Filing an Abandoned Vehicle Lien
For vehicles that have been unclaimed on a landowner’s property for 30 days, an unclaimed notice (LT-260 form) must be filed with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Once the unclaimed notice has been processed (typically 30 days), an LT-262 form can be filed to declare intent to sell the vehicle.
LT-260 and LT-262 forms can be electronically filed on
Connect NCDOT, the N.C. Department of Transportation's resource site for business, professional and working partners. When completing the LT-262 electronically you must submit a paper printout of your electronic submission with your mail in payment of $13.
Filing a Mechanic’s Lien
In accordance with North Carolina General Statute §20-77, a mechanic’s lien should be filed with NCDMV on a vehicle that has been left unclaimed for 10 days at businesses used for garaging, repairing or storing vehicles.
To file a mechanic’s lien, please visit Connect NCDOT.
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