Lien Sales and Abandoned Vehicles
5.330 Declaration of Opposition on Low Value Vehicles Removed for Reasons Other than Abandonment (VC §22851.8 [d])
If the lienholder receives a completed Declaration of Opposition that is postmarked within 10 days of the date the REG 684A was mailed, the vehicle cannot be disposed of unless:
- The lienholder files an action in court within 20 days of the date the REG 684 was mailed, a judgment is awarded to the lienholder, and it is not paid within five days of becoming final. A copy of the judgment must be attached, and a notation must be made on the REG 686A that five days have passed since the judgement was awarded and no payment has been received.
- The declarant releases his or her interest in the vehicle. The original release must be attached to the REG 686A.