A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
Federal Law
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common law lien, or a statutory lien
A charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or performance of an obligation 27 CFR 70.11 Lien means any interest in, or power over, real or personal property, reserved by the vendor, or created by the parties or by operation of law, chiefly or solely for the purpose of assuring the payment of the purchase price, or a debt, and irrespective of the identity of the party in whom title to the property is vested, including but not limited to mortgages, deeds with a defeasance therein or collaterally, deeds of trust, security deeds, mechanics’ liens, lease-purchase contracts, conditional sales contracts, consignments 31 CFR 539.201
State Law
Alabama
A charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common law lien, or a statutory lien Alabama Code 37-2-134 A security interest in property arising from contract, mortgage, deed or trust, statute, common law, equity, or creditor action Alabama Code 18-1A-3 means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Alabama Code 37-4-41 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Alabama Code 22-19-162
Arizona
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common law lien or a statutory lien Arizona Laws 44-1001 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Arizona Laws 47-2A103
California
as used in this article and in Chapter 6 California Vehicle Code 22851.1 means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien California Education Code 42289.6 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest California Education Code 78214 means a mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien California Probate Code 10360 means a mortgage, deed of trust, or other security interest in property whether arising from contract, statute, common law, or equity California Education Code 5025, California Education Code 18743 means the director’s claim for recovery, from a beneficiary’s tort action or claim, of the reasonable value of benefits provided on behalf of the beneficiary California Welfare and Institutions Code 14124.70
Delaware
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2A-103
Florida
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Florida Statutes 720.307 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Florida Statutes 680.1031 means a security interest that is reserved or created by a written agreement recorded with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to… Florida Statutes 411.224
Hawaii
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, including a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-201 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Hawaii Revised Statutes 490:2A-103 means a recorded instrument that creates an encumbrance on or affects title or ownership of property Hawaii Revised Statutes 356D-153 means the lien provided in section 507-42 Hawaii Revised Statutes 507-41
Idaho
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Idaho Code 28-12-103
Illinois
means a charge against or interest in
    
goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Illinois Compiled Statutes 810 ILCS 5/2A-103
Iowa
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Iowa Code 684.1 means a commodity production contract lien created in section 579B Iowa Code 579B.1 means a custom cattle feedlot lien created in section 579A Iowa Code 579A.1 means a veterinarian’s lien created under section 581 Iowa Code 581.1A means the agricultural supply dealer lien created in section 570A Iowa Code 570A.1 means the harvester’s lien created in section 571 Iowa Code 571.1A
Kansas
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien or a statutory lien Kansas Statutes 33-201 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Kansas Statutes 84-2a-103 means a lien for the unpaid retail cost of agricultural production input Kansas Statutes 58-241 means a security interest as defined in this section Kansas Statutes 8-126
Kentucky
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Kentucky Statutes 378A.010 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Kentucky Statutes 355.2A-103
Louisiana
means a privilege on movable property created by operation of law in favor of a creditor Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1749.1 v2
Maine
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 693
Massachusetts
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Massachusetts General Laws ch. 106 sec. 2A-103
Michigan
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Michigan Laws 440.2803
Minnesota
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Minnesota Statutes 336.2A-103
Montana
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Montana Code 31-2-328 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Montana Code 30-2A-103 means a lien against real estate arising under this part Montana Code 71-3-522
Nevada
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien and a statutory lien Nevada Revised Statutes 116.013 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Nevada Revised Statutes 104A.2103
New Hampshire
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common law lien, or a statutory lien New Hampshire Revised Statutes 545-A:1
New Jersey
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest New Jersey Statutes 12A:2A-103
New Mexico
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest New Mexico Statutes 55-2A-103
New York
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure

payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the

term does not include a security interest N.Y. Uniform Commercial Code 2-A-103

means any lien including liens for taxes, special ad valorem levies, special assessments and municipal charges arising by operation of law against property in favor of the city and remaining undischarged for a period of one year or more N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 11-2801
North Carolina
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest North Carolina General Statutes 25-2A-103
Ohio
includes , unless the context requires a different meaning, a security interest in a motor vehicle Ohio Code 4505.01 means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common law lien, or a statutory lien Ohio Code 1336.01
Rhode Island
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Rhode Island General Laws 6A-2.1-103. means a charge against, or an interest in, property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement; a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings; a common-law lien; or a statutory lien Rhode Island General Laws 6-16-1.
South Carolina
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest South Carolina Code 24-3-510
South Dakota
any charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes any security interest created by agreement, any judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, any common-law lien, or any statutory lien South Dakota Codified Laws 54-8A-1 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest South Dakota Codified Laws 57A-2A-103
Tennessee
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest
Texas
include :
(1) a deed of trust;
(2) a vendor’s lien, a mechanic’s, materialman’s, or laborer’s lien, an attachment or garnishment lien, and a federal or state tax lien;
(3) a chattel mortgage;
(4) a judgment; and
(5) a pledge by hypothecation
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Texas Government Code 22.2021
Utah
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Utah Code 25-6-102 means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Utah Code 70A-2a-103 means a judicial, or statutory lien, in property securing payment of a debt or performance of an obligation Utah Code 78B-5-502
Vermont
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest
Virginia
means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest Virginia Code 10.1-2127 means a security interest in a motor vehicle Virginia Code 46.2-2099.19:1
Washington
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien Washington Code 19.40.011
West Virginia
means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial

lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien or a statutory lien West Virginia Code 40-1A-1

means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest West Virginia Code 46-2A-103
Wisconsin
includes encumbrance Wisconsin Statutes 295.13
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