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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/11-6-10
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-10)
Reimbursement of volunteer fire protection assistance.
(a) Municipalities may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by a volunteer municipal fire department or a volunteer firefighter of any municipal fire department for persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the municipality.
(b) The charge for any fees under subsection (a) shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $250 per hour and not to exceed $70 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the district for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total amount would be less than $50.
(c) All revenue from the fees assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the general fund of the municipality.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall allow a fee to be fixed, charged, or collected that is not allowed under any contract that a fire department has entered into with another entity, including, but not limited to, a fire protection district.
(Source: P.A. 99-770, eff. 8-12-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7 heading)
FIRE PROTECTION TAX--CITIES AND VILLAGES OF LESS THAN 500,000
65 ILCS 5/11-7-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-7-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-7-1)
The corporate authorities of any city or village containing
less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy, annually, a tax not to exceed .075%
of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of
all taxable property therein, to provide revenue for the purpose of fire
protection in the municipality. However, municipalities authorized to levy
this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limit of .15%, or the limit in
effect on July 31, 1969, whichever is greater. This tax shall be in addition
to and in excess of all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected
in that municipality and shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount
authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)
65 ILCS 5/11-7-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-7-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-7-3)
In any municipality which is authorized to levy a tax
under Section 11-7-1 of this Division 7, the tax rate limit so
authorized may be increased to not to exceed .40%, or beginning in taxable
year 2000, .60%, of the value of all
the taxable property in such municipality, provided the proposition for
such tax rate increase has been submitted to the electors of that
municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question.
The referendum authorized by the terms of this section may be ordered by
the corporate authorities, the question to be certified by the clerk and
submitted at an election in accordance with the general election law.
However, any municipality whose rate limitation for fire protection
purposes is .30% on July 1, 1967 may by ordinance increase its rate
limit in the future for such purposes to .40% and any municipality which
levied a tax for fire protection purposes in 1960 and whose rate
limitation for such purposes is less than .30% on July 29, 1969 may by
ordinance increase its rate limit to .30%. A notice of the passage of
the ordinance establishing such rate limit at not to exceed .40% or
.30%, as the case may be, shall be published once in a newspaper having
a general circulation in the municipality. The publication of the notice
of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of
voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the
increased rate limit be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (2)
the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the
prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form
to any individual requesting one.
The ordinance shall take effect 30 days after publication of that
notice unless within that time a petition, signed by not less than a
number of voters in the municipality equal to 10% or more of the
registered voters of the municipality is filed with the municipal clerk
requesting the submission to a referendum of the question of whether the
municipality shall have the authority to levy a tax for fire protection
purposes at not to exceed the rate limit specified in the ordinance. Any
such election shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-299, eff. 7-29-99.)