Connecticut Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

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Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161

Phone: Live support is available M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm ET:

860-263-5700 (Within Hartford area)

800-842-8222 (For all other parts of Connecticut)

860-263-5700 (If calling from outside of Connecticut)


Are Repossessions Allowed?

Yes, as long as there is no breach of peace.


Security Interests:

Shown on title. Held by lienholder.


Recovery Agent Licensing:

None required at this time.


Redemption Requirements:

Required before the sale or disposition of collateral.


Deficiency Balance:

Required if vehicle sale price is over $2,000.


Title State:

Required on vehicles newer than 1971. Boats, mobile homes, and trailers that are less than 3,000 GVW are all exempt.



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