(70 ILCS 705/21.1)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 38.4-1)
Any resident of a county containing a fire protection
district which has no legal voters residing therein may file a petition
to dissolve the fire protection
district in the circuit court of the county where the district was
The petition shall set forth: (a) the description of the territory
comprising the district sought to be dissolved; (b) that no legal voters
reside within such district; (c) that there is no outstanding bonded
indebtedness; and (d) that
adequate fire protection is reasonably available to all affected
property without maintaining the district.
Upon filing the petition, the provisions of Section 21 concerning a
hearing, notice thereof and the filing of objections shall apply. If the
court finds that any of the conditions set forth in the petition as
required herein do not exist, it shall enter an order dismissing the
petition. If the court finds that all of the conditions set forth in the
petition as required herein exist, it shall enter an appropriate order
to dissolve the district.
Any assets remaining after settlement of all district affairs shall
be turned over to the county in which the district lies and if the
district lies in more than one county the share of each shall be in the
same proportion as the percentage of district land lying in such county,
except that real estate shall become the property of the county in which
it is located.
The circuit clerk shall transmit a certified copy of each order
dissolving a district to the county clerk of each county in which any
of the territory is situated, the State Fire Marshal
Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 85-556.)