You went to DMV to get a lost title and found out there was a lien on it and you had the origanal pay off title and there were no mechanical liens?

Request from the DMV the lien holder's name and address. With this you can contact them and request the nature of the lien. This should give you some idea the reason for the lien and help you determine the legality of it.
Request from the DMV the lien holder's name and address. With this you can contact them and request the nature of the lien. This should give you some idea the reason for the lien and help you determine the legality of it.