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Washington DC Repossession Laws - Repo Laws



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Repossession Laws - Repo Laws in Washington DC:


Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?

For state Title and License Information, refer to:


Department of Motor Vehicles

301 C Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001


Telephone: (202) 727-6680.


Fees for search of records is $0.50.

Security Interests:

Shown on title held by lienholder.


Recording Requirements:

With Recorder of Deeds for the District. Uniform Commercial Code adopted January, 1965.

Recovery Requirements:

As per the UCC, repossession is allowed and permitted as long as it is peaceful.

Redemption Requirements:

Redemption rights provided for in licensing and inspection regulations.

Deficiency Requirements:

Discretion of Court in foreclosure proceedings permitted after foreclosure. Confession of judgment notes invalid.

Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:

Liens on motor vehicles must be recorded on title to be effective against third parties.

Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Motor Vehicle:

Title Certificate in lienholder's name.


Documents Required for Liquidation:

Certified copy of contract, title, inspection if out of state.



Remain with the owner / debtor.


All recovery requirements and fees are current as of 2002. does not warrant the accuracy of these Repossession Laws - Repo Laws or recovery requirements. The Repossession Laws - Repo Laws or recovery requirements listed on are only a starting point for reference, and are not meant to be legal advice or a replacement for legal console. Please consult a repo company in your area, county, or state if you have any questions about repossession there.

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