(70 ILCS 715/4)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 304)
Assignment of coverage; payment.
(a) If unable to arrange or negotiate successfully for fire
protection coverage on a fee basis to the unprotected area within a reasonable
period of time, the Fire Marshal may assign a source of fire protection
coverage to the unprotected
area from a nearby fire protection jurisdiction.
(b) Whenever fire protection coverage services are provided to an unprotected
area by a fire protection district, the persons requesting
such services after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983
shall pay to the fire protection district providing the services an amount
equal to the Fire Protection Tax levied by the fire protection district
providing fire protection services.
Such amount shall be paid annually on the anniversary date of the assignment.
(b-5) If fire protection coverage services are provided to an unprotected area by a municipal fire department, then the persons requesting the services shall pay to the municipality for providing fire protection an amount assigned by the municipality. The amount shall be paid annually on the anniversary date of the assignment by the Fire Marshal.
(c) The fire protection jurisdiction that provides fire protection coverage
services shall request payment each year as required by paragraph (b)
from the persons requesting such
services. Such request shall be sent by first class mail. If no payment
is received within 30 days, a second request shall be sent. If no payment
is received within 15 days after the second request is sent, a third request
for payment shall be sent by certified mail.
If no payment is received within 15 days after the mailing of the third
notice, the fire protection jurisdiction shall certify to the Fire
Marshal that the above notices were sent and that payment was not received.
Upon receipt of the certification of nonpayment, the Fire Marshal shall
terminate the assignment to such person's property.
(Source: P.A. 96-1177, eff. 7-22-10.)