2012 Indiana Code
TITLE 26. COMMERCIAL LAW
ARTICLE 2. COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 10. REPOSSESSING MOTOR VEHICLES OR WATERCRAFT

IC 26-2-10
Chapter 10. Repossessing Motor Vehicles or Watercraft

IC 26-2-10-1
"Motor vehicle"
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "motor vehicle" means a vehicle that is self-propelled.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-2
"Motor vehicle repossession agent"
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "motor vehicle repossession agent" means a person who physically repossesses a motor vehicle or watercraft on behalf of another person or on the person's own behalf.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-3
"Repossess"
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "repossess" or "repossesses" means to take possession of personal property used as collateral under IC 26-1-9.1-609.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-4
"Sheriff's department of the county"
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "sheriff's department of the county" includes a consolidated law enforcement department established in IC 36-3-1-5.1.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-5
"Watercraft"
Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "watercraft" has the meaning set forth in IC 9-13-2-198.5.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-6
Information required to be provided before repossession of a motor vehicle or watercraft
Sec. 6. (a) A motor vehicle repossession agent who repossesses or intends to repossess a motor vehicle or watercraft must provide the following information, if available, to the sheriff's department of the county having jurisdiction in the location where the motor vehicle repossession agent believes that the motor vehicle or watercraft will be found:
(1) The identity of the repossession company.
(2) A description of the motor vehicle or watercraft.
(3) The name and address of the person believed to be currently in possession of the motor vehicle or watercraft (if the repossession has not yet occurred), or believed to have been in

possession of the motor vehicle (if the repossession has already occurred).
(4) The address where the motor vehicle repossession agent believes that the motor vehicle or watercraft will be found (if the repossession has not yet occurred), or the address where the motor vehicle was found when it was repossessed.
(b) A motor vehicle repossession agent must provide the information described in subsection (a):
(1) before the repossession occurs; or
(2) not later than two (2) hours after the repossession.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

IC 26-2-10-7
Violations
Sec. 7. A motor vehicle repossession agent who violates section 6 of this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.38-2009, SEC.1.

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