How do you transfer vehicle titles to family in IL?
Transferring Titles Between Family MembersThe process to transfer titles between family members is the same as a regular title transfer; the lone difference comes in the use tax rate, which is only $15. Normally this rate is significantly higher, based on the vehicle's age and sometimes the sales price.
SellerIf you're the "seller" (the former vehicle owner), you must:
- Sign and print your name on the auto title.
- Record the vehicle's odometer reading and the date of sale on the back of the title.
- Remove the license plates.
No bill of sale is required.
If you're the "buyer" (the new vehicle owner), you must:
- Sign and print your name on the title.
- Confirm that all of the car title information - such as the odometer reading and VIN - is accurate.
- Complete an Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (Form VSD 190). You can't download this form. Either get one from any Secretary of State (SOS) office or call (800) 252-8980.
- Complete tax form RUT-50 and write a check or money to pay the $15 use tax fee (payable to Illinois Department of Revenue).
- Write a check or money order to pay the $95 title fee (payable to Illinois Secretary of State).
Drop off all the documents and payments to any SOS office or mail everything to:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. Second St., Room 014
Springfield, IL 62756
The SOS mails out all titles. The process generally takes six weeks.
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