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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30 heading)
CONTROL OVER BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30 heading)
DIVISION 30. GENERAL REGULATORY POWERS

65 ILCS 5/11-30-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-1)
    Sec. 11-30-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate fences and party walls. Provisions of this act do not apply to railroad right of way fences which are regulated under Section 57 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1027.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-2)
    Sec. 11-30-2. For the purpose of lessening or avoiding the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from flooding, the corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe rules and regulations for the construction and alteration of buildings and structures and parts and appurtenances thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-3)
    Sec. 11-30-3. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities may license, locate and regulate the use and construction of rooming houses. In municipalities of more than 500,000 inhabitants the fee for any license authorized under this Section shall not exceed the sum of $25 per year.
    For the purposes of this section, the term "rooming house" means a building or portion of a building other than a hotel, motel, apartment hotel, or residential hotel, in which sleeping accommodations not constituting an apartment are furnished at a fee for 4 or more persons ordinarily renting such accommodations at a specified rate for a specified time, and occupying the premises as a permanent place of abode rather than on a transient basis for a short term period of occupancy. An apartment is herein defined as a self-contained unit with private bath and cooking facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2614.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-4)
    Sec. 11-30-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe the strength and manner of constructing all buildings, structures and their accessories and of the construction of fire escapes thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-5)
    Sec. 11-30-5. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and provide for supervision of every building, structure or any part thereof used or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished or maintained for 20 or more persons for a period of one day or more, and in connection therewith, but not as a limitation thereon, to regulate and provide for supervision of desk clerks in such buildings or structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-6)
    Sec. 11-30-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the lighting of stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways in premises containing more than 2 flats or apartments and to require the owner, lessee, person, firm or corporation having control of such stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways to light the same.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-7)
    Sec. 11-30-7. In municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants or municipalities lying wholly or partly within a radius of 30 miles from the corporate limits of municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the corporate authorities may prohibit the erection of buildings for habitation on any lot or parcel of land within the municipality, unless a highway, road, street or way for public service facilities improved with water mains and sanitary sewers is provided to serve the lot or parcel of land.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-8)
    Sec. 11-30-8. The corporate authorities may prescribe rules and regulations for grading and draining of lots and construction of (1) paving for motor vehicle driveways and parking areas, (2) terraces, (3) retaining walls of masonry and other materials and for preserving drainage channels in connection with building improvements or without such improvements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2620.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-9)
    Sec. 11-30-9. The corporate authorities may prescribe rules and regulations for the construction of privately owned artificial basins of water used for swimming or wading, which use or need external buttresses or which are dug into the ground, located on private residential property and intended for the use of the owner and guests.
    The corporate authorities may by ordinance require the construction of fences around or protective covers over previously constructed artificial basins of water dug in the ground and used for swimming or wading, which are located on private residential property and intended for the use of the owner and guests.
(Source: P.A. 86-1470.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-10)
    Sec. 11-30-10. Municipality of 500,000 or more; landlord compliance program.
    (a) This Section applies only to municipalities having 500,000 or more inhabitants.
    (b) If a person is a legal or beneficial owner of a building containing rooms or groups of rooms used or intended to be used as housekeeping units for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating and rented to persons for those purposes and if a court or municipal officer or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction determines that the owner has violated a municipal ordinance or code that establishes construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation, or other health and safety standards that are applicable to such buildings, then, in addition to any other action authorized by law, the court, officer, or agency may offer the owner the option of attending a program designed to encourage the owner's compliance with all municipal ordinances and codes applicable to such buildings. The municipality may prepare and present the program or may contract with a public or private entity for that purpose. If the owner states to the court, officer, or agency that he or she intends to attend the program but then does not attend the program, then the court, officer, or agency may impose against the owner a fine of twice the amount that would have been imposed if the owner had not stated an intention to attend the program, except that the total fine may not exceed the maximum amount authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 89-599, eff. 8-2-96.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31 heading)
Division 31. Unsafe Property.

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-1)
    Sec. 11-31-1. Demolition, repair, enclosure, or remediation.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may demolish, repair, or enclose or cause the demolition, repair, or enclosure of dangerous and unsafe buildings or uncompleted and abandoned buildings within the territory of the municipality and may remove or cause the removal of garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials from those buildings. In any county having adopted by referendum or otherwise a county health department as provided by Division 5-25 of the Counties Code or its predecessor, the county board of that county may exercise those powers with regard to dangerous and unsafe buildings or uncompleted and abandoned buildings within the territory of any city, village, or incorporated town having less than 50,000 population.
    The corporate authorities shall apply to the circuit court of the county in which the building is located (i) for an order authorizing action to be taken with respect to a building if the owner or owners of the building, including the lien holders of record, after at least 15 days' written notice by mail so to do, have failed to put the building in a safe condition or to demolish it or (ii) for an order requiring the owner or owners of record to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or to remove garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials from the building. It is not a defense to the cause of action that the building is boarded up or otherwise enclosed, although the court may order the defendant to have the building boarded up or otherwise enclosed. Where, upon diligent search, the identity or whereabouts of the owner or owners of the building, including the lien holders of record, is not ascertainable, notice mailed to the person or persons in whose name the real estate was last assessed is sufficient notice under this Section.
    The hearing upon the application to the circuit court shall be expedited by the court and shall be given precedence over all other suits. Any person entitled to bring an action under subsection (b) shall have the right to intervene in an action brought under this Section.
    The cost of the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal incurred by the municipality, by an intervenor, or by a lien holder of record, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this Section, is recoverable from the owner or owners of the real estate or the previous owner or both if the property was transferred during the 15 day notice period and is a lien on the real estate; the lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes, if, within 180 days after the repair, demolition, enclosure, or removal, the municipality, the lien holder of record, or the intervenor who incurred the cost and expense shall file a notice of lien for the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
    The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out (1) a description of the real estate sufficient for its identification, (2) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred, and (3) the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the municipality, the lien holder of record, or the intervenor. Upon payment of the cost and expense by the owner of or persons interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the municipality, the person in whose name the lien has been filed, or the assignee of the lien, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing notice of lien. Unless the lien is enforced under subsection (c), the lien may be enforced by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate.
    All liens arising under this subsection (a) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    If the appropriate official of any municipality determines that any dangerous and unsafe building or uncompleted and abandoned building within its territory fulfills the requirements for an action by the municipality under the Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act, the municipality may petition under that Act in a proceeding brought under this subsection.
    (b) Any owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet in any direction of any dangerous or unsafe building located within the territory of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may file with the appropriate municipal authority a request that the municipality apply to the circuit court of the county in which the building is located for an order permitting the demolition, removal of garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, or repair or enclosure of the building in the manner prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section. If the municipality fails to institute an action in circuit court within 90 days after the filing of the request, the owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet in any direction of the building may institute an action in circuit court seeking an order compelling the owner or owners of record to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair or enclose or to cause to be demolished, have garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials removed from, repaired, or enclosed the building in question. A private owner or tenant who institutes an action under the preceding sentence shall not be required to pay any fee to the clerk of the circuit court. The cost of repair, removal, demolition, or enclosure shall be borne by the owner or owners of record of the building. In the event the owner or owners of record fail to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair, or enclose the building within 90 days of the date the court entered its order, the owner or tenant who instituted the action may request that the court join the municipality as a party to the action. The court may order the municipality to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose the building, or cause that action to be taken upon the request of any owner or tenant who instituted the action or upon the municipality's request. The municipality may file, and the court may approve, a plan for rehabilitating the building in question. A court order authorizing the municipality to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose a building, or cause that action to be taken, shall not preclude the court from adjudging the owner or owners of record of the building in contempt of court due to the failure to comply with the order to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair, or enclose the building.
    If a municipality or a person or persons other than the owner or owners of record pay the cost of demolition, removal of garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials, repair, or enclosure pursuant to a court order, the cost, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, is recoverable from the owner or owners of the real estate and is a lien on the real estate; the lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes, if, within 180 days after the repair, removal, demolition, or enclosure, the municipality or the person or persons who paid the costs of demolition, removal, repair, or enclosure shall file a notice of lien of the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act. The notice shall be in a form as is provided in subsection (a). An owner or tenant who institutes an action in circuit court seeking an order to compel the owner or owners of record to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose any dangerous or unsafe building, or to cause that action to be taken under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees for instituting the action from the owner or owners of record of the building. Upon payment of the costs and expenses by the owner of or a person interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the municipality or the person in whose name the lien has been filed or his or her assignee, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing a notice of lien. Unless the lien is enforced under subsection (c), the lien may be enforced by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate.
    All liens arising under the terms of this subsection (b) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    (c) In any case where a municipality has obtained a lien under subsection (a), (b), or (f), the municipality may enforce the lien under this subsection (c) in the same proceeding in which the lien is authorized.
    A municipality desiring to enforce a lien under this subsection (c) shall petition the court to retain jurisdiction for foreclosure proceedings under this subsection. Notice of the petition shall be served, by certified or registered mail, on all persons who were served notice under subsection (a), (b), or (f). The court shall conduct a hearing on the petition not less than 15 days after the notice is served. If the court determines that the requirements of this subsection (c) have been satisfied, it shall grant the petition and retain jurisdiction over the matter until the foreclosure proceeding is completed. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate. If the court denies the petition, the municipality may enforce the lien in a separate action as provided in subsection (a), (b), or (f).
    All persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as necessary parties in a mortgage foreclosure action shall be joined as parties before issuance of an order of foreclosure. Persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as permissible parties may also be joined as parties in the action.
    The provisions of Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure applicable to mortgage foreclosures shall apply to the foreclosure of a lien under this subsection (c), except to the extent that those provisions are inconsistent with this subsection. For purposes of foreclosures of liens under this subsection, however, the redemption period described in subsection (b) of Section 15-1603 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall end 60 days after the date of entry of the order of foreclosure.
    (d) In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the corporate authorities of any municipality may petition the circuit court to have property declared abandoned under this subsection (d) if:
        (1) the property has been tax delinquent for 2 or
    
more years or bills for water service for the property have been outstanding for 2 or more years;
        (2) the property is unoccupied by persons legally in
    
possession; and
        (3) the property contains a dangerous or unsafe
    
building for reasons specified in the petition.
    All persons having an interest of record in the property, including tax purchasers and beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, shall be named as defendants in the petition and shall be served with process. In addition, service shall be had under Section 2-206 of the Code of Civil Procedure as in other cases affecting property.
    The municipality, however, may proceed under this subsection in a proceeding brought under subsection (a) or (b). Notice of the petition shall be served in person or by certified or registered mail on all persons who were served notice under subsection (a) or (b).
    If the municipality proves that the conditions described in this subsection exist and (i) the owner of record of the property does not enter an appearance in the action, or, if title to the property is held by an Illinois land trust, if neither the owner of record nor the owner of the beneficial interest of the trust enters an appearance, or (ii) if the owner of record or the beneficiary of a land trust, if title to the property is held by an Illinois land trust, enters an appearance and specifically waives his or her rights under this subsection (d), the court shall declare the property abandoned. Notwithstanding any waiver, the municipality may move to dismiss its petition at any time. In addition, any waiver in a proceeding under this subsection (d) does not serve as a waiver for any other proceeding under law or equity.
    If that determination is made, notice shall be sent in person or by certified or registered mail to all persons having an interest of record in the property, including tax purchasers and beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, stating that title to the property will be transferred to the municipality unless, within 30 days of the notice, the owner of record or any other person having an interest in the property files with the court a request to demolish the dangerous or unsafe building or to put the building in safe condition, or unless the owner of record enters an appearance and proves that the owner does not intend to abandon the property.
    If the owner of record enters an appearance in the action within the 30 day period, but does not at that time file with the court a request to demolish the dangerous or unsafe building or to put the building in safe condition, or specifically waive his or her rights under this subsection (d), the court shall vacate its order declaring the property abandoned if it determines that the owner of record does not intend to abandon the property. In that case, the municipality may amend its complaint in order to initiate proceedings under subsection (a), or it may request that the court order the owner to demolish the building or repair the dangerous or unsafe conditions of the building alleged in the petition or seek the appointment of a receiver or other equitable relief to correct the conditions at the property. The powers and rights of a receiver appointed under this subsection (d) shall include all of the powers and rights of a receiver appointed under Section 11-31-2 of this Code.
    If a request to demolish or repair the building is filed within the 30 day period, the court shall grant permission to the requesting party to demolish the building within 30 days or to restore the building to safe condition within 60 days after the request is granted. An extension of that period for up to 60 additional days may be given for good cause. If more than one person with an interest in the property files a timely request, preference shall be given to the owner of record if the owner filed a request or, if the owner did not, the person with the lien or other interest of the highest priority.
    If the requesting party (other than the owner of record) proves to the court that the building has been demolished or put in a safe condition in accordance with the local safety codes within the period of time granted by the court, the court shall issue a quitclaim judicial deed for the property to the requesting party, conveying only the interest of the owner of record, upon proof of payment to the municipality of all costs incurred by the municipality in connection with the action, including but not limited to court costs, attorney's fees, administrative costs, the costs, if any, associated with building enclosure or removal, and receiver's certificates. The interest in the property so conveyed shall be subject to all liens and encumbrances on the property. In addition, if the interest is conveyed to a person holding a certificate of purchase for the property under the Property Tax Code, the conveyance shall be subject to the rights of redemption of all persons entitled to redeem under that Act, including the original owner of record. If the requesting party is the owner of record and proves to the court that the building has been demolished or put in a safe condition in accordance with the local safety codes within the period of time granted by the court, the court shall dismiss the proceeding under this subsection (d).
    If the owner of record has not entered an appearance and proven that the owner did not intend to abandon the property, and if no person with an interest in the property files a timely request or if the requesting party fails to demolish the building or put the building in safe condition within the time specified by the court, the municipality may petition the court to issue a judicial deed for the property to the municipality. A conveyance by judicial deed shall operate to extinguish all existing ownership interests in, liens on, and other interest in the property, including tax liens, and shall extinguish the rights and interests of any and all holders of a bona fide certificate of purchase of the property for delinquent taxes. Any such bona fide certificate of purchase holder shall be entitled to a sale in error as prescribed under Section 21-310 of the Property Tax Code.
    (e) Each municipality may use the provisions of this subsection to expedite the removal of certain buildings that are a continuing hazard to the community in which they are located.
    If a residential or commercial building is 3 stories or less in height as defined by the municipality's building code, and the corporate official designated to be in charge of enforcing the municipality's building code determines that the building is open and vacant and an immediate and continuing hazard to the community in which the building is located, then the official shall be authorized to post a notice not less than 2 feet by 2 feet in size on the front of the building. The notice shall be dated as of the date of the posting and shall state that unless the building is demolished, repaired, or enclosed, and unless any garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials are removed so that an immediate and continuing hazard to the community no longer exists, then the building may be demolished, repaired, or enclosed, or any garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials may be removed, by the municipality.
    Not later than 30 days following the posting of the notice, the municipality shall do all of the following:
        (1) Cause to be sent, by certified mail, return
    
receipt requested, a Notice to Remediate to all owners of record of the property, the beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, and all lienholders of record in the property, stating the intent of the municipality to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if that action is not taken by the owner or owners.
        (2) Cause to be published, in a newspaper published
    
or circulated in the municipality where the building is located, a notice setting forth (i) the permanent tax index number and the address of the building, (ii) a statement that the property is open and vacant and constitutes an immediate and continuing hazard to the community, and (iii) a statement that the municipality intends to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if the owner or owners or lienholders of record fail to do so. This notice shall be published for 3 consecutive days.
        (3) Cause to be recorded the Notice to Remediate
    
mailed under paragraph (1) in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate is registered under the Registered Title (Torrens) Act.
    Any person or persons with a current legal or equitable interest in the property objecting to the proposed actions of the corporate authorities may file his or her objection in an appropriate form in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    If the building is not demolished, repaired, or enclosed, or the garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials are not removed, within 30 days of mailing the notice to the owners of record, the beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, and all lienholders of record in the property, or within 30 days of the last day of publication of the notice, whichever is later, the corporate authorities shall have the power to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or to remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials.
    The municipality may proceed to demolish, repair, or enclose a building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials under this subsection within a 120-day period following the date of the mailing of the notice if the appropriate official determines that the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials is necessary to remedy the immediate and continuing hazard. If, however, before the municipality proceeds with any of the actions authorized by this subsection, any person with a legal or equitable interest in the property has sought a hearing under this subsection before a court and has served a copy of the complaint on the chief executive officer of the municipality, then the municipality shall not proceed with the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of garbage, debris, or other substances until the court determines that that action is necessary to remedy the hazard and issues an order authorizing the municipality to do so. If the court dismisses the action for want of prosecution, the municipality must send the objector a copy of the dismissal order and a letter stating that the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of garbage, debris, or other substances will proceed unless, within 30 days after the copy of the order and the letter are mailed, the objector moves to vacate the dismissal and serves a copy of the motion on the chief executive officer of the municipality. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if the objector does not file a motion and give the required notice, if the motion is denied by the court, or if the action is again dismissed for want of prosecution, then the dismissal is with prejudice and the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal may proceed forthwith.
    Following the demolition, repair, or enclosure of a building, or the removal of garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials under this subsection, the municipality may file a notice of lien against the real estate for the cost of the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal within 180 days after the repair, demolition, enclosure, or removal occurred, for the cost and expense incurred, in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act; this lien has priority over the interests of those parties named in the Notice to Remediate mailed under paragraph (1), but not over the interests of third party purchasers or encumbrancers for value who obtained their interests in the property before obtaining actual or constructive notice of the lien. The notice of lien shall consist of a sworn statement setting forth (i) a description of the real estate, such as the address or other description of the property, sufficient for its identification; (ii) the expenses incurred by the municipality in undertaking the remedial actions authorized under this subsection; (iii) the date or dates the expenses were incurred by the municipality; (iv) a statement by the corporate official responsible for enforcing the building code that the building was open and vacant and constituted an immediate and continuing hazard to the community; (v) a statement by the corporate official that the required sign was posted on the building, that notice was sent by certified mail to the owners of record, and that notice was published in accordance with this subsection; and (vi) a statement as to when and where the notice was published. The lien authorized by this subsection may thereafter be released or enforced by the municipality as provided in subsection (a).
    (f) The corporate authorities of each municipality may remove or cause the removal of, or otherwise environmentally remediate hazardous substances and petroleum products on, in, or under any abandoned and unsafe property within the territory of a municipality. In addition, where preliminary evidence indicates the presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product or a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product on, in, or under the property, the corporate authorities of the municipality may inspect the property and test for the presence or release of hazardous substances and petroleum products. In any county having adopted by referendum or otherwise a county health department as provided by Division 5-25 of the Counties Code or its predecessor, the county board of that county may exercise the above-described powers with regard to property within the territory of any city, village, or incorporated town having less than 50,000 population.
    For purposes of this subsection (f):
        (1) "property" or "real estate" means all real
    
property, whether or not improved by a structure;
        (2) "abandoned" means;
            (A) the property has been tax delinquent for 2 or
        
more years;
            (B) the property is unoccupied by persons legally
        
in possession; and
        (3) "unsafe" means property that presents an actual
    
or imminent threat to public health and safety caused by the release of hazardous substances; and
        (4) "hazardous substances" means the same as in
    
Section 3.215 of the Environmental Protection Act.
    The corporate authorities shall apply to the circuit court of the county in which the property is located (i) for an order allowing the municipality to enter the property and inspect and test substances on, in, or under the property; or (ii) for an order authorizing the corporate authorities to take action with respect to remediation of the property if conditions on the property, based on the inspection and testing authorized in paragraph (i), indicate the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products. Remediation shall be deemed complete for purposes of paragraph (ii) above when the property satisfies Tier I, II, or III remediation objectives for the property's most recent usage, as established by the Environmental Protection Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Where, upon diligent search, the identity or whereabouts of the owner or owners of the property, including the lien holders of record, is not ascertainable, notice mailed to the person or persons in whose name the real estate was last assessed is sufficient notice under this Section.
    The court shall grant an order authorizing testing under paragraph (i) above upon a showing of preliminary evidence indicating the presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product or a release of or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product on, in, or under abandoned property. The preliminary evidence may include, but is not limited to, evidence of prior use, visual site inspection, or records of prior environmental investigations. The testing authorized by paragraph (i) above shall include any type of investigation which is necessary for an environmental professional to determine the environmental condition of the property, including but not limited to performance of soil borings and groundwater monitoring. The court shall grant a remediation order under paragraph (ii) above where testing of the property indicates that it fails to meet the applicable remediation objectives. The hearing upon the application to the circuit court shall be expedited by the court and shall be given precedence over all other suits.
    The cost of the inspection, testing, or remediation incurred by the municipality or by a lien holder of record, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this Section, is a lien on the real estate; except that in any instances where a municipality incurs costs of inspection and testing but finds no hazardous substances or petroleum products on the property that present an actual or imminent threat to public health and safety, such costs are not recoverable from the owners nor are such costs a lien on the real estate. The lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes and any lien obtained under subsection (a) or (e), if, within 180 days after the completion of the inspection, testing, or remediation, the municipality or the lien holder of record who incurred the cost and expense shall file a notice of lien for the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
    The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out (i) a description of the real estate sufficient for its identification, (ii) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred, and (iii) the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the municipality or the lien holder of record. Upon payment of the lien amount by the owner of or persons interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, a release of lien shall be issued by the municipality, the person in whose name the lien has been filed, or the assignee of the lien, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    The lien may be enforced under subsection (c) or by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures; provided that where the lien is enforced by foreclosure under subsection (c) or under either statute, the municipality may not proceed against the other assets of the owner or owners of the real estate for any costs that otherwise would be recoverable under this Section but that remain unsatisfied after foreclosure except where such additional recovery is authorized by separate environmental laws. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate.
    All liens arising under this subsection (f) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    (g) In any case where a municipality has obtained a lien under subsection (a), the municipality may also bring an action for a money judgment against the owner or owners of the real estate in the amount of the lien in the same manner as provided for bringing causes of action in Article II of the Code of Civil Procedure and, upon obtaining a judgment, file a judgment lien against all of the real estate of the owner or owners and enforce that lien as provided for in Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-931, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.01

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.01)
    Sec. 11-31-1.01. Securing or enclosing abandoned residential property.
    (a) In the case of securing or enclosing an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to secure or enclose the exterior of a building or the underlying parcel on which it is located under this Section without application to the circuit court, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the recovery of the costs of such activity.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Secure" or "securing" means boarding up, closing
    
off, or locking windows or entrances or otherwise making the interior of a building inaccessible to the general public; and
        (2) "Enclose" or "enclosing" means surrounding part
    
or all of the abandoned residential property's underlying parcel with a fence or wall or otherwise making part or all of the abandoned residential property's underlying parcel inaccessible to the general public.
    (c) This Section is repealed upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-1.1)
    Sec. 11-31-1.1. No owner of property who held title to the property when property taxes became delinquent and which taxes were still delinquent at the time of the foreclosure of a demolition lien by the corporate authorities of a municipality or the acceptance of a deed of conveyance in lieu of foreclosing such lien and no person, firm, association, corporation or other entity related to or associated with any such owner shall within 10 years after title vests in the municipality reacquire any right, title or interest in or to such property.
(Source: P.A. 80-1386.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-2)
    Sec. 11-31-2. (a) If the appropriate official of any municipality determines, upon due investigation, that any building or structure therein fails to conform to the minimum standards of health and safety as set forth in the applicable ordinances of such municipality, and the owner or owners of such building or structure fails, after due notice, to cause such property so to conform, the municipality may make application to the circuit court for an injunction requiring compliance with such ordinances or for such other order as the court may deem necessary or appropriate to secure such compliance.
    If the appropriate official of any municipality determines, upon due investigation, that any building or structure located within the area affected by a conservation plan, adopted by the municipality pursuant to the Urban Community Conservation Act, fails to conform to the standards and provisions of such plan, and the owner or owners of such building or structure fails, after due notice, to cause such property so to conform, the municipality has the power to make application to the circuit court for an injunction requiring compliance with such plan or for such other order as the court may deem necessary or appropriate to secure such compliance.
    The hearing upon such suit shall be expedited by the court and shall be given precedence over all other actions.
    If, upon application hereunder, the court orders the appointment of a receiver to cause such building or structure to conform, such receiver may use the rents and issues of such property toward maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of the property prior to and despite any assignment of rents; and the court may further authorize the receiver to recover the cost of such maintenance, repair and rehabilitation by the issuance and sale of notes or receiver's certificates bearing such interest as the court may fix, and such notes or certificates, after their initial issuance and transfer by the receiver, shall be freely transferable and when sold or transferred by the receiver in return for a valuable consideration in money, material, labor or services, shall be a first lien upon the real estate and the rents and issues thereof, and shall be superior to all prior assignments of rents and all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes; provided, that within 90 days of such sale or transfer for value by the receiver of such note or certificate, the holder thereof shall file notice of lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located, or in the office of the registrar of titles of such county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act. The notice of the lien filed shall set forth (1) a description of the real estate affected sufficient for the identification thereof, (2) the face amount of the receiver's note or certificate, together with the interest payable thereon, and (3) the date when the receiver's note or certificate was sold or transferred for value by the receiver. Upon payment to the holder of the receiver's note or certificate of the face amount thereof together with any interest thereon to such date of payment, and upon the filing of record of a sworn statement of such payment, the lien of such certificate shall be released. Unless the lien is enforced pursuant to subsection (b), the lien may be enforced by proceedings to foreclose as in the case of mortgages or mechanics' liens, and such action to foreclose such lien may be commenced at any time after the date of default. For the purposes of this subsection (a), the date of default shall be deemed to occur 90 days from the date of issuance of the receiver's certificate if at that time the certificate remains unpaid in whole or in part.
    In the event a receiver appointed under this subsection (a) completes a feasibility study which study finds that the property cannot be economically brought into compliance with the minimum standards of health and safety as set forth in the applicable ordinances of the municipality, the receiver may petition the court for reimbursement for the cost of the feasibility study from the receivership feasibility study and fee fund. The court shall review the petition and authorize reimbursement from the fund to the receiver if the court finds that the findings in the feasibility report are reasonable, that the fee for the feasibility report is reasonable, and that the receiver is unable to obtain reimbursement other than by foreclosure of a lien on the property. If the court grants the petition for reimbursement from the fund and, upon receiving certification from the court of the amount to be paid, the county treasurer shall order that amount paid from the fund to the receiver. If the court grants the petition for reimbursement from the fund, the court shall also authorize and direct the receiver to issue a certificate of lien against title. The recorded lien shall be a first lien upon the real estate and shall be superior to all prior liens and encumbrances except real estate taxes. The court shall also order the receiver to reimburse the fund to the extent that the receiver is reimbursed upon foreclosure of the receiver's lien upon sale of the property.
    In any proceedings hereunder in which the court orders the appointment of a receiver, the court may further authorize the receiver to enter into such agreements and to do such acts as may be required to obtain first mortgage insurance on the receiver's notes or certificates from an agency of the Federal Government.
    (b) In any case where a municipality has obtained a lien pursuant to subsection (a), the municipality may enforce such lien pursuant to this subsection (b) in the same proceeding in which the lien is authorized.
    A municipality desiring to enforce a lien under this subsection (b) shall petition the court to retain jurisdiction for foreclosure proceedings under this subsection. Notice of the petition shall be served, by certified or registered mail, on all persons who were served notice under subsection (a). The court shall conduct a hearing on the petition not less than 15 days after such notice is served. If the court determines that the requirements of this subsection (b) have been satisfied, it shall grant the petition and retain jurisdiction over the matter until the foreclosure proceeding is completed. If the court denies the petition, the municipality may enforce the lien in a separate action as provided in subsection (a).
    All persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as necessary parties in a mortgage foreclosure action shall be joined as parties prior to issuance of an order of foreclosure. Persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as permissible parties may also be joined as parties in the action.
    The provisions of Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure applicable to mortgage foreclosures shall apply to the foreclosure of a lien pursuant to this subsection (b), except to the extent that such provisions are inconsistent with this subsection. However, for purposes of foreclosures of liens pursuant to this subsection, the redemption period described in subsection (b) of Section 15-1603 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall end 60 days after the date of entry of the order of foreclosure.
(Source: P.A. 91-554, eff. 8-14-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-2.1)
    Sec. 11-31-2.1. (a) If a municipality petitions for appointment of a receiver pursuant to Section 11-31-2 of this Act and it clearly appears from specific facts shown by affidavit or by verified petition or verified complaint that immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage will result before personal service can practicably be had, a receiver may be appointed upon a showing that the municipality attempted to give notice by any means practicable and reasonably calculated to give actual notice under the circumstances, including by telephone to the defendant's last known phone number or by mailing to the defendant's last known address. If a receiver is appointed pursuant to this subsection, another hearing shall be set at the earliest practicable date.
    (b) Within 10 days after the appointment of a receiver pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, the municipality shall attempt to obtain personal service, but if unable to obtain personal service and a summons duly issued in such action is returned without service stating that service cannot be obtained, then the municipality, its agent or attorney, may file an affidavit stating that the defendant is not a resident of this State or has departed from this State, or on due inquiry cannot be found or is concealed within this State so that process cannot be served upon him or her, and also stating the place of residence of the defendant, if known, or if not, that upon diligent inquiry affiant has not been able to ascertain the defendant's place of residence, and the defendant may be notified by mailing to the defendant's last known address and posting at the real estate in receivership, or by such mailing and by publication pursuant to Section 2-206 of the Code of Civil Procedure. In cases where a defendant is notified by mailing and posting or by mailing and publication and the defendant does not appear generally, the court may not enter a personal judgment against the defendant, but may continue the receivership and authorize the issuance of receiver's certificates to become liens upon the real estate, as provided in Section 11-31-2 of this Act.
    (c) For purposes of notice by mail to owners as provided in Section 11-31-2.1, if the municipality in which the real estate subject to receivership is located has an owner registration ordinance, mailing to the addresses of unserved owners at the addresses registered with the municipality pursuant to the ordinance shall be sufficient. Notice shall be deemed provided 4 days after mailing. The notice shall state the caption and case number of the action, the address of the affected real estate, the fact that a receiver may be or has been appointed, the possibility that a lien may be filed against the real estate as a result of the appointment, and the date, time and place of the next court hearing on the matter.
(Source: P.A. 85-634.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-2.2)
    Sec. 11-31-2.2. If a receiver is appointed pursuant to Section 11-31-2 of this Code, the receiver may file in the appointing Court a forcible entry and detainer action as provided in Article IX of the Code of Civil Procedure. Filing fees and court costs shall be waived for a receiver filing under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-634.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-2.3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-2.3)
    Sec. 11-31-2.3. If a receiver is appointed pursuant to Section 11-31-2 of this Act, the applicant's bond shall be excused. The court also may excuse the surety on the receiver's bond upon a showing that the receiver is especially qualified for the appointment. Evidence of special qualifications shall include but not be limited to: (a) satisfactory past performance as a receiver; (b) prior real estate management or development experience; (c) licensure or certification in a relevant profession or occupation; or (d) specialized training as a receiver.
(Source: P.A. 85-634.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31.1 heading)
DIVISION 31.1. BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-1)
    Sec. 11-31.1-1. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    (a) "Code" means any municipal ordinance, law, housing or building code or zoning ordinance that establishes construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation or other health and safety standards that are applicable to structures in a municipality or any municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of inoperable motor vehicles, or the abatement of nuisances from private property;
    (b) "Building inspector" means a full time state, county or municipal employee whose duties include the inspection or examination of structures or property in a municipality to determine if zoning or other code violations exist;
    (c) "Property owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of a structure;
    (d) "Hearing officer" means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a building inspector or law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
        (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to
    
determine whether or not a code violation exists;
        (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from the
    
building inspector, the building owner and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
        (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and
    
record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision and
    
order stating whether a code violation exists.
(Source: P.A. 91-162, eff. 7-16-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-2)
    Sec. 11-31.1-2. Code hearing department. The corporate authorities of any municipality may adopt this Division and establish a Code Hearing Department within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the hearing department is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 88-37.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-3)
    Sec. 11-31.1-3. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division does not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-4)
    Sec. 11-31.1-4. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a building inspector finds a code violation while inspecting a structure, he shall note the violation on a multiple copy violation notice and report form, indicating the name and address of the structure owner, a citation to the specific code provision or provisions alleged to have been violated, a description of the circumstances present that constitute the alleged violation, the date and time the violation was observed, the names of witnesses to the violation, and the address of the structure where the violation is observed.
    The violation report form shall be forwarded by the building inspector to the Code Hearing Department where a Docket number shall be stamped on all copies of the report, and a hearing date noted in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The hearing date shall not be less than 30 nor more than 40 days after the violation is reported by the building inspector.
    One copy of the violation report form shall be maintained in the files of the Code Hearing Department and shall be part of the record of hearing, one copy of the report form shall be returned to the building inspector so that he may prepare evidence of the code violation for presentation at the hearing on the date indicated, and one copy of the report form shall be served by first class mail on the owner of the structure, along with a summons commanding the owner to appear at the hearing. If the municipality in which the structure is situated has an ordinance requiring property owners to register with the municipality, service may be made on the owner by mailing the report and summons to the owner's address registered with the municipality. If the name of the owner of the structure cannot be ascertained or if service on the owner cannot be made by mail, service may be made on the owner by posting or nailing a copy of the violation report form on the front door of the structure where the violation is found, not less than 20 days before the hearing is scheduled.
(Source: P.A. 97-1088, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-5)
    Sec. 11-31.1-5. Subpoenas; Defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of the building inspector or the attorney for the municipality, or the owner or his attorney, issue subpoenas directing witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the owner or his attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the owner in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relevant to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-6)
    Sec. 11-31.1-6. Continuances - Representation at code hearings. No continuances shall be authorized by the hearing officer in proceedings under this Division except in cases where a continuance is absolutely necessary to protect the rights of the owner. Lack of preparation shall not be grounds for a continuance. Any continuance authorized by a hearing officer under this Division shall not exceed 25 days. The case for the municipality may be presented by the building inspector, by any other municipal employee or by an attorney designated by the municipality. However, in no event shall the case for the municipality be presented by an employee of the Code Hearing Department. The case for the dwelling owner may be presented by the owner, his attorney, or any other agent or representative.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1905.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-7)
    Sec. 11-31.1-7. Hearing; Evidence. At the hearing, a hearing officer shall preside and shall hear testimony and accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation in the structure indicated. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized by this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-8)
    Sec. 11-31.1-8. Eviction - Rights of the occupants. No action for eviction, abatement of a nuisance, forcible entry and detainer or other similar proceeding shall be threatened or instituted against an occupant of a dwelling solely because such occupant agrees to testify or testifies at a code violation hearing.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1905.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-9)
    Sec. 11-31.1-9. Defenses to code violations. It shall be a defense to a code violation charged under this Division if the owner, his attorney, or any other agent or representative proves to the hearing officer's satisfaction that:
    (a) The code violation alleged in the notice does not in fact exist, or at the time of the hearing the violation has been remedied or removed;
    (b) The code violation has been caused by the current property occupants and that in spite of reasonable attempts by the owner to maintain the dwelling free of such violations, the current occupants continue to cause the violations;
    (c) An occupant or resident of the dwelling has refused entry to the owner or his agent to all or a part of the dwelling for the purpose of correcting the code violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-372, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-10)
    Sec. 11-31.1-10. Findings, decision, order. At the conclusion of the hearing the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as findings, decision and order. The findings, decision and order shall include the hearing officer's findings of fact, a decision whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact, and an order, ordering the owner to correct the violation or dismissing the case, in the event a violation is not proved. If a code violation is proved, the order may also impose the sanctions that are provided in the code for the violation proved. A copy of the findings, decision, and order shall be served on the owner within 5 days after they are issued; service shall be in the same manner as the report form and summons are served pursuant to Section 11-31.1-4. Payment of any penalty or fine and the disposition of fine money shall be in the same manner as set forth in the code, unless the corporate authorities adopting this Division provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-11)
    Sec. 11-31.1-11. Administrative review. The findings, decision and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereto, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the final findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-11.1)
    Sec. 11-31.1-11.1. Judgment on findings, decision, order.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction or costs imposed remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located for purposes of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions and costs imposed by the findings, decision and order does not exceed $2500. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision and order were entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance, and that the property owner had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division: (1) the court shall render judgment in favor of the municipality and against the property owner for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus costs. Such judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and (2) the court may also issue such other orders and injunctions as are requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-372, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-12)
    Sec. 11-31.1-12. Sanctions applicable to owner - Property. The order to correct a code violation and the sanctions imposed by a municipality as the result of a finding of a code violation under this Division shall attach to the property as well as to the owner of the property, so that a finding of a code violation against one owner cannot be avoided by conveying or transferring the property to another owner. Any subsequent transferee or owner of property takes subject to the findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1905.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-12.1)
    Sec. 11-31.1-12.1. (a) The owner of a building located in a municipality in a county having a population in excess of 100,000 inhabitants who, directly or indirectly, has collected, or caused to be collected, rentals from an occupant of that building during a period in which the number of apartments or family units in that building exceeded the number permitted for that building by an ordinance of the municipality in which the building is located, is liable to any such occupant in an amount equal to not more than 3 times the amount of any rentals paid by any such occupant, or in his behalf, after January 1, 1970, together with court costs and reasonable attorney's fees. If the occupant is a recipient of public aid under Article III, IV, or VI of "the Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11, 1967, as amended, in whose behalf vendor payment of the rental was made by the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act), or a local governmental unit, as the case may be, the liability as herein provided is to the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act), or the local governmental unit making the vendor payment of the rental.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of a
    
building.
        (2) "Family unit" means a room or group of rooms used
    
or intended to be used as a housekeeping unit for living, sleeping, cooking and eating. The fact that any such family unit is used or intended to be used with cooking or eating accommodations in common with another family unit in any such building does not affect liability hereunder.
    (c) No liability accrues under this Section until 30 days after the owner of record of a building has been notified in writing that such owner is in violation of any such municipal ordinance. Such notice shall be personally served upon such owner of record or sent by registered mail to the last known address of such owner.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-12.2)
    Sec. 11-31.1-12.2. (a) A person who contracts with the federal government or any of its agencies, including without limitation the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to care for vacant residential real estate shall be responsible for maintaining the property to prevent and correct municipal health and safety code violations.
    (b) A person who intentionally violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $501 and not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-315.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-13)
    Sec. 11-31.1-13. Adoption of Division by municipality. This Division may be adopted by a municipality by incorporating the provisions of this Division in an ordinance and passing and publishing the ordinance in the manner provided in Division 2 of Article 1 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1905.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-14)
    Sec. 11-31.1-14. Application for grants. Any municipality adopting this Division may make application to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for grants to help defray the cost of establishing and maintaining a code hearing department as provided in this Division. The application for grants shall be in the manner and form prescribed by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 32

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 32 heading)
DIVISION 32. REGULATION OF HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING
AND REFRIGERATION INSTALLATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-32-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-32-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-32-1)
    Sec. 11-32-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may:
    (1) provide for the regulation, safe construction, installation, alteration, inspection, testing and maintenance of heating, air conditioning and refrigerating systems specified in this section.
    (2) provide for examination, licensing and regulation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; and fix the amount of license fees, not exceeding $50, and the terms and manner of issuing and revoking licenses of such contractors.
    (3) provide for the appointment of a board of examiners which shall examine applicants for and issue licenses to such contractors as are found capable and trustworthy.
    A. The term "heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractor" means:
    (a) any person engaged in the business of installing, altering or servicing heating, air conditioning or refrigerating systems;
    (b) any private or municipally owned public utility if such public utility installs heating, air conditioning or refrigerating systems.
    The term "heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractor" does not include: (i) any private or municipally owned public utility, fuel supplier or dealer that supplies fuel and services or repairs heating or air conditioning appliances or equipment in connection with or as a part of their business of supplying the fuel used in such appliances or equipment; or (ii) any liquefied petroleum gas dealer subject to "An Act to regulate the storage, transportation, sale and use of liquefied petroleum gases", approved July 11, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, and the rules and regulations of the Department of State Police promulgated pursuant to such Act; or (iii) any electrical contractor registered or licensed as such under the provisions of this Act or any other statute.
    B. The term "heating system" means any heating unit intended to warm the atmosphere of any building or rooms therein used for human occupancy.
    C. The term "air conditioning system" means any air conditioning unit designed to cool the atmosphere of any building or rooms therein used for human occupancy, which unit has a rated heat removal capacity in excess of 20,000 British thermal units per hour; and also any such unit regardless of size or rating that is installed in such a manner that it projects from a building where pedestrian traffic will pass below it.
    D. The term "refrigerating system" means any refrigerating unit, other than an air conditioning system as defined in this section, which is to be used in conjunction with or as an aid to any commercial enterprise but does not include a refrigerating unit used for family household purposes.
    Any heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractor properly licensed under paragraph (2) of this section in the municipality of his principal place of business in this State may install heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in any other municipality without securing an additional license, provided that such contractor complies with the rules and regulations of the municipality where such systems are installed.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 33

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 33 heading)
DIVISION 33. REGISTRATION OF ELECTRICAL
CONTRACTORS

65 ILCS 5/11-33-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-33-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-33-1)
    Sec. 11-33-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may require the registration of electrical contractors, and may impose an annual registration fee of $25 on each registered contractor. An electrical contractor who is registered in one municipality, however, shall not be required by any other municipality to be registered or to pay a registration fee in the other municipality.
    The term "electrical contractor," as used in this section, means any person engaged in the business of installing or altering by contract electrical equipment for the utilization of electricity for light, heat, or power. But the term "electrical contractor" shall not include the installing or altering of (1) radio apparatus or equipment for wireless reception of sounds and signals, or (2) apparatus, conductors, or other equipment installed for or by public utilities, including common carriers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, for use in their operation as public utilities. Nor shall the term include the employees employed by an electrical contractor to do or supervise his work.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 34

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 34 heading)
DIVISION 34. STEAM BOILER INSPECTION AND
OPERATOR LICENSING

65 ILCS 5/11-34-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-34-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-34-1)
    Sec. 11-34-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may:
    (1) provide for the inspection of steam boilers and elevators.
    (2) provide for the examination, licensing, and regulation of persons having charge of steam boilers under steam pressure, exhausting through an engine, and of persons having charge as starters or operators of all freight and passenger elevators run by hydraulic, electric, steam, water balance, compressed air, or any other motive power.
    (3) fix the amount of the license fee, terms, and manner of issuing to and revoking the licenses of the specified persons.
    (4) provide for the appointment by the mayor or the president of the board of trustees of competent boards of examiners, which shall examine applicants and license those found capable and trustworthy to operate steam boilers or elevators, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 35

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 35 heading)
DIVISION 35. BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS IN
MUNICIPALITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-35-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-35-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-35-1)
    Sec. 11-35-1. Any municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, by ordinance may provide for a board of plumbing examiners (1) to conduct examinations for journeyman plumbers and master plumbers, (2) to register plumbers' apprentices, and (3) to issue and revoke plumber's licenses within such a municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 36

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 36 heading)
DIVISION 36. LICENSING OF MASON CONTRACTORS IN
MUNICIPALITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-36-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-1)
    Sec. 11-36-1. Every person desiring to engage in the business of a mason contractor or employing mason within a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, is required to obtain an annual license authorizing him to do so, in the manner provided by Sections 11-36-2 through 11-36-6. However, where a firm or corporation consists of more than one mason contractor or employing mason, it is not necessary for more than one member of the firm or corporation to procure a license.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-36-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-2)
    Sec. 11-36-2. Every person specified in Section 11-36-1 shall apply to the board of examiners provided by Section 11-36-3 and, at such time and place as the board may designate, must pass such an examination as to his qualifications as the board may direct. This examination may be wholly or partly written. It shall be of a practical and elementary character but it shall be sufficiently strict to test his qualifications.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-36-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-3)
    Sec. 11-36-3. In every municipality with a population of 500,000 or over there shall be a board of examiners of mason contractors or employing masons consisting of 3 members, all of whom are practical masons. The members shall be appointed annually by the mayor or president, as the case may be, with the approval of the corporate authorities, before the first day of May. They shall hold office for a term of one year and until their successors are appointed and have qualified. They shall be paid from the treasury of the municipality such sum as the corporate authorities may designate.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-36-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-4)
    Sec. 11-36-4. As soon as is convenient after their appointment, the members of the board of examiners shall meet and designate the times and places for the examination of all persons specified in Section 11-36-1 who apply to them. The board shall examine these applicants as to their practical knowledge of masonry and mason construction and all matters pertaining to mason construction, and, if satisfied as to the competency of an applicant, shall thereupon issue a license to him, authorizing him to engage in the business of mason contracting or employing mason. The license fee for such a mason contractor or employing mason shall be fixed by the corporate authorities of the municipality. The license shall be valid and have force throughout the state for a period of one year from its date of issuance and may be renewed upon its expiration by paying in advance an annual renewal fee to be fixed by the corporate authorities. All license fees received shall be paid into the treasury of the municipality where the licenses are issued.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-36-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-5)
    Sec. 11-36-5. Each municipality specified in Section 11-36-1, by ordinance, shall prescribe rules and regulations for the materials, construction, alteration, and inspection of all mason work placed in or upon or in connection with any building in the municipality. The specified municipality shall provide also that no mason work shall be done upon any building without a permit being first issued therefor by the building department upon such terms and conditions as the municipality shall prescribe.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-36-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-36-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-36-6)
    Sec. 11-36-6. Any person violating any provision of Section 11-36-1 through 11-36-5 is guilty of a petty offense and is subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor exceeding $50 for each violation thereof. He may have his certificate revoked by the proper authorities in the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 37

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 37 heading)
DIVISION 37. INSPECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-37-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-1)
    Sec. 11-37-1. The term "electrical equipment" as used in this Division 37 means conductors and other equipment installed for the utilization of electricity for light, heat, or power. It does not include radio apparatus or equipment for wireless reception of sounds and signals, and it does not include apparatus, conductors, or other equipment installed for or by public utilities, including common carriers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, for use in their operation as public utilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-2)
    Sec. 11-37-2. Any municipality by ordinance may regulate the installation, alteration, and use of all electrical equipment as provided in this Division 37 and may establish an electrical inspection department for this regulation.
    Each municipality which establishes such an electrical inspection department shall also establish an electrical commission, consisting of 6 members as follows: The superintendent of electricity or the chief electrical inspector of the municipality shall be a member and ex officio chairman of the commission; of the other 5 members, one shall be a registered professional engineer, one an electrical contractor, one a journeyman electrician, one a representative of an inspection bureau maintained by the fire underwriters, if such a representative resides in the municipality, and if no such representative resides in the municipality then the chief of the fire department, and one representative of an electricity supply company. If there is no person residing in the municipality who is qualified under any one of these descriptions, the mayor or president of the municipality may appoint some other person to fill that position. All members of the electrical commission shall be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2216.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-3)
    Sec. 11-37-3. The electrical commission shall recommend (1) safe and practical standards and specifications for the installation, alteration, and use of electrical equipment designed to meet the necessities and conditions of the particular locality, (2) reasonable rules and regulations governing the issuance of permits by the electrical inspection department, and (3) reasonable fees to be paid for the inspection by the inspection department of all electrical equipment installed or altered within the municipality. The standards, specifications, rules, regulations, and fees so recommended shall not become effective until adopted by ordinance by the corporate authorities of the municipality. All fees so adopted shall be paid into the municipal treasury.
    In a municipality which has established an electrical inspection department, no electrical equipment shall be installed or altered except upon a permit first issued by that department. The electrical inspection department shall issue permits for the installation and alteration of electrical equipment in all cases where application is made in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable thereto. That department shall inspect all electrical equipment installed or altered in the municipality and shall require that it conform to the standards and specifications applicable and adopted as provided in this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-37-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-37-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-37-4)
    Sec. 11-37-4. In a municipality which has established an electrical inspection department, any wilful failure or refusal to comply with the ordinance specified in Section 11-37-3 constitutes a petty offense punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $50 for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 38

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 38 heading)
DIVISION 38. INSPECTION OF LODGING HOUSE PLANS

65 ILCS 5/11-38-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-38-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-38-1)
    Sec. 11-38-1. All architects, builders of, or other persons interested in any projected tenement, lodging house, or other place of habitation, in any city with a population of 50,000 or more, shall submit plans and specifications of a specified building to the board of health or public health board of the city, or other officer designated by the corporate authorities, for their approval or rejection, as to the proposed plans for the ventilation of rooms, light and air shafts, windows, ventilation of water closets, drainage, and plumbing.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-38-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-38-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-38-2)
    Sec. 11-38-2. All plumbers or other persons interested in the contract for the plumbing work of a building specified in Section 11-38-1 shall receive a written certificate of instruction from the examining board or officer of a specified city before commencing work on the building and shall proceed according to the plans, specifications, and instructions, as approved by the examining board or officer.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-38-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-38-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-38-3)
    Sec. 11-38-3. All plumbers or other persons interested in the plumbing work, after the completion of the plumbing work, and before any plumbing work is covered up in such a building, or on the premises connected with such a building, shall notify in writing the examining board or officer that the building, or the premises, are now ready for inspection. It is unlawful for any plumber or other person to cover up, or in any way conceal any plumbing work in or about such a building or premises until the examining board or officer approves of the plumbing work.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-38-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-38-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-38-4)
    Sec. 11-38-4. If any architect or builder violates any of the provisions of this Division 38, he shall be guilty of a petty offense for each offense.
    If any plumber or other person interested in the plumbing work, violates any of the provisions of this Division 38, he shall be guilty of a petty offense for the first offense, and the further penalty of $10 for each day the plumber or other interested person, after first conviction, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this Division 38, or the written instructions of the examining board or officer, and for the second offense, a like penalty and a forfeiture of his license to do business in that city for one year after conviction.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 39

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 39 heading)
DIVISION 39. RECORDING OF BUILDING PERMITS

65 ILCS 5/11-39-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-39-1)
    Sec. 11-39-1. Every municipality in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants which issues building permits shall forward a copy of the building permit to the township assessor and a copy to the county assessor of the county in which the municipality is situated within 15 days of issuance of the permit. The permit shall show the complete legal description of the area to which the permit pertains; and, if the area has a "property index number", as defined and referred to in Section 9-45 of the Property Tax Code, then there shall be included in the permit the index number.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

65 ILCS 5/11-39-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-39-2)
    Sec. 11-39-2. Every municipality in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants which issues building permits shall require each applicant for such a building permit to include, in his application for said building permit, the real estate index number referred to in Section 11-39-1 hereof.
(Source: P.A. 85-1421.)

65 ILCS 5/11-39-2.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39-2.5)
    Sec. 11-39-2.5. Permits for demolition and renovation; asbestos. Before a municipality may issue a demolition or renovation permit for property that is regulated under Part 61 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (NESHAP), the municipality must notify the permit applicant of the requirement to file a NESHAP notification form with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, as required by Section 61.145(b) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. A municipality may seek assistance from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or any other State agency in developing procedures to implement the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1536, eff. 3-4-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-39-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39-3)
    Sec. 11-39-3. Builder or developer cash bond or other surety.
    (a) A municipality may not require a cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, surety bond, or letter of commitment issued by a bank, savings and loan association, surety, or insurance company from a builder or developer to guarantee completion of a project improvement when the builder or developer has filed with the municipal clerk a current, irrevocable letter of credit, surety bond, or letter of commitment issued by a bank, savings and loan association, surety, or insurance company, deemed good and sufficient by the municipality accepting such security, in an amount equal to or greater than 110% of the amount of the bid on each project improvement. A builder or developer has the option to utilize a cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, surety bond, or letter of commitment, issued by a bank, savings and loan association, surety, or insurance company, deemed good and sufficient by the municipality, to satisfy any cash bond requirement established by a municipality. Except for a municipality or county with a population of 1,000,000 or more, the municipality must approve and deem a surety or insurance company good and sufficient for the purposes set forth in this Section if the surety or insurance company is authorized by the Illinois Department of Insurance to sell and issue sureties in the State of Illinois.
    (b) If a municipality receives a cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety bond from a builder or developer to guarantee completion of a project improvement, the municipality shall (i) register the bond under the address of the project and the construction permit number and (ii) give the builder or developer a receipt for the bond. The municipality shall establish and maintain a separate account for all cash bonds received from builders and developers to guarantee completion of a project improvement.
    (c) The municipality shall refund a cash bond to a builder or developer, or release the irrevocable letter of credit or surety bond within 60 days after the builder or developer notifies the municipality in writing of the completion of the project improvement for which the bond was required. For these purposes, "completion" means that the municipality has determined that the project improvement for which the bond was required is complete or a licensed engineer or licensed architect has certified to the builder or developer and the municipality that the project improvement has been completed to the applicable codes and ordinances. The municipality shall pay interest to the builder or developer, beginning 60 days after builder or developer notifies the municipality in writing of the completion of the project improvement, on any bond not refunded to a builder or developer, at the rate of 1% per month.
    (d) A home rule municipality may not require or maintain cash bonds, irrevocable letters of credit, surety bonds, or letters of commitment issued by a bank, savings and loan association, surety, or insurance company from builders or developers in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section supersedes and controls over other provisions of this Code as they apply to and guarantee completion of a project improvement that is required by the municipality, regardless of whether the project improvement is a condition of annexation agreements. This Section is a denial and limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by a home rule municipality of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-39-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39-4)
    Sec. 11-39-4. Building permits. Once a building permit is issued, the applicable building codes of any unit of local government that are in effect at the time of the issuance of the permit shall be the only building codes that apply for the duration of the building permit.
(Source: P.A. 95-512, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 39.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 39.1 heading)
DIVISION 39.1. COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-39.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-39.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-39.1-1)
    Sec. 11-39.1-1. Each municipality may receive funds from the United States Government under the "Housing and Community Development Act of 1974", Public Law 93-383, and may disburse those funds and other municipal funds for the community development program activities specified in Section 105 of that Act. The powers granted by this Section are in addition to powers otherwise possessed by a municipality and shall not be construed as a limitation of such other powers.
    The provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the powers of a home rule municipality.
(Source: P.A. 79-388.)