(815 ILCS 375/11.1)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 571.1)
A seller in a retail installment contract may add a "documentary
fee" for processing documents and performing services related to closing of a
sale. The maximum amount that may be charged by a seller for a documentary fee
is the base documentary fee beginning January 1, 2008, of $150 which shall be
subject to an annual rate adjustment equal to the percentage of change in the
Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. Every retail installment
contract under this Act shall contain or be accompanied by a notice containing
the following information:
"DOCUMENTARY FEE. A DOCUMENTARY FEE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL FEE. A
DOCUMENTARY FEE IS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW, BUT MAY BE CHARGED TO BUYERS FOR
HANDLING DOCUMENTS AND PERFORMING SERVICES RELATED TO CLOSING OF A SALE.
THE BASE DOCUMENTARY FEE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2008, WAS $150. THE MAXIMUM
AMOUNT THAT MAY BE CHARGED FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEE IS THE BASE DOCUMENTARY FEE
OF $150 WHICH SHALL BE SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL RATE ADJUSTMENT EQUAL TO THE
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE IN THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.
THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW."
(Source: P.A. 95-280, eff. 1-1-08.)