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Change in use of non-secure Power-of-Attorney form

November 23, 2010
The Illinois Secretary of State no longer accepts the white-colored Non-Secure Power of Attorney form on vehicles whose title assignments require the signatures of both buyer and seller, to certify the numeric odometer reading. Such certification is necessary under the state's Truth in Mileage Act. In a review of the federal Truth in Mileage Act, attorneys for the secretary of state's office determined that the red-colored Power of Attorney form should be used whenever a customer grants signature authority to another person in order to certify the required odometer reading on the title assignment. The white-colored form still may be used for vehicles that are exempt from odometer certification, such as transactions for a duplicate title or an application for title and registration in a new owner's name.