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  • Q: Car title and registration in Illinois?

    Hello folks,

    I live in Chicago. I sold my car a couple of months ago to a private
    individual and signed off my title to him. I went through the
    webpages of the DMV and Secretary of State's office to see if there
    were any papers I had to file with them to indicate the sale. There
    were no such requirements, so I did not file anything.

    Last week I received a renewal form for the registration sticker from the
    secretary of state's office for this same vehicle. I don't understand why
    I received this. Do I have to do anything about this? Should'nt the form
    go to the new owner? How do I go about clearing this up? Will I be liable
    for anything later if I ignore this?

    Thanks.




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    Q: Car title and registration in Illinois?

    peter.palaparthy wrote:>>
    Hello folks,
    I live in Chicago. I sold my car a couple of months ago to a private individual and signed off my title to him. I went through the webpages of the DMV and Secretary of State's office to see if there were any papers I had to file with them to indicate the sale. There were no such requirements, so I did not file anything.
    Last week I received a renewal form for the registration sticker from the secretary of state's office for this same vehicle. I don't understand why I received this. Do I have to do anything about this? Should'nt the form go to the new owner? How do I go about clearing this up? Will I be liable for anything later if I ignore this?
    Thanks.
    Just send the form back stating the vehicle has been sold.
    Or do nothing. If you don't renew the plates, you don't get them.
    It's up to the new owner to get what they need.



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      Q: Car title and registration in Illinois?

      On Mon, 8 Sep 2003 13:30:51 -0500 peter.palaparthy <[email protected]> whittled these words:
      Hello folks,
      I live in Chicago. I sold my car a couple of months ago to a private individual and signed off my title to him. I went through the webpages of the DMV and Secretary of State's office to see if there were any papers I had to file with them to indicate the sale. There were no such requirements, so I did not file anything.
      Last week I received a renewal form for the registration sticker from the secretary of state's office for this same vehicle. I don't understand why I received this. Do I have to do anything about this? Should'nt the form go to the new owner? How do I go about clearing this up? Will I be liable for anything later if I ignore this?
      It isn't a very complete FAQ on that site.

      (625 ILCS 5/3-501)
      Sec. 3-501. Registration expires on transfer by owner. Whenever the
      owner of a registered vehicle transfers or assigns his title, or
      interest thereto, the registration of such vehicle shall expire and the
      owner shall not be entitled to any refund of the registration fee. The
      owner shall remove the registration plates and registration stickers, if
      any, therefrom and forward the same to the Secretary of State or may
      have such plates and registration stickers, if any, and the registration
      number thereon assigned to another vehicle upon payment of the fees
      required by law and subject to the rules and regulations of the
      Secretary of State.
      (Source: P.A. 80-230; 80-1185.)

      So - I assume you did not keep the plates? If you did not can you
      possibly get them from the buyer? If not, call DMV and ask what you
      should do. You definetly don't want the person driving around with plates
      that are your responsibility, if you can help it.

      Diane Blackman


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