Q&A: Car lien notice


From the Chronicle-Tribune (Marion):

Q: A customer wants to put a lien on a car for work done but not paid for. He said the Bureau of Motor Vehicles told him he had to run a 30-day notice with us. I am not familiar with what is required for this type of public notice. Can you give me the details?

A: It sounds like he’s creating a mechanic’s lien on the vehicle. This falls under IC 9-22-5-15. Paragraph (d) and (e) outline his requirements for giving the client notice before he sells the vehicle.

As for you, the ad only needs to run once. Section (d)(1-3) outlines what should be included in the ad.

This is not an ad paid for by taxpayer dollars, so you can charge your normal classified advertising rate to the customer.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.