2005 California Vehicle Code Sections 6300-6303 CHAPTER 3. FILING INSTRUMENTS EVIDENCING LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES

VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 6300-6303

6300.  Except as provided in Sections 5905, 5907, and 5908, no
security interest in any vehicle registered under this code,
irrespective of whether the registration was effected prior or
subsequent to the creation of the security interest, is perfected
until the secured party or his or her successor or assignee has
deposited, either physically or by electronic transmission pursuant
to Section 1801.1, with the department, at its office in Sacramento,
or at any other office as may be designated by the director, a
properly endorsed certificate of ownership to the vehicle subject to
the security interest showing the secured party as legal owner if the
vehicle is then registered under this code, or, if the vehicle is
not so registered, an application in usual form for an original
registration, together with an application for registration of the
secured party as legal owner, and upon payment of the fees as
provided in this code.
6301.  When the secured party, his or her successor, or his or her
assignee, has deposited, either physically or by electronic
transmission pursuant to Section 1801.1, with the department a
properly endorsed certificate of ownership showing the secured party
as legal owner or an application in usual form for an original
registration, together with an application for registration of the
secured party as legal owner, the deposit constitutes perfection of
the security interest and the rights of all persons in the vehicle
shall be subject to the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code,
but the vehicle subject to the security interest shall be subject to
a lien for services and materials as provided in Chapter 6.5
(commencing with Section 3068) of Title 14 of Part 4 of Division 3 of
the Civil Code.
6302.  Upon the deposit of an application for registration of a
secured party as legal owner and upon the payment of the fees as
provided in this code, the department shall register the secured
party, his successor or assignee as legal owner in the manner
provided for the registration of motor vehicles under the provisions
of this chapter.
6303.  Except as provided in Sections 5905, 5907 and 5908, the
method provided in this chapter for perfecting a security interest on
a vehicle registered under this code is exclusive, but the effect of
such perfection, and the creation, attachment, priority and validity
of such security interest shall be governed by the Uniform
Commercial Code.


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