IL Vehicle Registration Info

Have you just bought a new car, or are thinking about it? We know the process can seem daunting, so let us answer some of your questions. Thank you for trusting Rosen Hyundai!

A vehicle's registration identifies its owner. The Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles or transportation agency requires you to register your car by law.

You can face penalty fees and vehicle impoundment if your registration lapses or is not renewed.

When you buy a new Hyundai, we want you to feel comfortable. That's why we're here to help you with the IL vehicle registration process. We'll tell you how it works and the costs associated with it. 


Rosen Hyundai Algonquin

771 South Randall Road
Directions Algonquin, IL 60102

  • Sales: 847-854-6700
  • Service: 847-447-0292
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How Vehicle Registration Works 

Usually, if you purchase a new car from a dealership like Rosen, we handle the title and registration. But, if you're planning on moving to a new state, you'll need to register your new car after you move.

In Illinois, your new Hyundai needs to be registered within 20 days. Before the IL car registration can be completed, you must get auto insurance. Then you'll go to the local SOS often to submit various documents such as:

       An Application for Vehicle Transaction

       Name and addresses of lienholders

       Payment for registration and tax fees

       The vehicle's title

What is a Car Title? 

Car titles prove ownership of a vehicle. Your vehicle can't be proven to be yours without this document.

Titles generally include the following:

       17-character VIN

       Year, make, and model of the vehicle

       Odometer reading

       The date that the odometer reading was done

       The date on which the title was issued

       Vehicle color

       Owner or owners of the vehicle

       Owner's address

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions about Illinois vehicle registration.

How much is an Illinois Title?

There is a $50 fee for the Illinois Title.

How much is an Illinois License Plate Registration?

The IL car registration fee is between $151 and $164.

How much is the Electronic Registration Transfer Fee?

The for transferring plates is $25. However, the fee for the Title and Transfer is $180. ($155 for the title fee and $25 for the transfer fee)

When you purchase a vehicle at a dealership, how long does it take to receive your title?

Illinois is a title-holding state, meaning the lender keeps the car title until the loan is paid off. Once you pay off the car loan, the lender removes their name and sends you a copy of the car title. The purpose of the title is to show who legally owns the car. You won't be able to sell the car without the title. 

How Rosen Algonquin Can Help

Every person is unique. Rosen is here to make the car-buying process simple and easy. That's why we offer Rosen Concierge. From the moment you order your 2023 Hyundai to when you receive it, your Concierge will be there to help you. Whether that's finding the right make and model, showing you its wonderful features, or registering your vehicle, we're here to point you in the right direction. Rosen is dedicated to transparency and can help you with any and all questions.

Find Your Next Hyundai Vehicle at Rosen Algonquin

Registering your vehicle or transferring the title on vehicles can be complicated. However, we have been issuing properly transferring titles and helping customers to register their vehicles for a long time!

If you're looking for a Hyundai dealer near me, there's no better choice than Rosen Algonquin. Check out our vehicles on our lot and test drive your favorite models.

Visit us at 771 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102, or call us at 888-757-5628.

  1. Rosen Hyundai Algonquin

    771 South Randall Road
    Algonquin, IL 60102

    • Sales: 847-854-6700
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