Title Lien Question

You've got a lien on the title to my vehicle. How do I get it taken off?

It is the policy of the State of Indiana, as well as our office, to place a lien on any title when that person is at least $1,000 behind in his/her child support obligation, even if that person is making regular child support payments at the present time. This is simply another tool we use to collect past-due child support more quickly, and it is similar to the interception of your income tax refund.

Even if you are making payments exactly as the court ordered, the State of Indiana will keep a lien on your vehicle until one of 2 things happen:
  • Your total child support arrearage is paid in full.
  • You are able to make a lump sum payment in exchange for an agreement to release the lien
The amount of the lump sum payment is dependent upon several factors, including the amount of your total arrearage, your payment history, and the year, make and model of the vehicle. Please contact our office in writing if you wish to negotiate a lump sum payment.

Make certain to include the year, make and model of the vehicle. We will evaluate your case and notify you promptly as to whether or not the lien may be lifted.