Can I Junk A Car Without A Title In Illinois?

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Frank

One of the confusing issues for many people trying to sell a junk car in Chicago is the need for a title. Under the state and federal law, any vehicle sale must be accompanied with a title, which is used to prove ownership of the vehicle. Some auto scrap companies can accept a vehicle without a title, but this is not common practice with all scrap companies as there is always the risk of someone other than the legal owner trying to sell a vehicle.

Getting a Replacement Title

If you are the owner of the vehicle, getting a replacement title is a simple process. Before contacting the company to buy your junk car in Chicago, complete form VSD 190 and submit it with the fee to the Illinois Secretary of State office. The replacement or duplicate title is mailed to the last registered owner of the vehicle.

There is expedited and overnight service as well, and the registered owner can also pick up the title in person. However, most people selling a junk car in Chicago wait for the title to arrive in the mail to save money. Once it arrives, the title can be used to transfer ownership of the car or truck to the junkyard.

Let Aero Auto Parts Help You

If you have any questions about selling a junk car or truck, contact us today at Aero Auto Parts. We are available by phone at 773-645-9586, and we can help you with any information you need regarding the title or the junk car sales process.