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In order to record a lien on a vehicle, boat, mobile home or trailer a title lien statement must be filed, the document TC 96-187 is required, and:

  • Name of debtor and their address
  • Name of secured party (bank or person lending the money)  and their mailing address
  • Description of collateral (year, make, model and VIN number)
  • TC 96-187 Form must be dated
  • $22.00 with in 20 days of date, $24.00 after 20 days of date
  • Title or copy of the “golden-rod” if a pending lien has been filed


A lien should be filed in the county of the debtors residence.