Coeur D'Alene, ID asked in Contracts for Illinois

Q: Is there a federal law on time constraints for lienholders to surrender vehicle titles to purchasers?

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Eric M Wiechert
Eric M Wiechert
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It's a state issue.*

For the Illinois statutory procedure see 625 ILCS 5/3?205 subsection c at . Generally, a 'perfected' security interest in an IL vehicle title should be released within three weeks after the lienholder receives payment.

* There is a federal title tracking system that helps with some issues when title is transferred through junkyards that is overseen by the DOJ. see

Let me know if I can be of further assistance (licensed in WI and IL)

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