or fax copies of the lien release is allowed.
- Date lien was released.
- The titled owner’s name(s)
- Vehicle description (year, make, and VIN)
- Notarization is not required. Original agent’s signature signed under penalty of perjury – example of penalty of perjury statement: “I certify under penalty of perjury in the 2nd degree, that the above statements are true and correct.
It is not required to bring your title in to get a title free of any liens.
You can sell your vehicle using the title with the lien release completed on it.
You can file away the title with the lien release completed on it.
If you lose this title you will need to get in touch with your lender to get a lien release letter and get a new title for $7.20.