Motor vehicle repair garages
- restoration of liens
(1)A motor vehicle repair garage which is entitled to a lien under section 38-20-106 for motor vehicle repairs and which has released the motor vehicle upon receipt of payment for such repairs in the form of a check, draft, or order for the payment of money upon any bank, depository, person, firm, or corporation shall be entitled to the restoration of the lien if the check, draft, or order is not honored for full payment or is dishonored upon its presentment and if the maker, issuer, or drawer fails, within twelve days after receiving notice from the motor vehicle repair garage of nonpayment or dishonor, to pay the check, draft, or order. In the event such motor vehicle repair garage has released the motor vehicle upon an open account, the motor vehicle repair garage shall be entitled to restoration of the lien if the total amount as agreed upon by the parties is not paid when due as agreed upon by the parties and if the debtor fails, within twelve days after receiving notice from the motor vehicle repair garage of nonpayment, to pay the amount due. Restoration of such lien shall entitle the motor vehicle repair garage to regain possession of the motor vehicle. In regaining possession, the motor vehicle repair garage may proceed without judicial process if this can be done without breach of the peace or may proceed by action.
(2)“Notice”, as used in subsection (1) of this section, means notice given to the person entitled thereto, either in person or in writing. Such notice in writing shall be conclusively presumed to have been given when deposited by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid, in the United States mail and addressed to such person at his address as it appears on the invoice or such check, draft, or order or, in the case of an open account, as it appears on the account records of the motor vehicle repair garage. Any notice regarding an open account may only be given subsequent to nonpayment.
Section 38-20-106.5 — Motor vehicle repair garages - restoration of liens,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-38.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).