(210 ILCS 115/21)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 731)
The Department shall enforce the provisions of this Act and the
rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto affecting health,
sanitation, water supply, sewage, garbage, fire safety, and waste disposal, and the
Department shall inspect, at least once each year, each mobile home park
and all the accommodations and facilities therewith. Such officials or
officers are hereby granted the power and authority to enter upon the
premises of such parks at any time for the purposes herein set forth.
The Department may issue rules and regulations to carry out the
provisions of this Act. Such rules may contain provisions for the
Department to grant a waiver to a mobile home park, if the intent and
purpose of the Act are met.
The Department is empowered to assess civil penalties for violations of Section 9.15 of this Act. Civil penalties in the amount of $500 per day, per violation shall be assessed for non-compliance with the written notice of violation issued by a municipal fire department or fire protection district. An additional civil penalty of $500 per day of violation shall be assessed against a licensee who knowingly rents or offers for rent a mobile home or mobile home site without taking appropriate corrective action to remedy a notice of violation issued by a municipal fire department or fire protection district. The first day of violation for purposes of assessing a fine shall be the date of the licensee's receipt of the written report following the reinspection, if the written report states that a violation still exists. If a written notice of extension of time for compliance is issued and the final written report states that a violation still exists, the first day of violation for purposes of assessing a fine shall be the date of the licensee's receipt of the final written report. The Department shall deposit all fees and fines collected under this Act into the Facility Licensing Fund. Moneys in the Fund, subject to appropriation, shall be used for the enforcement of this Act.
In the administration and enforcement of this Act, the Department may
designate and use full-time city or county health departments as its agents
in making inspections and investigations.
(Source: P.A. 94-1080, eff. 6-1-07