WVC 17 A- 4 - 7
§17A-4-7. Release by lienholder to owner.
A person holding a lien or encumbrance as shown upon a
certificate of title upon a vehicle may release the lien or
encumbrance or assign his or her interest to the owner without
affecting the registration of the vehicle. The division, upon
receiving an electronic acknowledgment of a release of lien from
the lienholder or a certificate of title upon which a lienholder
has released or assigned his or her interest to the owner or upon
receipt of a certificate of title not so endorsed but accompanied
by a legal release from a lienholder of this interest in or to a
vehicle, shall issue a new certificate of title as upon an
original application. The division, upon receiving an electronic
acknowledgment of a release of lien from the lienholder shall
issue, without further application or fee a new certificate of
title free of any lien or encumbrance to the vehicle owner to the
address shown in the division's records.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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