Puerto Rico Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

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Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?

For state Title and License Information, refer to:


Directoria Servicio Al Conductor

P.O. Box 41243

Minillas Station, Santurce, P.R. 00940-1243.
Recording Requirements:

Liens on motor vehicles must be recorded at the Department of Motor Vehicles where owner resides.

Recovery Requirements:

Debtor required to sign a voluntary surrender prior to lienholder taking possession or replevin judgment granted through legal action for possession of collateral.

Redemption Requirements:

Thirty (30) days.

Deficiency Requirements:

Only permitted if collateral seized through legal action and after the sale.

Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:

Certificate of Title and registration bears lien.

Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Motor Vehicle:

Title in lienholder’s name and certification of repossession notarized.



Remain with the vehicle.



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