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How to File a Title Lien in Ohio

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Liens can be put on the titles of vehicles that are used as collateral for loans or if the owner of the vehicle owes a mechanic a significant amount of money for repairs done to the car or truck. The purpose of a lien is that the owner of the vehicle can not sell or get rid of the vehicle until the lien is paid off. If the lien is not paid off, the lien-holder may ultimately be able to sell the vehicle to recoup their money, depending on the circumstances of the original contract.

Step 1

Go to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles website. Download and print out form BMV 3774, which is titled as an Application for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (see Resources).