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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

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.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 40

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 40 heading)
VEHICLES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 40

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 40 heading)
DIVISION 40. SPEED, SAFETY AND
DISPOSITION OF VEHICLES

65 ILCS 5/11-40-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-1)
    Sec. 11-40-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate, subject to the provisions of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended, the speed of animals, vehicles, cars and locomotives. The corporate authorities may also regulate vehicles conveying loads within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-40-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-2)
    Sec. 11-40-2. Any city, village or incorporated town having a population of 40,000 or over, may, by ordinance, require the resident owner of a motor vehicle to submit, not more often than semi-annually, such motor vehicle for inspection to determine the sufficiency of the equipment required by "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended, for safe operation on public highways and may provide testing stations, located at convenient places in each such city, village or incorporated town, for the inspection of such equipment. The testing stations may be constructed, maintained and operated from funds authorized to be appropriated for such purpose by Section 8-11-4. No fee shall be charged such owner for such inspection.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-40-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-2a)
    Sec. 11-40-2a. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the corporate authorities of any city of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants may, subject to the provisions of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended regulate, license and prescribe safety requirements for motor vehicles used to transport for hire students to or from a school where students are in attendance except (a) those belonging to or used by a common carrier or public utility operating under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, and (b) those under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education or owned by the Chicago Transit Authority. However, no such municipality, including any home rule unit, may require that school buses be equipped with seat safety belts while transporting students who reside and attend schools situated outside of the corporate limits of the municipality, and it is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraph (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that this amendatory Act of 1986 is a limitation on and denial of the powers of a home rule unit to impose such a requirement. In this Section "school" means any public, private or parochial elementary or secondary school or nursery.
(Source: P.A. 84-1374.)

65 ILCS 5/11-40-2b

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-2b) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-2b)
    Sec. 11-40-2b. No municipality with fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants may regulate or prescribe safety requirements for motor vehicles used to transport for hire students to or from a school where students are in attendance. This Section does not prohibit any municipality from which such vehicles originate their operation from registering such vehicles or requiring the purchase of vehicle stickers where no regulatory requirements are imposed.
    This Section is a limitation on the power of home rule municipalities with fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants, and the regulation and prescribing of safety requirements for such motor vehicles is declared an exclusive State function in municipalities with fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants under Article VII, Section 6, paragraph (h) of the Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 82-1011.)

65 ILCS 5/11-40-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-3)
    Sec. 11-40-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-40-3.1 of this Code, the corporate authorities of each municipality may by ordinance declare all inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private property and in view of the general public, to be a nuisance and authorize fines to be levied for the failure of any person to obey a notice received from the municipality which states that such person is to dispose of any inoperable motor vehicles under his control, and may authorize a law enforcement agency, with applicable jurisdiction, to remove, after 7 days from the issuance of the municipal notice, any inoperable motor vehicle or parts thereof. However, nothing in this Section shall apply to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to operable historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
    As used in this Section, "inoperable motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least 7 days or any greater period fixed by ordinance, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power. "Inoperable motor vehicle" shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.
(Source: P.A. 86-460.)

65 ILCS 5/11-40-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-40-3.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-40-3.1)
    Sec. 11-40-3.1. The General Assembly hereby finds that in municipalities of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, the proliferation of hazardous dilapidated motor vehicles constitutes a hazard to the health, safety and welfare of the public, and that addressing the problems caused by such abandoned dilapidated vehicles constitutes a compelling and fundamental governmental interest. The General Assembly also finds that the only effective method of dealing with the problem is to promulgate a comprehensive scheme to expedite the towing and disposal of such vehicles. The corporate authorities of each municipality of 1,000,000 inhabitants or more may by ordinance declare all inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private property and in view of the general public, to be hazardous dilapidated motor vehicles, and may authorize a law enforcement agency, with applicable jurisdiction, to remove immediately, any hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle or parts thereof. Nothing in this Section shall apply to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to operable historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking, selling, or junking of motor vehicles.
    As used in this Section, "hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle with a substantial number of essential parts, as defined by Section 1-118 of The Illinois Vehicle Code, either damaged, removed or altered or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power or, which by its general state of deterioration, poses a threat to the public's health, safety and welfare. "Hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle" shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations. The owner of a vehicle towed under the provisions of this Section shall be entitled to any hearing or review of the towing of such vehicle as provided by State or local law.
(Source: P.A. 97-779, eff. 7-13-12.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 41

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 41 heading)
DIVISION 41. REGULATION IN SPECIAL CHARTER
MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-41-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-41-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-41-1)
    Sec. 11-41-1. Any city, village, or incorporated town incorporated under any special law of this state, except those having a population of more than 100,000 but less than 200,000 inhabitants, subject to "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended, may, by ordinance, direct, license and control all wagons and other vehicles conveying loads within the city, village or incorporated town, or any particular class of such wagons and other vehicles, and prescribe the width and tire of the same. The license fees when collected shall be kept as a separate fund and used only for paying the cost and expense of street or alley improvement or repair. No person shall be required to pay any such vehicle license tax by any municipality in this state, except the municipality in which he resides. No firm or corporation shall be required to pay any such vehicle license tax in any municipality in this state except the one in which such firm or corporation maintains and conducts its principal place of business in this state.
(Source: P.A. 82-733.)

65 ILCS 5/11-41-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-41-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-41-2)
    Sec. 11-41-2. Any such city, village or incorporated town shall have power, by ordinance, to provide such rules, and make such regulations as are proper or necessary to carry into effect the powers granted by this Division 41, with such fines or penalties as the city council or board of trustees shall deem proper. However, no offense shall be classified in excess of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)