Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 12 of 38

Chapter 11: Transfers

11.140 Repossessions—Legal Owner not on Record (VC §5909)

In addition to the procedures listed in the Basic Transfer Requirements section in this chapter, and in Chapter 12 for nonresident vehicles, the following must be submitted:

  • The original or certified copy of the Conditional Sales Contract or Security Interest Agreement.
  • A Certificate of Repossession Security Interest (REG 119) form.
  • A bill of sale from the repossessor to the purchaser if the vehicle is not being registered to the repossessor.
  • A repossession fee for the unrecorded transfer to the repossessor if the vehicle is registered in California. If the vehicle is registered to other than the repossessor, a transfer fee is also due.