Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Section 5 of 11

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.