Section 14911 Of Article 2. Collection Of Fees From California Vehicle Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.

. (a) When a notice of failure to appear or failure to pay a fine is recorded on the department records pursuant to Sections 40509 and 40509.5, the fine and any penalty assessments shall be a lien upon all vehicles of the defendant of a type subject to registration under this code.
  (b) For every lien arising pursuant to subdivision (a) which is due and not paid, the department may collect the amount of the lien plus costs, and Article 6 (commencing with Section 9800) of Chapter 6 of Division 3.5 shall apply.