Registration fees due
If the lien sale is approved by the DMV & has all of the documents required the next thing you as the buyer needs to keep in mind are the registration fees. Many vehicles that are sold at lien sale have their vehicle registration expired and have excessive back registration fees.
Important note: The fact that a lien sale was conducted does NOT void any back fees or penalties – this is why it is imperative that you do your homework prior to committing to the purchase of this vehicle. Sometimes the registration fees due exceed the value of the vehicle.