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Motor Fuel

Licensing & Registration

How do I know if I need a motor fuel license?

If you act as a distributor, supplier, receiver, or blender, you must be licensed under the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Receivers must also be licensed under the Environmental Impact Fee Law. One receiver license is valid under both laws. If your principal place of business is in a state other than Illinois, you must be licensed in your "home" state without any unpaid liabilities in that state for monies due for the sale, distribution, or use of motor fuel prior to applying for an Illinois motor fuel license.

Which motor fuel license do I qualify for?

You must be licensed as a distributor if you

To apply for a distributor license, complete Form REG-1, Illinois Business Registration Application and Form REG-8-A, Motor Fuel and Other Fuel Information.

You must be licensed as a supplier if you

To apply for a supplier license, complete Form REG-1, Illinois Business Registration Application and Form REG-8-A, Motor Fuel and Other Fuel Information.

You must be licensed as a receiver if you

To apply for a receiver license, complete Form REG-1, Illinois Business Registration Application and Form REG-8-A, Motor Fuel and Other Fuel Information.

You must have a blender permit, a distributor license, and a receiver license if you blend gasoline products. To apply for a blender permit, complete Form REG-1, Illinois Business Registration Application and Form REG-8-A, Motor Fuel and Other Fuel Information.

How do I register for motor fuel tax?

To apply for a blender permit, or for a license as a distributor, supplier, or receiver, you must complete Form REG-1, Illinois Business Registration Application and Form REG-8-A, Motor Fuel and Other Fuel Information.

If you are an out-of-state applicant, you must complete Form RMP-14, Designation and Appointment of Agent, to identify an Illinois agent.

These forms may be downloaded and mailed to us at the address provided on the forms.

Will I have to pay a registration or licensing fee?

No. Our licenses are free! All you have to do is properly complete the registration application and be approved by the Motor Fuel Tax and Refund Section.

Will I be required to post a bond prior to receiving my license?

Yes. After we have reviewed your Form Reg-8-A, you will be notified of the amount of bond to acquire. Your bond can be in the form of:

The minimum bond amount is $1,000 and the maximum bond cannot exceed twice the monthly amount that would be collectible as a tax in the event of a sale of motor fuel, or special fuel sold, distributed, and used by the distributor including tax-free sales, use, or distribution.

Do I have to renew my license annually?

No. Once issued, and you remain in compliance, your motor fuel tax license is good for as long as you are in business and you continue to operate as you were licensed.

If I change the structure of my business do I need a new license?

Yes. If, for example, your business structure changes from a partnership to a corporation, you will need to reapply for a new license. Other reasons we may require a new license include:

Can my license be revoked?

Yes. Examples of why your motor fuel license can be revoked include:

As a bulk user, are there forms I need to file?

No. We no longer license bulk users, therefore you do not have to file a return with us. The person supplying you with the fuel is responsible for reporting.