19A NCAC 03D .0403      SALE OF VEHICLE TO SATISFY STORAGE OR MECHANIC'S LIEN

(a)  When a person who repairs, services, tows or stores motor vehicles in the regular course of his business has a vehicle in his possession for 30 days following the date the storage or mechanic charges became due and the lien remains unpaid, he shall file with the Enforcement Section an Unclaimed Motor Vehicle Report (Form LT‑126).

(b)  If the person or firm claiming the mechanic's or storage lien desires to sell the vehicle to satisfy such claim, he shall notify the Enforcement Section of intent to sell such vehicle by use of Form LT‑102. This form must be completed in its entirety and mailed with a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) to the Enforcement Section of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh, North Carolina.

(c)  After all interested parties of record have been notified of the proposed sale and a request for judicial hearing is not received, the Enforcement Section will notify the person or firm claiming the storage or mechanic's lien.

(d)  The person or firm claiming the storage or mechanic's lien on a motor vehicle shall use Form LT‑103 to notify the Enforcement Section 20 days in advance of a public or private sale.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20-2; 20-39; 20‑77(d),(e); 20‑114(c); 44A‑2; 44A‑4;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1991; February 1, 1982.