How much does it cost to request vehicle title and registration info in Illinois?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 10:57 am
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Illinois Title and Registration FAQs

Situations may arise where you want to obtain title and registration on a vehicle. Perhaps you’re thinking about buying the ride, or you have some other motive.

Whatever the reason for getting such information, it can be obtained from the state of Illinois. How much does it cost to request title and registration info in the Land of Lincoln?

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The prices to obtain title and registration info in Illinois are as follows:

  • Title search: $5
  • Registration search: $5
  • Title and Registration: $10
  • Certified for Court: $10

What does “Certified for Court” mean?

The Certified for Court fee only applies if you need a certified copy of the title and registration. To get the information certified for court, submit a completed Secretary of State Information Request Form or send a letter requesting a certified copy. The $10 fee applies to each certified vehicle record requested.

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How do I request title and registration info?

To request title and registration information on a vehicle, individuals can complete a Secretary of State Information Request Form. Alternatively, they may contact the following:

Secretary of State

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Section

501 S. Second St., Rm. 408

Springfield, IL 62756


How long does it take to receive Illinois title and registration information on a vehicle?

There’s typically a 10-day delay in the release of information on an individual vehicle record. This delay may not apply if you’re one of those exempt entities referenced above.

Does requesting vehicle information also give info about the driver?

Typically, only vehicle information is provided when Title and Registration are requested. However, some entities, such as law enforcement, government agencies, and employers, can get more information if they so choose.

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