Transferring boat title

Discussion in 'Boating' started by BigCatDreaming, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I just paid off the rest of the money on my boat and got a folder full of papers that I have no idea what to do with. It came with new stickers that have yet to be put on, but the real problem is i dont know how to transfer the title into my name. if anyone has gone through this process please fill me in on everything I need to do. I'd really appreciate it. I'm clueless about this stuff.
     
  2. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    Oh and how much it might cost, please!
     

  3. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Its different state by state but I know you'll have to have a bill of sale relinquishing ownership to you. It may or may not have to be notorized.
     
  4. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    Yeah they typed up two different copies and we signed them, but i'm still really curious if anyone from illinois knows if i have to do anything else
     
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Call a car dealer or boat dealer in your area. They should know exactly what to do. In Ohio the title is already in your name and the bank has a lien notation, or stamp on it which they sign after it's paid for, and you have released at a title office, no charge. Sorry, but I don't have Illinois title info. Someone here will chime in, just keeping it bumped. Good Luck,
    Shawn
     
  6. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    In Indiana we go to the liesen (sp) branch and it is just like cars.
    Bill
     
  7. jmon

    jmon New Member

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    go to il dnr website it will tell you everything
     
  8. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I checked the illinois dnr website but i didnt find anything on transferring a boat title from its previous owner. Only how to apply for one