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Illinois DMV Guide by - Make the DMV Headache Free

Find out more about Illinois DMV and save time when dealing with driving and licensing issues. Our site will provide you with all the info you need regarding those issues in its easy-to-understand articles, such as:

  • Detailed requirements for different types of motor vehicles, from cars to motorcycles to boats.
  • All the latest news on requirements and forms to fill in.
  • From car driving and ownership, the steps to getting your IL driver’s license, to vehicle registration and auto insurance.

Using the Guide

How to navigate around the site? Just type the desired info into the "search" feature, or use the navigation sections. Motorcycle and boat owners can also find out all about the special requirements for vehicle registration and more on our site.

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Vehicle Emissions Testing in Illinois

Find info on laws and regulations regarding motor vehicle emission standards Illinois

Illinois State-to-State Transfer of Title

If you are moving to another state, you will likely need to transfer the title of your vehicle. It will be the same situation if you are selling/buying a vehicle to an individual in another state.To find information on transfer of ownership within a single state click here.

The state to state title transfer process is different in each state.

How to Apply For a Boating License in Illinois

Illinois requires a Boater Education Card for boaters, and not a boating license. The regulatory authority for the card is Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The card is mandatory for all boat operators 12 years and older.

There is a restriction on the age of boat operators. You cannot operate any vessel is you are less than 10 years old.

Traffic Tickets and Violations in Illinois

Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of Illinois for various violations of traffic law. Citations generally indicate the statute or code number of the violation, and explain how and when to pay the fine or respond to the ticket. You must respond to a citation, usually by paying a fine or appearing in court, or else a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driving license may be suspended.


Most traffic tickets in Illinois are issued for what are sometimes called "strict-liability" offenses.

How to Register a Custom or Antique Vehicle in Illinois

Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Illinois. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle.