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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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 LoadClass year
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.
    (a-5) Beginning January 1, 2015, upon the request of the vehicle owner, a $10 surcharge shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate categories as described in subsection (a) to be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate categories as a covered farm vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual, flat fee that shall be based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for each vehicle in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate categories. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this subsection (a-5) shall not alter a vehicle's registration as a registration in the 12,000 lbs. or less flat weight category. The Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this subsection (a-5).
    (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; 98-882, eff. 8-13-14.)

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. Mileage weight tax option.
    (a) 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.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2016, upon the request of the vehicle owner, a $10 surcharge shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category as described in subsection (a) to be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category as a covered farm vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual flat fee that shall be based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for each vehicle in the 12,000 lbs. and less mileage weight plate category. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this subsection (b) shall not alter a vehicle's registration as a registration in the 12,000 lbs. or less mileage weight category. The Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 99-57, eff. 7-16-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

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, to transfer title to a spouse if the decedent-spouse was the sole owner on the title, 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 the dishonored payment was first delivered 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. 99-260, eff. 1-1-16; 99-607, eff. 7-22-16.)

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.
    (a) 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. All fees collected under this Section shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the Secretary of State shall not impose a delinquent registration renewal fee for the registration renewal of passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds if a vehicle's registration expires during a period of time in which the Secretary is not sending registration renewal notices to owners of all of those vehicles with registration expiring at the same time as the applicable vehicle. It shall be an affirmative defense to a citation for an expired registration issued by any local, county, municipal, or State law enforcement agency within one month after the expiration of vehicle registration, that the expiration occurred during a period of time in which the Secretary was not sending registration renewal notices to owners of all passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds with registration expiring at the same time as the applicable vehicle. A computer print-out of a page from the Secretary of State's official website setting forth the calendar months in which registration renewal notices were not sent to all owners of passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds shall be admissible as evidence to establish the affirmative defense. The computer print-out shall be prima facie evidence of the correctness of the information contained in it. The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly apply only to vehicle registrations that expire on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
    The provisions of this subsection (b), other than this sentence, are inoperative on and after June 30, 2017.
(Source: P.A. 99-127, eff. 1-1-16; 99-887, eff. 8-25-16.)

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.
    (d-5) Refunds may be granted for any title-related transaction if a title application has not been processed by the Secretary of State. If any application for a certificate of title under Section 3-104 or salvage title under Section 3-118 is verified by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), and receives a warning or error from the NMVTIS reporting that the vehicle requires either a salvage certificate or a junk certificate in lieu of the original applied certificate of title or salvage title, then the applicant shall have 6 months to apply for a refund of cost, or the difference of the certificate of title or salvage certificate.
    (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. 99-414, eff. 8-20-15.)

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.)

625 ILCS 5/3-904

    (625 ILCS 5/3-904) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-904)
    Sec. 3-904. Application - Contents - Affidavits. Any person who desires to act as a "remittance agent" shall first file with the Secretary of State a written application for a license. The application shall be under oath and shall contain the following:
        1. The name and address of the applicant.
        2. The address of each location at which the
    
applicant intends to act as a remittance agent.
        3. The applicant's business, occupation or
    
profession.
        4. A statement disclosing whether he has been
    
involved in any civil or criminal litigation and if so, the material facts pertaining thereto.
        5. A statement that the applicant has not committed
    
in the past 3 years any violation as determined in any civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or under Article I or VII of Chapter 3 of this Code.
        6. Any other information concerning the business of
    
the applicant that the Secretary of State may prescribe.
    The application shall be accompanied by the affidavits of two persons residing in the city or town of such applicant's residence. Such affiants shall state that they have known the applicant for a period of at least two years; that the applicant is of good moral character and that his reputation for honesty and business integrity in the community in which he resides is good. If the applicant is not an individual, the requirements of this paragraph shall apply to each of its officers or members.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-905

    (625 ILCS 5/3-905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-905)
    Sec. 3-905. Bond; fee; duration of license. Such applicant shall, with his application, deposit with the Secretary of State a bond as hereinafter provided, for each location at which the applicant intends to act as a remittance agent. The application shall be accompanied by the payment of a license fee in the sum of $50.00 (or $25.00 if such application is filed after July 1) for each location at which he proposes to act as a remittance agent. If the applicant shall have complied with all of the requirements of this Section and the Secretary of State shall find after investigation that the applicant is financially sound and of good business integrity, he shall issue the required license. Such license shall terminate on December 31 of the year for which it is issued, but upon application prior to November 15 of any year for which a license is in effect may be renewed for the next succeeding calendar year. Such application shall be accompanied by the payment of an annual license fee of $50.00 for each location at which the applicant proposes to act as a remittance agent and the posting of the bond herein provided, for each such location.
    The bond required by this Section shall be for the term of the license, or renewal thereof, for which application is made, and shall run to the People of the State of Illinois, with surety by a bonding or insurance company authorized to do business in this State, to be approved by the Secretary of State. It shall be conditioned upon the proper transmittal of all remittances by the applicant as a remittance agent and the performance of all undertakings in connection therewith. It shall be in the minimum sum of $10,000, or in an amount equal to the aggregate sum of money transmitted to the State by the applicant during the highest 15 day period in the fiscal year immediately preceding the one for which application is made (rounded to the nearest $1,000), whichever is the greater. However, for the purpose of determining the bond requirements hereunder, remittances made by applicants in the form of money orders, checks, or electronic payments which are made payable directly to the Secretary of State or the Illinois Department of Revenue by the remitter, shall not be considered in the aggregate. The bond requirement of this Section shall not apply to banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions chartered by the State of Illinois or the United States; provided that the banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions provide to the Secretary of State an affidavit stating that the bank, savings and loan association, or credit union is sufficiently bonded to meet the requirements as required above. Such affidavit shall be signed by an officer of the bank, savings and loan association, or credit union and shall be notarized.
(Source: P.A. 99-324, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/3-906

    (625 ILCS 5/3-906) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-906)
    Sec. 3-906. Denial.
    The Secretary of State shall deny any application under this Article upon any of the following grounds:
        (1) That the application contains any false or
    
fraudulent statement; or
        (2) That the applicant has failed to furnish the
    
information required by the Secretary or to file a bond as required; or
        (3) That the required fee has not been paid; or
        (4) That the applicant has failed to remit fees to
    
the Secretary of State or the Department of Revenue; or
        (5) That the applicant has engaged in fraudulent
    
practices; or
        (6) That the applicant or a member of his immediate
    
family is an employee of the Secretary of State; or
        (7) That the Secretary of State is authorized under
    
any other provision of law.
    If the Secretary of State denies the application for a license, or renewal thereof, he shall so order in writing and notify the applicant thereof by certified mail. Upon the denial of an application for a license, or renewal thereof, he shall return the license fee. An applicant may contest the denial of an application for a license or renewal thereof by requesting an administrative hearing pursuant to Section 2-118 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-907

    (625 ILCS 5/3-907) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-907)
    Sec. 3-907. Suspension or revocation. Such license may be suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for the violation of any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation of the Secretary of State and for any reason which, had it existed or been known to the Secretary of State at the time of the filing of the application for such license, would have been good cause for the denial of such application. The Secretary of State shall order such license suspended or revoked in writing and shall notify the licensee of the order by certified mail. A licensee may, upon receipt of an order of suspension or revocation seek a hearing to review such order pursuant to Section 2-118 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-908

    (625 ILCS 5/3-908) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-908)
    Sec. 3-908. Location.
    A licensee may not do business at a location not set forth in his license, but the Secretary of State may issue an amended license covering an additional location or locations, upon application therefor, the payment of an additional license fee and the posting of the required bond for each such location.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-909

    (625 ILCS 5/3-909) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-909)
    Sec. 3-909. Money accepted for remittance - Obligations of licensee.
    Each licensee shall forward to the remittee all money accepted for remittance not later than the fifth calendar day after the date upon which such money was received by the licensee, and shall promptly fulfill any other obligation it has undertaken in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-910

    (625 ILCS 5/3-910) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-910)
    Sec. 3-910. Records of transactions.
    Each licensee shall maintain for a period of three years the following records with reference to each transaction involving a remittance:
    1. The address of the location at which the transaction occurred.
    2. The name and address of the remitter.
    3. The name and address of the remittee.
    4. The purpose of the remittance.
    5. The amount of money received for remittance.
    6. The date of receipt of the money for remittance by the licensee.
    7. The date such money was forwarded to the remittee.
    8. If applicable, the date the license plate, vehicle tax sticker, license or other instrument issued by the remittee, was delivered to the remitter by the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-911

    (625 ILCS 5/3-911) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-911)
    Sec. 3-911. Examination of business.
    The Secretary of State or any of his representatives designated by him may examine the business of any person who acts, or may be acting, as a remittance agent, to determine whether such person is complying with the provisions of this Act and with such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Secretary of State pursuant to its provisions. For that purpose, the Secretary of State or his representatives shall have free access to the offices, places of business, and records of any such person.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-912

    (625 ILCS 5/3-912) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-912)
    Sec. 3-912. Rules and regulations.
    The Secretary of State may make such rules, regulations, direction, orders, decisions and findings as may be necessary for the enforcement of this Act and the purposes sought to be attained herein.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-913

    (625 ILCS 5/3-913) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-913)
    Sec. 3-913. Hearings. Hearings under this Article shall be governed by Section 2-118 of this Act and the Administrative Review Law as amended, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for judicial review of any final order issued by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-914

    (625 ILCS 5/3-914) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-914)
    Sec. 3-914. Violations - Injunction. The violation of any provision of this Act by any remittance agent may be restrained by the issuance of an injunction by the circuit court, against him and any other person who shall aid or abet him in such violation, upon filing of a complaint by any person adversely affected thereby, the State's Attorney of such county, or by the Attorney General of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 79-1358.)

625 ILCS 5/3-915

    (625 ILCS 5/3-915) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-915)
    Sec. 3-915.
    Any person who violates, or who aids or abets another in the violation, of any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, or does any act prohibited by this Act, or who fails, neglects, or refuses to perform any duty required by any provision of this Act or rule or regulation of the Secretary of State, within the time prescribed by the Secretary of State, or who fails, neglects, or refuses to obey any lawful order given or made by the Secretary of State, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and each such act, failure, neglect, or refusal shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/3-916

    (625 ILCS 5/3-916) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-916)
    Sec. 3-916. Issuance of license - Effect.
    The issuance of a license pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall not be construed to grant to any remittance agent the authority to act as agent for the State of Illinois or any of its instrumentalities or political subdivisions, or for any of their officials or for any other person.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-917

    (625 ILCS 5/3-917) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-917)
    Sec. 3-917. Recovery of damages.
    Any person who shall have been damaged by reason of the failure of any "remittance agent" to fulfill the conditions of any bond filed pursuant to the provisions of this Act may maintain a suit thereon to recover his damages and his reasonable attorney's fees, against such "remittance agent" or his surety, or both: provided, however, the aggregate liability of the surety to all such persons shall, in no event, exceed the sum of such bond.
(Source: P.A. 76-1705.)

625 ILCS 5/3-918

    (625 ILCS 5/3-918)
    Sec. 3-918. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14. Repealed by P.A. 98-787, eff. 7-25-14.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. X

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. X heading)
ARTICLE X. VEHICLE USE TAX

625 ILCS 5/3-1001

    (625 ILCS 5/3-1001) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-1001)
    Sec. 3-1001. A tax is hereby imposed on the privilege of using, in this State, any motor vehicle as defined in Section 1-146 of this Code acquired by gift, transfer, or purchase, and having a year model designation preceding the year of application for title by 5 or fewer years prior to October 1, 1985 and 10 or fewer years on and after October 1, 1985 and prior to January 1, 1988. On and after January 1, 1988, the tax shall apply to all motor vehicles without regard to model year. Except that the tax shall not apply
        (i) if the use of the motor vehicle is otherwise
    
taxed under the Use Tax Act;
        (ii) if the motor vehicle is bought and used by a
    
governmental agency or a society, association, foundation or institution organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious or educational purposes;
        (iii) if the use of the motor vehicle is not subject
    
to the Use Tax Act by reason of subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) of Section 3-55 of that Act dealing with the prevention of actual or likely multistate taxation;
        (iv) to implements of husbandry;
        (v) when a junking certificate is issued pursuant to
    
Section 3-117(a) of this Code;
        (vi) when a vehicle is subject to the replacement
    
vehicle tax imposed by Section 3-2001 of this Act;
        (vii) when the transfer is a gift to a beneficiary in
    
the administration of an estate and the beneficiary is a surviving spouse.
    Prior to January 1, 1988, the rate of tax shall be 5% of the selling price for each purchase of a motor vehicle covered by Section 3-1001 of this Code. Except as hereinafter provided, beginning January 1, 1988, the rate of tax shall be as follows for transactions in which the selling price of the motor vehicle is less than $15,000:
Number of Years Transpired AfterApplicable Tax
Model Year of Motor Vehicle
1 or less$390
2290
3215
4165
5115
690
780
865
950
1040
over 1025
Except as hereinafter provided, beginning January 1, 1988, the rate of tax shall be as follows for transactions in which the selling price of the motor vehicle is $15,000 or more:
Selling PriceApplicable Tax
$15,000 - $19,999$ 750
$20,000 - $24,999$1,000
$25,000 - $29,999$1,250
$30,000 and over$1,500
For the following transactions, the tax rate shall be $15 for each motor vehicle acquired in such transaction:
        (i) when the transferee or purchaser is the spouse,
    
mother, father, brother, sister or child of the transferor;
        (ii) when the transfer is a gift to a beneficiary in
    
the administration of an estate and the beneficiary is not a surviving spouse;
        (iii) when a motor vehicle which has once been
    
subjected to the Illinois retailers' occupation tax or use tax is transferred in connection with the organization, reorganization, dissolution or partial liquidation of an incorporated or unincorporated business wherein the beneficial ownership is not changed.
    A claim that the transaction is taxable under subparagraph (i) shall be supported by such proof of family relationship as provided by rules of the Department.
    For a transaction in which a motorcycle, motor driven cycle or moped is acquired the tax rate shall be $25.
    On and after October 1, 1985, 1/12 of $5,000,000 of the moneys received by the Department of Revenue pursuant to this Section shall be paid each month into the Build Illinois Fund and the remainder into the General Revenue Fund.
    The tax imposed by this Section shall be abated and no longer imposed when the amount deposited to secure the bonds issued pursuant to the Build Illinois Bond Act is sufficient to provide for the payment of the principal of, and interest and premium, if any, on the bonds, as certified to the State Comptroller and the Director of Revenue by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
(Source: P.A. 96-554, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-1002

    (625 ILCS 5/3-1002) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-1002)
    Sec. 3-1002. The purchaser shall file a return signed by the purchaser with the Department of Revenue on a form prescribed by the Department. Such return shall contain substantially the following and such other information as the Department may reasonably require:
VERIFICATION
    I declare that I have examined this return and to the best of my knowledge it is true, correct and complete. I understand that the penalty for willfully filing a false return shall be a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed one year, or both fine and imprisonment.
.....................                ........................
        Date                          Signature of purchaser
    Such return and payment from the purchaser shall be submitted to the Department after the sale and shall be a condition to securing in order to secure the title to the motor vehicle from the Secretary of State.
    When a purchaser pays the tax imposed by Section 3-1001 of this Code, the Department (upon request therefor from such purchaser) shall issue an appropriate receipt to such purchaser showing that he has paid such tax to the Department. Such receipt shall be sufficient to relieve the purchaser from further liability for the tax to which such receipt may refer.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

625 ILCS 5/3-1002.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-1002.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-1002.1)
    Sec. 3-1002.1. Any person required to file a return under this Article who willfully files a false or incomplete return is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)