Retrieve the invoice for the repairs done on the owner's vehicle. Be sure the owner signed the invoice with the amount due showing.
Prepare the claimant information needed to register the claim. The lien claimant's name and business address is required, as well as a description of the repairs that were done from the invoice, the vehicle identification number and the amount of the lien.
Gather the owner's information needed to register the claim for lien. Record the owner's first and last name, address and date of birth. All this information is essential to file a claim for lien.
Call or visit the Service Ontario Access Now website with the information about the owner and the claimant. Have a major credit card ready to pay the fee, which, as of August, 2010, was CAD$8.00. The claim will be valid for one to three years or until the claim for lien has been discharged.
Consult businesses that offer lien registration services if the owner or vehicle information is missing or if convenience is an issue.
Keep all the above information, a copy of the invoice and claim of lien reference number for your records.
Discharge the lien within 30 days of receiving payment in full. If the claim is not discharged within this time period, the owner is entitled to bill the claimant CAD$100 plus further damages if applicable.
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