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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/3-806.5

    (625 ILCS 5/3-806.5)
    Sec. 3-806.5. Additional fees for personalized license plates. For registration periods commencing after December 31, 2003, in addition to the regular registration fee, an applicant for a personalized license plate, other than a personalized plate in any military series or a personalized plate issued under Section 3-664, shall be charged $47 for each set of personalized license plates issued to a vehicle of the first division or a vehicle of the second division registered at not more than 8,000 pounds or to a recreational vehicle and $25 for each set of personalized plates issued to a motorcycle. In addition to the regular renewal fee, an applicant for a personalized plate other than a personalized plate in any military series or a personalized plate issued under Section 3-664, shall be charged $7 for the renewal of each set of personalized license plates. There shall be no additional fees charged for a personalized plate in any military series of plates or a personalized plate issued under Section 3-664. Of the money received by the Secretary of State as additional fees for personalized license plates, 50% shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and 50% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-287, eff. 1-1-08; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-806.6

    (625 ILCS 5/3-806.6)
    Sec. 3-806.6. Victims of domestic violence.
    (a) The Secretary shall issue new and different license plates immediately upon request to the registered owner of a vehicle who appears in person and submits a completed application, if all of the following are provided:
        (1) proof of ownership of the vehicle that is
    
acceptable to the Secretary;
        (2) a driver's license or identification card
    
containing a picture of the licensee or cardholder issued to the registered owner by the Secretary under Section 6-110 or 6-107 of this Code or Section 4 of the Illinois Identification Card Act. The Office of the Secretary shall conduct a search of its records to verify the authenticity of any document submitted under this paragraph (2);
        (3) the previously issued license plates from the
    
vehicle;
        (4) payment of the required fee for the issuance of
    
duplicate license plates under Section 3-417; and
        (5) one of the following:
            (A) a copy of a police report, court
        
documentation, or other law enforcement documentation identifying the registered owner of the vehicle as the victim of an incident of abuse, as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, or the subject of stalking, as defined in Section 12-7.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012;
            (B) a written acknowledgment, dated within 30
        
days of submission, on the letterhead of a domestic violence agency, that the registered owner is actively seeking assistance or has sought assistance from that agency within the past year; or
            (C) an order of protection issued under Section
        
214 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 that names the registered owner as a protected party.
    (b) This Section does not apply to license plates issued under Section 3-664 or to special license plates issued under Article VI of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-806.7

    (625 ILCS 5/3-806.7)
    Sec. 3-806.7. Registration fees for active duty military personnel.
    (a) Beginning with the 2011 registration year, the standard registration fee set forth in Section 3-806 of this Code for passenger motor vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds and registered under Section 3-815 of this Code, shall be reduced by 50% for any Illinois vehicle owner who was on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and stationed outside of the United States for a period of 90 days or longer during the preceding registration year.
    (b) Illinois residents who are members of the Armed Forces of the United States and who have been stationed outside of the United States for a period of 6 months or longer, and who placed their registered motor vehicle in storage during the time they served abroad, shall be entitled to credit for the unused portion of that registration when they renew the registration of that vehicle upon their return to the United States. For each month or part thereof that the vehicle was in storage and had current registration, the member of the armed forces shall receive one month of registration without charge.
(Source: P.A. 96-747, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-806.8

    (625 ILCS 5/3-806.8)
    Sec. 3-806.8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10. Repealed by P.A. 97-914, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-806.9

    (625 ILCS 5/3-806.9)
    Sec. 3-806.9. Expedited vehicle registration. The Secretary of State may provide an expedited process for the issuance of vehicle registration plates. Expedited registration applications must be complete, including necessary forms, fees, and taxes. The Secretary shall charge an additional fee of not more than $10 for this service, and that fee shall cover the cost of shipping the vehicle registration plates via an express mail service. All fees collected by the Secretary for expedited registration services shall be deposited into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-914, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-807

    (625 ILCS 5/3-807) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-807)
    Sec. 3-807. Busses operating within Municipality; Registration Fee. The registration fee of $13 per 2-year registration period shall be paid by the owners of 2 axle motor vehicles which are designed and used as busses in a public system for transporting more than 10 passengers, which vehicles are used as common carriers in the general transportation of passengers and not devoted to any specialized purpose, and which operate entirely within the territorial limits of a single municipality, or a single municipality and municipalities contiguous thereto, or in a close radius thereof, and whose operations are subject to the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Owners of such vehicles are exempt from paying either a flat weight tax or mileage weight tax. There shall be no reduction in such registration fee even though such registration is made after the beginning of the registration period.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-808

    (625 ILCS 5/3-808) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-808)
    Sec. 3-808. Governmental and charitable vehicles; Registration fees.
    (a) A registration fee of $10 per 2 year registration period shall be paid by the owner in the following cases:
        1. Vehicles operated exclusively as a school bus for
    
school purposes by any school district or any religious or denominational institution, except that such a school bus may be used by such a religious or denominational institution for the transportation of persons to or from any of its official activities.
        2. Vehicles operated exclusively in a high school
    
driver training program by any school district or school operated by a religious institution.
        3. Rescue squad vehicles which are owned and operated
    
by a corporation or association organized and operated not for profit for the purpose of conducting such rescue operations.
        4. Vehicles, used exclusively as school buses for any
    
school district, which are neither owned nor operated by such district.
        5. Charitable vehicles.
    (b) Annual vehicle registration plates shall be issued, at no charge, to the following:
        1. Medical transport vehicles owned and operated by
    
the State of Illinois or by any State agency financed by funds appropriated by the General Assembly.
        2. Medical transport vehicles operated by or for any
    
county, township or municipal corporation.
    (c) Ceremonial plates. Upon payment of a registration fee of $98 per 2-year registration period, the Secretary of State shall issue registration plates to vehicles operated exclusively for ceremonial purposes by any not-for-profit veterans', fraternal, or civic organization. The Secretary of State may prescribe that ceremonial vehicle registration plates be issued for an indefinite term, that term to correspond to the term of registration plates issued generally, as provided in Section 3-414.1.
    All of the proceeds of the additional fees imposed by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deposited into the Capital Projects Fund.
    (d) In any event, any vehicle registered under this Section used or operated for purposes other than those herein prescribed shall be subject to revocation, and in that event, the owner may be required to properly register such vehicle under the provisions of this Code.
    (e) As a prerequisite to registration under this Section, the Secretary of State may require the vehicle owners listed in subsection (a) of this Section who are exempt from federal income taxation under subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, to submit to him a determination letter, ruling or other written evidence of tax exempt status issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The Secretary may accept a certified copy of the document issued by the Internal Revenue Service as evidence of the exemption. The Secretary may require documentation of eligibility under this Section to accompany an application for registration.
    (f) Special event plates. The Secretary of State may issue registration plates in recognition or commemoration of special events which promote the interests of Illinois citizens. These plates shall be valid for no more than 60 days prior to the date of expiration. The Secretary shall require the applicant for such plates to pay for the costs of furnishing the plates.
    Beginning July 1, 1991, all special event plates shall be recorded in the Secretary of State's files for immediate identification.
    The Secretary of State, upon issuing a new series of special event plates, shall notify all law enforcement officials of the design and other special features of the special plate series.
    All special event plates shall indicate, in the lower right corner, the date of expiration in characters no less than 1/2 inch high.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09.)

625 ILCS 5/3-808.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-808.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-808.1)
    Sec. 3-808.1. (a) Permanent vehicle registration plates shall be issued, at no charge, to the following:
        1. Vehicles, other than medical transport vehicles,
    
owned and operated by the State of Illinois or by any State agency financed by funds appropriated by the General Assembly;
        2. Special disability plates issued to vehicles owned
    
and operated by the State of Illinois or by any State agency financed by funds appropriated by the General Assembly.
    (b) Permanent vehicle registration plates shall be issued, for a one time fee of $8.00, to the following:
        1. Vehicles, other than medical transport vehicles,
    
operated by or for any county, township or municipal corporation.
        2. Vehicles owned by counties, townships or municipal
    
corporations for persons with disabilities.
        3. Beginning with the 1991 registration year,
    
county-owned vehicles operated by or for any county sheriff and designated deputy sheriffs. These registration plates shall contain the specific county code and unit number.
        4. All-terrain vehicles owned by counties, townships,
    
or municipal corporations and used for law enforcement purposes when the Manufacturer's Statement of Origin is accompanied with a letter from the original manufacturer or a manufacturer's franchised dealer stating that this all-terrain vehicle has been converted to a street worthy vehicle that meets the equipment requirements set forth in Chapter 12 of this Code.
        5. Beginning with the 2001 registration year,
    
municipally-owned vehicles operated by or for any police department. These registration plates shall contain the designation "municipal police" and shall be numbered and distributed as prescribed by the Secretary of State.
        6. Beginning with the 2014 registration year,
    
municipally owned, fire district owned, or Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) owned vehicles operated by or for any fire department, fire protection district, or MABAS. These registration plates shall display the designation "Fire Department" and shall display the specific fire department, fire district, fire unit, or MABAS division number or letter.
    (c) Beginning with the 2012 registration year, county-owned vehicles operated by or for any county sheriff and designated deputy sheriffs that have been issued registration plates under subsection (b) of this Section shall be exempt from any fee for the transfer of registration from one vehicle to another vehicle. Each county sheriff shall report to the Secretary of State any transfer of registration plates from one vehicle to another vehicle operated by or for any county sheriff and designated deputy sheriffs. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement this subsection (c).
    (c-5) Beginning with the 2014 registration year, municipally owned, fire district owned, or Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) owned vehicles operated by or for any fire department, fire protection district, or MABAS that have been issued registration plates under subsection (b) of this Section shall be exempt from any fee for the transfer of registration from one vehicle to another vehicle. Each fire department, fire protection district, of MABAS shall report to the Secretary of State any transfer of registration plates from one vehicle to another vehicle operated by or for any fire department, fire protection district, or MABAS. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement this subsection.
    (d) Beginning with the 2013 registration year, municipally-owned vehicles operated by or for any police department that have been issued registration plates under subsection (b) of this Section shall be exempt from any fee for the transfer of registration from one vehicle to another vehicle. Each municipal police department shall report to the Secretary of State any transfer of registration plates from one vehicle to another vehicle operated by or for any municipal police department. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement this subsection (d).
(Source: P.A. 97-430, eff. 1-1-12; 97-794, eff. 1-1-13; 98-436, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-809

    (625 ILCS 5/3-809) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-809)
    Sec. 3-809. Farm machinery, exempt vehicles and fertilizer spreaders - registration fee.
    (a) Vehicles of the second division having a corn sheller, a well driller, hay press, clover huller, feed mixer and unloader, or other farm machinery permanently mounted thereon and used solely for transporting the same, farm wagon type trailers having a fertilizer spreader attachment permanently mounted thereon, having a gross weight of not to exceed 36,000 pounds and used only for the transportation of bulk fertilizer, and farm wagon type tank trailers of not to exceed 3,000 gallons capacity, used during the liquid fertilizer season as field-storage "nurse tanks" supplying the fertilizer to a field applicator and moved on highways only for bringing the fertilizer from a local source of supply to farm or field or from one farm or field to another, or used during the lime season and moved on the highways only for bringing from a local source of supply to farm or field or from one farm or field to another, shall be registered upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a registration fee of $13 per 2-year registration period. This registration fee of $13 shall be paid in full and shall not be reduced even though such registration is made after the beginning of the registration period.
    (b) Vehicles exempt from registration under the provisions of Section 3-402.A of this Act, as amended, except those vehicles required to be registered under paragraph (c) of this Section, may, at the option of the owner, be identified as exempt vehicles by displaying registration plates issued by the Secretary of State. The owner thereof may apply for such permanent, non-transferable registration plates upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a registration fee of $13. The application for and display of such registration plates for identification purposes by vehicles exempt from registration shall not be deemed as a waiver or recision of its exempt status, nor make such vehicle subject to registration. Nothing in this Section prohibits the towing of another vehicle by the exempt vehicle if the towed vehicle:
        (i) does not exceed the registered weight of 8,000
    
pounds;
        (ii) is used exclusively for transportation to and
    
from the work site;
        (iii) is not used for carrying counter weights or
    
other material related to the operation of the exempt vehicle while under tow; and
        (iv) displays proper and current registration plates.
    (c) Any single unit self-propelled agricultural fertilizer implement, designed for both on and off road use, equipped with flotation tires and otherwise specially adapted for the application of plant food materials or agricultural chemicals, desiring to be operated upon the highways ladened with load shall be registered upon the filing of a proper application and payment of a registration fee of $250. The registration fee shall be paid in full and shall not be reduced even though such registration is made during the second half of the registration year. These vehicles shall, whether loaded or unloaded, be limited to a maximum gross weight of 36,000 pounds, restricted to a highway speed of not more than 30 miles per hour and a legal width of not more than 12 feet. Such vehicles shall be limited to the furthering of agricultural or horticultural pursuits and in furtherance of these pursuits, such vehicles may be operated upon the highway, within a 50 mile radius of their point of loading as indicated on the written or printed statement required by the "Illinois Fertilizer Act of 1961", as amended, for the purpose of moving plant food materials or agricultural chemicals to the field, or from field to field, for the sole purpose of application.
    No single unit self-propelled agricultural fertilizer implement, designed for both on and off road use, equipped with flotation tires and otherwise specially adapted for the application of plant food materials or agricultural chemicals, having a width of more than 12 feet or a gross weight in excess of 36,000 pounds, shall be permitted to operate upon the highways ladened with load.
    Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of Section 3-809 (c) of this Act, the owner or the driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a petty offense and either may be prosecuted for such violation.
(Source: P.A. 96-665, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-809.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-809.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-809.1)
    Sec. 3-809.1. Vehicles of second division used for transporting soil and conservation machinery and equipment-Registration fee. Not for hire vehicles of the second division used, only in the territory within a 75 mile radius of the owner's headquarters, solely for transporting the owner's machinery, equipment, plastic tubing, tile and steel reinforcement materials used exclusively for soil and water conservation work on farms, other work on farms and in drainage districts organized for agricultural purposes, shall be registered upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a registration fee of $488 per annum. The registration fee of $488 shall be paid in full and shall not be reduced even though such registration is made during the second half of the registration year.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-810

    (625 ILCS 5/3-810) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-810)
    Sec. 3-810. Dealers, Manufacturers, Engine and Driveline Component Manufacturers, Transporters and Repossessors - Registration Plates.
    (a) Dealers, manufacturers and transporters registered under this Act may obtain registration plates for use as provided in this Act, at the following rates:
    Initial set of dealer's, manufacturer's or transporter's "in-transit" plates: $45
    Duplicate Plates: $13
    Manufacturers of engine and driveline components registered under this Act may obtain registration plates at the following rates:
    Initial set of "test vehicle" plates: $94
    Duplicate plates: $25
    Repossessors and other persons qualified and registered under Section 3-601 of this Act may obtain registration plates at the rate of $45 per set.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-810.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-810.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-810.1)
    Sec. 3-810.1. Tow-Truck - Registration Plates. Tow-Truck operators registered under this Act may obtain registration plates for use as provided in this Act at the rate per set provided in subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code for each vehicle so registered.
(Source: P.A. 83-1473.)

625 ILCS 5/3-811

    (625 ILCS 5/3-811) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-811)
    Sec. 3-811. Drive-away and other permits - Fees.
    (a) Dealers may obtain drive-away permits for use as provided in this Code, for a fee of $6 per permit for permits purchased on or before June 30, 2003 and $10 for permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003. For drive-away permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003, $4 of the fee collected for the purchase of each permit shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (b) Transporters may obtain one-trip permits for vehicles in transit for use as provided in this Code, for a fee of $6 per permit for permits purchased on or before June 30, 2003 and $10 for permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003. For one-trip permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003, $4 of the fee collected from the purchase of each permit shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) Non-residents may likewise obtain a drive-away permit from the Secretary of State to export a motor vehicle purchased in Illinois, for a fee of $6 per permit for permits purchased on or before June 30, 2003 and $10 for permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003. For drive-away permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003, $4 of the fee collected for the purchase of each permit shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (d) One-trip permits may be obtained for an occasional single trip by a vehicle as provided in this Code, upon payment of a fee of $19.
    (e) One month permits may likewise be obtained for the fees and taxes prescribed in this Code and as promulgated by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 92-680, eff. 7-16-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-812

    (625 ILCS 5/3-812) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-812)
    Sec. 3-812. Vehicles with Permanently Mounted Equipment - Registration Fees. Vehicles having permanently mounted equipment thereon used exclusively by the owner for the transporting of such permanently mounted equipment and tools and equipment to be used incidentally in the work to be performed with the permanently mounted equipment and provided such vehicle is not used for hire shall be registered upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a registration fee based upon a rate of $45 per year (or fraction of a year) for each 10,000 pounds (or portion thereof) of the gross weight of such motor vehicle and equipment, according to the following table of fees:
SCHEDULE OF FEES REQUIRED BY LAW
Gross Weight in Lbs.
Including Vehicle andTotal
EquipmentAnnual Fees
10,000 lbs. and less$45
10,001 lbs. to 20,000 lbs.90
20,001 lbs. to 30,000 lbs.135
30,001 lbs. to 40,000 lbs.180
40,001 lbs. to 50,000 lbs.225
50,001 lbs. to 60,000 lbs.270
60,001 lbs. to 70,000 lbs.315
70,001 lbs. to 73,280 lbs.340
73,281 lbs. to 80,000 lbs.385
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-813

    (625 ILCS 5/3-813) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-813)
    Sec. 3-813. Vehicles of second division - Registration fee. Except as otherwise provided in this Code, all owners of vehicles of the second division which are designed, equipped or used for carrying freight, goods, wares, merchandise, or for use as living quarters; and all owners of vehicles of the first division which have been remodelled and are being used for such purposes; and all owners of motor vehicles operated as truck tractors to the weights of which are added to the gross weights of semitrailers with their maximum loads when drawn by such truck tractors; and all owners of vehicles of the second division which are used for carrying more than 10 persons, shall pay to the Secretary of State for each registration year, for the use of the public highways of this State, a registration fee of $10 for each such vehicle. A self-propelled vehicle operated as a truck tractor and one semitrailer or a combination of a truck tractor and semitrailer drawing a trailer or a semitrailer converted to a trailer through use of an auxiliary axle or any combination of apportioned vehicles shall be considered as one vehicle in computing the flat weight taxes under Section 3-815.
(Source: P.A. 87-206.)

625 ILCS 5/3-814

    (625 ILCS 5/3-814) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-814)
    Sec. 3-814. Semitrailer registration fees. Effective with the 1984 registration year to the end of the 1998 registration year, an owner of a semitrailer shall pay to the Secretary of State, for the use of the public highways of this State, a flat weight tax of $60, which includes the registration fee, for a 5 year semitrailer plate.
    Effective with the 1999 registration year an owner of a semitrailer shall pay to the Secretary of State, for the use of the public highways of this State, a one time flat tax of $15, which includes the registration fee, for a permanent non-transferrable semitrailer plate.
    Effective with the 2001 registration year, an owner of a semitrailer shall pay to the Secretary of State, for the use of public highways of this State, a one-time flat tax of $19, which includes the registration fee, for a permanent non-transferrable semitrailer plate.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-814.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-814.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-814.1)
    Sec. 3-814.1. Apportionable trailer and semitrailer fees. Beginning April 1, 1994 through March 31, 1998, an owner of an apportionable trailer or apportionable semitrailer registered under Section 3-402.1 shall pay an annual registration fee of $12 to the Secretary of State.
    Beginning April 1, 1998 through March 31, 2000, an owner of an apportionable trailer or apportionable semitrailer registered under Section 3-402.1 shall pay a one time registration fee of $15 to the Secretary of State for a permanent non-transferrable plate.
    Beginning April 1, 2000, an owner of an apportionable trailer or apportionable semitrailer registered under Section 3-402.1 shall pay a one-time registration fee of $19 to the Secretary of State for a permanent non-transferrable plate.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-814.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-814.2)
    Sec. 3-814.2. Optional registration of converter devices.
    (a) The Secretary of State may provide for optional registration of devices that convert a semitrailer to a trailer and are exempt from vehicle registration requirements. The rules adopted for purposes of this Section may provide for the registration of this category of vehicle or type vehicle. Upon request of an owner, the Secretary of State may issue registration for a vehicle that meets the requirements of rules adopted under this Section. A registration fee for this vehicle may be imposed by rule.
    (b) A vehicle that is registered under this Section is subject to the same provisions, conditions, fees, and other requirements under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 89-710, eff. 2-14-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-814.3

    (625 ILCS 5/3-814.3)
    Sec. 3-814.3. Registration of fleets of semitrailers or apportionable semitrailers. The Secretary of State may provide for the registration of large fleets of semitrailers or apportionable semitrailers by accepting the appropriate fees and issuing the registration plate prior to the plate being assigned to a specific vehicle. The registration indexes will be updated on a date predetermined by the Secretary of State. In determining this date, the Secretary of State shall take into consideration the number of vehicles in each fleet.
(Source: P.A. 89-710, eff. 2-14-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-814.4

    (625 ILCS 5/3-814.4)
    Sec. 3-814.4. Registration of fleet vehicles. The Secretary may issue fleet vehicle registration plates to owners of vehicle fleets registered in accordance with Section 3-405.3 of this Code in bulk before plates are assigned to specific vehicles. A registration plate may not be displayed on a vehicle, however, until the plate has been activated on the Secretary's registration file and the proper fee has been forwarded to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

625 ILCS 5/3-815

    (625 ILCS 5/3-815) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-815)
    Sec. 3-815. Flat weight tax; vehicles of the second division.
    (a) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3 and 3-804.3, every owner of a vehicle of the second division registered under Section 3-813, and not registered under the mileage weight tax under Section 3-818, shall pay to the Secretary of State, for each registration year, for the use of the public highways, a flat weight tax at the rates set forth in the following table, the rates including the $10 registration fee:
SCHEDULE OF FLAT WEIGHT TAX
REQUIRED BY LAW
Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
Including Vehicle each Fiscal
and Maximum year
LoadClass
8,000 lbs. and lessB$98
8,001 lbs. to 12,000 lbs.D138
12,001 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.F242
16,001 lbs. to 26,000 lbs.H490
26,001 lbs. to 28,000 lbs.J630
28,001 lbs. to 32,000 lbs.K842
32,001 lbs. to 36,000 lbs.L982
36,001 lbs. to 40,000 lbs.N1,202
40,001 lbs. to 45,000 lbs.P1,390
45,001 lbs. to 50,000 lbs.Q1,538
50,001 lbs. to 54,999 lbs.R1,698
55,000 lbs. to 59,500 lbs.S1,830
59,501 lbs. to 64,000 lbs.T1,970
64,001 lbs. to 73,280 lbs.V2,294
73,281 lbs. to 77,000 lbs.X2,622
77,001 lbs. to 80,000 lbs.Z2,790
    Beginning with the 2010 registration year a $1 surcharge shall be collected for vehicles registered in the 8,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate category above to be deposited into the State Police Vehicle Fund.
    Beginning with the 2014 registration year, a $2 surcharge shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles registered in the 8,000 lb. and less flat weight plate category as described in this subsection (a) to be deposited into the Park and Conservation Fund for the Department of Natural Resources to use for conservation efforts. The monies deposited into the Park and Conservation Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
    All of the proceeds of the additional fees imposed by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deposited into the Capital Projects Fund.
    (a-1) A Special Hauling Vehicle is a vehicle or combination of vehicles of the second division registered under Section 3-813 transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state or a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are subject to the gross weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for which the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (a), $125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year. The Secretary shall designate this class of vehicle as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
    (b) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3, every camping trailer, motor home, mini motor home, travel trailer, truck camper or van camper used primarily for recreational purposes, and not used commercially, nor for hire, nor owned by a commercial business, may be registered for each registration year upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a registration fee and highway use tax, according to the following table of fees:
MOTOR HOME, MINI MOTOR HOME, TRUCK CAMPER OR VAN CAMPER
Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
Including Vehicle andEach
Maximum LoadCalendar Year
8,000 lbs and less$78
8,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs90
10,001 Lbs. and Over102
CAMPING TRAILER OR TRAVEL TRAILER
Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
Including Vehicle andEach
Maximum LoadCalendar Year
3,000 Lbs. and Less$18
3,001 Lbs. to 8,000 Lbs.30
8,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs.38
10,001 Lbs. and Over50
    Every house trailer must be registered under Section 3-819.
    (c) Farm Truck. Any truck used exclusively for the owner's own agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising operations and not-for-hire only, or any truck used only in the transportation for-hire of seasonal, fresh, perishable fruit or vegetables from farm to the point of first processing, may be registered by the owner under this paragraph in lieu of registration under paragraph (a), upon filing of a proper application and the payment of the $10 registration fee and the highway use tax herein specified as follows:
SCHEDULE OF FEES AND TAXES
Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Amount for
Including Truck andeach
Maximum LoadClassFiscal Year
16,000 lbs. or lessVF$150
16,001 to 20,000 lbs.VG226
20,001 to 24,000 lbs.VH290
24,001 to 28,000 lbs.VJ378
28,001 to 32,000 lbs.VK506
32,001 to 36,000 lbs.VL610
36,001 to 45,000 lbs.VP810
45,001 to 54,999 lbs.VR1,026
55,000 to 64,000 lbs.VT1,202
64,001 to 73,280 lbs.VV1,290
73,281 to 77,000 lbs.VX1,350
77,001 to 80,000 lbs.VZ1,490
    In the event the Secretary of State revokes a farm truck registration as authorized by law, the owner shall pay the flat weight tax due hereunder before operating such truck.
    Any combination of vehicles having 5 axles, with a distance of 42 feet or less between extreme axles, that are subject to the weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for which the owner of the combination of vehicles has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (c), $125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year shall be designated by the Secretary as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
    (d) The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
    (e) An owner may only apply for and receive 5 farm truck registrations, and only 2 of those 5 vehicles shall exceed 59,500 gross weight in pounds per vehicle.
    (f) Every person convicted of violating this Section by failure to pay the appropriate flat weight tax to the Secretary of State as set forth in the above tables shall be punished as provided for in Section 3-401.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 97-811, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-815.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-815.1)
    Sec. 3-815.1. Commercial distribution fee. Beginning July 1, 2003, in addition to any tax or fee imposed under this Code:
        (a) Vehicles of the second division with a gross
    
vehicle weight that exceeds 8,000 pounds and that incur any tax or fee under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, shall pay to the Secretary of State a commercial distribution fee, for each registration year, for the use of the public highways, State infrastructure, and State services, in an amount equal to: (i) for a registration year beginning on or after July 1, 2003 and before July 1, 2005, 36% of the taxes and fees incurred under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code, or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar; (ii) for a registration year beginning on or after July 1, 2005 and before July 1, 2006, 21.5% of the taxes and fees incurred under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code, or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar; and (iii) for a registration year beginning on or after July 1, 2006, 14.35% of the taxes and fees incurred under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code, or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar.
        (b) Until June 30, 2004, vehicles of the second
    
division with a gross vehicle weight of 8,000 pounds or less and that incur any tax or fee under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, and have claimed the rolling stock exemption under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, or Service Use Tax Act shall pay to the Illinois Department of Revenue (or the Secretary of State under an intergovernmental agreement) a commercial distribution fee, for each registration year, for the use of the public highways, State infrastructure, and State services, in an amount equal to 36% of the taxes and fees incurred under subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Code or subsection (a) of Section 3-818 of this Code, as applicable, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar.
    The fees paid under this Section shall be deposited by the Secretary of State into the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 93-23, eff. 6-20-03; 93-1033, eff. 9-3-04.)

625 ILCS 5/3-816

    (625 ILCS 5/3-816) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-816)
    Sec. 3-816. Installment Payments.
    (a) The flat weight tax required to be paid by Section 3-815 for any vehicles on a calendar year basis may be paid if the owner so elects, in equal semi-annual installments due on January 1 and July 1 of each licensing year. Effective with the 1984 registration year the owners of semitrailers registered under Section 3-814 shall have the option of paying the designated fees to the Secretary in the following manner:
    If registered in the first year the owner shall have the option of paying $30 the first year and the remaining $30 by the start of the second year;
    If registered in the second year the owner shall have the option of paying $24 the first year and the remaining $24 by the start of the third year;
    If registered in the third year the owner shall pay $36 for each semitrailer;
    If registered in the fourth year the owner shall pay $24 for each semitrailer; and
    If registered in the fifth year the owner shall pay $12 for each semitrailer.
Every such owner who elects to pay such tax in such installments shall file with the Secretary of State a surety bond or certificate of deposit, as hereinafter provided, in the amount of the sum of the second installment of taxes on his vehicle.
    Such bond shall be in the form approved by the Secretary of State and with a surety company approved by the Department of Insurance to transact business in this State, as surety, and shall be conditioned upon such owner's paying to the State of Illinois all monies becoming due by reason of his operation of the second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    The State Treasurer shall issue a certificate of deposit to any such owner who deposits with the State Treasurer securities of the Federal Government or the State of Illinois endorsed in blank by such owner, or a certificate of deposit issued by any bank or savings and loan association authorized to do business in Illinois, payable to the Secretary of State on or after July 1 of the year of registration. Such certificate of deposit and securities shall be approved by and deposited with the State Treasurer, and shall have a current market value in the total amount which would cover all monies becoming due and payable to the State of Illinois by reason of his operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    The liability of the surety hereunder shall be absolute and upon notice from the Secretary of State that the second installment has not been paid on July 1 of any licensing year the surety shall immediately pay the second installment to the Secretary of State.
    Upon notice by the Secretary of State that the second installment of such owner's taxes has not been paid on July 1 of any licensing year, the State Treasurer shall sell such securities and deliver the proceeds thereof to the Secretary of State to satisfy all monies becoming due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    If the owner's liability for the second installment is evidenced by a certificate of deposit payable to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State shall, upon failure of the owner to pay the second installment by July 1, endorse the certificate of deposit which is in the custody of the State Treasurer, and thereafter the State Treasurer shall present the certificate of deposit for payment to the proper bank or savings and loan association. Upon receipt of payment, the State Treasurer shall forward to the Secretary of State all monies due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, and return the excess, if any, to the owner on whose behalf the certificate of deposit was previously deposited.
    The State Treasurer shall return securities or proceeds in excess of that needed to satisfy the Secretary of State for all monies becoming due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon. Upon notice by the Secretary of State that the second installment has been paid, the State Treasurer shall return such certificate of deposit or securities deposited with him under this Section to the owner thereof.
    (b) The flat weight tax required by Section 3-815 to be paid on a fiscal year basis may be paid, if the owner so elects, in equal semi-annual installments due on July 1st and January 1st of each registration year. From July 1, 1983 through November 30, 1983, the flat weight tax required by Section 3-814 for semitrailers previously registered on a fiscal year basis may be paid, if the owner so elects, by paying the Secretary of State $33 at the time of registration and the remaining $25 by January 1, 1985 for each 5 1/2 year semitrailer plate. Every such owner who elects to pay such tax in such installments shall file with the Secretary of State a surety bond or certificate of deposit, as hereinafter provided, in the amount of the sum of the second installment of taxes on his vehicle.
    Such bond shall be in the form approved by the Secretary of State and with a surety company approved by the Department of Insurance to transact business in this State, as surety, and shall be conditioned upon such owner's paying to the State of Illinois all monies becoming due by reason of his operation of the second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    The liability of the surety hereunder shall be absolute and upon notice from the Secretary of State that the second installment has not been paid on January 1st of any registration year the surety shall immediately pay the second installment to the Secretary of State.
    Upon notice by the Secretary of State that the second installment of such owner's taxes has not been paid on January 1st of any registration year, the State Treasurer shall sell such securities and deliver the proceeds thereof to the Secretary of State to satisfy all monies becoming due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    If the owner's liability for the second installment is evidenced by a certificate of deposit payable to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State shall, upon failure of the owner to pay the second installment by January 1st, endorse the certificate of deposit which is in the custody of the State Treasurer, and thereafter the State Treasurer shall present the certificate of deposit for payment to the proper bank or savings and loan association. Upon receipt of payment, the State Treasurer shall forward to the Secretary of State all monies due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, and return the excess, if any, to the owner on whose behalf the certificate of deposit was previously deposited.
    The State Treasurer shall return securities or proceeds in excess of that needed to satisfy the Secretary of State for all monies becoming due by reason of such owner's operation of a second division motor vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon. Upon notice by the Secretary of State that the second installment has been paid, the State Treasurer shall return such certificate of deposit or securities deposited with him under this Section to the owner thereof.
    (c) The flat weight tax required under Section 3-815 for vehicles registered in accordance with Section 3-402.1 may be paid, if the owner elects, in equal semi-annual installments due on April 1 and October 1 of each licensing year.
    (d) In the event any surety pays for any second installment under this Section, the surety shall have recourse only against the principal and owner of the vehicles involved and shall have no right or privilege to demand revocation or suspension of the registration plates or registration stickers of the vehicles involved. Such surety may, however, impress a lien as provided in Section 3-828.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-818

    (625 ILCS 5/3-818) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-818)
    Sec. 3-818. (a) Mileage weight tax option. Any owner of a vehicle of the second division may elect to pay a mileage weight tax for such vehicle in lieu of the flat weight tax set out in Section 3-815. Such election shall be binding to the end of the registration year. Renewal of this election must be filed with the Secretary of State on or before July 1 of each registration period. In such event the owner shall, at the time of making such election, pay the $10 registration fee and the minimum guaranteed mileage weight tax, as hereinafter provided, which payment shall permit the owner to operate that vehicle the maximum mileage in this State hereinafter set forth. Any vehicle being operated on mileage plates cannot be operated outside of this State. In addition thereto, the owner of that vehicle shall pay a mileage weight tax at the following rates for each mile traveled in this State in excess of the maximum mileage provided under the minimum guaranteed basis:
BUS, TRUCK OR TRUCK TRACTOR

MaximumMileage

MinimumMileageWeight Tax

GuaranteedPermittedfor Mileage
Gross WeightMileageUnderin excess of
Vehicle andWeightGuaranteedGuaranteed
LoadClassTaxTaxMileage
12,000 lbs. or lessMD$735,00026 Mills
12,001 to 16,000 lbs.MF1206,00034 Mills
16,001 to 20,000 lbs.MG1806,00046 Mills
20,001 to 24,000 lbs.MH2356,00063 Mills
24,001 to 28,000 lbs.MJ3157,00063 Mills
28,001 to 32,000 lbs.MK3857,00083 Mills
32,001 to 36,000 lbs.ML4857,00099 Mills
36,001 to 40,000 lbs.MN6157,000128 Mills
40,001 to 45,000 lbs.MP6957,000139 Mills
45,001 to 54,999 lbs.MR8537,000156 Mills
55,000 to 59,500 lbs.MS9207,000178 Mills
59,501 to 64,000 lbs.MT9857,000195 Mills
64,001 to 73,280 lbs.MV1,1737,000225 Mills
73,281 to 77,000 lbs.MX1,3287,000258 Mills
77,001 to 80,000 lbs.MZ1,4157,000275 Mills
TRAILER

MaximumMileage

MinimumMileageWeight Tax

GuaranteedPermittedfor Mileage
Gross WeightMileageUnderin excess of
Vehicle andWeightGuaranteedGuaranteed
LoadClassTaxTaxMileage
14,000 lbs. or lessME$755,00031 Mills
14,001 to 20,000 lbs.MF1356,00036 Mills
20,001 to 36,000 lbs.ML5407,000103 Mills
36,001 to 40,000 lbs.MM7507,000150 Mills
    (a-1) A Special Hauling Vehicle is a vehicle or combination of vehicles of the second division registered under Section 3-813 transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state or a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are subject to the gross weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for which the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (a), $125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year. The Secretary shall designate this class of vehicle as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
    In preparing rate schedules on registration applications, the Secretary of State shall add to the above rates, the $10 registration fee. The Secretary may decline to accept any renewal filed after July 1st.
    The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
    Every owner of a second division motor vehicle for which he has elected to pay a mileage weight tax shall keep a daily record upon forms prescribed by the Secretary of State, showing the mileage covered by that vehicle in this State. Such record shall contain the license number of the vehicle and the miles traveled by the vehicle in this State for each day of the calendar month. Such owner shall also maintain records of fuel consumed by each such motor vehicle and fuel purchases therefor. On or before the 10th day of July the owner shall certify to the Secretary of State upon forms prescribed therefor, summaries of his daily records which shall show the miles traveled by the vehicle in this State during the preceding 12 months and such other information as the Secretary of State may require. The daily record and fuel records shall be filed, preserved and available for audit for a period of 3 years. Any owner filing a return hereunder shall certify that such return is a true, correct and complete return. Any person who willfully makes a false return hereunder is guilty of perjury and shall be punished in the same manner and to the same extent as is provided therefor.
    At the time of filing his return, each owner shall pay to the Secretary of State the proper amount of tax at the rate herein imposed.
    Every owner of a vehicle of the second division who elects to pay on a mileage weight tax basis and who operates the vehicle within this State, shall file with the Secretary of State a bond in the amount of $500. The bond shall be in a form approved by the Secretary of State and with a surety company approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance to transact business in this State as surety, and shall be conditioned upon such applicant's paying to the State of Illinois all money becoming due by reason of the operation of the second division vehicle in this State, together with all penalties and interest thereon.
    Upon notice from the Secretary that the registrant has failed to pay the excess mileage fees, the surety shall immediately pay the fees together with any penalties and interest thereon in an amount not to exceed the limits of the bond.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-819

    (625 ILCS 5/3-819) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-819)
    Sec. 3-819. Trailer; Flat weight tax.
    (a) Farm Trailer. Any farm trailer drawn by a motor vehicle of the second division registered under paragraph (a) or (c) of Section 3-815 and used exclusively by the owner for his own agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising operations and not used for hire, or any farm trailer utilized only in the transportation for-hire of seasonal, fresh, perishable fruit or vegetables from farm to the point of first processing, and any trailer used with a farm tractor that is not an implement of husbandry may be registered under this paragraph in lieu of registration under paragraph (b) of this Section upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of the $10 registration fee and the highway use tax herein for use of the public highways of this State, at the following rates which include the $10 registration fee:
SCHEDULE OF FEES AND TAXES
Gross Weight in Lbs.ClassTotal Amount
Including Vehicleeach
and Maximum LoadFiscal Year
10,000 lbs. or lessVDD $60
10,001 to 14,000 lbs.VDE106
14,001 to 20,000 lbs.VDG166
20,001 to 28,000 lbs.VDJ378
28,001 to 36,000 lbs.VDL650
    An owner may only apply for and receive two farm trailer registrations.
    (b) All other owners of trailers, other than apportionable trailers registered under Section 3-402.1 of this Code, used with a motor vehicle on the public highways, shall pay to the Secretary of State for each registration year a flat weight tax, for the use of the public highways of this State, at the following rates (which includes the registration fee of $10 required by Section 3-813):
SCHEDULE OF TRAILER FLAT
WEIGHT TAX REQUIRED
BY LAW
Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
Including Vehicle andeach
Maximum LoadClassFiscal Year
3,000 lbs. and lessTA$18
5,000 lbs. and more than 3,000TB54
8,000 lbs. and more than 5,000TC58
10,000 lbs. and more than 8,000TD106
14,000 lbs. and more than 10,000TE170
20,000 lbs. and more than 14,000TG258
32,000 lbs. and more than 20,000TK722
36,000 lbs. and more than 32,000TL1,082
40,000 lbs. and more than 36,000TN1,502
    (c) The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

625 ILCS 5/3-820

    (625 ILCS 5/3-820) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-820)
    Sec. 3-820. Duplicate Number Plates. Upon filing in the Office of the Secretary of State an affidavit to the effect that an original number plate for a vehicle is lost, stolen or destroyed, a duplicate number plate shall be furnished upon payment of a fee of $6 for each duplicate plate and a fee of $9 for a pair of duplicate plates.
    Upon filing in the Office of the Secretary of State an affidavit to the effect that an original registration sticker for a vehicle is lost, stolen or destroyed, a new registration sticker shall be furnished upon payment of a fee of $5 for registration stickers issued on or before February 28, 2005 and $20 for registration stickers issued on or after March 1, 2005.
    The Secretary of State may, in his discretion, assign a new number plate or plates in lieu of a duplicate of the plate or plates so lost, stolen or destroyed, but such assignment of a new plate or plates shall not affect the right of the owner to secure a reassignment of his original registration number in the manner provided in this Act. The fee for one new number plate shall be $6, and for a pair of new number plates, $9.
    For the administration of this Section, the Secretary shall consider the loss of a registration plate or plates with properly affixed registration stickers as requiring the payment of:
        (i) $11 for each duplicate issued on or before
    
February 28, 2005 and $26 for each duplicate issued on or after March 1, 2005; or
        (ii) $14 for a pair of duplicate plates issued on or
    
before February 28, 2005 and $29 for a pair of duplicate plates issued on or after March 1, 2005.
(Source: P.A. 93-840, eff. 7-30-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

625 ILCS 5/3-821

    (625 ILCS 5/3-821) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-821)
    Sec. 3-821. Miscellaneous Registration and Title Fees.
    (a) The fee to be paid to the Secretary of State for the following certificates, registrations or evidences of proper registration, or for corrected or duplicate documents shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
    Certificate of Title, except for an all-terrain
vehicle or off-highway motorcycle$95
    Certificate of Title for an all-terrain vehicle
or off-highway motorcycle$30
    Certificate of Title for an all-terrain vehicle
or off-highway motorcycle used for production
agriculture, or accepted by a dealer in trade13
    Certificate of Title for a low-speed vehicle30
    Transfer of Registration or any evidence of
proper registration $25
    Duplicate Registration Card for plates or other
evidence of proper registration3
    Duplicate Registration Sticker or Stickers, each20
    Duplicate Certificate of Title95
    Corrected Registration Card or Card for other
evidence of proper registration3
    Corrected Certificate of Title95
    Salvage Certificate4
    Fleet Reciprocity Permit15
    Prorate Decal1
    Prorate Backing Plate3
    Special Corrected Certificate of Title15
    Expedited Title Service (to be charged in addition to other applicable fees)30
    Dealer Lien Release Certificate of Title20
    A special corrected certificate of title shall be issued (i) to remove a co-owner's name due to the death of the co-owner or due to a divorce or (ii) to change a co-owner's name due to a marriage.
    There shall be no fee paid for a Junking Certificate.
    There shall be no fee paid for a certificate of title issued to a county when the vehicle is forfeited to the county under Article 36 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (a-5) The Secretary of State may revoke a certificate of title and registration card and issue a corrected certificate of title and registration card, at no fee to the vehicle owner or lienholder, if there is proof that the vehicle identification number is erroneously shown on the original certificate of title.
    (a-10) The Secretary of State may issue, in connection with the sale of a motor vehicle, a corrected title to a motor vehicle dealer upon application and submittal of a lien release letter from the lienholder listed in the files of the Secretary. In the case of a title issued by another state, the dealer must submit proof from the state that issued the last title. The corrected title, which shall be known as a dealer lien release certificate of title, shall be issued in the name of the vehicle owner without the named lienholder. If the motor vehicle is currently titled in a state other than Illinois, the applicant must submit either (i) a letter from the current lienholder releasing the lien and stating that the lienholder has possession of the title; or (ii) a letter from the current lienholder releasing the lien and a copy of the records of the department of motor vehicles for the state in which the vehicle is titled, showing that the vehicle is titled in the name of the applicant and that no liens are recorded other than the lien for which a release has been submitted. The fee for the dealer lien release certificate of title is $20.
    (b) The Secretary may prescribe the maximum service charge to be imposed upon an applicant for renewal of a registration by any person authorized by law to receive and remit or transmit to the Secretary such renewal application and fees therewith.
    (c) If payment is delivered to the Office of the Secretary of State as payment of any fee or tax under this Code, and such payment is not honored for any reason, the registrant or other person tendering the payment remains liable for the payment of such fee or tax. The Secretary of State may assess a service charge of $25 in addition to the fee or tax due and owing for all dishonored payments.
    If the total amount then due and owing exceeds the sum of $100 and has not been paid in full within 60 days from the date such fee or tax became due to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State shall assess a penalty of 25% of such amount remaining unpaid.
    All amounts payable under this Section shall be computed to the nearest dollar. Out of each fee collected for dishonored payments, $5 shall be deposited in the Secretary of State Special Services Fund.
    (d) The minimum fee and tax to be paid by any applicant for apportionment of a fleet of vehicles under this Code shall be $15 if the application was filed on or before the date specified by the Secretary together with fees and taxes due. If an application and the fees or taxes due are filed after the date specified by the Secretary, the Secretary may prescribe the payment of interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month or fraction thereof after such due date and a minimum of $8.
    (e) Trucks, truck tractors, truck tractors with loads, and motor buses, any one of which having a combined total weight in excess of 12,000 lbs. shall file an application for a Fleet Reciprocity Permit issued by the Secretary of State. This permit shall be in the possession of any driver operating a vehicle on Illinois highways. Any foreign licensed vehicle of the second division operating at any time in Illinois without a Fleet Reciprocity Permit or other proper Illinois registration, shall subject the operator to the penalties provided in Section 3-834 of this Code. For the purposes of this Code, "Fleet Reciprocity Permit" means any second division motor vehicle with a foreign license and used only in interstate transportation of goods. The fee for such permit shall be $15 per fleet which shall include all vehicles of the fleet being registered.
    (f) For purposes of this Section, "all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle used for production agriculture" means any all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle used in the raising of or the propagation of livestock, crops for sale for human consumption, crops for livestock consumption, and production seed stock grown for the propagation of feed grains and the husbandry of animals or for the purpose of providing a food product, including the husbandry of blood stock as a main source of providing a food product. "All-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle used in production agriculture" also means any all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle used in animal husbandry, floriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, and viticulture.
    (g) All of the proceeds of the additional fees imposed by Public Act 96-34 shall be deposited into the Capital Projects Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09; 96-554, eff. 1-1-10; 96-653, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1274, eff. 7-26-10; 97-835, eff. 1-1-13; 97-838, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-821.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-821.1)
    Sec. 3-821.1. Fees for record searches. The fee to be paid to the Secretary of State by any towing service requesting a record search shall be in the amount the Secretary of State prescribes by rule.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/3-821.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-821.2)
    Sec. 3-821.2. Delinquent Registration Renewal Fee. For registration renewal periods beginning on or after January 1, 2005, the Secretary of State may impose a delinquent registration renewal fee of $20 for the registration renewal of all passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds if the application for registration renewal is received by the Secretary more than one month after the expiration of the most recent period during which the vehicle was registered. If a delinquent registration renewal fee is imposed, the Secretary shall not renew the registration of such a vehicle until the delinquent registration renewal fee has been paid, in addition to any other registration fees owed for the vehicle. Active duty military personnel stationed outside of Illinois shall not be required to pay the delinquent registration renewal fee. If a delinquent registration renewal fee is imposed, the Secretary shall adopt rules for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-840, eff. 7-30-04.)

625 ILCS 5/3-822

    (625 ILCS 5/3-822)
    Sec. 3-822. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 76-1586. Repealed by P.A. 94-239, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-824

    (625 ILCS 5/3-824) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-824)
    Sec. 3-824. When fees returnable.
    (a) Whenever any application to the Secretary of State is accompanied by any fee as required by law and such application is refused or rejected, said fee shall be returned to said applicant.
    (b) Whenever the Secretary of State collects any fee not required to be paid under the provisions of this Act, the same shall be refunded to the person paying the same upon application therefor made within 6 months after the date of such payment, except as follows: (1) whenever a refund is determined to be due and owing as a result of an audit, by this State or any other state or province, in accordance with Section 2-124 of this Code, of a prorate or apportion license fee payment pursuant to any reciprocal compact or agreement between this State and any other state or province, and the Secretary for any reason fails to promptly make such refund, the licensee shall have one year from the date of the notification of the audit result to file, with the Secretary, an application for refund found to be due and owing as a result of such audit; and (2) whenever a person eligible for a reduced registration fee pursuant to Section 3-806.3 of this Code has paid in excess of the reduced registration fee owed, the refund applicant shall have 2 years from the date of overpayment to apply with the Secretary for a refund of that part of payment made in excess of the established reduced registration fee.
    (c) Whenever a person dies after making application for registration, application for a refund of the registration fees and taxes may be made if the vehicle is then sold or disposed of so that the registration plates, registration sticker and card are never used. The Secretary of State shall refund the registration fees and taxes upon receipt within 6 months after the application for registration of an application for refund accompanied with the unused registration plates or registration sticker and card and proof of both the death of the applicant and the sale or disposition of the vehicle.
    (d) Any application for refund received after the times specified in this Section shall be denied and the applicant in order to receive a refund must apply to the Court of Claims.
    (e) The Secretary of State is authorized to maintain a two signature revolving checking account with a suitable commercial bank for the purpose of depositing and withdrawal-for-return those monies received and determined upon receipt to be in excess of the amount or amounts required by law.
    (f) Refunds on audits performed by Illinois or another member of the International Registration Plan shall be made in accordance with the procedures as set forth in the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 92-69, eff. 7-12-01.)

625 ILCS 5/3-824.5

    (625 ILCS 5/3-824.5)
    Sec. 3-824.5. Applicability of fee and tax increases. The fee and tax increases in this Code made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly that apply to registrations apply to registration year 2001 and thereafter. The registration fees and taxes in existence on the day prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly apply throughout registration year 2000. All other fee and tax increases in this Code made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly shall apply beginning January 1, 2000 and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-825

    (625 ILCS 5/3-825) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-825)
    Sec. 3-825. Certificate of Safety.
    Every application for registration of a motor vehicle which is subject to vehicle inspection may be accompanied by proof that a valid and unrevoked Certificate of Safety has been issued for each such vehicle. The Secretary of State may at his discretion decline to register any such vehicle unless the application is accompanied with such proof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1997.)

625 ILCS 5/3-827

    (625 ILCS 5/3-827) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-827)
    Sec. 3-827. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/3-828

    (625 ILCS 5/3-828) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-828)
    Sec. 3-828. Lien for violations.
    Any vehicle used in violation of the provision of this Act shall be subject to a lien for the full amount of all unpaid registration fees, flat weight taxes, and penalties. Such lien shall not release the offender from the full payment of all such fees, taxes, penalties and damages. The lien shall attach at the time of operation of any such vehicle within this State and shall remain effective until all unpaid registration fees, flat weight taxes, penalties and audit fees are paid, or until the vehicle is sold for the payment thereof. Such liens shall be superior to any other lien except that:
    (a) no lien for any amounts due or assessed pursuant to this Section shall be enforceable against any vehicle which prior to such assessment had been transferred in good faith to a bona fide transferee for value;
    (b) the lien of any amounts due or assessed shall be subject to a prior lien of any indebtedness existing against such vehicle which is noted on the certificate of title of such vehicle issued under this Act, or as to a vehicle from another jurisdiction, if written notice thereof is filed with the Secretary of State before such lien becomes operative and if
    (1) Such prior indebtedness was incurred in good faith to secure all or a portion of the purchase price of such vehicle, and
    (2) Such prior indebtedness is secured by a chattel mortgage or conditional sales agreement duly filed or perfected in this State pursuant to law and such chattel mortgage or conditional sales was not given directly or indirectly, to any officer, director or shareholder of a corporation, or to a partner of a partnership, or to a trustee or beneficiary of a trust, owning or having the lawful use or control of such vehicle, whether as a purchase money mortgage or otherwise.
    The lien imposed under this Section shall be enforceable as to any equity after the encumbrance of any such chattel mortgage or conditional sales contract, and in the event any such vehicle subject to a lien hereunder is repossessed by a chattel mortgagee or a conditional vendor, such vehicle shall not be sold at any public or private sale unless at least 5 days written notice by registered mail is served upon the Secretary of State.
    The Secretary of State, upon perfecting a prior lien hereunder for any flat weight taxes required to be paid under Section 3-815 may in his discretion waive the requirement for the surety bond specified in Section 3-816, providing that the said prior lien is so noted on the certificate of title for such vehicle or vehicles.
    Any surety making payment of a second installment of taxes under Section 3-816 of this Act, may impress a lien similar to that of the Secretary of State, and such lien may be noted on title records and documents. The surety shall, however, pay any statutory fees therefor.
(Source: P.A. 77-1464.)

625 ILCS 5/3-829

    (625 ILCS 5/3-829) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-829)
    Sec. 3-829. Foreclosure of Lien - Service of Processes - Notices.
    In any action to foreclose the lien imposed by Section 3-828 service of process on all known owners and parties in interest shall be made in the manner now prescribed by law, and, as to all unknown owners and parties in interest, notice of the pendency of such action shall be given by publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the suit is pending, or if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper of general circulation published in an adjoining county in this State and having a general circulation in the county in which such suit is pending. Such notice shall contain the title of the court; the title of the case, showing the names of all known owners and parties in interest; a statement that publication is being made as to unknown owners and parties in interest; and the date on or after which default may be entered against the defendants.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-830

    (625 ILCS 5/3-830) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-830)
    Sec. 3-830. Notice of pendency of action - Time and number of publications - Default.
    The notice required by Section 3-829 may be given at any time after commencement of the suit, and shall be published at least once each week for 3 successive weeks. No default or other proceeding shall be taken against any defendant as to whom publication was made and who does not appear, unless the first publication is at least 30 days prior to the time when the default or other proceeding is sought to be taken.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-831

    (625 ILCS 5/3-831) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-831)
    Sec. 3-831. Secretary to institute suits. The Secretary of State may institute, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, a suit or suits in the circuit court to enforce the collection of any fees, taxes, interest, penalties or damages provided for in this Act, or to enjoin violations of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-1358.)

625 ILCS 5/3-832

    (625 ILCS 5/3-832) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-832)
    Sec. 3-832. Service of Process.
    The operation, with the consent of the owner, upon the highways of the State of any motor vehicle of the second division shall be deemed an appointment by the owner of the driver of the vehicle as the owner's agent upon whom may be served process in any civil or criminal proceeding against such owner based upon failure to register, improper registration or failure to pay the proper fees or taxes with respect to any motor vehicles of the second division of such owner.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-833

    (625 ILCS 5/3-833) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-833)
    Sec. 3-833. Unlawful acts.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to own or operate a vehicle on the public highways of this State without complying with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-834

    (625 ILCS 5/3-834) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-834)
    Sec. 3-834. Violations of this Chapter 3.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter 3, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this Section, unless such violation is by this Code or other law of this State declared to be a felony.
    (b) Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter 3 for which another penalty is not provided shall for a first and second conviction be guilty of a petty offense; upon a third or subsequent conviction within one year after the first conviction such person shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Compliance with the registration provisions of this Code after apprehension or arrest shall not excuse imposition of the penalties herein provided nor be cause for dismissal of the arrest or of the summons nor be a basis for setting aside a conviction therefor.
(Source: P.A. 88-476.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. REMITTANCE AGENTS

625 ILCS 5/3-900

    (625 ILCS 5/3-900) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-900)
    Sec. 3-900. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-470. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-901

    (625 ILCS 5/3-901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-901)
    Sec. 3-901. Purpose of Article.
    Many persons throughout the State hold themselves out to the public as being engaged in, and have engaged in, accepting money from members of the public for remittance to the State of Illinois, and its licensing and taxing agencies in payment of registration plates, vehicle certificates of title, taxes, or registration fees. Some of these persons have failed to make such remittance with the consequent loss to the remitters. It is the public policy of this State that its people be protected against such hazards.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-902

    (625 ILCS 5/3-902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-902)
    Sec. 3-902. Application of Article. This Article shall not apply to any person who, in connection with the issuance of a license to him to conduct a business in this State other than a remitter's license, shall have filed, pursuant to a statutory requirement, a surety bond covering the proper discharge of any liability incurred by him in connection with the acceptance for remittance of money for the purposes designated in the Article pursuant to which he or she is licensed.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-903

    (625 ILCS 5/3-903) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-903)
    Sec. 3-903. License. It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a "remittance agent" in the State of Illinois without first having obtained or renewed a license and posted a bond, as hereafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)