Form MV-901A "Notice of Lien and Sale" - New York

What Is Form MV-901A?

Form MV-901A, Notice of Lien and Sale, is a legal document a garageman must use to notify a vehicle or vessel owner and any known lienholder of the intention to sell the property in question, to recover the costs of towing, storage, and repairs. A garageman's lien is a possessory lien that allows a licensed business owner to place a lien against a vehicle to secure the right to get paid.

NYS DMV Form MV-901A is the document to complete when informing the owner about the sale of the vehicle or vessel to satisfy a lien. A garageman can do it if labor or services were performed and have not been compensated.

This form was released by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The latest version of the form was issued on October 1, 2016, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable MV-901A Form through the link below.

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MV-901A Form Instructions

Provide the following information in the Form DMV MV-901A:

  1. Write down the full names and addresses of the owner and lienholder. If there are additional lienholders or interested parties, check the appropriate box and attach a list of their personal details.
  2. Enter the garageman's business name and address. Notify the addressees that you claim a lien on the motor vehicle or boat currently in the garageman's possession.
  3. Describe the vehicle or vessel. State its year, plate, make, model, vehicle identification number, or hull ID number. Indicate the estimated retail value of the item prior to the filing of the lien.
  4. List all of the repair costs, towing, and storage charges. Enter the date of towing, the date storage began, and the amount of money owed for towing, repair, and storage. The document lets you write down miscellaneous costs that do not fall under one of the three main categories. Attach a copy of the dated invoice that itemizes the labor and cost of parts if you claim repair costs.
  5. Write down the date the original claim was due and indicate the total amount of money the owner has to pay.
  6. If you claim an additional lien for storage charges and charges incurred in enforcing the lien, list the date when storage began.
  7. Give the owner a date (at least ten days after service of the notice) to redeem the item.
  8. State the date, time, and place of the public auction (at least fifteen days after the date of the first advertisement) where the vehicle or boat will be advertised. Name the auctioneer.
  9. Write down your name in full, date the form, provide your address, and sign the document.

Once the form is completed and signed, send it to the vehicle owner and other interested parties by first-class or certified mail. After properly notifying all parties of the debt and the deadline to pay, the garageman may auction the vehicle or vessel to the highest bidder or make a claim of title with the DMV.

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Download Form MV-901A "Notice of Lien and Sale" - New York

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NOTICE OF LIEN AND SALE
Under Sections 184 and 201 of the Lien Law of the State of New York
To:
To:
Owner Name
Lienholder Name
Address
Address
o
Please check this box if there are additional lienholders or interested parties, and attach a list of their names and addresses.
For titled vehicles and boats, you may obtain lien and title information on the MV-15 form and mailing it to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Certified
Document Center, 6 Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12228, with a fee of $10 per record. Lienholder information about vehicles that are not subject to
NYS titling laws is available from the New York State Department of State at www.dos.ny.gov or 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12231.
Please take notice that
hereby claims a lien
(GARAGEMAN’S BUSINESS NAME AND ADDRESS)
on the following motor vehicle or boat now in the garageman’s possession, under Section 184 of the Lien Law of the State of New York:
Year
Plate
Make
Model
Estimated Retail Value Prior to Filing of
the Lien
Vehicle Identification Number or Hull ID Number
$
The nature of the lien (towing and/or daily storage charges listing the number of days and cost per day, including the date of the tow and/or the date the storage
charges began) with an itemized statement of the claim, the date it was due, and the total amount due is listed below. If repair costs are claimed, a copy of the
invoice (dated) which itemizes the cost of parts and labor is attached. Authorization to tow, store or repair is also attached.
REPAIR
MISCELLANEOUS
STORAGE
TOWING
Date storage began
Date Towed
Number of days
Price per day $
Amount owed $
Amount owed $
Amount owed $
DATE ORIGINAL CLAIM WAS DUE:
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE $:
An additional lien is claimed for storage charges from
to the date of payment or sale, and for charges incurred
(DATE)
in enforcing this lien.
You may redeem this motor vehicle or boat on or before
(date must be at least 10 days AFTER service of this notice).
(DATE)
Otherwise, the motor vehicle or boat will be advertised for sale at public auction on (date must be at least 15 days AFTER the first date of publication):
DATE:
PLACE:
TIME:
BY:
(AUCTIONEER)
If you dispute the validity or the amount of this lien, you are entitled to bring a court proceeding under Section 201-a of the Lien Law
within 10 days of service of this Notice of Lien.
I am the garageman with respect to the motor vehicle or boat described in this notice. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts stated in this notice are
true, the lien claimed on said motor vehicle or boat is valid, and the debt upon which such lien is founded remains unpaid.
X
(GARAGEMAN’S SIGNATURE - Please sign name in full)
DATE
(GARAGEMAN’S NAME - Print)
(GARAGEMAN’S ADDRESS - Print)
If signing for a corporation, please print your full name, address and title.
IMPORTANT: False statements are punishable under Section 392 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and
Section 210.45 of the Penal Law.
MV-901A (10/16)
dmv.ny.gov
NOTICE OF LIEN AND SALE
Under Sections 184 and 201 of the Lien Law of the State of New York
To:
To:
Owner Name
Lienholder Name
Address
Address
o
Please check this box if there are additional lienholders or interested parties, and attach a list of their names and addresses.
For titled vehicles and boats, you may obtain lien and title information on the MV-15 form and mailing it to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Certified
Document Center, 6 Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12228, with a fee of $10 per record. Lienholder information about vehicles that are not subject to
NYS titling laws is available from the New York State Department of State at www.dos.ny.gov or 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12231.
Please take notice that
hereby claims a lien
(GARAGEMAN’S BUSINESS NAME AND ADDRESS)
on the following motor vehicle or boat now in the garageman’s possession, under Section 184 of the Lien Law of the State of New York:
Year
Plate
Make
Model
Estimated Retail Value Prior to Filing of
the Lien
Vehicle Identification Number or Hull ID Number
$
The nature of the lien (towing and/or daily storage charges listing the number of days and cost per day, including the date of the tow and/or the date the storage
charges began) with an itemized statement of the claim, the date it was due, and the total amount due is listed below. If repair costs are claimed, a copy of the
invoice (dated) which itemizes the cost of parts and labor is attached. Authorization to tow, store or repair is also attached.
REPAIR
MISCELLANEOUS
STORAGE
TOWING
Date storage began
Date Towed
Number of days
Price per day $
Amount owed $
Amount owed $
Amount owed $
DATE ORIGINAL CLAIM WAS DUE:
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE $:
An additional lien is claimed for storage charges from
to the date of payment or sale, and for charges incurred
(DATE)
in enforcing this lien.
You may redeem this motor vehicle or boat on or before
(date must be at least 10 days AFTER service of this notice).
(DATE)
Otherwise, the motor vehicle or boat will be advertised for sale at public auction on (date must be at least 15 days AFTER the first date of publication):
DATE:
PLACE:
TIME:
BY:
(AUCTIONEER)
If you dispute the validity or the amount of this lien, you are entitled to bring a court proceeding under Section 201-a of the Lien Law
within 10 days of service of this Notice of Lien.
I am the garageman with respect to the motor vehicle or boat described in this notice. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts stated in this notice are
true, the lien claimed on said motor vehicle or boat is valid, and the debt upon which such lien is founded remains unpaid.
X
(GARAGEMAN’S SIGNATURE - Please sign name in full)
DATE
(GARAGEMAN’S NAME - Print)
(GARAGEMAN’S ADDRESS - Print)
If signing for a corporation, please print your full name, address and title.
IMPORTANT: False statements are punishable under Section 392 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and
Section 210.45 of the Penal Law.
MV-901A (10/16)
dmv.ny.gov