So you just bought a privately sold vehicle from a different state huh? If you're wondering how exactly to do an out of state title transfer, you've come to the right place. The rule differs for each state. We encourage you to check what the exact policy is for your state, as you don't want to rack up any late fees! The protocol will be different depending on which situation you're in. Let's start with the most common one.
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A car title is needed to prove who owns the rights to a vehicle. When you have purchased a vehicle from another individual or received the vehicle as a gift, the state of Illinois has a process in place to help you legally assume ownership of the vehicle. In order to assume ownership, the original owner must complete the reverse side of the original car title. Once he gives you the completed title, you are well on your way to becoming the legal owner of the vehicle, but you will need to file some additional paper work in order to receive a new title.
Ensure that the information the seller has entered on the back of the original car title is accurate and complete. It should include the name of the individual the title is being transferred to, the mileage odometer reading, and the VIN Vehicle Identification Number. Both the buyer and the seller must sign and date the back of the original car title. If you would like a copy of this form mailed to you, call Obtain form RUT, pertaining to vehicle use tax.
You can obtain a copy of this form either by visiting the Illinois Department of Revenue directly or by phoning anytime 24 hours per day , and providing your mailing address. Be sure that the information you place on the forms matches the information on the back of your vehicle title.
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Step 1 Ensure that the information the seller has entered on the back of the original car title is accurate and complete. Step 3 Obtain form RUT, pertaining to vehicle use tax. Wait to receive your updated title in the mail.
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How to Transfer a Title to Family Members in Illinois
Release ownership by signing in the bottom of the title, line 3, off to the right on the front face of the title in the assignment of title section. The lien release must include the date signature of the authorized agent, and the agent's title. If your title has been lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, countered, or has become illegible and you are the registered owner you can apply for duplicate title by filling out the Application for Vehicle Transaction s VSD If you are not able to obtain a negotiable title or the paperwork for a duplicate title, IAA can obtain a Salvage title through the Illinois abandonment process. IAA does a title search documenting all past registered owners and lien holders. IAA will send the required registered mailings to all owners and lien holders and will wait the prescribed number of days by law for contact.
Illinois Bill of Sale Forms
ILAO works for justice and peace. We stand in solidarity with our communities and neighbors in crisis. Check the Illinois Courts website for information on your local court or check with your county Circuit Clerk. Or learn more about other legal issues and the coronavirus pandemic. But you need to go through the Secretary of State. This article explains the process.