(625 ILCS 45/3A-11)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313A-11)
Lost, stolen or mutilated certificates.
(a) If a certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed or
becomes illegible, the first lienholder or, if none, the owner or legal
representative of the owner named in the certificate, as shown by the
records of the Department of Natural Resources, shall
promptly make application for and may obtain a duplicate upon furnishing
information satisfactory to the Department of Natural Resources. The duplicate
certificate of title shall contain the legend
"This is a duplicate certificate and may be subject to the rights of a person
under the original certificate." It shall be mailed to the first lienholder
named in it or, if none, to the owner.
(b) The Department of Natural Resources shall not issue
a duplicate certificate of title to any person within 15 days after the
issuance of an original certificate of title to such person.
(c) A person recovering an original certificate of title
for which a duplicate has been issued shall promptly
surrender the original certificate to the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)