Less than two weeks after Illinois authorities barred Carvana from selling vehicles in the state, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office issued a stay on his order.
This location will allow Carvana to sell cars in Illinois but it must follow a number of strict guidelines. For example, title must be registered through Illinois sender and a $ 250,000 bond must be posted by the customer to pay any penalty or fee for failing to comply with the Carvana Act. Carvana will also be unable to issue temporary registration permits or license plates.
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“My top commitment is to protect the interests and well-being of Illinois consumers,” Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said in a statement. “I thank the Illinois Secretary of State Police for his ongoing efforts to protect customers. We will continue to work with Carvana to ensure that every customer is served properly. ”
Talking to Auto NewsHenry Haupt, a spokesman for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, said Carvana’s documents were under review and that the Secretary of State’s Police Department could reinstate the stay order at any time.
“We are pleased to announce that we have resumed normal service in the state of Illinois,” Carvana said. “Carvana has provided all previously purchased vehicles in recent times as we have discussed the situation with the state. Our goal is to continue to demonstrate how using our customer-centric business model is changing the experience and expectations of car buyers and sellers. ”