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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

myBMV > Titles > Mechanic's Lien Application Mechanic's Lien Application

An individual, a firm, a limited liability company, or a corporation that performs labor, furnishes materials or storage, or does repair work on a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle has a mechanic's lien on the vehicle for the reasonable value of the charges for the labor, materials, storage, or repairs.

The vehicle may be advertised for sale at public auction if the charges are not satisfied thirty (30) days after the vehicle comes into their possession.   The vehicle may not be sold earlier than fifteen (15) days after the date the vehicle is advertised for sale or fifteen (15) days after the owner has been notified of the intent to sell, whichever is greater.

Mechanic’s Lien title applications are processed by the Central Office Title Processing Department to improve the security and efficiency of these transactions.

When submitting paperwork, include the following:

Mail the completed packet to:
Central Office Title Processing
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N411
Indianapolis, IN 46204