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ILLINOIS CAR TITLE

The state of Illinois requires all vehicle owners to have a certificate of title that will attest they are indeed the legal owners of the vehicle. In Illinois, the transfer of title and all related services are handled by the Secretary of State, which is where you will need to apply for a car title transfer whenever you buy a vehicle for a private seller. However, if you buy a new car from a licensed dealership, you will not be required to complete the transaction yourself. Instead, the transfer of title will be conducted by the salesperson on your behalf.

The state of Illinois requires all vehicle owners to have a certificate of title that will attest they are indeed the legal owners of the vehicle. In Illinois, the transfer of title and all related services are handled by the Secretary of State, which is where you will need to apply for a car title transfer whenever you buy a vehicle for a private seller. However, if you buy a new car from a licensed dealership, you will not be required to complete the transaction yourself. Instead, the transfer of title will be conducted by the salesperson on your behalf.

Salvage or Abandoned Cars

If you are looking to buy a used vehicle but have very limited funds to spend, you may consider the option to buy a salvage vehicle or an abandoned vehicle. While buying a salvage or abandoned vehicle is not without its risks, it can also turn out to be a bargain if you take the time needed to carefully study the Vehicle History Report (VHR) and make the right choice.

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Replace Lost or Stolen Car Title

A car title is not only a document that proves ownership over any given vehicle, but it is also a document that you will be required to present if you ever decide to sell your car. For these reasons, if your Illinois car title is lost, stolen or mutilated, you must apply for a car title copy with the IL Secretary of State’s (SOS) Vehicle Titles Division at your earliest convenience.

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Obtaining a New Car Title

Buying a new vehicle is always a joyous experience but it is accompanied with certain administrative requirements that you will have to fulfill before you can legally drive your car. One of these requirements includes getting car titles, which, along with your DMV drivers license and car registration, is considered a crucial DMV document that you must have.

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Car Title Transfer

Under Illinois law, each time you buy a new or used vehicle, or receive one as a gift, the car title must be transferred to your name so you can legally operate the car in the state.In Illinois, car title transfers are handled by the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) and, depending on the situation…

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Car Title Name Change

If you are an Illinois resident who has to complete a name change procedure due to marriage, divorce or for professional reasons, be advised that you are required to communicate the change to the Illinois Secretary of State (IL SOS), which is the state agency responsible for administering car title name changes.

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Car Title Address Change

If you have just moved to Illinois or have changed residency within the state, you will be required to report the change of address to the IL Secretary of State (SOS) Driver Services Department and Vehicle Services Department to have the new information updated on your DMV records, including on your drivers license, vehicle registration and car title.

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