Please veiw the following notice that was sent to the MADA. As we move forward, it is important to note that this is an issue all dealers are struggling with at this time.
MADA has been informed that the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Secretary of State's Office are requiring vehicle documentation for Missouri vehicles sold to Illinois dealers which were registered in Missouri counties that were declared federal disaster areas due to recent flooding. Illinois is the only state that requires this documentation.
The required process works like this: if a Missouri seller is selling a vehicle to an Illinois dealer, and that vehicle was registered in one of the Missouri counties that was declared a federal disaster area, additional documentation must be completed and notarized acknowledging that the vehicle in question was not, to your knowledge, damaged in the recent flooding which resulted in the federal disaster declarations. That documentation must accompany all paperwork included in the selling process. A copy of the form is can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
This process will be required for all Dealer trade, auction transactions, and customer trades, which result in sale to an Illinois automobile dealer.
Areas of Missouri that were declared federal disaster zones include the following:
Missouri: Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, and Wright Counties and the City of St. Louis.
This is in no way a Missouri statutory requirement; however, by complying with these Illinois procedural steps, it may help you avoid complications in completing transactions with Illinois licensed dealers.
In recapping, if you are selling a vehicle from your dealership, or auction to an Illinois dealer, you must have the attached form completed and notarized, and included with all paperwork. If this information is not included, the Illinois Secretary of State's office will "Flood Brand" this vehicle and prohibit the sale under a clean title.
Should you have questions or need additional information please contact our office at 573-634-3011.