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625 ILCS 5/3-405
(625 ILCS 5/3-405)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-405)
Application for registration.
(a) Every owner of a vehicle subject to registration under this Code shall
make application to the Secretary of State for the registration of such
vehicle upon the appropriate form or forms furnished by the Secretary.
Every such application shall bear the signature of the owner
written with pen and ink and contain:
1. The name, domicile address, as defined in Section
1-115.5 of this Code, (except as otherwise provided in this paragraph 1), mail address of the owner or business address of the owner if a firm, association, or corporation, and, if available, email address of the owner. If the mailing address is a post office box number, the address listed on the driver license record may be used to verify residence. A police officer, a deputy sheriff, an elected sheriff, a law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, a fire investigator, a state's attorney, an assistant state's attorney, a state's attorney special investigator, or a judicial officer may elect to furnish the address of the headquarters of the governmental entity, police district, or business address where he or she works instead of his or her domicile address, in which case that address shall be deemed to be his or her domicile address for all purposes under this Chapter 3. The spouse and children of a person who may elect under this paragraph 1 to furnish the address of the headquarters of the government entity, police district, or business address where the person works instead of the person's domicile address may, if they reside with that person, also elect to furnish the address of the headquarters of the government entity, police district, or business address where the person works as their domicile address, in which case that address shall be deemed to be their domicile address for all purposes under this Chapter 3. In this paragraph 1: (A) "police officer" has the meaning ascribed to "policeman" in Section 10-3-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code; (B) "deputy sheriff" means a deputy sheriff appointed under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code; (C) "elected sheriff" means a sheriff commissioned pursuant to Section 3-6001 of the Counties Code; (D) "fire investigator" means a person classified as a peace officer under the Peace Officer Fire Investigation Act; (E) "state's attorney", "assistant state's attorney", and "state's attorney special investigator" mean a state's attorney, assistant state's attorney, and state's attorney special investigator commissioned or appointed under Division 3-9 of the Counties Code; and (F) "judicial officer" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1-10 of the Judicial Privacy Act.
2. A description of the vehicle, including such
information as is required in an application for a certificate of title, determined under such standard rating as may be prescribed by the Secretary.
4. Such further information as may reasonably be
required by the Secretary to enable him to determine whether the vehicle is lawfully entitled to registration and the owner entitled to a certificate of title.
5. An affirmation by the applicant that all
information set forth is true and correct. If the application is for the registration of a motor vehicle, the applicant also shall affirm that the motor vehicle is insured as required by this Code, that such insurance will be maintained throughout the period for which the motor vehicle shall be registered, and that neither the owner, nor any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's permission, shall operate the motor vehicle unless the required insurance is in effect. If the person signing the affirmation is not the sole owner of the vehicle, such person shall be deemed to have affirmed on behalf of all the owners of the vehicle. If the person signing the affirmation is not an owner of the vehicle, such person shall be deemed to have affirmed on behalf of the owner or owners of the vehicle. The lack of signature on the application shall not in any manner exempt the owner or owners from any provisions, requirements or penalties of this Code.
(b) When such application refers to a new vehicle purchased from a
dealer the application shall be accompanied by a Manufacturer's Statement
of Origin from the dealer, and a statement showing any lien retained by the
(Source: P.A. 100-145, eff. 1-1-18