Montana Repossession Laws
Where do I refer to for Title or
For state Title and License Information,
Title and Registration Bureau
Motor Vehicle Division
Montana Department of Justice
1003 Buckskin Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Telephone: (406) 846-6000
Shown on title held by debtor.
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
adopted in January, 1965: With
County Clerk and Recorder of county
where property is located. Must be
filed with Registrar's Bureau to be
valid against third party creditors.
As per the UCC, repossession is
allowed and permitted as long as it
is peaceful, but retaking bars suit
for price and vice-versa. Trip
permits required on units leaving
the county where repossession takes
Ten (10) day redemption.
Not allowed if buyer has paid at
least one-third of the purchase
price and buyer surrenders to seller
without expense. Judgment notes are
Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:
Contract filed with registrar of
Motor Vehicles valid against all
Documents Required to Transfer
Ownership of Motor Vehicle:
Certificate of Title; affidavit of
repossession; notarized release of
Documents Required for
Affidavit of Repossession, Bill of
Sale or Title in Lienholder's name.
Remain with the
owner / debtor, and can be
transferred to replacement vehicles
of the same type.
All recovery requirements and fees are
current as of 2002.
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