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Old Jun 20th 2010, 11:29 pm
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Hi,
I have just moved to Chicago last week, and need to buy a second hand car cause my job will involve commuting 40 miles a day.
1) When we buy a car from a private seller, do we need to get our own licence plates?
I have had a look at DMV @illinois, but haven't found an answer.
Can I use the previous owners licence plates till I get my own. Do i get a temp one to begin with?
Extremely confusing. Why cant they just sell the car with the plates on it.

Many thanks for your replies.
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Old Jun 21st 2010, 12:35 am
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Check out the Illinois Secretary of State's web site on how to apply for Title, plates and registration
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/de...ion/apply.html
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Originally Posted by looneytunes View Post
Hi,
I have just moved to Chicago last week, and need to buy a second hand car cause my job will involve commuting 40 miles a day.
1) When we buy a car from a private seller, do we need to get our own licence plates?
I have had a look at DMV @illinois, but haven't found an answer.
Can I use the previous owners licence plates till I get my own. Do i get a temp one to begin with?
Extremely confusing. Why cant they just sell the car with the plates on it.

Many thanks for your replies.
When you register you car and pay the taxes then you get your tag plates
the plates stay with you
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Old Jun 21st 2010, 6:39 pm
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When you register you car and pay the taxes then you get your tag plates
the plates stay with you
many thanks for all your replies. talked to a helpful person at Sec of State office.
1) you can buy a car with cash if you don't have a SSN.
2) You can title and register it on a UK driving licence.
3) In illinois, you cannot transfer plates.
4) You will have 24 hours to get new plates. You can drive the car without plates from the sellers place to yours. Then take the title document to Sec of State office - get temp licence plates -replace when you get your own permanent licence plates.
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