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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/5-401.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.2)
    Sec. 5-401.2. Licensees required to keep records and make inspections.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-301 or 5-302 of this Code, shall, with the exception of scrap processors, maintain for 3 years, in a form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his established place of business, additional place of business, or principal place of business if licensed under Section 5-302, the following records relating to the acquisition or disposition of vehicles and their essential parts possessed in this State, brought into this State from another state, territory or country, or sold or transferred to another person in this State or in another state, territory, or country.
        (1) The following records pertaining to new or used
    
vehicles shall be kept:
            (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
        
vehicle;
            (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
            (C) the date of acquisition of the vehicle;
            (D) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person;
            (E) the signature of the person making the
        
inspection of a used vehicle as required under subsection (d) of this Section, if applicable;
            (F) the purchase price of the vehicle, if
        
applicable;
            (G) the date of the disposition of the vehicle;
            (H) the name and address of the person to whom
        
any vehicle was disposed, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-State dealer's license number of that dealer;
            (I) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of the vehicle, if applicable; and
            (J) The sale price of the vehicle, if applicable.
        (2) (A) The following records pertaining to used
    
essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall be kept:
            (i) the year, make, model, color and type of such
        
part;
            (ii) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number, derivative number, or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number of such part;
            (iii) the date of the acquisition of each part;
            (iv) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the part was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person; if the essential part being acquired is from a person other than a dealer, the licensee shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification numbers from at least two sources of identification, one of which shall be a drivers license or State identification card;
            (v) the uniform invoice number or out-of-state
        
bill of sale number reflecting the acquisition of such part;
            (vi) the stock number assigned to the essential
        
part by the licensee, if applicable;
            (vii) the date of the disposition of such part;
            (viii) the name and address of the person to whom
        
such part was disposed of and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
            (ix) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of such part.
        (B) Inspections of all essential parts shall be
    
conducted in accordance with Section 5-402.1.
        (C) A separate entry containing all of the
    
information required to be recorded in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be made for each separate essential part. Separate entries shall be made regardless of whether the part was a large purchase acquisition. In addition, a separate entry shall be made for each part acquired for immediate sale or transfer, or for placement into the overall inventory or stock to be disposed of at a later time, or for use on a vehicle to be materially altered by the licensee, or acquired for any other purpose or reason. Failure to make a separate entry for each essential part acquired or disposed of, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each essential part as set forth in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (D) The vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number for the essential part shall be ascertained and recorded even if such part is acquired from a person or dealer located in a State, territory, or country which does not require that such information be recorded. If the vehicle's manufacturer's identification number or Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number for an essential part cannot be obtained, that part shall not be acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees. If such part or parts were physically acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees while the licensee or agent or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee was outside the State, that licensee, agent or employee shall not bring such essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State. The acquisition or disposition of an essential part by a licensee without the recording of the vehicle identification number or Secretary of State identification number for such part or the transportation into the State by the licensee or his agent or employee of such part or parts shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (E) The records of essential parts required to be
    
kept by this Section shall apply to all hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, regardless of the age of those essential parts. The records required to be kept by this Section for essential parts other than hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, shall apply only to those essential parts which are 6 model years of age or newer. In determining the model year of such an essential part it may be presumed that the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part came or the identification number affixed to the essential part itself acquired by the licensee denotes the model year of that essential part. This presumption, however, shall not apply if the gross appearance of the essential part does not correspond to the year, make or model of either the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part is alleged to have come or the identification number which is affixed to the essential part itself. To determine whether an essential part is 6 years of age or newer within this paragraph, the model year of the essential part shall be subtracted from the calendar year in which the essential part is acquired or disposed of by the licensee. If the remainder is 6 or less, the record of the acquisition or disposition of that essential part shall be kept as required by this Section.
        (F) The requirements of paragraph (2) of subsection
    
(a) of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
    (3) the following records for vehicles on which junking certificates are obtained shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the certificate of title number or salvage
    
certificate number for the vehicle, if applicable;
        (F) the junking certificate number obtained by the
    
licensee; this entry shall be recorded at the close of business of the fifth business day after receiving the junking certificate;
        (G) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
junking certificate has been assigned, if applicable, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (H) if the vehicle or any part of the vehicle is
    
dismantled for its parts to be disposed of in any way, or if such parts are to be used by the licensee to materially alter a vehicle, those essential parts shall be recorded and the entries required by paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall be made.
    (4) The following records for rebuilt vehicles shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number of the vehicle or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the salvage certificate number for the vehicle;
        (F) the newly issued certificate of title number for
    
the vehicle;
        (G) the date of disposition of the vehicle;
        (H) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
vehicle was disposed, and if a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (I) The sale price of the vehicle.
    (a-1) A person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101 or Section 5-102 of this Code who issues temporary registration permits as permitted by this Code and by rule must electronically file the registration with the Secretary and must maintain records of the registration in the manner prescribed by the Secretary.
    (b) A failure to make separate entries for each vehicle acquired, disposed of, or assigned, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each vehicle as set forth in paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (c) All entries relating to the acquisition of a vehicle or essential part required by subsection (a) of this Section shall be recorded no later than the close of business on the seventh calendar day following such acquisition. All entries relating to the disposition of a vehicle or an essential part shall be made at the time of such disposition. If the vehicle or essential part was disposed of on the same day as its acquisition or the day thereafter, the entries relating to the acquisition of the vehicle or essential part shall be made at the time of the disposition of the vehicle or essential part. Failure to make the entries required in or at the times prescribed by this subsection following the acquisition or disposition of such vehicle or essential part shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (d) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall, before accepting delivery of a used vehicle, inspect the vehicle to determine whether the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been defaced, destroyed, falsified, removed, altered, or tampered with in any way. If the person making the inspection determines that the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been altered, removed, defaced, destroyed, falsified or tampered with he shall not acquire that vehicle but instead shall promptly notify law enforcement authorities of his finding.
    (e) The information required to be kept in subsection (a) of this Section shall be kept in a manner prescribed by rule or regulation of the Secretary of State.
    (f) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall have in his possession a separate certificate of title, salvage certificate, junking certificate, certificate of purchase, uniform invoice, out-of-state bill of sale or other acceptable documentary evidence of his right to the possession of every vehicle or essential part.
    (g) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a transporter under Section 5-201 shall maintain for 3 years, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his principal place of business a record of every vehicle transported by him, including numbers of or other marks of identification thereof, the names and addresses of persons from whom and to whom the vehicle was delivered and the dates of delivery.
    (h) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the licensee shall notify the Secretary of State that he is going out of business or that he is transferring the ownership of the business. Failure to notify under this paragraph shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) A person who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section or knowingly fails to obey, observe, or comply with any order of the Secretary or any law enforcement agency issued in accordance with this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for the first violation and a Class A misdemeanor for the second and subsequent violations. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or each essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (k) Any person convicted of failing to keep the records required by this Section with intent to conceal the identity or origin of a vehicle or its essential parts or with intent to defraud the public in the transfer or sale of vehicles or their essential parts is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (l) A person may not be criminally charged with or convicted of both a knowing failure to comply with this Section and a knowing failure to comply with any order, if both offenses involve the same record keeping violation.
    (m) The Secretary shall adopt rules necessary for implementation of this Section, which may include the imposition of administrative fines.
(Source: P.A. 99-593, eff. 7-22-16.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.3

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.3)
    Sec. 5-401.3. Scrap processors required to keep records.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a scrap processor pursuant to Section 5-301 of this Chapter shall maintain for 3 years, at his established place of business, the following records relating to the acquisition of recyclable metals or the acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl which has been acquired for the purpose of processing into a form other than a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl which is possessed in the State or brought into this State from another state, territory or country. No scrap metal processor shall sell a vehicle or essential part, as such, except for engines, transmissions, and powertrains, unless licensed to do so under another provision of this Code. A scrap processor who is additionally licensed as an automotive parts recycler shall not be subject to the record keeping requirements for a scrap processor when acting as an automotive parts recycler.
        (1) For a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall record the name and address of the person, and the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (2) For a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is not licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification of such person from at least 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be a driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (3) In addition to the other information required on
    
the scrap processor's weight ticket, a scrap processor who at the time of acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl is furnished a Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase shall record the Vehicle Identification Number on the weight ticket or affix a copy of the Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase to the weight ticket and the identification of the person acquiring the information on the behalf of the scrap processor.
        (4) The scrap processor shall maintain a copy of a
    
Junk Vehicle Notification relating to any Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate, Certificate of Purchase or similarly acceptable out-of-state document surrendered to the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-117.2 of this Code.
        (5) For recyclable metals valued at $100 or more, the
    
scrap processor shall, for each transaction, record the identity of the person from whom the recyclable metals were acquired by verifying the identification of that person from one source of identification, which shall be a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition and by making and recording a photocopy or electronic scan of the driver's license or State Identification Card. Such information shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement official. If the person delivering the recyclable metal does not have a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, the scrap processor shall not complete the transaction. The inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises for purposes of subparagraph (7) of Section 5-403 of this Code.
        This subdivision (a)(5) does not apply to electrical
    
contractors, to agencies or instrumentalities of the State of Illinois or of the United States, to common carriers, to purchases from persons, firms, or corporations regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing recyclable metal, in the business of selling recyclable metal at retail or wholesale, or in the business of razing, demolishing, destroying, or removing buildings, to the purchase by one recyclable metal dealer from another, or the purchase from persons, firms, or corporations engaged in either the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy or in telephone, telegraph, and other communications if such common carriers, persons, firms, or corporations at the time of the purchase provide the recyclable metal dealer with a bill of sale or other written evidence of title to the recyclable metal. This subdivision (a)(5) also does not apply to contractual arrangements between dealers.
    (b) Any licensee who knowingly fails to record any of the specific information required to be recorded on the weight ticket required under any other subsection of this Section, or Section 5-401 of this Code, or who knowingly fails to acquire and maintain for 3 years documentary proof of ownership in one of the prescribed forms shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same complaint for each violation. Any licensee who commits a second violation of this Section within two years of a previous conviction of a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) It shall be an affirmative defense to an offense brought under paragraph (b) of this Section that the licensee or person required to be licensed both reasonably and in good faith relied on information appearing on a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Manifest, a Secretary of State's Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other documentary proof of ownership prepared under Section 3-117.1(a) of this Code, relating to the transaction for which the required record was not kept which was supplied to the licensee by another licensee or an out-of-state dealer.
    (d) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the scrap processor shall notify the Secretary of that fact. Failure to so notify the Secretary of State shall constitute a failure to keep records under this Section.
    (e) Evidence derived directly or indirectly from the keeping of records required to be kept under this Section shall not be admissible in a prosecution of the licensee for an alleged violation of Section 4-102(a)(3) of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.4

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.4)
    Sec. 5-401.4. Purchase of beer kegs by scrap processors.
    (a) A scrap processor may not purchase metal beer kegs from any person other than the beer manufacturer whose identity is printed, stamped, attached, or otherwise displayed on the beer keg, or the manufacturer's authorized representative.
    (b) The purchaser shall obtain a proof of ownership record from a person selling the beer keg, including any person selling a beer keg with an indicia of ownership that is obliterated, unreadable, or missing, and shall also verify the seller's identity by a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification. The proof of ownership record shall include all of the following information:
        (1) The name, address, telephone number, and
    
signature of the seller or the seller's authorized representative.
        (2) The name and address of the buyer, or consignee
    
if not sold.
        (3) A description of the beer keg, including its
    
capacity and any indicia of ownership or other distinguishing marks appearing on the exterior surface.
        (4) The date of transaction.
    (c) The information required to be collected by this Section shall be kept for one year from the date of purchase or delivery, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402)
    Sec. 5-402. Use of Department of Revenue Uniform Invoice for vehicle. Every person licensed as a new vehicle dealer, as a used vehicle dealer, or as a motor vehicle financing affiliate shall issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a vehicle, except that where, in the same transaction, a vehicle dealer transfers more than one vehicle to another vehicle dealer for the purpose of resale, such seller for resale may issue one Uniform Invoice to the purchaser covering all the vehicles involved in that transaction and may report the transfer of all the vehicles involved in that transaction to the Department on the same Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return form. Every person licensed as a rebuilder shall likewise issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a rebuilt or restored vehicle. Such Uniform Invoice shall be the same document as the transaction reporting return referred to in Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Such Uniform Invoice shall contain complete financial details of the transaction in such form as shall be prescribed by the Department of Revenue. Such Uniform Invoice shall include an affidavit by both the seller and the buyer that any trade-in title has been properly assigned from the buyer to the seller and that all information on the Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return is true and accurate.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402.1)
    Sec. 5-402.1. Use of Secretary of State Uniform Invoice for Essential Parts.
    (a) Except for scrap processors, every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102 or 5-301 of this Code shall issue, in a form the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, a Uniform Invoice, which may also act as a bill of sale, made out in triplicate with respect to each transaction in which he disposes of an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division. Such Invoice shall be made out at the time of the disposition of the essential part. If the licensee disposes of several essential parts in the same transaction, the licensee may issue one Uniform Invoice covering all essential parts disposed of in that transaction.
    (b) The following information shall be contained on the Uniform Invoice:
        (1) the business name, address and dealer license
    
number of the person disposing of the essential part;
        (2) the name and address of the person acquiring the
    
essential part, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (3) the date of the disposition of the essential part;
        (4) the year, make, model, color and description of
    
each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (5) the manufacturer's vehicle identification number,
    
Secretary of State identification number or Illinois Department of State Police identification number, for each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (6) the printed name and legible signature of the
    
person or agent disposing of the essential part; and
        (7) if the person is a dealer the printed name and
    
legible signature of the dealer or his agent or employee accepting delivery of the essential part.
    (c) Except for scrap processors, and except as set forth in subsection (d) of this Section, whenever a person licensed or required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102, or 5-301 accepts delivery of an essential part, other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division, that person shall, at the time of the acceptance or delivery, comply with the following procedures:
        (1) Before acquiring or accepting delivery of any
    
essential part, the licensee or his authorized agent or employee shall inspect the part to determine whether the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, or identification plate or sticker attached to or stamped on any part being acquired or delivered has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with. If the licensee or his agent or employee determines that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, identification plate or identification sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed or tampered with, the licensee or agent shall not accept or receive that part.
        If that part was physically acquired by or delivered
    
to a licensee or his agent or employee while that licensee, agent or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (2) If the person disposing of or delivering the
    
essential part to the licensee is a licensed in-state or out-of-state dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of this subsection (c), shall examine the Uniform Invoice, or bill of sale, as the case may be, to ensure that it contains all the information required to be provided by persons disposing of essential parts as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section. If the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale does not contain all the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section, the dealer disposing of or delivering such part or his agent or employee shall record such additional information or other needed modifications on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale or, if needed, an attachment thereto. The dealer or his agent or employee delivering the essential part shall initial all additions or modifications to the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale and legibly print his name at the bottom of each document containing his initials. If the transaction involves a bill of sale rather than a Uniform Invoice, the licensee or his agent or employee accepting delivery of or acquiring the essential part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the bill of sale provided for his signature or, if no space is provided, on the back of the bill of sale. If the dealer or his agent or employee disposing of or delivering the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required by subsection (b) of this Section, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not accept or receive any essential part for which that required information is not provided. If such essential part for which the information required is not fully provided was physically acquired while the licensee or his agent or employee was outside this State, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (3) If the person disposing of the essential part is
    
not a licensed dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee shall, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section verify the identity of the person disposing of the essential part by examining 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be either a driver's license or state identification card. The licensee or his agent or employee shall then prepare a Uniform Invoice listing all the information required to be provided by subsection (b) of this Section. In the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the dealer license number of the person disposing of the part, the licensee or his agent or employee shall list the numbers taken from the documents of identification provided by the person disposing of the part. The person disposing of the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the person disposing of the essential part and the licensee or his agent or employee acquiring the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space provided on the Uniform Invoice for the person acquiring the essential part. If the person disposing of the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required to be provided by this paragraph, or does not present 2 satisfactory forms of identification, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not acquire that essential part.
    (d) If an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division was delivered by a licensed commercial delivery service delivering such part on behalf of a licensed dealer, the person required to comply with subsection (c) of this Section may conduct the inspection of that part required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale required by paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this Section immediately after the acceptance of the part.
        (1) If the inspection of the essential part pursuant
    
to paragraph (1) of subsection (c) reveals that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, identification plate or sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed or tampered with, the licensee or his agent shall immediately record such fact on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, assign the part an inventory or stock number, place such inventory or stock number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of the inspection of the part on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee shall, within 7 days of such inspection, return such part to the dealer from whom it was acquired.
        (2) If the examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill
    
of sale pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (c) reveals that any of the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section is missing, the licensee or person required to be licensed shall immediately assign a stock or inventory number to such part, place such stock or inventory number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of examination on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee or person required to be licensed shall acquire the information missing from the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale within 7 days of the examination of such Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. Such information may be received by telephone conversation with the dealer from whom the part was acquired. If the dealer provides the missing information the licensee shall record such information on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale along with the name of the person providing the information. If the dealer does not provide the required information within the aforementioned 7 day period, the licensee shall return the part to that dealer.
    (e) Except for scrap processors, all persons licensed or required to be licensed who acquire or dispose of essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall retain a copy of the Uniform Invoice required to be made by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section for a period of 3 years.
    (f) Except for scrap processors, any person licensed or required to be licensed under Sections 5-101, 5-102 or 5-301 who knowingly fails to record on a Uniform Invoice any of the information or entries required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly places false entries or other misleading information on such Uniform Invoice, or who knowingly fails to retain for 3 years a copy of a Uniform Invoice reflecting transactions required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly acquires or disposes of essential parts without receiving, issuing, or executing a Uniform Invoice reflecting that transaction as required by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who brings or causes to be brought into this State essential parts for which the information required to be recorded on a Uniform Invoice is not recorded as prohibited by subsection (c) of this Section, or who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section in any other manner shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each essential part for which a record was not kept as required by this Section or for which the person failed to comply with other provisions of this Section.
    (g) The records required to be kept by this Section may be examined by a person or persons making a lawful inspection of the licensee's premises pursuant to Section 5-403.
    (h) The records required to be kept by this Section shall be retained by the licensee at his principal place of business for a period of 7 years.
    (i) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403)
    Sec. 5-403. (1) Authorized representatives of the Secretary of State including officers of the Secretary of State's Department of Police, other peace officers, and such other individuals as the Secretary may designate from time to time shall make inspections of individuals and facilities licensed or required to be licensed under Chapter 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code for the purpose of reviewing records required to be maintained under Chapter 5 for accuracy and completeness and reviewing and examining the premises of the licensee's established or additional place of business for the purpose of determining the accuracy of the required records. Premises that may be inspected in order to determine the accuracy of the books and records required to be kept includes all premises used by the licensee to store vehicles and parts that are reflected by the required books and records.
    (2) Persons having knowledge of or conducting inspections pursuant to this Chapter shall not in advance of such inspections knowingly notify a licensee or representative of a licensee of the contemplated inspection unless the Secretary or an individual designated by him for this purpose authorizes such notification. Any individual who, without authorization, knowingly violates this subparagraph shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (3) The licensee or a representative of the licensee shall be entitled to be present during an inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5, however, the presence of the licensee or an authorized representative of the licensee is not a condition precedent to such an inspection.
    (4) Inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 may be initiated at any time that business is being conducted or work is being performed, whether or not open to the public or when the licensee or a representative of the licensee, other than a mere custodian or watchman, is present. The fact that a licensee or representative of the licensee leaves the licensed premises after an inspection has been initiated shall not require the termination of the inspection.
    (5) Any inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 shall not continue for more than 24 hours after initiation.
    (6) In the event information comes to the attention of the individuals conducting an inspection that may give rise to the necessity of obtaining a search warrant, and in the event steps are initiated for the procurement of a search warrant, the individuals conducting such inspection may take all necessary steps to secure the premises under inspection until the warrant application is acted upon by a judicial officer.
    (7) No more than 6 inspections of a premises may be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 within any 6 month period except pursuant to a search warrant. Notwithstanding this limitation, nothing in this subparagraph (7) shall be construed to limit the authority of law enforcement agents to respond to public complaints of violations of the Code. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), a public complaint is one in which the complainant identifies himself or herself and sets forth, in writing, the specific basis for their complaint against the licensee. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), the inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals, as provided in subdivision (a)(5) of Section 5-401.3 of this Code, shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises.
    (8) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of individuals by the Secretary pursuant to this Section to conduct searches of licensees pursuant to a duly issued and authorized search warrant.
    (9) Any licensee who, having been informed by a person authorized to make inspections and examine records under this Section that he desires to inspect records and the licensee's premises as authorized by this Section, refuses either to produce for that person records required to be kept by this Chapter or to permit such authorized person to make an inspection of the premises in accordance with this Section shall subject the license to immediate suspension by the Secretary of State.
    (10) Beginning July 1, 1988, any person referenced under Section 5-302 shall produce for inspection upon demand those records pertaining to the acquisition of salvage vehicles in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-783, eff. 1-1-09; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403.1)
    Sec. 5-403.1. Inventory System.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under the provisions of Sections 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102 and 5-301 of this Code shall, under rule and regulation prescribed by the Secretary of State, maintain an inventory system of all vehicles or essential parts in such a manner that a person making an inspection pursuant to the provisions of Section 5-403 of this Code can readily ascertain the identity of such vehicles or essential parts and readily locate such parts on the licensees premises.
    (b) Failure to maintain an inventory system as required under this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) This Section does not apply to vehicles or essential parts which have been acquired by a scrap processor for processing into a form other than a vehicle or essential part.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-404

    (625 ILCS 5/5-404)
    Sec. 5-404. Injunctions. The Illinois Attorney General or the State's Attorney for the county in which the scrap processor is located may initiate an appropriate action in the circuit court of the county in which a scrap processor is located to prevent the unlawful operation of a scrap processor, or to restrain, correct, or abate a violation of this Act, or to prevent any illegal act or conduct by the scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. LICENSES--INJUNCTIONS

625 ILCS 5/5-501

    (625 ILCS 5/5-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-501)
    Sec. 5-501. Denial, suspension or revocation or cancellation of a license.
    (a) The license of a person issued under this Chapter may be denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary of State finds that the applicant, or the officer, director, shareholder having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or the licensee has:
        1. Violated this Act;
        2. Made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license, junking certificate, salvage certificate, title or registration;
        3. Committed a fraudulent act in connection with
    
selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, or vehicle shells;
        4. As a new vehicle dealer has no contract with a
    
manufacturer or enfranchised distributor to sell that new vehicle in this State;
        5. Not maintained an established place of business as
    
defined in this Code;
        6. Failed to file or produce for the Secretary of
    
State any application, report, document or other pertinent books, records, documents, letters, contracts, required to be filed or produced under this Code or any rule or regulation made by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Code;
        7. Previously had, within 3 years, such a license
    
denied, suspended, revoked, or cancelled under the provisions of subsection (c)(2) of this Section;
        8. Has committed in any calendar year 3 or more
    
violations, as determined in any civil or criminal proceeding, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            a. the "Consumer Finance Act";
            b. the "Consumer Installment Loan Act";
            c. the "Retail Installment Sales Act";
            d. the "Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act";
            e. "An Act in relation to the rate of interest
        
and other charges in connection with sales on credit and the lending of money", approved May 24, 1879, as amended;
            f. "An Act to promote the welfare of wage-earners
        
by regulating the assignment of wages, and prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof", approved July 1, 1935, as amended;
            g. Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            h. the "Consumer Fraud Act";
        9. Failed to pay any fees or taxes due under this
    
Act, or has failed to transmit any fees or taxes received by him for transmittal by him to the Secretary of State or the State of Illinois;
        10. Converted an abandoned vehicle;
        11. Used a vehicle identification plate or number
    
assigned to a vehicle other than the one to which originally assigned;
        12. Violated the provisions of Chapter 5 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        13. Violated the provisions of Chapter 4 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        14. Violated the provisions of Chapter 3 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        15. Violated Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of
    
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles;
        16. Made or concealed a material fact in connection
    
with his application for a license;
        17. Acted in the capacity of a person licensed or
    
acted as a licensee under this Chapter without having a license therefor;
        18. Failed to pay, within 90 days after a final
    
judgment, any fines assessed against the licensee pursuant to an action brought under Section 5-404;
        19. Failed to pay the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund fee
    
under Section 5-102.7 of this Code;
        20. Failed to pay, within 90 days after notice has
    
been given, any fine or fee owed as a result of an administrative citation issued by the Secretary under this Code.
    (b) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Department of Revenue, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke such license, for any of the following violations of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", the tax imposed on corporations under subsection (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Income Tax imposed under subsections (c) and (d) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, or the tax imposed under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act:
        1. Failure to make a tax return;
        2. The filing of a fraudulent return;
        3. Failure to pay all or part of any tax or penalty
    
finally determined to be due;
        4. Failure to comply with the bonding requirements of
    
the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act".
    (b-1) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Motor Vehicle Review Board, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke that license, if costs or fees assessed under Section 29 or Section 30 of the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act have remained unpaid for a period in excess of 90 days after the licensee received from the Motor Vehicle Board a second notice and demand for the costs or fees. The Motor Vehicle Review Board must send the licensee written notice and demand for payment of the fees or costs at least 2 times, and the second notice and demand must be sent by certified mail.
    (c) Cancellation of a license.
        1. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled by the Secretary of State prior to its expiration in any of the following situations:
            A. When a license is voluntarily surrendered, by
        
the licensed person; or
            B. If the business enterprise is a sole
        
proprietorship, which is not a franchised dealership, when the sole proprietor dies or is imprisoned for any period of time exceeding 30 days; or
            C. If the license was issued to the wrong person
        
or corporation, or contains an error on its face. If any person above whose license has been cancelled wishes to apply for another license, whether during the same license year or any other year, that person shall be treated as any other new applicant and the cancellation of the person's prior license shall not, in and of itself, be a bar to the issuance of a new license.
        2. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled without a hearing when the Secretary of State is notified that the applicant, or any officer, director, shareholder having a 10 per cent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or member of the applicant or the licensee has been convicted of any felony involving the selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale, or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, vehicle shells, or ownership documents relating to any of the above items.
(Source: P.A. 97-480, eff. 10-1-11; 97-838, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-1080, eff. 8-26-14.)

625 ILCS 5/5-501.5

    (625 ILCS 5/5-501.5)
    Sec. 5-501.5. License eligibility; fraud.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, an "automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder" includes any owners, operators, principals, shareholders, partners, or directors that have ownership interest or managerial authority in the business at the time the fraud or misconduct occurred.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, an automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder with a business license issued by a municipality that has been revoked or nonrenewed due to fraud or misconduct committed against the municipality within 3 years preceding the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly or on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall not be eligible for a license or license renewal under Section 5-301 of this Code.
    (c) No later than 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, a municipality that has revoked or nonrenewed a business license under subsection (b) of this Section shall:
        (1) notify the Secretary of State of the revocation
    
or nonrenewal; and
        (2) notify any other municipality in which the former
    
licensee is known to conduct business that the former licensee's business license has been revoked or nonrenewed due to fraud or misconduct committed against the municipality.
    (d) No later than 30 days after receiving a notice required under paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this Section, a municipality shall take all actions necessary to revoke or, if the business license is set to expire within a 30-day period of the notice, prohibit renewal of the licensee's business license.
    (d-5) No later than 30 days after receiving notice under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section, the Secretary shall notify the former licensee that it is not eligible to conduct business in this State as an automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder.
    (e) An automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder shall be fined $1,000 for each day it conducts business in this State in violation of this Section.
    (f) No unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may regulate business licenses in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This subsection (f) is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 100-409, eff. 8-25-17.)

625 ILCS 5/5-502

    (625 ILCS 5/5-502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-502)
    Sec. 5-502. Injunctions. If any person operates in violation of any provision of this Chapter, or any rule, regulation, order or decision of the Secretary of State, or of any term, condition or limitation of any license, the Secretary of State, or any person injured thereby, or any interested person, may apply to the Circuit Court of the county in which such violation or some part thereof occurred, or in which the person complained of has his established or additional place of business or resides, to prevent such violation. The Court has jurisdiction to enforce obedience by injunction or other process restraining such person from further violation and enjoining upon him obedience.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/5-503

    (625 ILCS 5/5-503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-503)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-409)
    Sec. 5-503. Failure to obtain dealer's license, operation of a business with a suspended or revoked license. (a) Any person operating a business for which he is required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 who fails to apply for such a license or licenses within 15 days after being informed in writing by the Secretary of State that he must obtain such a license or licenses is subject to a civil action brought by the Secretary of State for operating a business without a license in the circuit court in the county in which the business is located. If the person is found to be in violation of Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 by carrying on a business without being properly licensed, that person shall be fined $300 for each business day he conducted his business without such a license after the expiration of the 15 day period specified in this subsection (a).
    (b) Any person who, having had his license or licenses issued under Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 suspended, revoked, nonrenewed, cancelled, or denied by the Secretary of State under Section 5-501 or 5-501.5 of this Code, continues to operate business after the effective date of such revocation, nonrenewal, suspension, cancellation, or denial may be sued in a civil action by the Secretary of State in the county in which the established or additional place of such business is located. Except as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-501.5 of this Code, if such person is found by the court to have operated such a business after the license or licenses required for conducting such business have been suspended, revoked, nonrenewed, cancelled, or denied, that person shall be fined $500 for each day he conducted business thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 100-409, eff. 8-25-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-450)
    Sec. 5-503. Failure to obtain dealer's license, operation of a business with a suspended or revoked license. (a) Any person operating a business for which he is required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 who fails to apply for such a license or licenses within 15 days after being informed in writing by the Secretary of State that he must obtain such a license or licenses is subject to a civil action brought by the Secretary of State for operating a business without a license in the circuit court in the county in which the business is located. If the person is found to be in violation of Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 by carrying on a business without being properly licensed, that person shall be fined $300 for each business day he conducted his business without such a license after the expiration of the 15 day period specified in this subsection (a).
    (b) Any person who, having had his license or licenses issued under Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 suspended, revoked, cancelled or denied by the Secretary of State under Section 5-501, continues to operate business after the effective date of such revocation, suspension, cancellation or denial may be sued in a civil action by the Secretary of State in the county in which the established or additional place of such business is located. If such person is found by the court to have operated such a business after the license or licenses required for conducting such business have been suspended, revoked, cancelled or denied, that person shall be fined $500 for each day he conducted business thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 100-450, eff. 1-1-18.)

625 ILCS 5/5-504

    (625 ILCS 5/5-504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-504)
    Sec. 5-504. Effect of revoked or denied license - Notification to prospective buyers - Rescinding of contracts. (a) No license shall be issued to any person to conduct the business of a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder at a location or at property at which that person or any other person had his license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder revoked or denied after a revocation or pending revocation within 2 months after such revocation or denial.
    (b) A licensee who has been notified by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may take action to revoke the dealer's license or licenses of that licensee shall inform in writing any prospective buyer of his business of such possible action by the Secretary of State.
    (c) If any person purchases or contracts to purchase a business required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 without being informed in writing by the prior owner or owners that, at the time of the sale or making of contract to purchase, the prior owner or owners had been informed by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may be taking action to revoke the license or licenses of the prior owner or owners, the person who has purchased or contracted to purchase such business may, within one year after being informed that his application for a dealer's license at that location had been denied due to the revocation of the license or licenses of any prior owner or owners, rescind the purchase or contract to purchase such business or the property, both real and otherwise, at which the business is located.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, the Secretary of State may issue a license to a person applying for a license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer or rebuilder if the Secretary of State, solely in his discretion, determines that a denial of the license under the circumstances would place extreme undue hardship upon the applicant.
    No license shall be issued under this subsection to a person who is a spouse, offspring, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin or in-law of the person whose license to do business at that location had been revoked or denied nor to a person who was an officer or employee of the business firm in relation to which the license was revoked or denied.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e) of Section 2-118 of this Code, the venue for judicial review of final acts or decisions under this subsection shall be the Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 84-1302; 84-1304.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. CREDIT OR CONDITIONAL
SALES--INSURANCE

625 ILCS 5/5-601

    (625 ILCS 5/5-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-601)
    Sec. 5-601. Credit or conditional sale of certain motor vehicles - Liability insurance status stamped on bill of sale.
    Whenever, in connection with the credit sale of or conditional sale of a motor vehicle designed and used for the carrying of not more than 10 passengers, the agreement provides that all or any of the consideration to be paid by the buyer or conditional buyer may be paid more than 30 days after possession of such motor vehicle is transferred to such buyer or conditional buyer, and a policy of insurance which does not cover such buyer or conditional buyer for the risk of liability to the public arising out of the operation, use or maintenance of such motor vehicle, is issued in connection with such transaction, the seller or conditional seller shall stamp or have imprinted thereon a statement on the bill of sale at the time the transaction is consummated that no such coverage is included in such policy. Such statement shall be in the following form and shall be in bold type not less than one-half inch in height:
NO PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ISSUED
WITH THIS TRANSACTION
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/5-602

    (625 ILCS 5/5-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-602)
    Sec. 5-602.
    Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not more than $500.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VEHICLE AUCTIONEERS

625 ILCS 5/5-700

    (625 ILCS 5/5-700) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-700)
    Sec. 5-700. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article, the following phrases have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
    Place of business for a vehicle auctioneer. This means the place owned and regularly occupied by a vehicle auctioneer licensee, within or without the State, for the primary and principal purpose of keeping and maintaining the books and records required for the conduct of business, with the personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours. The additional place of business means that place within the State where the auction is held, which place of business shall contain the books and records required for said auction with personnel available during normal business hours. The Secretary of State shall be notified of the additional place of business at least 10 days before the auction.
    Auctioning vehicles. This means arranging for and handling the sale of vehicles, not the property of the auctioneer, by auction to the highest bidder.
(Source: P.A. 89-663, eff. 8-14-96.)

625 ILCS 5/5-701

    (625 ILCS 5/5-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-701)
    Sec. 5-701. Vehicle auctioneers to be licensed. (a) No person, other than a licensed new vehicle dealer, a licensed used vehicle dealer, or municipality, shall engage in this State in the business of auctioning vehicles, for more than one owner, at auction or shall offer to sell, solicit or advertise the sale of a vehicle at auction without first acquiring a commercial vehicle auctioneer license from the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section. A vehicle auction licensee shall be entitled thereunder to sell, solicit, and advertise the sale of used vehicles belonging to others at auction.
    (b) An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
    1. The name and type of business organization established and the address of the place of business;
    2. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its officers and directors, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, trust or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence addresses of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager and shareholder having 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation;
    3. A statement that the applicant has been approved for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, approved June 28, 1933, as amended, by the Department of Revenue. However, this requirement does not apply to licensee who is already licensed hereunder with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act;
    4. A statement that the applicant has complied with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as amended. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the applicant is in compliance with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or that the applicant is not required to be bonded with the Department of Revenue under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act";
    5. Such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe;
    6. An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be accompanied by the following license fees: $50 for applicant's place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains, provided, however, that if such an application is made after July 1 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that such application shall be denied by the Secretary of State.
    7. A statement that the licensee has irrevocably consented to the appointment of the Secretary of State as its agent for service of process with the State of Illinois. Said service of process shall be accomplished as provided in Section 10-301 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a vehicle auctioneer shall be amended within thirty days after the occurrence of each change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed as a vehicle auctioneer unless such person shall maintain a place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him under this Section. Unless the Secretary makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform to this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, he must grant the applicant an original vehicle auctioneer license in writing for his place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business, in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
    1. The name of the person licensed;
    2. If a corporation, the name and address of its officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
    3. Complete address of the place of business of the licensee;
    4. In the case of supplemental license, the place of business of the licensee and the place of business to which such supplemental license pertains.
    (f) The appropriate instruments evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept posted, conspicuously, in the place of business of the licensee within the State and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) of this Section, all vehicle auctioneer licenses granted under this Section expire on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) a vehicle auctioneer license may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein, and submission of proof of coverage by an approved bond under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or proof that applicant is not subject to such bonding requirements, as in the case of an original license, but in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application for renewal is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) Each person licensed as a vehicle auctioneer or a licensed new or used car dealer when auctioning vehicles is required to furnish each purchaser of a motor vehicle the following:
    1. A certificate of title properly assigned to the purchaser;
    2. A statement verified under oath that all identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title;
    3. A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of such person.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)