(625 ILCS 45/3A-5) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313A-5)
    Sec. 3A-5. Certificate of title - Issuance - Records.
    (a) The Department of Natural Resources shall file each application received and, when satisfied as to its genuineness and regularity, and that no tax imposed by the Use Tax Act or the Watercraft Use Tax Law is owed as evidenced by the receipt for payment or determination of exemption from the Department of Revenue provided for in Section 3A-3 of this Article, and that the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall issue a certificate of title.
    (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall maintain a record of all certificates of title issued under a distinctive title number assigned to the watercraft and, in the discretion of the Department, in any other method determined.
(Source: P.A. 93-840, eff. 7-30-04.)