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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-83-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-83-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-83-2)
    Sec. 11-83-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality may, of their own motion, pass ordinances providing for the resurfacing of streets as specified in Section 11-83-1, and for the nature, character, and locality, and description thereof. Upon the passage of an ordinance so providing, all proceedings thereafter to be had for the levy and collection of special assessments to defray the cost thereof shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 84

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 84 heading)
DIVISION 84. SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

65 ILCS 5/11-84-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-1)
    Sec. 11-84-1. In addition to any other manner authorized by law, any municipality, by ordinance, may provide for the construction and repair of sidewalks therein, along or upon any streets or part of streets therein. The corporate authorities, by that ordinance, may provide for the payment of the whole or any part of the cost thereof by special taxation of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line where such a sidewalk is ordered. This special taxation may be either by levying the whole or any part of the cost thereof upon each of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk, pro rata, according to their respective values. The values of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land shall be determined by the last preceding assessment thereof for the purpose of state and county taxation. Or the whole or any part of the cost thereof may be levied upon such lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in proportion to their frontage upon such sidewalk, or in proportion to their superficial area, as may be provided by ordinance ordering the laying down of the sidewalk. In case the ordinance only requires a part of the cost of the sidewalk to be paid by a special tax as provided in this section, the residue of the cost shall be paid out of any fund of the municipality raised by general taxation upon the property in the municipality and not otherwise appropriated. Such a municipality, by one and the same ordinance, may provide for the construction or repair of sidewalks under this article on 2 or more streets, or parts of streets, or on one or both sides of any street or streets, whenever the sidewalks are so connected, or otherwise related, as to constitute a single system of improvement. A duplicate copy of the ordinance, duly certified by law, shall be delivered by the clerk of the municipality to the recorder of deeds of each county in which any part of the property is located not less than 30 days before commencement of any construction by the municipality as specified hereinafter in this Division 84. Each recorder shall record the copy and keep it as part of the permanent records of the office of such recorder. Such special taxes are a lien upon the property against which they are charged from the date upon which a copy of said ordinance is filed or recorded, which lien is discharged when the tax has been paid or the property has been sold pursuant to Section 11-84-5 of this Act.
    When the tax has been fully paid, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall execute and record, in the recorder's office of the county in which the land is located, a release of the lien of the taxes so paid, and shall deliver a copy of the release to the owner of the property.
(Source: P.A. 85-1252.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-2)
    Sec. 11-84-2. Such an ordinance shall define the location of the proposed sidewalk or the sidewalk to be repaired with reasonable certainty, shall prescribe its width, the materials of which it is to be constructed and the manner of its construction, and may provide that the materials and construction shall be under the supervision of and subject to the approval of an officer or board of officers of the municipality to be designated in the ordinance.
    The ordinance shall require all owners of lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching the line of a proposed sidewalk to construct or repair a sidewalk in front of or touching upon their respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in accordance with the specifications of the ordinance, within 30 days after the mailing of notice of the passage of the ordinance, addressed to the party who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels. In default thereof the municipality may furnish the materials and construct or repair the sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance, or may enter into a contract for the furnishing of the materials and the construction or repair of the sidewalk as hereinafter provided in this Division 84. The cost of such part thereof as may be fixed in the ordinance may be collected as hereinafter provided in this Division 84. The municipality may issue vouchers bearing not to exceed 6% interest annually in payment of these sidewalks, payable solely out of the special tax provided for in this Division 84 when the tax is collected.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-3)
    Sec. 11-84-3. Such an ordinance may provide that a bill of the costs of the sidewalk, showing the cost of the construction or repair and supervision thereof, shall be made by the officer or board designated by the ordinance to take charge of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, together with a list of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk, the names of the parties who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels and the frontage, superficial area, or assessed value as specified in Section 11-84-1, according as the ordinance may provide for the levy of the cost by the frontage, superficial area or assessed value.
    Thereupon, if the owner of any lot, block, tract, or parcel of land has failed or refused to construct or repair his portion of the sidewalk in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, the specified officer or board shall proceed to prepare a special tax list against those lots, blocks, tracts or parcels of land in front of or touching upon which the sidewalk has not been constructed or repaired, ascertaining by computation the amount of special taxes and the annual installments thereof to be charged against each of those lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land on account of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, according to the rule fixed for the levy of that special tax by the ordinance.
    This special tax list shall be filed in the office of the specified officer or board, and this officer or board shall thereupon issue warrants directed to the municipal collector, or to such officer as may be designated in the ordinance, for the collection of the amount of special tax so ascertained and appearing from this special tax list to be due from the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk. However, the aggregate amount of each special tax shall be divided into 5 annual installments of equal amounts, except that all fractional amounts shall be added to the first installment, so as to leave the remaining installments equal in amount and each a multiple of $100.
    The first installment shall be due and payable on the second day of January next after the date of the first voucher issued on account of the work done, and the second installment one year thereafter, and so on annually until all installments are paid. The specified officer or board shall file in the office of the municipal collector, or such officer as may be designated to collect the tax, a certificate, signed by the officer or secretary of the board preparing the tax list, of the date of the first voucher and of the amount thereof within 30 days after the issuance thereof.
    All the installments shall bear interest as provided in this section until paid, at the rate of not to exceed 6% annually. Interest on assessments shall begin to run from the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done. The interest on each installment shall be payable as follows: On the second day of January next succeeding the date of the first voucher as certified, the interest accrued up to date on all unpaid installments shall be due and payable and it shall be collected with the installment. Thereafter the interest on all unpaid installments shall be payable annually and be due and payable at the same time as the installment maturing in that year and be collected therewith.
    In all cases the municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax, whenever payment is made of any installment, shall collect all interest that is due up to the date of that payment, whether the payment is made at or after maturity. Any person may at any time pay the whole assessment against any lot, block, tract or parcel of land, or any installment thereof, with interest as provided in this section up to the date of payment. The municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax, shall proceed to collect the warrants by mailing a written notice to the address of the party who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in the list, that the tax list is in his possession for collection. All money so collected shall be immediately paid over by that officer to the municipal treasurer of that municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-4)
    Sec. 11-84-4. Upon failure to collect the special tax as hereinbefore provided in this Division 84, the municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax on or before the first day of August in each year, shall make a written report of this special tax to such general officer of the county as may be authorized by law to apply for judgment against and sell lands for taxes due the county or state. This report shall also contain an enumeration of (1) all the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land upon which this special tax remains unpaid, (2) the names of the respective owners thereof, so far as the names are known to the collecting officer, (3) the amount due and unpaid upon each lot, block, tract, or parcel and (4) a copy of the ordinance ordering the construction of the sidewalk. This report shall be accompanied by the oath of the officer that the list is a correct return of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land on which the special tax levied by authority of the municipality for the cost or partial cost, as the case may be, of the sidewalk specified in that ordinance remains due and unpaid, and that the amounts therein stated as due and unpaid, have not been collected, nor any part thereof. This report, when so made, is prima facie evidence that all the forms and requirements of the law in relation to making that return have been complied with, and that the special tax, as mentioned in the report, is due and unpaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-5)
    Sec. 11-84-5. When the specified general officer of the county receives such a report, he shall at once proceed to obtain judgment against the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land enumerated therein for the special tax remaining due and unpaid, in the same manner as may be provided by law for obtaining judgment against land for taxes due and unpaid to the county and state, and in the same manner shall proceed to sell the same for the special tax due and unpaid. In obtaining this judgment, and making this sale, the specified officer shall be governed by the general revenue laws of Illinois, except when otherwise provided in this Division 84. The general revenue laws shall also apply to the execution of certificates of sales and deeds, and to the force and effect of these sales and deeds. All other laws in relation to the enforcement and collection of taxes, and redemption from tax sales, shall apply to proceedings to collect this special tax, except as otherwise provided in this Division 84.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-6)
    Sec. 11-84-6. Whenever payment of the cost of such sidewalk is required to be made in part by special tax and in part out of any general fund of the municipality, and the owner of a lot, block, tract, or parcel of land constructs or repairs the sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance for its construction or repair the officer or board directed by the ordinance to superintend the construction or repair thereof shall thereupon have issued to that owner, an order on the municipal treasurer for the cost of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, less the amount of special tax chargeable to the lot, block, tract, or parcel of land of that owner on the line of which the sidewalk has been so constructed or repaired.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)