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PDFWAC 308-93-445

Personal property lien—Chattel.

(1) What is a chattel lien? For the purposes of this chapter, a chattel lien is a process by which a person may sell or take ownership of a vessel when:
(a) They provide services or materials for the vessel at the request of the registered owner; and
(b) The person who provided the services and/or materials has not been compensated.
(2) What documents are required to issue a certificate of ownership for a vessel? The required documents include:
(a) A completed Vehicle/Vessel Chattel Lien Sale Affidavit form provided or approved by the department; and
(b) A certified copy of the lien filing that is filed with the county auditor; and
(c) A copy of the letter(s) sent by the lien applicant via first class mail, and certified or registered mail, to the registered and legal owners of record, including the return receipt; and
(d) Affidavit of service by mail; and
(e) Application for certificate of ownership; and
(f) Other documents that may be required by law or rule.
(3) When is a Washington court order required to issue a certificate of ownership as a result of a chattel lien? A court order is required when:
(a) Someone other than the owner of record requested the services and/or materials; or
(b) There is no record of the vessel on file with the department.
(4) What laws regulate chattel liens? Chapters 60.08 and 60.10 RCW regulate chattel liens.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.020 [88.02.070], 88.02.100. WSR 07-03-128, § 308-93-445, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. WSR 06-17-145, § 308-93-445, filed 8/22/06, effective 9/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.02.070 and 88.02.100. WSR 01-21-071, § 308-93-445, filed 10/18/01, effective 11/18/01.]
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