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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

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, 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: P.A. 100-173, eff. 1-1-18.)