Links to important information regarding Florida House Bill 431
These provisions went info effect January 1, 2020.
The bill requires a third-party service, approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, must be used, when available, in processing and mailing all such required notices.
✔️TowLien.com is FLHSMV approved as a third-party vendor
FLHSMV approved vendors for Third-Party Lien Notices
- The bill requires the notice of lien for recovering, towing, or storing a vehicle or vessel be sent within 7 business days after the date of storage of the vehicle or vessel.
If the lienor fails to provide such notice, the lienor may not charge for more than 7 days of storage.
- The notice of lien must be sent at least 30 days before a sale to satisfy the lien.
- The bill limits the fees and costs a motor vehicle repair shop or towing-storing operator may charge to release a vehicle from a claim of lien, generally to no more than $250.