1961 The California Association of Licensed Repossessors (CALR) was
incorporated.CALR is composed of
men and women who are dedicated to improving the Collateral Recovery
Industry. Our purpose is to strengthen understanding between licensees,
law enforcement, financial institutions, regulatory agencies and the
consumer. We provide our members continuing education in the fields of
public relations, business principles and professionalism in the
Collateral Recovery Industry.
CALR is pro-active
in introducing and passing legislation in California. We are
the largest and oldest state repossession trade association in the US.
Many states look to California for guidance in enacting and
passing legislation in their individual states including a leading
platform for other states to enact recovery agency licensing.
Please visit the "NEWS" page for some of the more important laws passed
in California that help the repossessor in the field effectively gain
and retain possession of the collateral. Our second
generation lobbyist, Jerry Desmond, of Desmond and Desmond located in
Sacramento and our CALR legislative liason Joe Collins, worked together
successfully to get these laws passed.
AGENCY or RELATED INDUSTRY: In California and throughout
the United States, we encourage you to join CALR and receive the same
benefits that are offered to our members. Receive up to
date information regarding your industry. Attend any or all
of the many client seminars and conventions held throughout the year.
INSTITUTION PROFESSIONAL: We offer up to date information
(1) Repossession laws,
rules and regulations in California. (2) A Question and
Answer (Q&A) Section to increase your knowledge of the
repossession field. (3) A current
directory of our membership.
ENFORCEMENT PERSON OR AGENCY: Click the "PD" link at the top of the page for:
(1) Current laws,
rules and regulations affecting repossessions. (2) A Question and
Answer (Q&A) column relating to repossession laws. (3) A directory of
CONSUMER: Access the "BSIS" link at the top of the page. Here you can download
and view the "Consumer's Guide to Repossession Practices" a publication by the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) who regulate the repossession industry.
If you have any
questions or comments please contact us. We would love to hear from