The stay will allow Carvana to sell vehicles in Illinois as long as it follows "strict guidelines."
But the online used-vehicle giant still has limitations. Carvana won't be allowed to issue temporary registration permits or license plates, according to an email from Henry Haupt, spokesman for the Illinois Secretary of State's office.
Carvana is now required to register titles through Illinois remitters — third-party entities licensed in the state to process title transactions. The retailer also must post a $250,000 bond "to guarantee payment of any fines or fees incurred by customers that resulted from Carvana's failure to follow the law," Haupt said in the email.
"My top commitment is protecting the interests and well-being of Illinois consumers," Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said in a statement. "I applaud the Illinois Secretary of State Police for their ongoing efforts to protect customers. We will continue to work with Carvana in a concerted effort to ensure that every customer is properly served."