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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/15-110

    (625 ILCS 5/15-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-110)
    Sec. 15-110. Towed vehicles.
    (a) When one vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection shall be of sufficient strength to pull all the weight towed thereby and the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed 15 feet from one vehicle to the other, except for the connection between any 2 vehicles transporting poles, pipes, machinery or other objects of structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered.
    (b) Outside a business, residential or suburban district or on any controlled access highway, no vehicle other than a pole trailer or a semitrailer which is being towed by a truck tractor and is connected by the means of a fifth wheel shall be towed on a roadway except by a drawbar and each such vehicle so towed shall, in addition, be coupled with 2 safety chains or cables to the towing vehicle. Such chains or cables shall be of sufficient size and strength to prevent the towed vehicle parting from the drawing vehicle in case the drawbar should break or become disengaged.
    (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any second division vehicle owned, operated or controlled by any person who is registered with the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration and has complied with the federal safety provisions of the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration and the rules and regulations of the Bureau.
(Source: P.A. 77-22.)

625 ILCS 5/15-111

    (625 ILCS 5/15-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-111)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-409)
    Sec. 15-111. Wheel and axle loads and gross weights.
    (a) No vehicle or combination of vehicles with pneumatic tires may be operated, unladen or with load, when the total weight on the road surface exceeds the following: 20,000 pounds on a single axle; 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle with no axle within the tandem exceeding 20,000 pounds; 80,000 pounds gross weight for vehicle combinations of 5 or more axles; or a total weight on a group of 2 or more consecutive axles in excess of that weight produced by the application of the following formula: W = 500 times the sum of (LN divided by N-1) + 12N + 36, where "W" equals overall total weight on any group of 2 or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds, "L" equals the distance measured to the nearest foot between extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles, and "N" equals the number of axles in the group under consideration.
    The above formula when expressed in tabular form results in allowable loads as follows:
 
Distance measured
to the nearest
foot between the
extremes of any         Maximum weight in pounds
group of 2 or           of any group of
more consecutive        2 or more consecutive axles
axles
feet2 axles3 axles4 axles5 axles6 axles
434,000
534,000
634,000
734,000
838,000*42,000
939,00042,500
1040,00043,500
1144,000
1245,00050,000
1345,50050,500
1446,50051,500
1547,00052,000
1648,00052,50058,000
1748,50053,50058,500
1849,50054,00059,000
1950,00054,50060,000
2051,00055,50060,50066,000
2151,50056,00061,00066,500
2252,50056,50061,50067,000
2353,00057,50062,50068,000
2454,00058,00063,00068,500
2554,50058,50063,50069,000
2655,50059,50064,00069,500
2756,00060,00065,00070,000
2857,00060,50065,50071,000
2957,50061,50066,00071,500
3058,50062,00066,50072,000
3159,00062,50067,50072,500
3260,00063,50068,00073,000
3364,00068,50074,000
3464,50069,00074,500
3565,50070,00075,000
3666,00070,50075,500
3766,50071,00076,000
3867,50072,00077,000
3968,00072,50077,500
4068,50073,00078,000
4169,50073,50078,500
4270,00074,00079,000
4370,50075,00080,000
4471,50075,500
4572,00076,000
4672,50076,500
4773,50077,500
4874,00078,000
4974,50078,500
5075,50079,000
5176,00080,000
5276,500
5377,500
5478,000
5578,500
5679,500
5780,000
*If the distance between 2 axles is 96 inches or less, the 2 axles are tandem axles and the maximum total weight may not exceed 34,000 pounds, notwithstanding the higher limit resulting from the application of the formula.
    Vehicles not in a combination having more than 4 axles may not exceed the weight in the table in this subsection (a) for 4 axles measured between the extreme axles of the vehicle.
    Vehicles in a combination having more than 6 axles may not exceed the weight in the table in this subsection (a) for 6 axles measured between the extreme axles of the combination.
    Local authorities, with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction, without additional fees, may also by ordinance or resolution allow the weight limitations of this subsection, provided the maximum gross weight on any one axle shall not exceed 20,000 pounds and the maximum total weight on any tandem axle shall not exceed 34,000 pounds, on designated highways when appropriate regulatory signs giving notice are erected upon the street or highway or portion of any street or highway affected by the ordinance or resolution.
    The following are exceptions to the above formula:
        (1) Vehicles for which a different limit is
    
established and posted in accordance with Section 15-316 of this Code.
        (2) Vehicles for which the Department of
    
Transportation and local authorities issue overweight permits under authority of Section 15-301 of this Code. These vehicles are not subject to the bridge formula.
        (3) Cities having a population of more than 50,000
    
may permit by ordinance axle loads on 2 axle motor vehicles 33 1/2% above those provided for herein, but the increase shall not become effective until the city has officially notified the Department of the passage of the ordinance and shall not apply to those vehicles when outside of the limits of the city, nor shall the gross weight of any 2 axle motor vehicle operating over any street of the city exceed 40,000 pounds.
        (4) Weight limitations shall not apply to vehicles
    
(including loads) operated by a public utility when transporting equipment required for emergency repair of public utility facilities or properties or water wells.
        (5) Two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a
    
total weight of 34,000 pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more, notwithstanding the lower limit resulting from the application of the above formula.
        (6) A truck, not in combination and used exclusively
    
for the collection of rendering materials, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle.
        (7) A truck not in combination, equipped with a self
    
compactor or an industrial roll-off hoist and roll-off container, used exclusively for garbage, refuse, or recycling operations, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 40,000 pounds gross weight on a 2-axle vehicle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula.
        (8) Tandem axles on a 3-axle truck registered as a
    
Special Hauling Vehicle, manufactured prior to or in the model year of 2024 and first registered in Illinois prior to January 1, 2025, with a distance greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches between any series of 2 axles, is allowed a combined weight on the series not to exceed 36,000 pounds and neither axle of the series may exceed 20,000 pounds. Any vehicle of this type manufactured after the model year of 2024 or first registered in Illinois after December 31, 2024 may not exceed a combined weight of 34,000 pounds through the series of 2 axles and neither axle of the series may exceed 20,000 pounds.
        (9) A 4-axle truck mixer registered as a Special
    
Hauling Vehicle, used exclusively for the mixing and transportation of concrete in the plastic state, manufactured before or in the model year of 2024, first registered in Illinois before January 1, 2025, and not operated on a highway that is part of the National System of Interstate Highways, is allowed the following maximum weights: 20,000 pounds on any single axle; 36,000 pounds on a series of axles greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches; and 34,000 pounds on any series of 2 axles greater than 40 inches but not more than 72 inches. The gross weight of this vehicle may not exceed the weights allowed by the bridge formula for 4 axles. The bridge formula does not apply to any series of 3 axles while the vehicle is transporting concrete in the plastic state, but no axle or tandem axle of the series may exceed the maximum weight permitted under this paragraph (9) of subsection (a).
        (10) Combinations of vehicles, registered as Special
    
Hauling Vehicles that include a semitrailer manufactured prior to or in the model year of 2024, and registered in Illinois prior to January 1, 2025, having 5 axles with a distance of 42 feet or less between extreme axles, may not exceed the following maximum weights: 20,000 pounds on a single axle; 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle; and 72,000 pounds gross weight. This combination of vehicles is not subject to the bridge formula. For all those combinations of vehicles that include a semitrailer manufactured after the effective date of P.A. 92-0417, the overall distance between the first and last axles of the 2 sets of tandems must be 18 feet 6 inches or more. Any combination of vehicles that has had its cargo container replaced in its entirety after December 31, 2024 may not exceed the weights allowed by the bridge formula.
        (11) The maximum weight allowed on a vehicle with
    
crawler type tracks is 40,000 pounds.
        (12) A combination of vehicles, including a tow truck
    
and a disabled vehicle or disabled combination of vehicles, that exceeds the weight restriction imposed by this Code, may be operated on a public highway in this State provided that neither the disabled vehicle nor any vehicle being towed nor the tow truck itself shall exceed the weight limitations permitted under this Chapter. During the towing operation, neither the tow truck nor the vehicle combination shall exceed 24,000 pounds on a single rear axle and 44,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle, provided the towing vehicle:
            (i) is specifically designed as a tow truck
        
having a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 18,000 pounds and is equipped with air brakes, provided that air brakes are required only if the towing vehicle is towing a vehicle, semitrailer, or tractor-trailer combination that is equipped with air brakes;
            (ii) is equipped with flashing, rotating, or
        
oscillating amber lights, visible for at least 500 feet in all directions;
            (iii) is capable of utilizing the lighting and
        
braking systems of the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles; and
            (iv) does not engage in a tow exceeding 20 miles
        
from the initial point of wreck or disablement. Any additional movement of the vehicles may occur only upon issuance of authorization for that movement under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Code. The towing vehicle, however, may tow any disabled vehicle to a point where repairs are actually to occur. This movement shall be valid only on State routes. The tower must abide by posted bridge weight limits.
    Gross weight limits shall not apply to the combination of the tow truck and vehicles being towed. The tow truck license plate must cover the operating empty weight of the tow truck only. The weight of each vehicle being towed shall be covered by a valid license plate issued to the owner or operator of the vehicle being towed and displayed on that vehicle. If no valid plate issued to the owner or operator of that vehicle is displayed on that vehicle, or the plate displayed on that vehicle does not cover the weight of the vehicle, the weight of the vehicle shall be covered by the third tow truck plate issued to the owner or operator of the tow truck and temporarily affixed to the vehicle being towed. If a roll-back carrier is registered and being used as a tow truck, however, the license plate or plates for the tow truck must cover the gross vehicle weight, including any load carried on the bed of the roll-back carrier.
    The Department may by rule or regulation prescribe additional requirements. However, nothing in this Code shall prohibit a tow truck under instructions of a police officer from legally clearing a disabled vehicle, that may be in violation of weight limitations of this Chapter, from the roadway to the berm or shoulder of the highway. If in the opinion of the police officer that location is unsafe, the officer is authorized to have the disabled vehicle towed to the nearest place of safety.
    For the purpose of this subsection, gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of the tow truck.
    (b) As used in this Section, "recycling haul" or "recycling operation" means the hauling of non-hazardous, non-special, non-putrescible materials, such as paper, glass, cans, or plastic, for subsequent use in the secondary materials market.
    (c) No vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated, unladen or with load, upon the highways of this State in violation of the provisions of any permit issued under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Chapter.
    (d) No vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with other than pneumatic tires may be operated, unladen or with load, upon the highways of this State when the gross weight on the road surface through any wheel exceeds 800 pounds per inch width of tire tread or when the gross weight on the road surface through any axle exceeds 16,000 pounds.
    (e) No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over a bridge or other elevated structure constituting part of a highway with a gross weight that is greater than the maximum weight permitted by the Department, when the structure is sign posted as provided in this Section.
    (f) 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 the structure cannot with safety to itself withstand the weight of vehicles otherwise permissible under this Code the Department shall determine and declare the maximum weight of vehicles that the structures can withstand, and shall cause or permit suitable signs stating maximum weight to be erected and maintained before each end of the structure. No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over any structure with a gross weight that is greater than the posted maximum weight.
    (g) Upon the trial of any person charged with a violation of subsection (e) or (f) 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 that can be maintained with safety to the bridge or structure.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 98-409, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-410)
    Sec. 15-111. Wheel and axle loads and gross weights.
    (a) No vehicle or combination of vehicles with pneumatic tires may be operated, unladen or with load, when the total weight on the road surface exceeds the following: 20,000 pounds on a single axle; 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle with no axle within the tandem exceeding 20,000 pounds; 80,000 pounds gross weight for vehicle combinations of 5 or more axles; or a total weight on a group of 2 or more consecutive axles in excess of that weight produced by the application of the following formula: W = 500 times the sum of (LN divided by N-1) + 12N + 36, where "W" equals overall total weight on any group of 2 or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds, "L" equals the distance measured to the nearest foot between extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles, and "N" equals the number of axles in the group under consideration.
    The above formula when expressed in tabular form results in allowable loads as follows:
 
Distance measured
to the nearest
foot between the
extremes of any         Maximum weight in pounds
group of 2 or           of any group of
more consecutive        2 or more consecutive axles
axles
feet2 axles3 axles4 axles5 axles6 axles
434,000
534,000
634,000
734,000
838,000*42,000
939,00042,500
1040,00043,500
1144,000
1245,00050,000
1345,50050,500
1446,50051,500
1547,00052,000
1648,00052,50058,000
1748,50053,50058,500
1849,50054,00059,000
1950,00054,50060,000
2051,00055,50060,50066,000
2151,50056,00061,00066,500
2252,50056,50061,50067,000
2353,00057,50062,50068,000
2454,00058,00063,00068,500
2554,50058,50063,50069,000
2655,50059,50064,00069,500
2756,00060,00065,00070,000
2857,00060,50065,50071,000
2957,50061,50066,00071,500
3058,50062,00066,50072,000
3159,00062,50067,50072,500
3260,00063,50068,00073,000
3364,00068,50074,000
3464,50069,00074,500
3565,50070,00075,000
3666,00070,50075,500
3766,50071,00076,000
3867,50072,00077,000
3968,00072,50077,500
4068,50073,00078,000
4169,50073,50078,500
4270,00074,00079,000
4370,50075,00080,000
4471,50075,500
4572,00076,000
4672,50076,500
4773,50077,500
4874,00078,000
4974,50078,500
5075,50079,000
5176,00080,000
5276,500
5377,500
5478,000
5578,500
5679,500
5780,000
*If the distance between 2 axles is 96 inches or less, the 2 axles are tandem axles and the maximum total weight may not exceed 34,000 pounds, notwithstanding the higher limit resulting from the application of the formula.
    Vehicles not in a combination having more than 4 axles may not exceed the weight in the table in this subsection (a) for 4 axles measured between the extreme axles of the vehicle.
    Vehicles in a combination having more than 6 axles may not exceed the weight in the table in this subsection (a) for 6 axles measured between the extreme axles of the combination.
    Local authorities, with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction, without additional fees, may also by ordinance or resolution allow the weight limitations of this subsection, provided the maximum gross weight on any one axle shall not exceed 20,000 pounds and the maximum total weight on any tandem axle shall not exceed 34,000 pounds, on designated highways when appropriate regulatory signs giving notice are erected upon the street or highway or portion of any street or highway affected by the ordinance or resolution.
    The following are exceptions to the above formula:
        (1) Vehicles for which a different limit is
    
established and posted in accordance with Section 15-316 of this Code.
        (2) Vehicles for which the Department of
    
Transportation and local authorities issue overweight permits under authority of Section 15-301 of this Code. These vehicles are not subject to the bridge formula.
        (3) Cities having a population of more than 50,000
    
may permit by ordinance axle loads on 2 axle motor vehicles 33 1/2% above those provided for herein, but the increase shall not become effective until the city has officially notified the Department of the passage of the ordinance and shall not apply to those vehicles when outside of the limits of the city, nor shall the gross weight of any 2 axle motor vehicle operating over any street of the city exceed 40,000 pounds.
        (4) Weight limitations shall not apply to vehicles
    
(including loads) operated by a public utility when transporting equipment required for emergency repair of public utility facilities or properties or water wells.
        (5) Two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a
    
total weight of 34,000 pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more, notwithstanding the lower limit resulting from the application of the above formula.
        (6) A truck, not in combination and used exclusively
    
for the collection of rendering materials, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle.
        (7) A truck not in combination, equipped with a self
    
compactor or an industrial roll-off hoist and roll-off container, used exclusively for garbage, refuse, or recycling operations, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 40,000 pounds gross weight on a 2-axle vehicle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula.
        (7.5) A 3-axle rear discharge truck mixer registered
    
as a Special Hauling Vehicle, used exclusively for the mixing and transportation of concrete in the plastic state, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula.
        (8) Except as provided in paragraph (7.5) of this
    
subsection (a), tandem axles on a 3-axle truck registered as a Special Hauling Vehicle, manufactured prior to or in the model year of 2014 and first registered in Illinois prior to January 1, 2015, with a distance greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches between any series of 2 axles, is allowed a combined weight on the series not to exceed 36,000 pounds and neither axle of the series may exceed 20,000 pounds. Any vehicle of this type manufactured after the model year of 2014 or first registered in Illinois after December 31, 2014 may not exceed a combined weight of 34,000 pounds through the series of 2 axles and neither axle of the series may exceed 20,000 pounds.
        A 3-axle combination sewer cleaning jetting vacuum
    
truck registered as a Special Hauling Vehicle, used exclusively for the transportation of non-hazardous solid waste, manufactured before or in the model year of 2014, first registered in Illinois before January 1, 2015, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula.
        (9) A 4-axle truck mixer registered as a Special
    
Hauling Vehicle, used exclusively for the mixing and transportation of concrete in the plastic state, and not operated on a highway that is part of the National System of Interstate Highways, is allowed the following maximum weights: 20,000 pounds on any single axle; 36,000 pounds on a series of axles greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches; and 34,000 pounds on any series of 2 axles greater than 40 inches but not more than 72 inches. The gross weight of this vehicle may not exceed the weights allowed by the bridge formula for 4 axles. The bridge formula does not apply to any series of 3 axles while the vehicle is transporting concrete in the plastic state, but no axle or tandem axle of the series may exceed the maximum weight permitted under this paragraph (9) of subsection (a).
        (10) Combinations of vehicles, registered as Special
    
Hauling Vehicles that include a semitrailer manufactured prior to or in the model year of 2014, and registered in Illinois prior to January 1, 2015, having 5 axles with a distance of 42 feet or less between extreme axles, may not exceed the following maximum weights: 20,000 pounds on a single axle; 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle; and 72,000 pounds gross weight. This combination of vehicles is not subject to the bridge formula. For all those combinations of vehicles that include a semitrailer manufactured after the effective date of P.A. 92-0417, the overall distance between the first and last axles of the 2 sets of tandems must be 18 feet 6 inches or more. Any combination of vehicles that has had its cargo container replaced in its entirety after December 31, 2014 may not exceed the weights allowed by the bridge formula.
        (11) The maximum weight allowed on a vehicle with
    
crawler type tracks is 40,000 pounds.
        (12) A combination of vehicles, including a tow truck
    
and a disabled vehicle or disabled combination of vehicles, that exceeds the weight restriction imposed by this Code, may be operated on a public highway in this State provided that neither the disabled vehicle nor any vehicle being towed nor the tow truck itself shall exceed the weight limitations permitted under this Chapter. During the towing operation, neither the tow truck nor the vehicle combination shall exceed 24,000 pounds on a single rear axle and 44,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle, provided the towing vehicle:
            (i) is specifically designed as a tow truck
        
having a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 18,000 pounds and is equipped with air brakes, provided that air brakes are required only if the towing vehicle is towing a vehicle, semitrailer, or tractor-trailer combination that is equipped with air brakes;
            (ii) is equipped with flashing, rotating, or
        
oscillating amber lights, visible for at least 500 feet in all directions;
            (iii) is capable of utilizing the lighting and
        
braking systems of the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles; and
            (iv) does not engage in a tow exceeding 20 miles
        
from the initial point of wreck or disablement. Any additional movement of the vehicles may occur only upon issuance of authorization for that movement under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Code. The towing vehicle, however, may tow any disabled vehicle to a point where repairs are actually to occur. This movement shall be valid only on State routes. The tower must abide by posted bridge weight limits.
    Gross weight limits shall not apply to the combination of the tow truck and vehicles being towed. The tow truck license plate must cover the operating empty weight of the tow truck only. The weight of each vehicle being towed shall be covered by a valid license plate issued to the owner or operator of the vehicle being towed and displayed on that vehicle. If no valid plate issued to the owner or operator of that vehicle is displayed on that vehicle, or the plate displayed on that vehicle does not cover the weight of the vehicle, the weight of the vehicle shall be covered by the third tow truck plate issued to the owner or operator of the tow truck and temporarily affixed to the vehicle being towed. If a roll-back carrier is registered and being used as a tow truck, however, the license plate or plates for the tow truck must cover the gross vehicle weight, including any load carried on the bed of the roll-back carrier.
    The Department may by rule or regulation prescribe additional requirements. However, nothing in this Code shall prohibit a tow truck under instructions of a police officer from legally clearing a disabled vehicle, that may be in violation of weight limitations of this Chapter, from the roadway to the berm or shoulder of the highway. If in the opinion of the police officer that location is unsafe, the officer is authorized to have the disabled vehicle towed to the nearest place of safety.
    For the purpose of this subsection, gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of the tow truck.
    (b) As used in this Section, "recycling haul" or "recycling operation" means the hauling of non-hazardous, non-special, non-putrescible materials, such as paper, glass, cans, or plastic, for subsequent use in the secondary materials market.
    (c) No vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated, unladen or with load, upon the highways of this State in violation of the provisions of any permit issued under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Chapter.
    (d) No vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with other than pneumatic tires may be operated, unladen or with load, upon the highways of this State when the gross weight on the road surface through any wheel exceeds 800 pounds per inch width of tire tread or when the gross weight on the road surface through any axle exceeds 16,000 pounds.
    (e) No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over a bridge or other elevated structure constituting part of a highway with a gross weight that is greater than the maximum weight permitted by the Department, when the structure is sign posted as provided in this Section.
    (f) 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 the structure cannot with safety to itself withstand the weight of vehicles otherwise permissible under this Code the Department shall determine and declare the maximum weight of vehicles that the structures can withstand, and shall cause or permit suitable signs stating maximum weight to be erected and maintained before each end of the structure. No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over any structure with a gross weight that is greater than the posted maximum weight.
    (g) Upon the trial of any person charged with a violation of subsection (e) or (f) 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 that can be maintained with safety to the bridge or structure.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 98-410, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/15-112

    (625 ILCS 5/15-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-112)
    Sec. 15-112. Officers to weigh vehicles and require removal of excess loads.
    (a) Any police officer having reason to believe that the weight of a vehicle and load is unlawful shall require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing of the same either by means of a portable or stationary scales that have been tested and approved at a frequency prescribed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, or for those scales operated by the State, when such tests are requested by the Department of State Police, whichever is more frequent. If such scales are not available at the place where such vehicle is stopped, the police officer shall require that such vehicle be driven to the nearest available scale that has been tested and approved pursuant to this Section by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Notwithstanding any provisions of the Weights and Measures Act or the United States Department of Commerce NIST handbook 44, multi or single draft weighing is an acceptable method of weighing by law enforcement for determining a violation of Chapter 3 or 15 of this Code. Law enforcement is exempt from the requirements of commercial weighing established in NIST handbook 44.
    Within 18 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, all municipal and county officers, technicians, and employees who set up and operate portable scales for wheel load or axle load or both and issue citations based on the use of portable scales for wheel load or axle load or both and who have not successfully completed initial classroom and field training regarding the set up and operation of portable scales, shall attend and successfully complete initial classroom and field training administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
    (b) Whenever an officer, upon weighing a vehicle and the load, determines that the weight is unlawful, such officer shall require the driver to stop the vehicle in a suitable place and remain standing until such portion of the load is removed as may be necessary to reduce the weight of the vehicle to the limit permitted under this Chapter, or to the limit permitted under the terms of a permit issued pursuant to Sections 15-301 through 15-318 and shall forthwith arrest the driver or owner. All material so unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or operator of the vehicle at the risk of such owner or operator; however, whenever a 3 or 4 axle vehicle with a tandem axle dimension greater than 72 inches, but less than 96 inches and registered as a Special Hauling Vehicle is transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state that exceeds axle weight or gross weight limits by less than 4,000 pounds, the owner or operator of the vehicle shall accept the arrest ticket or tickets for the alleged violations under this Section and proceed without shifting or reducing the load being transported or may shift or reduce the load under the provisions of subsection (d) or (e) of this Section, when applicable. Any fine imposed following an overweight violation by a vehicle registered as a Special Hauling Vehicle transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state shall be paid as provided in subsection 4 of paragraph (a) of Section 16-105 of this Code.
    (c) The Department of Transportation may, at the request of the Department of State Police, erect appropriate regulatory signs on any State highway directing second division vehicles to a scale. The Department of Transportation may also, at the direction of any State Police officer, erect portable regulating signs on any highway directing second division vehicles to a portable scale. Every such vehicle, pursuant to such sign, shall stop and be weighed.
    (d) Whenever any axle load of a vehicle exceeds the axle or tandem axle weight limits permitted by paragraph (a) of Section 15-111 by 2000 pounds or less, the owner or operator of the vehicle must shift or remove the excess so as to comply with paragraph (a) of Section 15-111. No overweight arrest ticket shall be issued to the owner or operator of the vehicle by any officer if the excess weight is shifted or removed as required by this paragraph.
    (e) Whenever the gross weight of a vehicle with a registered gross weight of 77,000 pounds or less exceeds the weight limits of paragraph (a) of Section 15-111 of this Chapter by 2000 pounds or less, the owner or operator of the vehicle must remove the excess. Whenever the gross weight of a vehicle with a registered gross weight over 77,000 pounds or more exceeds the weight limits of paragraph (a) of Section 15-111 by 1,000 pounds or less or 2,000 pounds or less if weighed on wheel load weighers, the owner or operator of the vehicle must remove the excess. In either case no arrest ticket for any overweight violation of this Code shall be issued to the owner or operator of the vehicle by any officer if the excess weight is removed as required by this paragraph. A person who has been granted a special permit under Section 15-301 of this Code shall not be granted a tolerance on wheel load weighers.
    (e-5) Auxiliary power or idle reduction unit (APU) weight.
        (1) A vehicle with a fully functional APU shall be
    
allowed an additional 400 pounds or the certified unit weight, whichever is less. The additional pounds may be allowed in gross, axles, or bridge formula weight limits above the legal weight limits except when overweight on an axle or axles of the towed unit or units in combination. This tolerance shall be given in addition to the limits in subsection (d) of this Section.
        (2) An operator of a vehicle equipped with an APU
    
shall carry written certification showing the weight of the APU, which shall be displayed upon the request of any law enforcement officer.
        (3) The operator may be required to demonstrate or
    
certify that the APU is fully functional at all times.
        (4) This allowance may not be granted above the
    
weight limits specified on any loads permitted under Section 15-301 of this Code.
    (f) Whenever an axle load of a vehicle exceeds axle weight limits allowed by the provisions of a permit an arrest ticket shall be issued, but the owner or operator of the vehicle may shift the load so as to comply with the provisions of the permit. Where such shifting of a load to comply with the permit is accomplished, the owner or operator of the vehicle may then proceed.
    (g) Any driver of a vehicle who refuses to stop and submit his vehicle and load to weighing after being directed to do so by an officer or removes or causes the removal of the load or part of it prior to weighing is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $2,000.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 1-1-10; 97-201, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/15-113

    (625 ILCS 5/15-113) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-113)
    Sec. 15-113. Violations; Penalties.
    (a) Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of Section 15-111 or subsection (d) of Section 3-401, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of such violation and either the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person charged with a violation of any of these provisions who pleads not guilty shall be present in court for the trial on the charge. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of any violation of Section 15-111 including, but not limited to, a maximum axle or gross limit specified on a regulatory sign posted in accordance with paragraph (e) or (f) of Section 15-111, shall be fined according to the following schedule:
 
Up to and including 2000 pounds overweight, the fine is $100
 
From 2001 through 2500 pounds overweight, the fine is $270
 
From 2501 through 3000 pounds overweight, the fine is $330
 
From 3001 through 3500 pounds overweight, the fine is $520
 
From 3501 through 4000 pounds overweight, the fine is $600
 
From 4001 through 4500 pounds overweight, the fine is $850
 
From 4501 through 5000 pounds overweight, the fine is $950
 
From 5001 or more pounds overweight, the fine shall be computed by assessing $1500 for the first 5000 pounds overweight and $150 for each additional increment of 500 pounds overweight or fraction thereof.
 
    In addition any person, firm or corporation convicted of 4 or more violations of Section 15-111 within any 12 month period shall be fined an additional amount of $5,000 for the fourth and each subsequent conviction within the 12 month period. Provided, however, that with regard to a firm or corporation, a fourth or subsequent conviction shall mean a fourth or subsequent conviction attributable to any one employee-driver.
    (b) Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of Sections 15-102, 15-103 or 15-107, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of such violation and either may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of any violation of Sections 15-102, 15-103 or 15-107 shall be fined for the first or second conviction an amount equal to not less than $50 nor more than $500, and for the third and subsequent convictions by the same person, firm or corporation within a period of one year after the date of the first offense, not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.
    (c) All proceeds of the additional fines imposed by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deposited into the Capital Projects Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-201, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/15-113.1

    (625 ILCS 5/15-113.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-113.1)
    Sec. 15-113.1. Violations-Sentence of permit moves.
    Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Chapter by operating under a fraudulent permit or under a permit not specifically covering the move, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation. When any person, firm or corporation is convicted of such violation, the permit shall be null and void and such person, firm or corporation shall be fined in an amount not less than 10 cents per pound for each pound the gross weight of the vehicle exceeds the gross weight of such vehicles allowable under Section 15-111 of this Chapter.
    Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of Section 15-301 (j) of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)

625 ILCS 5/15-113.2

    (625 ILCS 5/15-113.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-113.2)
    Sec. 15-113.2. Violations - Sentence of permit moves exceeding axle weights. Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Chapter by operating with axle weights in excess of those authorized in such permit, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of such violation shall be fined in an amount not less than 2 cents nor more than 5 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight on such axle or tandem axle in excess of the weight authorized in the permit when the excess is 1,000 pounds or less; not less than 5 cents nor more than 10 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 1,000 pounds and is 2,000 pounds or less; not less than 10 cents nor more than 15 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 2,000 pounds and is 3,000 pounds or less; and not less than 15 cents nor more than 20 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 3,000 pounds.
    Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of Section 15-301 (j) of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 81-199.)

625 ILCS 5/15-113.3

    (625 ILCS 5/15-113.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-113.3)
    Sec. 15-113.3. Violations-Sentence of permit moves exceeding gross weight.
    Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of Sections 15-301 through 15-319 of this Chapter by operating with the gross weight in excess of that authorized in such permit, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of such violation shall be fined in an amount not less than 2 cents nor more than 5 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight in excess of the gross weight authorized in the permit when the excess is 1,000 pounds or less; not less than 4 cents nor more than 7 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 1,000 pounds and is 2,000 pounds or less; not less than 7 cents nor more than 10 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 2,000 pounds and is 3,000 pounds or less; not less than 10 cents nor more than 15 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 3,000 pounds and is 4,000 pounds or less; not less than 15 cents nor more than 20 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 4,000 pounds and is 5,000 pounds or less; and not less than 17 cents nor more than 25 cents per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 5,000 pounds.
    Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of Section 15-301 (j) of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)

625 ILCS 5/15-114

    (625 ILCS 5/15-114) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-114)
    Sec. 15-114. Pushing of disabled vehicles.
    It is unlawful under any circumstances for any vehicle to push any other vehicle on or along any highway outside an urban area in this State, except in an extreme emergency and then the vehicle shall not be pushed farther than is reasonably necessary to remove it from the roadway or from the immediate hazard that exists.
(Source: P.A. 78-486.)

625 ILCS 5/15-115

    (625 ILCS 5/15-115)
    Sec. 15-115. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-12. Repealed by P.A. 98-44, eff. 6-28-13.)

625 ILCS 5/15-116

    (625 ILCS 5/15-116)
    Sec. 15-116. Designated truck route system. The Department of Transportation shall maintain and provide a listing of all Class I, Class II, and Class III designated streets and highways as defined in Chapter 1 of this Code. The Department shall also maintain and provide a listing of all local streets or highways that have been designated Class II or Class III by local agencies. Local agencies shall be responsible for reporting to the Department all streets and highways under their jurisdiction designated Class II and Class III. Local agencies shall also provide to the Department reference contact names and telephone numbers. The Department shall also maintain and provide an official map of the Designated State Truck Route System that includes State and local streets and highways that have been designated Class I, Class II, or Class III.
(Source: P.A. 94-763, eff. 1-1-07.)

625 ILCS 5/15-117

    (625 ILCS 5/15-117)
    Sec. 15-117. Global Positioning System Technology and the Designated Truck Route System Task Force.
    (a) A Global Positioning System Technology and the Designated Truck Route System Task Force shall be appointed to study and make recommendations for statutory change.
    (b) The Task Force shall study advances in and utilization of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology relating to routing information for commercial vehicles. The Task Force shall also study the implementation and compliance with the Designated Truck Route System under Section 15-116 of this Code.
    (c) The Task Force shall be composed of the following members, who shall serve without pay:
        (1) one member of the Senate appointed by the
    
President of the Senate;
        (2) one member of the Senate appointed by the
    
Minority Leader of the Senate;
        (3) one member of the House of Representatives
    
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (4) one member of the House of Representatives
    
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
        (5) the Secretary of the Illinois Department of
    
Transportation or his or her designee;
        (6) one member representing the global positioning
    
system technology industry appointed by the President of the Senate;
        (7) one member representing the commercial trucking
    
industry appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
        (8) one member representing a unit of county
    
government appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (9) one member representing a unit of municipal
    
government appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; and
        (10) one member representing the county engineers
    
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
    The members shall select a chairperson from among themselves.
    (d) The Task Force shall meet within 60 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and meet at least 2 additional times before December 31, 2010. Staff support services may be provided to the Task Force by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
    (e) The Task Force shall submit to the Governor and General Assembly a report of its findings and recommendations for legislative action necessary to accomplish one or more of the following goals: (1) improving public traffic safety, (2) preserving roadway infrastructure, (3) addressing advances in GPS technology relating to truck routing, and (4) producing an accurate statewide designated truck route system through effective enforcement of Section 15-116 of this Code. The Task Force report must be submitted no later than January 1, 2011. The activities of the Task Force shall conclude no later than January 31, 2011.
(Source: P.A. 96-1370, eff. 7-28-10.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 15 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 15 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. VEHICLES EXCEEDING WEIGHT LIMITS

625 ILCS 5/15-201

    (625 ILCS 5/15-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-201)
    Sec. 15-201. Vehicles exceeding prescribed weight limits - Preventing use of highway by.
    The Department of State Police is directed to institute and maintain a program designed to prevent the use of public highways by vehicles which exceed the maximum weights allowed by Section 15-111 of this Act or which exceeds the maximum weights allowed as evidenced by the license plates attached to such vehicle and which license is required by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

625 ILCS 5/15-202

    (625 ILCS 5/15-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-202)
    Sec. 15-202. Enforcement.
    Such program shall make provision for an intensive campaign by the State Police to apprehend any violators of the acts above mentioned, and at all times to maintain a vigilant watch for possible violators of such acts.
(Source: P.A. 77-506.)

625 ILCS 5/15-203

    (625 ILCS 5/15-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-203)
    Sec. 15-203. Records of violations. The Department of State Police shall maintain records of the number of violators of such acts apprehended and the number of convictions obtained. A resume of such records shall be included in the Department's annual report to the Governor; and the Department shall also present such resume to each regular session of the General Assembly.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 15 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 15 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. PERMITS

625 ILCS 5/15-301

    (625 ILCS 5/15-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-301)
    Sec. 15-301. Permits for excess size and weight.
    (a) The Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction and local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction may, in their discretion, upon application and good cause being shown therefor, issue a special permit authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in this Act or otherwise not in conformity with this Act upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the party granting such permit and for the maintenance of which the party is responsible. Applications and permits other than those in written or printed form may only be accepted from and issued to the company or individual making the movement. Except for an application to move directly across a highway, it shall be the duty of the applicant to establish in the application that the load to be moved by such vehicle or combination cannot reasonably be dismantled or disassembled, the reasonableness of which shall be determined by the Secretary of the Department. For the purpose of over length movements, more than one object may be carried side by side as long as the height, width, and weight laws are not exceeded and the cause for the over length is not due to multiple objects. For the purpose of over height movements, more than one object may be carried as long as the cause for the over height is not due to multiple objects and the length, width, and weight laws are not exceeded. For the purpose of an over width movement, more than one object may be carried as long as the cause for the over width is not due to multiple objects and length, height, and weight laws are not exceeded. No state or local agency shall authorize the issuance of excess size or weight permits for vehicles and loads that are divisible and that can be carried, when divided, within the existing size or weight maximums specified in this Chapter. Any excess size or weight permit issued in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be void at issue and any movement made thereunder shall not be authorized under the terms of the void permit. In any prosecution for a violation of this Chapter when the authorization of an excess size or weight permit is at issue, it is the burden of the defendant to establish that the permit was valid because the load to be moved could not reasonably be dismantled or disassembled, or was otherwise nondivisible.
    (b) The application for any such permit shall: (1) state whether such permit is requested for a single trip or for limited continuous operation; (2) state if the applicant is an authorized carrier under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, if so, his certificate, registration or permit number issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission; (3) specifically describe and identify the vehicle or vehicles and load to be operated or moved except that for vehicles or vehicle combinations registered by the Department as provided in Section 15-319 of this Chapter, only the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDT) registration number or classification need be given; (4) state the routing requested including the points of origin and destination, and may identify and include a request for routing to the nearest certified scale in accordance with the Department's rules and regulations, provided the applicant has approval to travel on local roads; and (5) state if the vehicles or loads are being transported for hire. No permits for the movement of a vehicle or load for hire shall be issued to any applicant who is required under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law to have a certificate, registration or permit and does not have such certificate, registration or permit.
    (c) The Department or local authority when not inconsistent with traffic safety is authorized to issue or withhold such permit at its discretion; or, if such permit is issued at its discretion to prescribe the route or routes to be traveled, to limit the number of trips, to establish seasonal or other time limitations within which the vehicles described may be operated on the highways indicated, or otherwise to limit or prescribe conditions of operations of such vehicle or vehicles, when necessary to assure against undue damage to the road foundations, surfaces or structures, and may require such undertaking or other security as may be deemed necessary to compensate for any injury to any roadway or road structure. The Department shall maintain a daily record of each permit issued along with the fee and the stipulated dimensions, weights, conditions and restrictions authorized and this record shall be presumed correct in any case of questions or dispute. The Department shall install an automatic device for recording applications received and permits issued by telephone. In making application by telephone, the Department and applicant waive all objections to the recording of the conversation.
    (d) The Department shall, upon application in writing from any local authority, issue an annual permit authorizing the local authority to move oversize highway construction, transportation, utility and maintenance equipment over roads under the jurisdiction of the Department. The permit shall be applicable only to equipment and vehicles owned by or registered in the name of the local authority, and no fee shall be charged for the issuance of such permits.
    (e) As an exception to paragraph (a) of this Section, the Department and local authorities, with respect to highways under their respective jurisdictions, in their discretion and upon application in writing may issue a special permit for limited continuous operation, authorizing the applicant to move loads of agricultural commodities on a 2 axle single vehicle registered by the Secretary of State with axle loads not to exceed 35%, on a 3 or 4 axle vehicle registered by the Secretary of State with axle loads not to exceed 20%, and on a 5 axle vehicle registered by the Secretary of State not to exceed 10% above those provided in Section 15-111. The total gross weight of the vehicle, however, may not exceed the maximum gross weight of the registration class of the vehicle allowed under Section 3-815 or 3-818 of this Code.
    As used in this Section, "agricultural commodities" means:
        (1) cultivated plants or agricultural produce grown
    
including, but is not limited to, corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, grain sorghum, canola, and rice;
        (2) livestock, including but not limited to hogs,
    
equine, sheep, and poultry;
        (3) ensilage; and
        (4) fruits and vegetables.
    Permits may be issued for a period not to exceed 40 days and moves may be made of a distance not to exceed 50 miles from a field, an on-farm grain storage facility, a warehouse as defined in the Illinois Grain Code, or a livestock management facility as defined in the Livestock Management Facilities Act over any highway except the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. The operator of the vehicle, however, must abide by posted bridge and posted highway weight limits. All implements of husbandry operating under this Section between sunset and sunrise shall be equipped as prescribed in Section 12-205.1.
    (e-1) Upon a declaration by the Governor that an emergency harvest situation exists, a special permit issued by the Department under this Section shall not be required from September 1 through December 31 during harvest season emergencies, provided that the weight does not exceed 20% above the limits provided in Section 15-111. All other restrictions that apply to permits issued under this Section shall apply during the declared time period. With respect to highways under the jurisdiction of local authorities, the local authorities may, at their discretion, waive special permit requirements during harvest season emergencies. This permit exemption shall apply to all vehicles eligible to obtain permits under this Section, including commercial vehicles in use during the declared time period.
    (f) The form and content of the permit shall be determined by the Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction and by local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction. Every permit shall be in written form and carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police officer or authorized agent of any authority granting the permit and no person shall violate any of the terms or conditions of such special permit. Violation of the terms and conditions of the permit shall not be deemed a revocation of the permit; however, any vehicle and load found to be off the route prescribed in the permit shall be held to be operating without a permit. Any off route vehicle and load shall be required to obtain a new permit or permits, as necessary, to authorize the movement back onto the original permit routing. No rule or regulation, nor anything herein shall be construed to authorize any police officer, court, or authorized agent of any authority granting the permit to remove the permit from the possession of the permittee unless the permittee is charged with a fraudulent permit violation as provided in paragraph (i). However, upon arrest for an offense of violation of permit, operating without a permit when the vehicle is off route, or any size or weight offense under this Chapter when the permittee plans to raise the issuance of the permit as a defense, the permittee, or his agent, must produce the permit at any court hearing concerning the alleged offense.
    If the permit designates and includes a routing to a certified scale, the permittee, while enroute to the designated scale, shall be deemed in compliance with the weight provisions of the permit provided the axle or gross weights do not exceed any of the permitted limits by more than the following amounts:
        Single axle               2000 pounds
        Tandem axle               3000 pounds
        Gross                     5000 pounds
    (g) The Department is authorized to adopt, amend, and to make available to interested persons a policy concerning reasonable rules, limitations and conditions or provisions of operation upon highways under its jurisdiction in addition to those contained in this Section for the movement by special permit of vehicles, combinations, or loads which cannot reasonably be dismantled or disassembled, including manufactured and modular home sections and portions thereof. All rules, limitations and conditions or provisions adopted in the policy shall have due regard for the safety of the traveling public and the protection of the highway system and shall have been promulgated in conformity with the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The requirements of the policy for flagmen and escort vehicles shall be the same for all moves of comparable size and weight. When escort vehicles are required, they shall meet the following requirements:
        (1) All operators shall be 18 years of age or over
    
and properly licensed to operate the vehicle.
        (2) Vehicles escorting oversized loads more than
    
12-feet wide must be equipped with a rotating or flashing amber light mounted on top as specified under Section 12-215.
    The Department shall establish reasonable rules and regulations regarding liability insurance or self insurance for vehicles with oversized loads promulgated under The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Police vehicles may be required for escort under circumstances as required by rules and regulations of the Department.
    (h) Violation of any rule, limitation or condition or provision of any permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall not render the entire permit null and void but the violator shall be deemed guilty of violation of permit and guilty of exceeding any size, weight or load limitations in excess of those authorized by the permit. The prescribed route or routes on the permit are not mere rules, limitations, conditions, or provisions of the permit, but are also the sole extent of the authorization granted by the permit. If a vehicle and load are found to be off the route or routes prescribed by any permit authorizing movement, the vehicle and load are operating without a permit. Any off route movement shall be subject to the size and weight maximums, under the applicable provisions of this Chapter, as determined by the type or class highway upon which the vehicle and load are being operated.
    (i) Whenever any vehicle is operated or movement made under a fraudulent permit the permit shall be void, and the person, firm, or corporation to whom such permit was granted, the driver of such vehicle in addition to the person who issued such permit and any accessory, shall be guilty of fraud and either one or all persons may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person, firm, or corporation committing such violation shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and the Department shall not issue permits to the person, firm or corporation convicted of such violation for a period of one year after the date of conviction. Penalties for violations of this Section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of other Sections of this Act.
    (j) Whenever any vehicle is operated or movement made in violation of a permit issued in accordance with this Section, the person to whom such permit was granted, or the driver of such vehicle, is guilty of such violation and either, but not both, persons may be prosecuted for such violation as stated in this subsection (j). Any person, firm or corporation convicted of such violation shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined for the first offense, not less than $50 nor more than $200 and, for the second offense by the same person, firm or corporation within a period of one year, not less than $200 nor more than $300 and, for the third offense by the same person, firm or corporation within a period of one year after the date of the first offense, not less than $300 nor more than $500 and the Department shall not issue permits to the person, firm or corporation convicted of a third offense during a period of one year after the date of conviction for such third offense.
    (k) Whenever any vehicle is operated on local roads under permits for excess width or length issued by local authorities, such vehicle may be moved upon a State highway for a distance not to exceed one-half mile without a permit for the purpose of crossing the State highway.
    (l) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the Department, with respect to highways under its jurisdiction, and local authorities, with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, may at their discretion authorize the movement of a vehicle in violation of any size or weight requirement, or both, that would not ordinarily be eligible for a permit, when there is a showing of extreme necessity that the vehicle and load should be moved without unnecessary delay.
    For the purpose of this subsection, showing of extreme necessity shall be limited to the following: shipments of livestock, hazardous materials, liquid concrete being hauled in a mobile cement mixer, or hot asphalt.
    (m) Penalties for violations of this Section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violating any other Section of this Code.
    (n) The Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction and local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, in their discretion and upon application in writing, may issue a special permit for continuous limited operation, authorizing the applicant to operate a tow-truck that exceeds the weight limits provided for in subsection (a) of Section 15-111, provided:
        (1) no rear single axle of the tow-truck exceeds
    
26,000 pounds;
        (2) no rear tandem axle of the tow-truck exceeds
    
50,000 pounds;
        (2.1) no triple rear axle on a manufactured recovery
    
unit exceeds 60,000 pounds;
        (3) neither the disabled vehicle nor the disabled
    
combination of vehicles exceed the weight restrictions imposed by this Chapter 15, or the weight limits imposed under a permit issued by the Department prior to hookup;
        (4) the tow-truck prior to hookup does not exceed the
    
weight restrictions imposed by this Chapter 15;
        (5) during the tow operation the tow-truck does not
    
violate any weight restriction sign;
        (6) the tow-truck is equipped with flashing,
    
rotating, or oscillating amber lights, visible for at least 500 feet in all directions;
        (7) the tow-truck is specifically designed and
    
licensed as a tow-truck;
        (8) the tow-truck has a gross vehicle weight rating
    
of sufficient capacity to safely handle the load;
        (9) the tow-truck is equipped with air brakes;
        (10) the tow-truck is capable of utilizing the
    
lighting and braking systems of the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles;
        (11) the tow commences at the initial point of wreck
    
or disablement and terminates at a point where the repairs are actually to occur;
        (12) the permit issued to the tow-truck is carried in
    
the tow-truck and exhibited on demand by a police officer; and
        (13) the movement shall be valid only on state routes
    
approved by the Department.
    (o) The Department, with respect to highways under its jurisdiction, and local authorities, with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, in their discretion and upon application in writing, may issue a special permit for continuous limited operation, authorizing the applicant to transport raw milk that exceeds the weight limits provided for in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 of this Code, provided:
        (1) no single axle exceeds 20,000 pounds;
        (2) no gross weight exceeds 80,000 pounds;
        (3) permits issued by the State are good only for
    
federal and State highways and are not applicable to interstate highways; and
        (4) all road and bridge postings must be obeyed.
    (p) In determining whether a load may be reasonably dismantled or disassembled for the purpose of paragraph (a), the Department shall consider whether there is a significant negative impact on the condition of the pavement and structures along the proposed route, whether the load or vehicle as proposed causes a safety hazard to the traveling public, whether dismantling or disassembling the load promotes or stifles economic development and whether the proposed route travels less than 5 miles. A load is not required to be dismantled or disassembled for the purposes of paragraph (a) if the Secretary of the Department determines there will be no significant negative impact to pavement or structures along the proposed route, the proposed load or vehicle causes no safety hazard to the traveling public, dismantling or disassembling the load does not promote economic development and the proposed route travels less than 5 miles. The Department may promulgate rules for the purpose of establishing the divisibility of a load pursuant to paragraph (a). Any load determined by the Secretary to be nondivisible shall otherwise comply with the existing size or weight maximums specified in this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 97-479, eff. 8-22-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/15-302

    (625 ILCS 5/15-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-302)
    Sec. 15-302. Fees for special permits. The Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction shall collect a fee from the applicant for the issuance of a permit to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles or load as authorized in Section 15-301. The charge for each permit shall consist of:
        1. a service charge for special handling of a permit
    
when requested by an applicant;
        2. fees for any dimension, axle weight or gross
    
weight in excess of the maximum size or weight specified in this Chapter; and
        3. additional fees for special investigations as in
    
Section 15-311 and special police escort as in Section 15-312 when required.
    With respect to overweight fees, the charge shall be sufficient to compensate in part for the cost of the extra wear and tear on the mileage of highways over which the load is to be moved. With respect to over-dimension permits, the fee shall be sufficient to compensate in part for the special privilege of transporting oversize vehicle or vehicle combination and load and to compensate in part for the economic loss of operators of vehicles in regular operation due to inconvenience occasioned by the oversize movements.
    Fees to be paid by the applicant are to be at the rates specified in this Chapter. In determining the fees in Section 15-306 and paragraph (f) of Section 15-307, all weights shall be to the next highest 1,000 pounds and all distances shall be determined from the Illinois Official Highway Map.
    For repeated moves of like objects which cannot be dismantled or disassembled and which are monolithically structured for permanent use in the transported form, the fees specified in Sections 15-305, 15-306 and 15-307 for other than the first move shall be reduced by $4 provided the objects are to be moved from the same origin to the same destination, the number of trips will not be less than 5, the trips will be completed within 30 days, and all applications are submitted at one time. Round trip permits shall be the same as a single trip permit except the fee shall be computed based upon the total distance traveled, and shall be for the same vehicle, vehicle combination or like load traveling both directions over the same route, provided a description including make and model of the equipment being transported is furnished to the Department, except that a vehicle combination registered by the Department as provided in Section 15-319 may be one of the same class. Limited continuous operation permits are to be valid for a period of 90 days or one year, and shall be for the same vehicle, vehicle combination or like load.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/15-303

    (625 ILCS 5/15-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-303)
    Sec. 15-303. Transmission Fees. When special transmission of permits is requested by an applicant, a service charge in an amount sufficient to defray the cost shall be charged.
(Source: P.A. 81-199.)

625 ILCS 5/15-304

    (625 ILCS 5/15-304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-304)
    Sec. 15-304. Fees for house trailer combinations, or a unit carrying roof or floor trusses. Fees for special permits to move a house trailer, oversize storage building, modular home section, or a unit carrying roof or floor trusses in combination with a towing vehicle shall be paid by the applicant to the Department at the following rates:
90 DayAnnual
LimitedLimited
SingleContinuousContinuous
TripOperationOperation
    (a) Maximum overall width of 10 feet or less; maximum overall height of 14 feet 6 inches or less; or maximum overall length, including the towing vehicle, of 70
feet or less:$100.00$400.00
For the first 90 miles$12.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$15.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$18.00
For more than 270 miles$21.00
    (b) Maximum overall width of 12 feet or less, plus an additional 2 inch overhang on each side to allow for eaves, drip edges or guttering that is at least 9 feet above the surface of the pavement; maximum overall height of 14 feet 6 inches or less; or maximum overall length, including the towing vehicle, of 115 feet
or less:$150.00$600.00
For the first 90 miles$15.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$20.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$25.00
For more than 270 miles$30.00
    (c) Maximum overall width of 14 feet or less; maximum overall height of 15 feet or less; maximum overall length, including the towing vehicle, of 115 feet or less;
90 DayAnnual
LimitedLimited
SingleContinuousContinuous
TripOperationOperation
$250.00$1000.00
For the first 90 miles$25.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$30.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$35.00
For more than 270 miles$40.00
    (d) Maximum overall width of 14 feet 4 inches or less, maximum overall height of 15 feet or less; or maximum overall length, including the towing vehicle, of 115 feet or less:
90 DayAnnual
LimitedLimited
SingleContinuousContinuous
TripOperationOperation
$250.00$1000.00
For the first 90 miles$30.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$40.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$50.00
From 270 miles or more$60.00
    (e) Maximum overall width of 16 feet or less provided that a tolerance in width of up to 3 inches will be allowed for house trailer combinations; or maximum overall height of 15 feet or less; or maximum overall length, including the towing vehicle of 115 feet or less:
90 DayAnnual
LimitedLimited
Single TripContinuousContinuous
OnlyOperationOperation
For the first 90 miles$30.00$250.00$1000.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$40.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$50.00
From 270 miles or more$60.00
(Source: P.A. 89-219, eff. 1-1-96; 90-148, eff. 7-23-97.)

625 ILCS 5/15-305

    (625 ILCS 5/15-305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-305)
    Sec. 15-305. Fees for legal weight but overdimension Vehicles, Combinations, and Loads, other than House Trailer Combinations. Fees for special permits to move overdimension vehicles, combinations, and loads, other than house trailer combinations, shall be paid by the applicant to the Department at the following rates:
90 DayAnnual
LimitedLimited
SingleContinuousContinuous
TripOperationOperation
(a) Overall width of 10 feet or less, overall height of 14 feet 6 inches or less, and overall length of 70
feet or less$100.00$400.00
For the first 90 miles$12.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles15.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles18.00
For more than 270 miles$21.00
(b) Overall width of 12 feet or less, overall height of 14 feet 6 inches or less, and overall length
of 85 feet or less$150.00$600.00
For the first 90 miles$15.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$20.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$25.00
For more than 270 miles$30.00
(c) Overall width of 14 feet or less, overall height of 15 feet or less, and overall length of 100 feet or less
Single Trip
Only
For the first 90 miles$25.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$30.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$35.00
For more than 270 miles$40.00
(d) Overall width of 18 feet or less (authorized only under special conditions and for limited distances), overall height of 16 feet or less, and overall length of 120 feet or less
Single Trip
Only
For the first 90 miles$30.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$40.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$50.00
For more than 270 miles$60.00
(e) Overall width of more than 18 feet (authorized only under special conditions and for limited distances), overall height more than 16 feet, and overall length more than 120 feet
Single Trip
Only
For the first 90 miles$50.00
From 90 miles to 180 miles$75.00
From 180 miles to 270 miles$100.00
For more than 270 miles$125.00
    Permits issued under this Section shall be for a vehicle, or vehicle combination and load not exceeding legal weights; and, in the case of the limited continuous operation, shall be for the same vehicle, vehicle combination or like load.
    Escort requirements shall be as prescribed in the Department's Rules and Regulations. Fees for the State Police vehicle escort, when required, shall be in addition to the permit fees.
(Source: P.A. 89-219, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/15-306

    (625 ILCS 5/15-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-306)
    Sec. 15-306. Fees for Overweight-Axle Loads. Fees for special permits to move legal gross weight vehicles, combinations of vehicles and loads with overweight-axle loads shall be paid by the applicant to the Department as follows:
    For each overweight single axle or tandem axle group, the flat rate fees herein scheduled for increments of 45 miles or fraction thereof including issuance fee predicated upon a 20,000 pound single axle equivalency.
20,000 Pound Single Axle Equivalency Fees
Axle weight2-Axle3-Axle
in excessSingle AxleTandemTandem
of legal
1-6000 lbs.$5$5$5
6001-11,000 lbs.876
11,001-17,000 lbs.not permitted87
17,001-22,000 lbs.not permittednot permitted9
22,001-29,000 lbs.not permittednot permitted11
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 1-1-10 (see Section 60-50 of P.A. 96-37 for effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-34).)

625 ILCS 5/15-307

    (625 ILCS 5/15-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-307)
    Sec. 15-307. Fees for Overweight-Gross Loads. Fees for special permits to move vehicles, combinations of vehicles and loads with overweight-gross loads shall be paid at the flat rate fees established in this Section for weights in excess of legal gross weights, by the applicant to the Department.
    (a) With respect to fees for overweight-gross loads listed in this Section and for overweight-axle loads listed in Section 15-306, one fee only shall be charged, whichever is the greater, but not for both.
    (b) In lieu of the fees stated in this Section and Section 15-306, with respect to combinations of vehicles consisting of a 3-axle truck tractor with a tandem axle composed of 2 consecutive axles drawing a semitrailer, or other vehicle approved by the Department, equipped with a tandem axle composed of 3 consecutive axles, weighing over 80,000 pounds but not more than 88,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$10
From 45 miles to 90 miles12.50
From 90 miles to 135 miles15.00
From 135 miles to 180 miles17.50
From 180 miles to 225 miles20.00
For each additional 45 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate for
225 miles, an additional2.50
    For such combinations weighing over 88,000 pounds but not more than 100,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles15
From 45 miles to 90 miles25
From 90 miles to 135 miles35
From 135 miles to 180 miles45
From 180 miles to 225 miles55
For each additional 45 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate for
225 miles, an additional10
    For such combination weighing over 100,000 pounds but not more than 110,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$20
From 45 miles to 90 miles32.50
From 90 miles to 135 miles45
From 135 miles to 180 miles57.50
From 180 miles to 225 miles70
For each additional 45 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate for
225 miles an additional12.50
    For such combinations weighing over 110,000 pounds but not more than 120,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$30
From 46 miles to 90 miles55
From 90 miles to 135 miles80
From 135 miles to 180 miles105
From 180 miles to 225 miles130
For each additional 45 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate
for 225 miles an additional25
    Payment of overweight fees for the above combinations also shall include fees for overwidth dimensions of 4 feet or less, overheight and overlength. Any overwidth in excess of 4 feet shall be charged an additional fee of $15.
    (c) In lieu of the fees stated in this Section and Section 15-306 of this Chapter, with respect to combinations of vehicles consisting of a 3-axle truck tractor with a tandem axle composed of 2 consecutive axles drawing a semitrailer, or other vehicle approved by the Department, equipped with a tandem axle composed of 2 consecutive axles, weighing over 80,000 pounds but not more than 88,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$20
From 45 miles to 90 miles32.50
From 90 miles to 135 miles45
From 135 miles to 180 miles57.50
From 180 miles to 225 miles70
For each additional 60 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate for
225 miles an additional12.50
    For such combination weighing over 88,000 pounds but not more than 100,000 pounds gross weight, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$30
From 46 miles to 90 miles55
From 90 miles to 135 miles80
From 135 miles to 180 miles105
From 180 miles to 225 miles130
For each additional 45 miles or part
thereof in excess of the rate for
225 miles an additional25
    Payment of overweight fees for the above combinations also shall include fees for overwidth dimension of 4 feet or less, overheight and overlength. Any overwidth in excess of 4 feet shall be charged an additional overwidth fee of $15.
    (d) In lieu of the fees stated in this Section and in Section 15-306 of this Chapter, with respect to a 3 (or more) axle mobile crane or water well-drilling vehicle consisting of a single axle and a tandem axle or 2 tandem axle groups composed of 2 consecutive axles each, with a distance of extreme axles not less than 18 feet, weighing not more than 60,000 pounds gross with no single axle weighing more than 21,000 pounds, or any tandem axle group to exceed 40,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$12.50
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof9.00
    For such vehicles weighing over 60,000 pounds but not more than 68,000 pounds with no single axle weighing more than 21,000 pounds and no tandem axle group exceeding 48,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$20
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof12.50
    Payment of overweight fees for the above vehicle shall include overwidth dimension of 4 feet or less, overheight and overlength. Any overwidth in excess of 4 feet shall be charged an additional overwidth fee of $15.
    (e) In lieu of the fees stated in this Section and in Section 15-306 of this Chapter, with respect to a 4 (or more) axle mobile crane or water well drilling vehicle consisting of 2 sets of tandem axles composed of 2 or more consecutive axles each with a distance between extreme axles of not less than 23 feet weighing not more than 72,000 pounds with axle weights on one set of tandem axles not more than 34,000 pounds, and weight in the other set of tandem axles not to exceed 40,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$15
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof10
    For such vehicles weighing over 72,000 pounds but not more than 76,000 pounds with axle weights on either set of tandem axles not more than 44,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$20
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof12.50
    Payment of overweight fees for the above vehicle shall include overwidth dimension of 4 feet or less, overheight and overlength. Any overwidth in excess of 4 feet shall be charged an additional fee of $15.
    (f) In lieu of fees stated in this Section and in Section 15-306 of this Chapter, with respect to a two axle mobile crane or water well-drilling vehicle consisting of 2 single axles weighing not more than 48,000 pounds with no single axle weighing more than 25,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$15
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof10
    For such vehicles weighing over 48,000 pounds but not more than 54,000 pounds with no single axle weighing more than 28,000 pounds, the fees shall be at the following rates:
    DistanceRate
For the first 45 miles$20
For each additional 45 miles or portion thereof12.50
    Payment of overweight fees for the above vehicle shall include overwidth dimension of 4 feet or less, overheight and overlength. Any overwidth in excess of 4 feet shall be charged an additional overwidth fee of $15.
    (g) Fees for special permits to move vehicles, combinations of vehicles, and loads with overweight gross loads not included in the fee categories shall be paid by the applicant to the Department at the rate of $50 plus 3.5 cents per ton-mile in excess of legal weight.
    With respect to fees for overweight gross loads not included in the schedules specified in paragraphs (a) through (e) of Section 15-307 and for overweight axle loads listed in Section 15-306, one fee only shall be charged, whichever is the greater, but not both. An additional fee in accordance with the schedule set forth in Section 15-305 shall be charged for each overdimension.
    (h) Fees for special permits for continuous limited operation authorizing the applicant to operate vehicles that exceed the weight limits provided for in subsection (a) of Section 15-111.
    All single axles excluding the steer axle and axles within a tandem are limited to 24,000 pounds or less unless otherwise noted in this subsection (h). Loads up to 12 feet wide and 110 feet in length shall be included within this permit. Fees shall be $250 for a quarterly and $1,000 for an annual permit. Front tag axle and double tandem trailers are not eligible.
    The following configurations qualify for the quarterly and annual permits:
        (1) 3 or more axles, total gross weight of 68,000
    
pounds or less, front tandem or axle 21,000 pounds or less, rear tandem 48,000 pounds or less on 2 or 3 axles, 25,000 pounds or less on single axle;
        (2) 4 or more axles, total gross weight of 76,000
    
pounds or less, front tandem 44,000 pounds or less on 2 axles, front axle 20,000 pounds or less, rear tandem 44,000 pounds or less on 2 axles and 23,000 pounds or less on single axle or 48,000 pounds or less on 3 axles, 25,000 pounds or less on single axle;
        (3) 5 or more axles, total gross weight of 100,000
    
pounds or less, front tandem 48,000 pounds or less on 2 axles, front axle 20,000 pounds or less, 25,000 pounds or less on single axle, rear tandem 48,000 pounds or less on 2 axles, 25,000 pounds or less on single axle;
        (4) 6 or more axles, total gross weight of 120,000
    
pounds or less, front tandem 48,000 pounds or less on 2 axles, front axle 20,000 pounds or less, single axle 25,000 pounds or less, or rear tandem 60,000 pounds or less on 3 axles, 21,000 pounds or less on single axles within a tandem.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 1-1-10; 97-201, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/15-308

    (625 ILCS 5/15-308) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-308)
    Sec. 15-308. Fees for overweight trucks hauling agricultural commodities. Fees for special permits for increased axle loads to be used for hauling agricultural commodities, as defined in subsection (e) of Section 15-301; limited continuous operation permit only, $5 per axle.
(Source: P.A. 93-971, eff. 8-20-04.)

625 ILCS 5/15-308.1

    (625 ILCS 5/15-308.1)
    Sec. 15-308.1. Fees for moving oversize or overweight equipment to the site of rail derailments. Fees for permits to move oversize or overweight equipment to the sites of train derailments shall include all equipment otherwise eligible to obtain single trip permits under normal situations. The permit shall be valid for a period of one year and can be used at any time for movement to the site of a train derailment during an emergency. The amount of the fee shall be $500.
(Source: P.A. 90-273, eff. 7-30-97.)

625 ILCS 5/15-308.2

    (625 ILCS 5/15-308.2)
    Sec. 15-308.2. Fees for special permits for tow-trucks. The fee for a special permit to operate a tow-truck pursuant to subsection (n) of Section 15-301 is $50 quarterly and $200 annually.
(Source: P.A. 93-1023, eff. 8-25-04.)

625 ILCS 5/15-308.3

    (625 ILCS 5/15-308.3)
    Sec. 15-308.3. Fees for special permits to transport raw milk. The fee for a special permit to transport raw milk is $12.50 quarterly and $50.00 annually.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

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 check 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. 81-199.)

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 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).
    (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. 96-1337, eff. 1-1-11.)

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)
CHAPTER 16. ENFORCEMENT, PENALTIES AND DISPOSITION
OF FINES AND FORFEITURES, AND CRIMINAL CASES

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 16 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. ENFORCEMENT, PENALTIES AND
DISPOSITION OF FINES AND FORFEITURES