Refunds Available for Overpayment of Title Transfer

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:51 PM | Anonymous
Effective January 1, 2022, the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/3-113(e), was amended to provide that the Secretary of State is authorized to issue a certificate of title in the name of the dealership to a licensed dealer under Chapter 5 for $20 if the surrendered certificate of title has no space to assign the certificate of title again. If a dealer paid more than $20 for such a title, it may, within six months of the date of payment, file an Illinois Secretary of State form entitled "Consideration for Refund," which can be found on the SOS website at, along with a copy of the original application for vehicle title, seeking a refund of any amount paid more than the $20 fee. The explanation for the requested refund should be "excess title fees paid." The refund request can be faxed (217-557-4552) or sent priority mail to Office of the Secretary of State, Accounting Revenue Department, Refund Section, 222 Howlett Building, Springfield, Illinois 62756.

To save time, money and follow-up CATA Exclusive ERT Provider Vitu recommends applying for Dealer Title Only applications through
. Selecting Electronic Registration and Titling and selecting Title Only, Dealer for Resale checkbox will appear.  This will produce the correct application showing the $20 Dealer Title Only fee.  The dealer also has the ability to add the Expedited Title Fee of $30 to be able to obtain a title more quickly.

Link to Consideration for Refund form:

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