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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/15-308.3

    (625 ILCS 5/15-308.3)
    Sec. 15-308.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07. Repealed by P.A. 99-717, eff. 8-5-16.)

625 ILCS 5/15-309

    (625 ILCS 5/15-309) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-309)
    Sec. 15-309. Fees for Moves Directly across Highway. Fees for special permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations exceeding the legal sizes and weights specified in this Chapter either empty or hauling material directly across a highway making repeated moves in the course of industrial operations, for a period of 6 months; limited continuous operation permit only, $15.
(Source: P.A. 81-199.)

625 ILCS 5/15-310

    (625 ILCS 5/15-310) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-310)
    Sec. 15-310. Fees for Buildings and Special Moves.
    Fees for special permits for moving buildings or large machines.
    (a) When moved on house moving equipment or on own trucks or tracks fees will be based on maximum overall dimensions, plus engineering investigation and police escort fees when required; single trip only.
    (b) When moved on a vehicle or vehicle combination applicable overdimension and overweight fees shall apply; single trip only.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/15-311

    (625 ILCS 5/15-311) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-311)
    Sec. 15-311. Fees for Engineering Inspections or Field Investigations. Engineering inspections or field investigations will be made by the Department and the following fees shall be paid by the applicant: for normal field investigations, or for special engineering investigations requiring assessment of work to be done on the highway and final inspection, $40 per hour.
(Source: P.A. 84-566.)

625 ILCS 5/15-312

    (625 ILCS 5/15-312) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-312)
    Sec. 15-312. Fees for Police Escort. When State Police escorts are required by the Department of Transportation for the safety of the motoring public, the following fees shall be paid by the applicant:
        (1) to the Department of Transportation: $40 per hour
per vehicle based upon the pre-estimated time of the movement to be agreed upon between the Department and the applicant, with a minimum fee of $80 per vehicle; and
        (2) to the Illinois State Police: $60 per hour per
State Police vehicle based upon the actual time of the movement, with a minimum fee of $300 per State Police vehicle. The Illinois State Police shall remit the moneys to the State Treasurer, who shall deposit the moneys into the Over Dimensional Load Police Escort Fund.
    The actual time of the movement shall be the time the police escort is required to pick up the movement to the time the movement is completed. Any delays or breakdowns shall be considered part of the movement time. Any fraction of an hour shall be rounded up to the next whole hour.
(Source: P.A. 95-787, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/15-313

    (625 ILCS 5/15-313) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-313)
    Sec. 15-313. Supplemental Permit Fee. The Department shall collect a fee of $5 and other applicable fees to cover the cost of processing an application for supplemental special permit. This fee shall be charged for each supplemental special permit issued. In addition, if the supplemental permit provides for an increase in size or weight or both over that specified in the original special permit, additional fees shall be charged as provided in Sections 15-303 through 15-312 as applicable, to correct for the increase.
(Source: P.A. 81-199.)

625 ILCS 5/15-314

    (625 ILCS 5/15-314) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-314)
    Sec. 15-314. Payment of fees. The Department shall prescribe the time and method of payment of all appropriate fees authorized by Section 15-302 through 15-313.
    The Department may, at its discretion, establish credit accounts with billing to be made at intervals not exceeding one month.
    Failure to pay invoices in full within a period of 30 days after the billing date shall be sufficient cause for the Department to withhold issuance of any further permits or credit to the individual, company, or subsidiary firm.
    The Department is authorized to charge a service fee of $3 for a dishonored payment returned for any reason. All money received by the Department under the provisions of this Section shall be deposited in the Road Fund. No refund shall be made to applicant following issuance of a permit if move is not completed.
(Source: P.A. 99-324, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/15-315

    (625 ILCS 5/15-315) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-315)
    Sec. 15-315. Exemptions to requirement of fees.
    (a) The requirements as to fees authorized by Sections 15-302 through 15-314 shall not apply to the owner of the vehicle or vehicle combination if owned by the United States, this State, or any political subdivision of this State, or any municipality therein.
    (b) The provisions of Sections 15-302 through 15-314 requiring fees for a permit shall not modify, alter or in any manner affect either the provisions of Section 15-301, or the policy of the Department adopted for the administration of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/15-316

    (625 ILCS 5/15-316) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-316)
    Sec. 15-316. When the Department or local authority may restrict right to use highways.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (g), local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction may by ordinance or resolution prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any such highway or impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon any such highway, for a total period of not to exceed 90 days, measured in either consecutive or nonconsecutive days at the discretion of local authorities, in any one calendar year, whenever any said highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow, or other climate conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles thereon is prohibited or the permissible weights thereof reduced.
    (b) The local authority enacting any such ordinance or resolution shall erect or cause to be erected and maintained signs designating the provision of the ordinance or resolution at each end of that portion of any highway affected thereby, and the ordinance or resolution shall not be effective unless and until such signs are erected and maintained.
    (c) Local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction may also, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles, or may impose limitations as the weight thereof, on designated highways, which prohibitions and limitations shall be designated by appropriate signs placed on such highways.
    (c-1) (Blank).
    (c-5) Highway commissioners, with respect to roads under their authority, may not permanently post a road or portion thereof at a reduced weight limit unless the decision to do so is made in accordance with Section 6-201.22 of the Illinois Highway Code.
    (d) The Department shall likewise have authority as hereinbefore granted to local authorities to determine by resolution and to impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles operated upon any highway under the jurisdiction of said department, and such restrictions shall be effective when signs giving notice thereof are erected upon the highway or portion of any highway affected by such resolution.
    (d-1) (Blank).
    (d-2) (Blank).
    (e) When any vehicle is operated in violation of this Section, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a violation and either the owner or the driver of the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation. Any person, firm, or corporation convicted of violating this Section shall be fined $50 for any weight exceeding the posted limit up to the axle or gross weight limit allowed a vehicle as provided for in subsections (a) or (b) of Section 15-111 and $75 per every 500 pounds or fraction thereof for any weight exceeding that which is provided for in subsections (a) or (b) of Section 15-111.
    (f) A municipality is authorized to enforce a county weight limit ordinance applying to county highways within its corporate limits and is entitled to the proceeds of any fines collected from the enforcement.
    (g) An ordinance or resolution enacted by a county or township pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to cargo tank vehicles with two or three permanent axles when delivering propane for emergency heating purposes if the cargo tank is loaded at no more than 50 percent capacity, the gross vehicle weight of the vehicle does not exceed 32,000 pounds, and the driver of the cargo tank vehicle notifies the appropriate agency or agencies with jurisdiction over the highway before driving the vehicle on the highway pursuant to this subsection. The cargo tank vehicle must have an operating gauge on the cargo tank which indicates the amount of propane as a percent of capacity of the cargo tank. The cargo tank must have the capacity displayed on the cargo tank, or documentation of the capacity of the cargo tank must be available in the vehicle. For the purposes of this subsection, propane weighs 4.2 pounds per gallon. This subsection does not apply to municipalities. Nothing in this subsection shall allow cargo tank vehicles to cross bridges with posted weight restrictions if the vehicle exceeds the posted weight limit.
(Source: P.A. 99-168, eff. 1-1-16; 99-237, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

625 ILCS 5/15-317

    (625 ILCS 5/15-317) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-317)
    Sec. 15-317. Special weight limitation on elevated structures.
    (a) No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over a bridge or other elevated structure constituting a part of a highway with a gross weight which is greater than the maximum weight permitted by the Department, when such structure is sign posted as provided in this Section.
    (b) The Department upon request from any local authority shall, or upon its own initiative may, conduct an investigation of any bridge or other elevated structure constituting a part of a highway, and if it finds that such structure cannot with safety to itself withstand the weight of vehicles otherwise permissible under this Chapter the Department shall determine and declare the maximum weight of vehicles which such structure can withstand, and shall cause or permit suitable signs stating maximum weight to be erected and maintained before each end of such structure.
    (c) Upon the trial of any person charged with a violation of this Section proof of the determination of the maximum allowable weight by the Department and the existence of the signs, constitutes conclusive evidence of the maximum weight which can be maintained with safety to such bridge or structure.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/15-318

    (625 ILCS 5/15-318) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-318)
    Sec. 15-318. Liability if highway or structure damaged. (a) Any person driving any vehicle, object or contrivance upon any highway or highway structure is liable for all damage which the highway or structure may sustain as a result of any illegal operation, driving or moving of such vehicle, object or contrivance, or as a result of operating, driving, or moving any vehicle, object, or contrivance exceeding the maximum dimensions or weighing in excess of the maximum weight specified in this Chapter but authorized by a special permit issued as provided in this Chapter. The measure of liability is the cost of repairing a facility partially damaged or the depreciated replacement cost of a facility damaged beyond repair together with all other expenses incurred by the authorities in control of the highway or highway structure in providing a temporary detour, including a temporary structure, to serve the needs of traffic during the period of repair or replacement of the damaged highway or highway structure.
    (b) Whenever such driver is not the owner of such vehicle, object, or contrivance, but is so operating, driving, or moving the same with the express or implied permission of such owner, then the owner and driver are jointly and severally liable to the extent provided in paragraph (a) of this Section.
    (c) Recovery may be had in a civil action brought by the authorities in control of such highway or highway structure.
(Source: P.A. 81-199.)

625 ILCS 5/15-319

    (625 ILCS 5/15-319) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-319)
    Sec. 15-319. Special registration of vehicles by department. (a) Applicants for special permits authorized in Section 15-301 may apply to the Department for an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDT) registration number and classification identification label issued for the purpose of identifying and classifying vehicles or combinations of vehicles that may be operated or moved by special permit. Applications shall be made on a form provided by the Department and certified to be true.
    (b) For a fee of $5 and following an analysis of data submitted by the applicant, the Department may, at its discretion, issue an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDT) registration number and classification identification label. The label shall be issued for a period of not to exceed 2 years or for a lesser period of time in conformance with rules to be established by the Department and to be valid must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the outside of a vehicle as designated by the Department. The label, all forms, records, rules, procedures, methods of analysis, and classification shall be in the form or as prescribed in rules promulgated by the Department.
    (c) All monies received by the Department under the provisions of this Section shall be deposited in the Road Fund. Vehicle classification shall be for identification purposes and shall not alter or in any manner affect either the provisions of Section 15-301 or the policy adopted by the Department for the administration thereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16 heading)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16 Art. I

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16 Art. I heading)

625 ILCS 5/16-101

    (625 ILCS 5/16-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-101)
    Sec. 16-101. Applicability. The provisions of this Chapter shall be applicable to the enforcement of this entire Code, except where another penalty is set forth in a specific Chapter which is applicable to that Chapter or a designated part or Section thereof.
(Source: P.A. 82-1011.)

625 ILCS 5/16-102

    (625 ILCS 5/16-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-102)
    Sec. 16-102. Arrests - Investigations - Prosecutions.
    (a) The State Police shall patrol the public highways and make arrests for violation of the provisions of this Act.
    (b) The Secretary of State, through the investigators provided for in this Act shall investigate and report violations of the provisions of this Act in relation to the equipment and operation of vehicles as provided for in Section 2-115 and for such purposes these investigators have and may exercise throughout the State all of the powers of police officers.
    (c) The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurs shall prosecute all violations except when the violation occurs within the corporate limits of a municipality, the municipal attorney may prosecute if written permission to do so is obtained from the State's Attorney.
    (d) The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurs may not grant to the municipal attorney permission to prosecute if the offense charged is a felony under Section 11-501 of this Code. The municipality may, however, charge an offender with a municipal misdemeanor offense if the State's Attorney rejects or denies felony charges for the conduct that comprises the charge.
(Source: P.A. 94-111, eff. 1-1-06; 94-740, eff. 5-8-06.)

625 ILCS 5/16-102.5

    (625 ILCS 5/16-102.5)
    Sec. 16-102.5. Enforcement by municipality.
    (a) If a municipality adopts an ordinance similar to subsection (f) of Section 3-413 or Section 11-1304.5 of this Code, any person that a municipality designates to enforce ordinances regulating the standing or parking of vehicles shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of subsection (f) of Section 3-413 or Section 11-1304.5 of this Code or the similar local ordinance. However, the authority to enforce subsection (f) of Section 3-413 or Section 11-1304.5 of this Code or a similar local ordinance shall not be given to an appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract to enforce person with disabilities parking laws.
    (b) To enforce the provisions of subsection (f) of Section 3-413 or Section 11-1304.5 of this Code or a similar local ordinance, a municipality shall impose a fine not exceeding $25.
(Source: P.A. 90-513, eff. 8-22-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-487, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/16-103

    (625 ILCS 5/16-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-103)
    Sec. 16-103. Arrest outside county where violation committed.
    Whenever a defendant is arrested upon a warrant charging a violation of this Act in a county other than that in which such warrant was issued, the arresting officer, immediately upon the request of the defendant, shall take such defendant before a circuit judge or associate circuit judge in the county in which the arrest was made who shall admit the defendant to bail for his appearance before the court named in the warrant. On taking such bail the circuit judge or associate circuit judge shall certify such fact on the warrant and deliver the warrant and undertaking of bail or other security, or the drivers license of such defendant if deposited, under the law relating to such licenses, in lieu of such security, to the officer having charge of the defendant. Such officer shall then immediately discharge the defendant from arrest and without delay deliver such warrant and such undertaking of bail, or other security or drivers license to the court before which the defendant is required to appear.
(Source: P.A. 77-1280.)

625 ILCS 5/16-104

    (625 ILCS 5/16-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-104)
    Sec. 16-104. Penalties. Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this Code for which another penalty is not provided shall, for a first or second conviction thereof, be guilty of a petty offense and, for a third or subsequent conviction within one year after the first conviction, be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)