Utah State Tax Commission Clear form
Certificate of Sale Rev. 11/04
Division of Motor Vehicles · (801) 297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824
VIN Year Make Model Body type
License plate number State last registered
Registered Owner Information
Registered owner's address (include street, city, state, and ZIP)
Lien holder's address (include street, city, state, and ZIP)
Company name Representative name
Company address (includes street, city, state, and ZIP) Daytime telephone number
Sales Information and Transfer of Ownership
Date of sale Amount of bid Amount of storage lien Date lien became delinquent
After lawful advertising and foreclosure of said lien, I certify the vehicle described above was sold to the highest bidder to satisfy a storage
lien. The action was taken after due notice of lien was furnished to the registered owner and lien holder of record. An affidavit of publication
Odometer (no tenths)
I certify that the odometer and sales information provided is correct to the best of my knowledge:
Check only one
I certify that to the best of my knowledge the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage.
I certify that to the best of my knowledge the odometer reading reflects the amount of mileage in excess of its mechanical limits.
I certify that the odometer reading is not the actual mileage. Warning - odometer discrepancy.
I further certify that the motor vehicle record information available to me indicates that the outstanding title was:
Not branded Branded "Rebuilt/Restored" Branded "Flooded/Restored" Branded "Buyback"
Representative signature to transfer ownership
If branded, you are required by Utah Code 41-1a-1005 to give any prospective purchaser written notification on form TC-814, available at any Utah Motor
New Owner Information
Name of person purchasing vehicle
Purchaser's address (include street, city, state, and ZIP)
If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Tax Commission at (801) 297-3811 or
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (801) 297-3819. Please allowing three working days for a response.
Instructions for Filing Tower or Warehouseman’s Lien
A tower has a lien on a vehicle, vessel or outboard motor under Utah Code Ann. 72-9-603. A warehouseman has a
lien under Utah Code 70A-7-209 & 210.
If a vehicle, vessel or outboard motor has been left unclaimed at a tow or storage yard for more than 45 days, the
tower or warehouseman may sell the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor, after completing the following steps.
Thirty days before the scheduled date of any sale, send a certified letter or personally serve notice to:
1. the last-known address of the registered owner;
2. the last-known address of any lien holder of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor
(obtain from Division of Motor Vehicle); and
3. the last-known address of all persons known to claim an interest in the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor.
The certified letter should contain the following information:
1. the location of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor;
2. a description of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor, including its identification number issued
by a state agency;
3. an itemized statement of the costs and a list of the procedures to retrieve the vehicle, vessel or
4. a demand for payment within a specific time, not less than 10 days after receipt of the notification;
5. a conspicuous statement that unless the claim is paid within that time the goods will be advertised
for sale and sold by auction at a specified time and place; and
6. in the case of towing:
a. the date, time and location from which the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor was towed;
b. the reason for the removal of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor;
c. the name of the person who requested the removal of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor.
After the expiration of the time given in the notification, but at least fifteen days before the sale:
1. the sale must be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation where the sale is to be held, at least once
a week for two consecutive weeks;
2. the advertisement must include:
a. a description of the vehicle, vessel or outboard motor (vin, make, model, year);
b. the name of the person on whose account they are being held;
c. the time and place of the sale; and
d. the sale must take place at least fifteen days after the publication.
1. the sale must conform to the terms of the notice; and
2. the sale must be held at the nearest suitable place to that where the goods are held or stored.
When the final sale takes place, provide the purchaser with the following:
1. completed Certificate of Sale for a Storage Lien (form TC-839);
2. copies of the return receipts for all certificate letters dated at least 30 days before the sale or the
return unopened letters;
3. copy of the certificate letter;
4. proof of publication notice from the newspaper agency, along with a copy of the advertisement
directly from the newspaper, showing date of publication; and
5. copy of the storage or towing contract.
To title and register the vehicle in Utah, the purchaser must:
1. obtain a lien release, if applicable;
2. obtain a safety/emission compliance inspection;
3. surrender to the motor vehicle office the following:
a. the Certificate of Sale (form TC-839)
b. the copies of the return receipts for the certificate letters;
c. the copy of the certificate letter;
d. the proof of publication notice and actual advertisement;
e. the copy of the towing or storage contract;
f. a safety/emission certificate of compliance, when applicable; and
g. the lien release, when applicable
Contact the Division of Motor Vehicles, (801) 297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824 for the address of the office near you.