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Illinois title, registration fees going up in 2010

November 15, 2010

Vehicle title and registration fees increase in Illinois Jan. 1, 2010. Registrations that expire in January 2010 or later are affected by the increase. 

Registration fees for passenger vehicles, ceremonial vehicles and flat-weight vehicles up to 8,000 pounds (B class) all increase from $79 to $99. Recreational vehicles are exempt from the fee increase, except for recreational vehicles that display specialty plates, which are subject to the new $99 fee plus any applicable specialty plate fees.

The Certificate of Title fee increases from $65 to $95; Transfer of Registration, from $15 to $25; and Duplicate/Corrected Certificate of Title, from $65 to $95.

Renewal fee extensions are based on the current expiration date. If the current expiration is December 2009 or earlier, the extension fee is $6.50 a month. If the current expiration is January 2010 or later, the extension fee is $8 a month. 

Title transactions are based on the date the Secretary of State’s office receives the correctly completed application (stamped date on the application). The office must receive the correctly completed application before Jan. 1 or the new title fee applies.

Some possible scenarios for registration renewal and title transactions:

Applications received prior to Jan. 1

1. Applicant purchases a vehicle on Dec. 15 and the Secretary of State’s office receives the title and registration paperwork on or before Dec. 31.

Registration Fee:      $ 79 
Title Fee:                    $ 65 
Total Due:                  $144

2. Applicant purchases a vehicle on Dec.15 and the Secretary of State’s office receives the title and transfer paperwork on or before Dec. 31.   

Transfer Fee:             $15
Title Fee:                    $65
Total Due:                  $80

Applications received after Jan. 1

1. Applicant purchases a vehicle on Dec. 15 and the Secretary of State’s office receives the title and registration paperwork on or after Jan. 1.

Registration Fee:      $ 79 
Title Fee:                    $ 95 
Total Due:                  $174

* Expiration date of registration sticker remains Dec. 31, 2010.

 

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