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625 ILCS 5/3-104
(625 ILCS 5/3-104)
(from chap. 95 1/2, para. 3-104)
Application for title deed.
(a) The application for a certificate of ownership of a vehicle in that State must be made by the owner to the Secretary of State on the prescribed form and must include:
1. Name, Illinois residency, mailing address and,
if available, e-mail address of the owner;
2. A description of the vehicle including, to the extent
The following data is present: make, year of construction, model, identification number, type of body, whether new or used, in relation to caravans as defined in section 1-128 of this Code and in relation to prefabricated houses as defined in section 1-144.03 of this Code , the square footage based on the external dimensions excluding the length of the drawbar and hitch, and for vehicles in the second division, whether for rent, not for rent or both for rent and non-rent - for rent;
3. Applicant’s purchase date and
if applicable, the name and address of the person from whom the vehicle was purchased and the names and addresses of any pledgee in order of priority and the signatures of the owners;
4. The current mileage at the time of
transmission and that the reported mileage is one of the following: actual mileage, not actual mileage, or the mileage exceeds its mechanical limits; And
5. All further information to the foreign minister
is reasonably necessary to identify the vehicle and enable it to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of ownership and whether or not there are any security interests in the vehicle.
(a-5) The Secretary of State shall designate a space on the required application form for the owner of a vehicle to designate a beneficiary of title to the vehicle upon the death of the owner.
(b) If the application relates to a vehicle purchased from a dealer, it must also be signed by the dealer as well as the owner and the dealer must send the application and the required documents promptly by post or delivery to the Secretary of State.
(c) If the application relates to a vehicle last registered in another state or country, the application must include or be accompanied by:
1. Any authenticated document of ownership so recognized
and issued by the other state or country and acceptable to the Secretary of State, and
2. All other information and documents of the secretary
reasonably required by the state to prove ownership of the vehicle and the existence or non-existence of a security interest therein.
(d) If the application relates to a new vehicle, it must be accompanied by the manufacturer's declaration of origin or other documents required and accepted by the Secretary of State with the necessary attributions to demonstrate the applicant's title.
(e) If an application relates to a vehicle rebuilt from a previously salvaged vehicle, that application must comply with sections 3-302 through 3-304 of this Code.
(f) An application for a certificate of ownership for a vehicle, whether purchased in Illinois or outside of Illinois, and even if previously registered in another state, must be accompanied by either a Department of Treasury exemption order stating that according to use no Tax Act or the vehicle use tax imposed under Section 3-1001 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is owed by anyone with respect to that vehicle, or a receipt from the Department of Treasury showing that the taxes imposed have been paid. A Certificate of Ownership application for a vehicle purchased outside of Illinois, even if previously registered in another state, must be accompanied by either a Department of Treasury exemption ruling stating that no tax is payable under the Municipal UseTax Act or the County Use Tax Act owed by anyone in respect of that vehicle, or a receipt from the Treasury Department showing that all taxes imposed have been paid. In the absence of such a receipt for payment or determination of the exemption by the Ministry, no certificate of ownership will be issued to the applicant.
If proof of payment of the tax or non-liability thereto is found invalid after the certificate of ownership and the certificate of display have been issued, the Secretary of State revokes the certificate and requires that the certificate of ownership and, if applicable, the title of issue be returned to him.
(g) If the application is for a vehicle not manufactured to meet federal safety and emissions standards, the application must include all documents required by federal agencies to meet their standards before a vehicle can be titled and registered may be issued.
(h) If the application relates to a vehicle for public sale by a sheriff, it must be accompanied by the required fee and a bill of sale issued and signed by a sheriff. The bill of sale must state the name and address of the new owner, the year of manufacture, the make and vehicle identification number of the vehicle, the number of the court order authorizing such sale, if any, and the name and address of all lienholders in order of priority included, if applicable.
(i) If the application relates to a vehicle for which a court has found ownership, it must be accompanied by a certified copy of that court order and the required fee. The court order must state the name and address of the new owner, the full description of the vehicle, if known, the name and address of the pledgee, if any, and must be signed and dated by the judge issuing the order.
(j) Where the application relates to a vehicle to be sold by public auction under the Labor and Storage Lien (Small Amount) Act, it must be accompanied by an affidavit or affidavit from the Secretary of State together with the documents described in the affidavit or affidavit and to be attached to the required fee.
(k) The Secretary may provide for an expedited procedure for the issuance of vehicle titles. Expedited title applications must be delivered by first class mail or personal delivery to the Secretary of State's Vehicle Services Department in Springfield. Applications must be complete, including required forms, fees, and taxes. Applications received before noon on a business day will be processed and dispatched the same day. Applications received after noon on a business day will be processed and shipped the next business day. The Secretary charges an additional fee of $30 for this service, and this fee covers the cost of return shipping via Priority Mail. All fees charged by the Secretary of State for expedited services are paid into the License Plate Fund. In the event that the Vehicle Service Department determines that the volume of expedited title requests received on any given day exceeds the Vehicle Service Department's ability to expeditely process such requests, the Vehicle Service Department may decline to provide expedited services and the additional expedited delivery fee will be refunded to the applicant .
(l) If the application is for a homebuilt trailer, (i) it must be accompanied by appropriate documentation regarding the source of materials used in the construction of the trailer, as required by the Secretary of State, (ii) the trailer must be inspected prior to the issuance of title be inspected by an officer of the Secretary of State, and (iii) upon approval by the Secretary of State, the trailer must have a vehicle identification number provided by the Secretary of State stamped or riveted on the frame.
(m) The holder of a manufacturer's declaration of origin for a prefabricated house may issue it to any person to facilitate the transport or loading of the prefabricated house. Any person receiving such a manufacturer's declaration of origin holds it in trust for the person supplying it.
(n) Within 45 days of the completion of the first retail sale of a manufactured home, the manufacturer's declaration of origin for that manufactured home must be given to the Secretary of State either in connection with an application for a certificate of title for that manufactured home or in accordance with Section 3-116.1.
(o) Any application for a motor vehicle title certificate must be reviewed by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) for a vehicle history report before the Secretary issues a title certificate.
(p) The Secretary may, in its sole discretion, use any commercially available title history service to assist in determining the proper title designation of a motor vehicle prior to issuing a title certificate.
(Quelle: P.A. 102-154, eff. 1-1-22