Often, a vehicle buyer won't be able to register a vehicle immediately after purchase, but still needs to be able to drive legally (even if it's just driving home from the seller's location).

Temporary registrations (otherwise known as temp tags or in-transit permits) give vehicle buyers in many states a grace period between vehicle purchase and registration. Each state has its own rules for temporary registration; 30 days is the most common duration.

Temporary Registration Example

Example of an Illinois Temporary Registration Permit

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