Out Of State FAQ

Out Of State and looking to Purchase?

​***1/1/2022 Update
We will no longer be able to accept or process out of state deals until further notice (outside of Illinois and Missouri). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This is a temporary amendment to our normal policy that is due to state agencies and banks running severely behind on billing and title issues.

*Note: Certain out of state purchase scenarios may require a $2500 contingent refundable deposit.


​All customers intending to purchase from out of state should read the following:

Can I title and register the Jack Schmitt Ford vehicle I purchase outside the state of Illinois?

We would love to sell you a vehicle, however, several states and financial institutions have new regulations and requirements making it difficult, or even impossible. Title and registration information must be obtained regarding your home state, for that reason we will only be able to assist you Monday through Friday 9:00 – 3:00. The vehicle you are inquiring about will not be held during that time. We will need additional time to gather all of the necessary information from your home state regarding taxes, fees, inspection and emission information, and required forms. Rarely will you be able to take delivery the same day.

Will you ship me the vehicle?

Due to proof of identity requirements, in most cases you must sign all documents in person and take delivery from the dealership. Jack Schmitt Ford does not arrange shipping or recommend a shipping partner. Those arrangements must be made by the purchaser. Jack Schmitt Ford assumes no responsibility for vehicles that are purchased and picked up by a transit carrier by the customer.

Pricing and rebates?

The advertised pricing for the new vehicles on our website and other medias is after all Ford incentives applicable to residents of the St. Louis region. Ford may offer different incentives for your home address, therefore the pricing may be different.

What about taxes?

Most states, but not all states, are “reciprocal” with Illinois for sales tax. States that are not, you would be responsible for paying your sales tax on the vehicle to that state.

Can I register any Jack Schmitt Ford vehicle in my home state?

Some states have different emission requirements than Illinois. Jack Schmitt Ford makes no guarantees and assumes no responsibility for a Jack Schmitt Ford vehicle passing state emissions outside of Illinois.

Can I finance with my bank or credit union?

Certified or wired funds must be received from your lender by the dealership before delivery. Drafts, letters of credit, or funds on hold will not be accepted on out of state deals. We will also be happy to assist you with financing.

What about insurance?

You will be required to provide state and VIN specific insurance, driver’s licenses from your state, and if transferring a license plate, a copy of your state registration. All of these items must match the address of your new registration.

What if I am not returning home soon?

No problem, unless your home state requires a vehicle/emissions inspection in your home state before they will title and register the vehicle.

Can I handle my own title and registration?

Yes, if you purchase a preowned vehicle with immediately available certified or wired funds. No, if your purchase any new vehicle, or financed preowned vehicle. Lenders require the dealership provide proof of registration and lien record. Ford requires proof of registration matching any incentives received.

What about additional fees charged by my state?

There are a few states that will not/cannot give us the amount of local/city/county/ state fees, sales tax, ad valorem tax, or use tax. For the same reasons as in the above answer, we would not be able to deliver the vehicle.

How long will it take to receive my new registration?

Each state varies greatly on how fast they process out of state titles and registration. If you must provide emissions, state inspection, ad-valorem or paid property tax-fees-assessments receipts, this will increase the processing time. Our goal, if we have all the documents, is to complete the registration within 60 days.