(50 ILCS 50/30)
Assessments constitute a lien; billing.
(a) An assessment imposed under a property assessed clean energy
program, including any interest on the assessment and any penalty, shall constitute a lien
against the property on which the assessment is imposed until the assessment, including any
interest or penalty, is paid in full. The lien of the assessment contract shall run with the
property until the assessment is paid in full and a satisfaction or release for the same has been recorded with the local unit of government and shall have the same priority and status as other property tax and assessment liens. The
local unit of government shall have all rights and remedies in the case of default or
delinquency in the payment of an assessment as it does with respect to delinquent property
taxes. When the assessment, including any interest and penalty, is paid, the lien shall be
removed from the property.
(b) Installments of assessments due under a program may be included in
each tax bill issued under the Property Tax Code and may be collected at the
same time and in the same manner as taxes collected under the Property Tax Code. Alternatively, installments may be billed and collected as provided in a special assessment
ordinance of general applicability adopted by the local unit of government pursuant to State
law or local charter. In no event will partial payment of an assessment be allowed.
(Source: P.A. 100-77, eff. 8-11-17.)