Illinois Boating

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by tehrealmccoy, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. tehrealmccoy

    tehrealmccoy New Member

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    Streator, Illin
    Hello everyone!

    I recently purchased a sturdy used 12 ft jon boat. Only problem is it is so old that the title was lost probably 2-4 owners ago. It needs to be properly registered before I can take it out anywhere, my question is how do I go about getting it registered without the title?

    Thanks!

    - Brian
     
  2. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    norfolk, va
    i would think that a notorizing shop would do it.
     

  3. gebs

    gebs New Member

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    Illinois
    In order to get a new title you have to submit a request for a title search. You'll need the model and hull ID to do this. There are forms on the DNR website.

    Here is a link to the DNR website page on boat registration: http://dnr.state.il.us/admin/systems/boats.htm
     
  4. tehrealmccoy

    tehrealmccoy New Member

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    State:
    Streator, Illin
    Thanks. Would the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have one of these forms?
     
  5. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Keep us posted on the results. A few years ago a friend in a similar case was unsuccessful in obtaining a title. I've passed up a couple chances to purchase because of no title and his experience.
     
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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