New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
NOTICE OF REPOSSESSION OF A
MOTOR VEHICLE OR MOTORCYCLE
INSTRUCTIONS: Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 425 requires the repossessor
of a motor vehicle or motorcycle to do
1. immediately following the repossession, personally appear at the police agency in the locality where the
repossession occurred, and notify the police agency of the repossession;
2. within 24 hours, deliver either personally or by special delivery first class mail to any Motor Vehicle Issuing Office
(not to the Title Bureau):
a. this completed notice of repossession; and
b. the license plates from the vehicle being repossessed (unless removed by registrant before the repossession).
(NOTE: A fee of $1.00 per set of plates may be required by some county offices.)
3. within 24 hours, notify the vehicle owner of the repossession (either personally, or by registered or certified mail
sent to the owner at the owner’s last-known address).
4. prepare this form, and present it and the license plates, if any, to any Motor Vehicle Issuing Office. The Motor Vehicle
Issuing Office will return the Owner Copy and Repossessor Copy to the Repossessor. Once the repossessor receives
the Repossessor and Owner copies of the MV-327, he must forward the owner copy immediately to the owner.
To Commissioner of Motor Vehicles:
This is to notify you that the vehicle described below has been repossessed, and that:
the license plates from this vehicle are enclosed.
the registrant removed the plates from the vehicle BEFORE the vehicle was repossessed.
NOTE: Failure to deliver the license plates to a Motor Vehicle Issuing Office within 24 hours is a violation of
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 425, which is punishable by a fine of up to $150. If you are a dealer,
however, failure to deliver the license plates to a Motor Vehicle Issuing Office within 24 hours may
result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or the suspension or revocation of your dealer’s license.
FOR DMV OFFICE USE ONLY
The Department of Motor Vehicles was notified that the vehicle described above was repossessed.
The license plates described above were not submitted with this form.
The license plates described above were received:
by mail in person on _______________________________________
at the _________________________________________________________________ Motor Vehicles Office.
Year and Make of Vehicle
Vehicle Identification Number
Name and Address of Registrant Name & Address of Lienholder Authorizing Repossession
Name and Address of Repossessor
Locality Where Repossession Occurred
Name and Address of Owner
Name and Address of Police Agency Notified Signature of Representative From Lienholder or Repossessor
Body Type Color Date of Repossession
Date Police Agency Notified
Model State Last
Plate Number Month and Year of Expiration