321.131  Lien of fee.

All registration or other fees provided for in this chapter shall be and continue a lien against the vehicle for which said fees are payable unless otherwise provided in this section until such time as they are paid as provided by law, with any accrued penalties. The county treasurer may perfect a security interest in a vehicle for the amount of such fees by noting the lien upon the certificate of title for the vehicle as provided in section 321.50. If the lien is not perfected as provided in this section, the lien shall not be valid against a bona fide purchaser of the vehicle without actual notice to the purchaser.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 1571-m21; SS15, § 1571-m7; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4928; C39, § 5008.27; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.131]

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.557

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