(625 ILCS 5/3-602)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-602)
Certificate and special plates for dealers, manufacturers,
(a) Any dealer, manufacturer, or transporter
may make application to the Secretary of State upon the appropriate form
for a certificate containing a general distinguishing number and for one or
more sets of special plates as appropriate to various types
of vehicles subject to registration hereunder. The applicant shall
submit such proof of his or her status as a bona fide dealer,
or transporter as may be reasonably required by the Secretary of State.
(b) The Secretary of State, upon granting any such application, shall
issue to the applicant a certificate containing the applicant's name and
address and special plates as applied for. Both the certificates and
special plates shall display the general distinguishing number assigned
to the applicant.
(c) The Secretary of State shall issue special plates to dealers and
manufacturers in accordance with the following formula:
For those Dealers with annual sales over 2501, special plates will be
allocated based on 10 sets of plates under each section for each additional
500 vehicles sold.
The limit on the maximum number of additional sets issued to
manufacturers at the fee set by Section 3-806 may be lifted at the
discretion of the Secretary of State.
The Secretary shall issue to a new dealer or manufacturer not more than
8 sets of special plates at each fee. If the new dealer or manufacturer
has acquired his or her business from a previous dealer or manufacturer, he
or she may
be issued a number of sets based upon the number of vehicles sold in the
previous calendar year by the previous dealer or manufacturer. If the new
dealer or manufacturer was in business for only a part of the previous calendar
year, the number of special plates to which he or she is entitled may be
from the number of vehicles he or she sold during that part of the year.
(c-5) The Secretary may limit the number of special plates authorized under this Section that are issued to dealers, manufacturers, or transporters based on factors including, but not limited to, sales of vehicles, revenue, or number of employees.
(d) Any manufacturer of engine and driveline components may apply to the
Secretary of State for a license to operate vehicles in which such
components are installed on the public highways of the State for the
purpose of testing such components. The application shall describe the
components and the vehicles in which they are installed, and shall contain
such additional information as the Secretary shall prescribe. Upon receipt
of an application and an accompanying fee of $1000, the Secretary shall issue
to the applicant a license for the entire test period of the components
described in the application.
Every licensee shall keep a record of each vehicle operated under such
license which shall be open to inspection by the Secretary or his
authorized representative for inspection at any reasonable time during the
day or night.
The license of a manufacturer of engine and driveline components may be
denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary finds that the manufacturer
(1) violated this Code;
(2) made any material misrepresentation to the