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Frequently Asked Questions – Repossession Agency (RA)

  1. How long after the application is submitted will it take to process?The complete processing of the application may take approximately three to six months.
  2. What forms must be included in the application package?
    • Application for License (Form 31A-4)
    • Personal Identification (Form 31A-9)
    • The second copy of the Live Scan form (BCII 8016) signed by the Live Scan Operator.
    • Two recent passport quality photographs
    • Request for Authorization of Business name [(Form 31A-12 (if applicable)]
    • Corporate applicants only: endorsed Articles of Incorporation or the Statement by a Foreign Corporation (if filed with the Secretary of State)

    Corporate applicants only: endorsed Articles of Incorporation or the Statement by a Foreign Corporation (if filed with the Secretary of State)

  3. How long is a Repossession Agency license valid?The Repossession Agency license is valid for two years.
  4. How does a Repossession Agency renew its license?Prior to the expiration of the license, the applicant may receive a renewal application mailed to the last address of record. If you do not receive a renewal application, you should submit a copy of your license/certificate with a written request for renewal, including the fees for renewal (see fee schedule) and mail to:Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
    P.O. Box 989002
    West Sacramento CA 95798-9002(This must be submitted before the expiration date.)
  5. When does a Repossession Agency’s license become delinquent?The Repossession Agency’s license is delinquent one day after it expires. If you fail to submit renewal fees by the expiration date, you must pay the renewal fee and the delinquent fee.
  6. How long after the expiration of my license am I able to renew my license?If after three years you fail to renew a delinquent license you must submit a new application and begin the application process again.
  7. How do I verify receipt of my Repossession Agency application?Contact the Bureau at (916) 322-4000 for a status on a pending application or any additional information.
  8. How do I notify the Bureau of my change of address?You must notify the Bureau in writing within 30 days of such a change. Be sure that you include your license number, name, previous address, new address, date of birth and Social Security number. Please print information.
  9. How do I change my business name?In order for you to change your business name, you must submit a written request to the Bureau. Submit at least six names for consideration. The first name requested will be approved unless the name could be confused with or is similar to any federal, state, county, or municipal government function or agency or to any law enforcement agency, or in any name which may tend to describe any business function or enterprise not actually engaged in by the applicant/licensee under that name.

    *Until an approval is received, you may not operate under your requested new name.

  10. If I lost, destroyed or damaged my Repossession Agency license, how do I obtain a duplicate?You may request a duplicate license by submitting a written request, explaining the circumstances, with a $10 fee to the Bureau. Please allow four to six weeks for replacement.
  11. The name/address was misspelled on my license. Is there a fee for a new one?No. An error on a license should be returned for correction to the Bureau without charge. A correction will take approximately three to four weeks. Please clarify the error in writing and return the license.(This is not for address changes when submitted after a renewal was paid and already mailed)
  12. Can a Repossession Agency use a post office box for an address?Yes. The Repossession Agency must state the location of the business office by street name, number and city. The Repossessor Agency may list a post office box only if mail delivery to the physical location is not possible or if the place of business is located at the licensee’s residential address. In addition, no licensee shall conduct business from any location other than the location for which a license or branch office registration was issued.
  13. How long does it take to process the new license after a request for name change and/or address change or change of branch office has been made?The processing time will vary, typically a name change and/or address change or branch change will take approximately four to six weeks.
  14. There has been a change in the type of ownership/entity after receiving the repossession agency license. What do I have to do?Licenses are not transferable or assigned to new entities. A change of ownership constitutes a new entity. You must submit a new application with appropriate fees. For example: if you apply and become licensed as a sole owner and later decide to form a partnership or corporation, you must apply for a new license.
  15. Who can repossess my car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle?The legal owner, and the repossessor agency employee of a repossession agency.
  16. Does the legal owner have to notify me before taking my vehicle?No. The legal owner is not required to notify you before your vehicle is repossessed. However, the legal owner must notify you in writing within 60 days that you have 15 days to arrange to get your car back before it is sold. If the vehicle was repossessed by a licensed repossession agency, the agency must notify you within 48 hours that they have repossessed your vehicle and must furnish you with a list of the personal items in the vehicle at the time it was repossessed.
  17. Can they repossess my vehicle if I have only missed one payment?Yes. The conditions under which the vehicle may be repossessed are subject to the terms of the sales contract signed by you at the time you bought your vehicle. However, some legal owners will work with you to bring your payments up to date, even though they are not required by law to do so. If you expect a problem in making payment, you should contact the legal owner to make other arrangements for payment.
  18. Can they take my car at 4 a.m., or while I am in the grocery store?As long as the repossessor agency employee does not enter any private building or any secured area he or she may take your vehicle at any time from any location. This does not mean that the repossessor agency employee can do anything that is illegal. The repossessor agency employee must obey the same laws that pertain to everyone.
  19. Can a repossessor agency employee agent break my gate, unlock my garage, move other vehicles, or trample my landscape while trying to take my car?No. repossessor agency employees are prohibited from entering any private building or secured area without the consent of the owner or the person in legal possession of the property. This includes any locked and fenced area. Any damage to buildings, fences, landscaping, or other vehicles should be reported to the police. In addition, a complaint should be filed with the Bureau. To get your money back for damaged personal property or real property, you will probably have to go to small claims court or hire an attorney. The Bureau has no jurisdiction to get your money back for damaged personal property.
  20. Should I hide my vehicle or physically protect it from the repossessor agency employee?No. A repossession agency with authorization from the legal owner will attempt to take your vehicle for the legal owner. If you hide the vehicle to avoid repossession, you may give up your right to continue with the same contract with the legal owner.
  21. Can a repossessor agency employee threaten my family or me?No. A repossessor agency employee may not use violence or force in attempting to repossess a vehicle. If violence or force occurs, contact the police immediately. A repossessor agency employee may not use false or misleading statements or make threats in order to take your vehicle.
  22. What happens to my personal belongings in the car after my car has been repossessed?Licensed repossession agencies are required to make a list of all personal belongings found in a vehicle at the time of repossession. They are required to send you at your last known address of record, within 48 hours, a notice containing this list and informing you how to recover your personal belongings and the amount of storage fees owed, if any.
  23. Are my spare tire, tape deck, and mag wheels considered part of my personal belongings?Items such as tape deck or mag wheels, which are installed as a permanent part of the vehicle generally, remain with the vehicle. So do items such as a spare tire or tire iron, which are normal equipment for a vehicle to carry. However, any item such as a removable camper shell, which was not included in the original contract for your vehicle, should be returned to you, although you may be asked to prove that you bought the camper shell separately.
  24. Should I be notified about who took my vehicle and why?A repossession agency is required to provide you with a Notice of Seizure within 48 hours after taking possession of your vehicle. This notice must include the name, address, and telephone number of the legal owner and the name, address, and telephone number of the repossession agency. They should tell you that this Bureau regulates repossessor employees and that the repossession agency is required to give you a personal property inventory within 48 hours of the repossession, and that any damage to a vehicle during repossession is the responsibility of the repossession agency. To find out why your vehicle was repossessed you should contact the legal owner of your vehicle.
  25. What if my car is damaged during or after repossession?The Notice of Seizure, which the repossession agency is required to send you lists that damage to a vehicle during or after repossession, is the responsibility of the repossession agency. Unfortunately, the Bureau cannot actually enforce this responsibility by making the repossession agency pay you for any damage to your car. In case of damage, you should take the repossession agency to small claims or civil court, depending on the estimated cost of repair. You should also file a written complaint with the Bureau, as several complaints of damage against the same repossession agency could result in disciplinary action against that agency.
  26. Can repossession agency employees drive my vehicle or use my personal effects after they have repossessed my car?No. A repossession agency employee may not use any vehicle or personal effects recovered from a consumer for personal benefit. If you believe your vehicle was used during the time the agency had it, you should file a complaint with the Bureau explaining the circumstances which lead you to believe it was used.
  27. What should I do if something is missing from my personal effects when I pick them up?Mention it to the repossession company while you are there and ask them to check their storage area again. Note it on the release form if the items are not located. Follow up with a registered letter to the repossession agency (with a copy to the lien-holder) describing the missing items and ask them to locate them or reimburse you for them. If they don’t comply with your request, send a written complaint to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. If some of your belongings are missing you should contact your local police department and begin a small claims court or civil court action to have the repossession agency repay you for your lost possessions.
  28. What about my personalized license plates?Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has advised us that personalized plates should be removed and stored with other personal effects. If you do not claim them within the 60 days, the repossession company should return them to the DMV.
  29. How do I get my vehicle back?The legal owner must give you 15 days written notice before they can sell or otherwise dispose of your vehicle. This notice must be provided within 60 days after repossession. This notice should tell you how to redeem your vehicle and should give you the name and address of the person to contact about payment. Usually, you will be able to reinstate your loan contract by paying your back payments and the repossession fee, unless the legal owner can prove that you did one of the following: A. gave false information on your loan application B. hid the vehicle to keep it from being repossessed C. kept the vehicle in bad repair or damaged it on purpose If the vehicle loan is with your credit union or a finance company, the above information may not apply to you.
  30. What charges, if any, might I have to pay?In addition to paying all or part of the contract balance, you may have to pay a repossession charge. Most vehicle installment loan contracts state that you may be charged for the costs of recovering the vehicle if you default on the loan payments. Therefore, the legal owners may charge you for the amount which they have been billed by the repossession agency. Also, most repossession agencies charge a fee for storage of personal items that were in the vehicle at the time it was repossessed. The amount of the storage fees must be given on the personal property notice prepared by the repossession agency and will be collected at the time you pick up your personal items. Many repossession agencies require that these charges be paid in CASH. If you choose not to make the payments within the 15 days allowed, the legal owner will arrange for your car to be sold. If the buyer does not pay the full contract balance, you may be required to pay the difference, which is referred to as a deficiency.
  31. How are the police involved in repossessions?Immediately after the repossession, the repossessor must notify the local police or sheriff’s department that he has taken your vehicle. As long as the repossessor has the proper identification and can show that the legal owner hired him to repossess your vehicle, the police will probably not interfere with the repossession, even if you call them. However, if you feel that the repossessor has threatened or harmed you or damaged your property, or entered your car or property illegally, you should call the police and file a police report.
  32. How do I file a complaint with the Bureau?A consumer may contact the Department of Consumer Affairs’, Consumer Information Center at 1-(800) 952-5210 and request a complaint form. Please provide copies of all documents relating to your complaint with your completed complaint form.

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A California trade association complains, saying Tesla’s ads understate the price of the new Model S.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Automotive has weathered big debt, bad press and consumer resistance to electric cars. Now the company finds itself on the wrong side of its home state’s car dealers.

On Monday, the California New Car Dealers Association submitted a nine-page complaint to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, claiming Tesla’s advertising related to pricing is deceptive.

Tesla, of Palo Alto, is the darling of the green energy world, demonstrating to consumers that cars can be environmental and beautiful, though Tesla’s vehicles are still prohibitively costly for the average car buyer. Tesla also has garnered glowing reviews from industry publications, including Consumer Reports, which gave its new Model S nearly a perfect score during its test drive this year. Nevertheless, Tesla has faced a state-by-state battle with car dealers since it rolled out its new sedan.

“Dealers are feeling threatened by Tesla’s business model and being perhaps fearful that other electric vehicle manufacturers will say, ‘Tesla did this, we can too,’ and bypass the franchise dealer system and sell directly to the customer,” says Mike Omotoso, an automobile industry analyst with LMC Automotive, in Troy, Michigan.

Tesla falsely claims on its website that consumers can purchase a new Tesla S, which retails for around $70,000, for as little as $114 a month, after gas savings, government incentives, and various financing options, CNCDA says in its letter. (State and federal government incentives can range between $7,500 and $15,000 for fuel-efficient cars). While the organization did not estimate a correct monthly payment, it asserted that $114 a month was highly unlikely, since it comes to $25 less per month than the least expensive new car available to consumers today, the Nissan Versa.

CNCDA complained that Tesla’s advertisement did not include any of the required data about how the  monthly payments were arrived at, including down payments, finance charges, and number of payments involved, as well as qualifiers about advertised rates and gas savings.

“This is about Tesla making claims that if one of our dealers made, everyone would be up in arms and calling for an investigation,” Brian Maas, president of the New Car Dealers Association of California, of Sacramento, says. “We feel it is appropriate that Tesla, which is dealer too, has to comply with adverting laws like our members.”

Tesla was unable to respond to questions from Inc. before deadline.

CNCDA represents 1,100 new car and truck dealers in California. Generally, each state sets franchise laws for automobile sales, Omotoso says. California lets manufacturers sell their own cars directly. California’s DMV enforces dealer and manufacturer advertising regulations, Maas says.

Tesla operates somewhat like Apple does, through an independent retail network of 31 dedicated dealerships in the U.S. Other car brands, by contrast, sell through dealer franchises that sell multiple car brands simultaneously.

Other state car dealer associations have tried to prevent Tesla from selling its cars in recent months, with varying degrees of success. Texas forbids Tesla dealers to sell its cars in the state. North Carolina’s new car dealers association also tried to hamstring Tesla there, but the group had its challenge defeated by state representatives in June.

Though Tesla’s overall car sales are still small–it sold 10,650 cars through June, 2013 and is on track to sell about 20,000 through the end of the year, according to Omotoso–its strategy of selling through a direct dealership has definitely boosted sales. If it participated in the typical franchise system, it would be lumped together with traditional car brands that are cheaper and whose features the typical dealer understands better.

Tesla went public in 2010, and it has struggled for years with profitability, only eking into positive territory in May, simultaneously paying off a controversial Department of Energy loan of nearly half a billion dollars. Tesla has seen its stock price soar to about $183 from $23 three years ago.

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On Monday, a judge decided there was enough evidence to send John Mussari, the former owner of Mussari Motors in Miramar, to trial. Mussari is accused of cheating clients out of tens of thousands of dollars. NBC 7 Investigates reporter Mari Payton has more.

Former Miramar Car Dealer Headed to Trial

On Monday, a former Miramar car dealer accused of cheating customers was bound over for trial, expected to start next month.

Thanks to reports from NBC 7 Investigates, the District Attorney’s Office says more potential victims have come forward, and they were finally able to get enough evidence to go to trial.

NBC 7 Investigates first revealed customer complaints about Mussari and his high-end car dealership, Mussari Motors, in Nov. 2011.

Five years after the first complaints of theft and financial fraud were reported to the DMV, John Mussari was bound over for trial on 16 counts and five allegations.

“Our goal is to obtain as much restitution as possible and to also seek justice on their behalf,” Deputy District Attorney Luis Mendez said. “A lot of them are very upset and they took tie out of their lives today to testify.”

Mendez said Mussari took pre-owned Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Mercedes on consignment, sold single cars to multiple buyers, never paid the original owners and defrauded finance companies and banks.

John Mussari was formally charged with 16 felonies in February.

He remains free on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 4.

Mussari is also the target of a federal investigation that involves money laundering and drug trafficking proceeds.

Mussari’s lawyer, Anthony Colombo, didn’t want to comment Monday afternoon, but previously pointed out to NBC 7 that the federal investigation has dragged on for years with no charges filed.

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Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 16087…Main Office…Business started: 10/27/1993
BEST CHOICE AUTO SALES, 7377 REDWOOD BLVD SUITE B, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 43668…Main Office…Business started: 12/20/2008…Add’l name(s): BEST CHOICE AUTO SALES LLC
GOLDEN CAR RESTORATION/SALES, 300 DEER ISLAND LANE, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 49425…Main Office…Business started: 09/27/2011…Add’l name(s): GOLDEN GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC
I CAR SEARCH, 2 COMMERCIAL DR 103A, NOVATO, 94949
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 55115…Branch Office…Business started: 04/09/2002
IDEAL AUTO SALES, 7084 B REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 22669…Main Office…Business started: 02/09/1994
JOURNEY FORD LINCOLN, 6995 REDWOOD BL, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 09144…Main Office…Business started: 04/26/1984…Add’l name(s): NOVATO FORD INC
KIA OF MARIN, 105 VINTAGE WAY, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 45850…Main Office…Business started: 12/09/2009…Add’l name(s): VINTAGE OAKS MOTOR INC
MAC ANDY AUTO PARTS INC, 310 DEER ISLAND LN, NOVATO, 94947
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 01257…Main Office…Business started: 03/30/1970…Add’l name(s): MAC ANDY BOAT/R V STORAGE INC MAC ANDY MOTORS
MARIN COUNTY FORD, 6995 REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 86297…Main Office…Business started: 07/28/2014…Add’l name(s): CAPPO MANAGEMENT XXVIII INC
MCCOY AUTO BROKERS, 11 GERMAINE PL, NOVATO, 94949
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 83891…Main Office…Business started: 09/30/2013
MOTRONIK MOTORS, 20 PAMARON WAY, NOVATO, 94949
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 12628…Main Office…Business started: 11/10/1992
NOVATO AUTO CENTER INC DBA, 115 VINTAGE WAY, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 00718…Main Office…Business started: 08/12/1966…Add’l name(s): NOVATO AUTO CENTER INC NOVATO AUTO CENTER INC
NOVATO AUTO SALES, 6981 REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 43636…Main Office…Business started: 11/12/2008…Add’l name(s): NOVATO CAR WASH INC
NOVATO CHEVROLET, 7123 REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 45455…Main Office…Business started: 10/01/2014…Add’l name(s): VELOCITY PRIME AUTOMOTIVE INC
NOVATO CHEVROLET, 7123 REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 59640…Main Office…Business started: 03/03/2004…Add’l name(s): CHEVROLET OF NOVATO INC
PAN AMERICAN MOTORS INC, 7435 REDWOOD BLVD STE A, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 05617…Main Office…Business started: 04/08/1970…Add’l name(s): PAN AMERICAN MOTORS INC
RANDALL BROS AUTOMOTIVE INC, 7505 REDWOOD BLVD, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 11776…Main Office…Business started: 02/13/1991…Add’l name(s): RANDALL BROS AUTOMOTIVE INC
RCU AUTO SERVICES, 1010 GRANT AVE, NOVATO, 94947
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 59779…Branch Office…Business started: 04/27/2004…Add’l name(s): RCU SERVICES GROUP
RON SMITH AUTO WHOLESALE, 1450 GRANT AVE STE 200, NOVATO, 94945
Vehicle Dealer/Broker…License: 44823…Main Office…Business started: 07/20/2009

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There are well over three car shows per week in California. According to one schedule, there were nearly two hundred and thirty car shows scheduled in various areas around California in the year 2010. This provides any owner of a restored or custom car an opportunity to enter it in several different shows throughout the year, which for many, is one of the primary motives for a restoration or custom creation. Show cars range from antique Model As to totally unique drifters, and appeal to a wide variety of owners and admirers alike.

Environmental Factors
There have been a variety of relatively new laws passed in California mandating that various businesses involved in the auto repair and restoration industry adhere to practices and procedures to reduce the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that were inherently produced in this type of industry. Several studies in the late 1990s proved auto repair and restoration facilities could run as efficiently and could actually lower their operating costs by using aqueous cleaning methods. The result of these studies was a significantly reduced rate of VOC production by these participating shops. The studies ultimately resulted in new regulations for all auto repair facilities in California, which means lowered VOCs, lower operating costs for shop owners, and (at least in theory) lower overall expenses for services.

Related Questions and Answers

Who are the Biggest Classic Car Dealers in California?

California is Classic Car heaven, so there are a number of classic car dealers in California. No matter what make and model you want to buy, if you look hard enough, you’re going to find it in California. There are two dealers in California that stand out from all the rest. Both of these dealers are located in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first, Specialty Sales has three locations to serve you better and has been in business since 1978. In business since 1989, Kassabian Motors is the other popular classic car dealer in California.

Where are some Classic Auto Salvage Yards in California?

There are a number of auto salvage yards in California and many of these specialize in classic cars. One of these, Memory Lane, is used by a number of cable television automotive shows. Memory Lane is located in Wilmington, California. Yardquest is a website that lists all salvage yards in California. On the Yardquest site, you can easily locate a salvage yard near you and contact them to find the part or parts that you need. Another site that lists salvage yards in California is Used Wrecking Yards. Both of these sites are excellent resources allowing you to find a salvage yard in your area.

Where can I find Classic Cars for Sale in Los Angeles?

You’re looking for classic cars for sale in Los Angeles. There are a number of ways that you can buy this type of car. Newspaper classifieds, eBay and classic car sales magazines are all popular ways to find cars of any type. However, you’re more comfortable dealing with a car dealer. In Los Angeles and surrounding environments, you will have a number of options. West Coast Classics is one of the largest and most popular classic car dealers in the Los Angeles area. WCC is located in Santa Monica. Chequered Flag Sales, located in Marina del Rey, specializes in classic and exotic cars.

Are there any Classic Car Shows in California?

Every year there are literally hundreds of classic cars shows in California. The biggest and most comprehensive listing of all of these shows available online can be found at Car Show News & Classic Auto Events. The site currently only has two shows listed for 2011, but this will change as event organizers decide on dates and places. Another good site to check out for classic car shows is OldRide.com. The HubCap Café is another excellent resource for locating California car shows. Between the three sites listed here, you’ll be sure to find a classic car show near you