I satisfied on the lien on my vehicle and received the Alabama certificate of title with the lien released on the certificate of title. However, I lost the title. Why do I need a lien release in order to apply for a replacement Alabama certificate of Title?
In this situation a lien release is required because at the time the lienholder originally released the lien the Department was not notified. When you lost the Alabama certificate of title, the lien release was also lost. If the title is not submitted to this department to have the lien removed and the title is lost, the owner must obtain a lien release statement in order to obtain a replacement (lien free) title.