(20 ILCS 862/45)
Public access sticker.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), after January 1, 1998, a person
may not operate and an owner may not give permission to another to operate an
off-highway vehicle on land or lands or waters in public off-highway vehicle
parks paid for, operated, or supported by the grant program
established under subsection (d) of Section 15 unless the off-highway vehicle
displays an off-highway vehicle public access sticker in a manner prescribed
by the Department by rule.
(b) An off-highway vehicle does not need a public access sticker if the
off-highway vehicle is used on private land or if the off-highway vehicle is
owned by the State, the federal government, or a unit of local government.
(c) The Department shall issue the public access stickers and shall charge
the following fees:
(1) $30 for 3 years for individuals.
(2) $50 for 3 years for rental units.
(3) $75 for 3 years for dealer and manufacturer
demonstrations and research.
(4) $50 for 3 years for an all-terrain vehicle or
off-highway motorcycle used for production agriculture, as defined in Section 3-821 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(5) $50 for 3 years for residents of a State other
than Illinois that does not have a reciprocal agreement with the Department, pursuant to subsection (d).
(6) $50 for 3 years for an all-terrain vehicle or
off-highway motorcycle that does not have a title.
The Department, by administrative rule, may make replacement stickers available
at a reduced cost. These fees for public access stickers shall be deposited
into the Off-Highway
Vehicle Trails Fund.
(d) The Department is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements with
other states that have a similar off-highway vehicle public access sticker
program to allow residents of such states to operate off-highway vehicles on
land or lands or waters in public off-highway vehicle parks paid for, operated,
or supported by the grant program established under subsection (d) of Section
15 without acquiring an off-highway vehicle public access sticker in this State
pursuant to subsection (a).
(e) The Department may license vendors to sell
off-highway vehicle public access stickers. Issuing fees may be set by
(f) Any person participating in an organized competitive event on land or
off-highway vehicle parks paid for, operated by, or supported by the grant
established in subsection (d) of Section 15 shall display the public access
under subsection (c) of this Section or pay $5 per event. Fees collected under
subsection shall be deposited into the Fund.
(g) The Department is authorized to modify any
or all provisions of this Section 45 by rule.
(Source: P.A. 91-441, eff. 1-1-00; 92-134, eff. 7-24-01.)