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Illinois Vehicle Registration

IL Vehicle Title and Registration

When you purchase a used vehicle in Illinois or move to Illinois from another state, you’ll need to title and register the vehicle with the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS).

You can complete your transaction online/by mail or at an SOS facility. New residents must apply in person.

Title and Register a Recently Purchased Vehicle in Illinois

When you purchase a vehicle through a dealership, they will be responsible for processing your paperwork.

For vehicles purchased from a private seller, you can transfer the title and register online/by mail OR in person.

Title transfer and registration will require:

  1. A completed Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (VSD 190).
  2. The vehicle title. Both buyer and seller sections must be completed.
  3. Payment for the title fee, sales tax (if applicable), and registration fee.

Print your application and bring these items to your local SOS facility within 20 days of purchasing your vehicle OR mail them to:

Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. 2nd. St., Room 014
Springfield, IL 62756

Title and Register a Vehicle in IL: New Residents

When you move to Illinois from another state, you’ll need to visit your local SOS office and provide your:

  • Completed Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (VSD 190).
  • The vehicle title or other proof of ownership. If this is not available because the vehicle title is held by an out-of-state lienholder, you must provide one of the following instead:
    • A copy of the title.
    • Certificate of Origin.
    • Registration
    • Bill of sale.


  • A copy of the loan agreement.
  • Payment for the title fee, sales tax (if applicable), and registration fee.

In addition to the application, leased vehicles must also provide the:

  • Lease purchase agreement.
  • Registration.
  • Title.
  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin.
  • Bill of sale listing the vehicle information and lessee’s name and address.

If you recently purchased the vehicle in another state and do NOT yet have a title or registration, you must provide either a:

  • RUT 25 if you purchase from a dealer.


  • RUT-50 if you purchased from a private seller.

Both forms are available at the SOS office.

Special plate categories may require additional documentation. If you have any questions, please call 217-782-6306.

Illinois Title and Registration Fees

  • Title fee: $150.
  • Registration for passenger vehicles or trucks (up to 8,000 lbs.): $151.
  • Registration for motorcycles: $41.