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625 ILCS 5/3-818

    (625 ILCS 5/3-818) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-818)
    Sec. 3-818. Mileage weight tax option.
    (a) Any owner of a vehicle of the second division may elect to pay a mileage weight tax for such vehicle in lieu of the flat weight tax set out in Section 3-815. Such election shall be binding to the end of the registration year. Renewal of this election must be filed with the Secretary of State on or before July 1 of each registration period. In such event the owner shall, at the time of making such election, pay the $10 registration fee and the minimum guaranteed mileage weight tax, as hereinafter provided, which payment shall permit the owner to operate that vehicle the maximum mileage in this State hereinafter set forth. Any vehicle being operated on mileage plates cannot be operated outside of this State. In addition thereto, the owner of that vehicle shall pay a mileage weight tax at the following rates for each mile traveled in this State in excess of the maximum mileage provided under the minimum guaranteed basis:


MinimumMileageWeight Tax

GuaranteedPermittedfor Mileage
Gross WeightMileageUnderin excess of
Vehicle andWeightGuaranteedGuaranteed
12,000 lbs. or lessMD$735,00026 Mills
12,001 to 16,000 lbs.MF1206,00034 Mills
16,001 to 20,000 lbs.MG1806,00046 Mills
20,001 to 24,000 lbs.MH2356,00063 Mills
24,001 to 28,000 lbs.MJ3157,00063 Mills
28,001 to 32,000 lbs.MK3857,00083 Mills
32,001 to 36,000 lbs.ML4857,00099 Mills
36,001 to 40,000 lbs.MN6157,000128 Mills
40,001 to 45,000 lbs.MP6957,000139 Mills
45,001 to 54,999 lbs.MR8537,000156 Mills
55,000 to 59,500 lbs.MS9207,000178 Mills
59,501 to 64,000 lbs.MT9857,000195 Mills
64,001 to 73,280 lbs.MV1,1737,000225 Mills
73,281 to 77,000 lbs.MX1,3287,000258 Mills
77,001 to 80,000 lbs.MZ1,4157,000275 Mills


MinimumMileageWeight Tax

GuaranteedPermittedfor Mileage
Gross WeightMileageUnderin excess of
Vehicle andWeightGuaranteedGuaranteed
14,000 lbs. or lessME$755,00031 Mills
14,001 to 20,000 lbs.MF1356,00036 Mills
20,001 to 36,000 lbs.ML5407,000103 Mills
36,001 to 40,000 lbs.MM7507,000150 Mills
    (a-1) A Special Hauling Vehicle is a vehicle or combination of vehicles of the second division registered under Section 3-813 transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state or a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are subject to the gross weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for which the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (a), $125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year. The Secretary shall designate this class of vehicle as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
    In preparing rate schedules on registration applications, the Secretary of State shall add to the above rates, the $10 registration fee. The Secretary may decline to accept any renewal filed after July 1st.
    The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
    Every owner of a second division motor vehicle for which he has elected to pay a mileage weight tax shall keep a daily record upon forms prescribed by the Secretary of State, showing the mileage covered by that vehicle in this State. Such record shall contain the license number of the vehicle and the miles traveled by the vehicle in this State for each day of the calendar month. Such owner shall also maintain records of fuel consumed by each such motor vehicle and fuel purchases therefor. On or before the 10th day of July the owner shall certify to the Secretary of State upon forms prescribed therefor, summaries of his daily records which shall show the miles traveled by the vehicle in this State during the preceding 12 months and such other information as the Secretary of State may require. The daily record and fuel records shall be filed, preserved and available for audit for a period of 3 years. Any owner filing a return hereunder shall certify that such return is a true, correct and complete return. Any person who willfully makes a false return hereunder is guilty of perjury and shall be punished in the same manner and to the same extent as is provided therefor.
    At the time of filing his return, each owner shall pay to the Secretary of State the proper amount of tax at the rate herein imposed.
    Every owner of a vehicle of the second division who elects to pay on a mileage weight tax basis and who operates the vehicle within this State, shall file with the Secretary of State a bond in the amount of $500. The bond shall be in a form approved by the Secretary of State and with a surety company approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance to transact business in this State as surety, and shall be conditioned upon such applicant's paying to the State of Illinois all money becoming due by reason of the operation of the second division vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    Upon notice from the Secretary that the registrant has failed to pay the excess mileage fees, the surety shall immediately pay the fees together with any penalties and interest thereon in an amount not to exceed the limits of the bond.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2016, upon the request of the vehicle owner, a $10 surcharge shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category as described in subsection (a) to be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category as a covered farm vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual flat fee that shall be based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for each vehicle in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this subsection (b) shall not alter a vehicle's registration as a registration in the 12,000 lbs. or less mileage weight category. The Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 99-57, eff. 7-16-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)