(625 ILCS 45/3C-3)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313C-3)
Removal of watercraft.
(a) When a
watercraft is abandoned on any waters of this State for 24 hours or more,
its removal by a towing service may be authorized by a law enforcement
agency having jurisdiction.
(b) When an abandoned, unattended, wrecked, burned or partially
dismantled watercraft is creating a traffic or navigational hazard because
of its position in relation to the waterway or because its physical appearance
is impeding traffic or navigation, its immediate removal
from the waterway by a towing service may be authorized by a law
enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
(c) When a watercraft removal from either public or private property is
authorized by a law enforcement agency, the owner of the watercraft will be
responsible for all towing costs. Watercraft removed from public or
private property and stored by a commercial relocator or any other towing
service shall be subject to a possessory lien for services pursuant to "An
Act concerning liens for labor, services, skills or materials furnished
upon or storage furnished for chattels", filed July 24, 1941, as amended,
and the provisions of Section 1 of
that Act relating to notice and implied consent shall be deemed satisfied.
In no event shall such lien be greater than the rates established by that Act.
In no event shall such lien be increased or altered to reflect any charge
for services or materials rendered in addition to those authorized by this
Article. Every such lien shall be payable in cash.
(Source: P.A. 84-646.)