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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 heading)
CHAPTER 5. DEALERS, TRANSPORTERS, WRECKERS AND REBUILDERS

625 ILCS 5/5-100

    (625 ILCS 5/5-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-100)
    Sec. 5-100. Definitions. For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
    "Additional place of business" means a place owned or leased and occupied by the dealer in addition to its established place of business, at which the dealer conducts or intends to conduct business on a permanent or long term basis. The term does not include an area where an off site sale or exhibition is conducted. The Secretary of State shall adopt guidelines for the administration and enforcement of this definition by rule.
    "Display exhibition" means a temporary display of vehicles by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102, at a location at which no vehicles are offered for sale, that is conducted at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business.
    "Established place of business" means the place owned or leased and occupied by any person duly licensed or required to be licensed as a dealer for the purpose of engaging in selling, buying, bartering, displaying, exchanging or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, vehicles and their essential parts and for such other ancillary purposes as may be permitted by the Secretary by rule. It shall include an office in which the dealer's records shall be separate and distinct from any other business or tenant which may occupy space in the same building except as provided in Section 5-101.1. This office shall not be located in a house trailer, residence, tent, temporary stand, temporary address, room or rooms in a hotel or rooming house, nor the premises occupied by a single or multiple unit residence. The established place of business of a scrap processor shall be the fixed location where the scrap processor maintains its principal place of business. The Secretary of State shall, by rule and regulation, adopt guidelines for the administration and enforcement of this definition, such as, but not limited to issues concerning the required hours of operation, describing where vehicles are displayed and offered for sale, where books and records are maintained and requirements for the fulfillment of warranties. A dealer may have an additional place of business as defined under this Section.
    "Motor vehicle financing affiliate" means a business organization registered to do business in Illinois that, pursuant to a written contract with either (1) a single new or used motor vehicle dealer or (2) a single group of new or used motor vehicle dealers that share a common ownership within the group, purchases new or used motor vehicles on behalf of the dealer or group of dealers and then sells, transfers, or assigns those motor vehicles to the dealer or group of dealers. The motor vehicle financing affiliate must be incorporated or organized solely to purchase new or used vehicles on behalf of the new or used motor vehicle dealer or group of dealers with which it has contracted, shall not sell motor vehicles at retail, shall perform only those business functions related to the purchasing of motor vehicles and selling, transferring, or assigning those motor vehicles to the dealer or group of dealers. The motor vehicle financing affiliate must be licensed under the provisions of Section 5-101.1 and must not be licensed as a new or used motor vehicle dealer.
    "Off site sale" means the temporary display and sale of vehicles, for a period of not more than 7 calendar days (excluding Sundays), by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business.
    "Relevant market area", for a new vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-101 and for a used vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-102, means the area within 10 miles of the established or additional place of business of the dealer located in a county with a population of 300,000 or more, or within 15 miles if the established place of business is located in a county with a population of less than 300,000.
    "Trade show exhibition" means a temporary display of vehicles, by dealers licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102, or any other person as defined in subsection (c) of Section 5-102.1, at a location at which no vehicles are offered for sale that is conducted at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business. In order for a display exhibition to be considered a trade show exhibition, it must be participated in by at least 3 dealers, 2 of which must be licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102; and a trade show exhibition of new vehicles shall only be participated in by licensed new vehicle dealers at least 2 of which must be licensed under Section 5-101.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98; 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-100-1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-100-1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-100-1)
    Sec. 5-100-1. Findings and Purpose. The General Assembly finds that: (1) crimes involving the theft of vehicles and their parts have risen steadily over the past years, with a resulting loss of millions of dollars to the residents of this State; (2) essential to the criminal enterprise of vehicle theft operations is the ability of thieves to transfer or sell stolen vehicles or their parts through legitimate commercial channels, making them available for sale to the automotive industry; (3) vehicle dealers, scrap processors, automotive parts recyclers, repairers and rebuilders who comprise the vast majority of the persons engaged in the automotive business in this State are frequently exposed to pressures and influences from motor vehicle thieves; (4) elements of organized crime are constantly attempting to influence businessmen engaged in the sale and repair of motor vehicles so as to further their own criminal interests; and (5) close and strict government regulation of vehicle dealers, scrap processors, automotive parts recyclers, repairers and rebuilders will provide a system of tracking the flow of vehicles and their essential parts and therefore significantly reduce the numbers of vehicle-related thefts in this State. It is, therefore, the intent of the General Assembly to establish a system of mandatory licensing and record keeping which will prevent or reduce the transfer or sale of stolen vehicles or their parts within this State.
    It further is the intent of the General Assembly that government agencies work in cooperation with vehicle dealers, scrap processors, automotive parts recyclers, repairers and rebuilders, utilizing their professional expertise in the development and execution of programs and strategies to reduce vehicle-related crime and maximize consumer protection while ensuring a healthy business climate for the legitimate automotive industry.
(Source: P.A. 85-572.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. DEALERS

625 ILCS 5/5-101

    (625 ILCS 5/5-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-101)
    Sec. 5-101. New vehicle dealers must be licensed.
    (a) No person shall engage in this State in the business of selling or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, new vehicles of any make, or act as an intermediary or agent or broker for any licensed dealer or vehicle purchaser other than as a salesperson, or represent or advertise that he is so engaged or intends to so engage in such business unless licensed to do so in writing by the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section.
    (b) An application for a new vehicle dealer's license shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, on such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
        1. The name and type of business organization of the
    
applicant and his established and additional places of business, if any, in this State.
        2. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its
    
officers, directors, and shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the name and residence address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, or manager.
        3. The make or makes of new vehicles which the
    
applicant will offer for sale at retail in this State.
        4. The name of each manufacturer or franchised
    
distributor, if any, of new vehicles with whom the applicant has contracted for the sale of such new vehicles. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a signed statement from each such manufacturer or franchised distributor. If the applicant is in the business of offering for sale new conversion vehicles, trucks or vans, except for trucks modified to serve a special purpose which includes but is not limited to the following vehicles: street sweepers, fertilizer spreaders, emergency vehicles, implements of husbandry or maintenance type vehicles, he must furnish evidence of a sales and service agreement from both the chassis manufacturer and second stage manufacturer.
        5. A statement that the applicant has been approved
    
for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act by the Department of Revenue: Provided that this requirement does not apply to a dealer who is already licensed hereunder with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that that Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        6. A statement that the applicant has complied with
    
the appropriate liability insurance requirement. A Certificate of Insurance in a solvent company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois shall be included with each application covering each location at which he proposes to act as a new vehicle dealer. The policy must provide liability coverage in the minimum amounts of $100,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, two or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property. Such policy shall expire not sooner than December 31 of the year for which the license was issued or renewed. The expiration of the insurance policy shall not terminate the liability under the policy arising during the period for which the policy was filed. Trailer and mobile home dealers are exempt from this requirement.
        If the permitted user has a liability insurance
    
policy that provides automobile liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any 2 or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property, then the permitted user's insurer shall be the primary insurer and the dealer's insurer shall be the secondary insurer. If the permitted user does not have a liability insurance policy that provides automobile liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any 2 or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property, or does not have any insurance at all, then the dealer's insurer shall be the primary insurer and the permitted user's insurer shall be the secondary insurer.
        When a permitted user is "test driving" a new
    
vehicle dealer's automobile, the new vehicle dealer's insurance shall be primary and the permitted user's insurance shall be secondary.
        As used in this paragraph 6, a "permitted user" is a
    
person who, with the permission of the new vehicle dealer or an employee of the new vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned and held for sale or lease by the new vehicle dealer which the person is considering to purchase or lease, in order to evaluate the performance, reliability, or condition of the vehicle. The term "permitted user" also includes a person who, with the permission of the new vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned or held for sale or lease by the new vehicle dealer for loaner purposes while the user's vehicle is being repaired or evaluated.
        As used in this paragraph 6, "test driving" occurs
    
when a permitted user who, with the permission of the new vehicle dealer or an employee of the new vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned and held for sale or lease by a new vehicle dealer that the person is considering to purchase or lease, in order to evaluate the performance, reliability, or condition of the vehicle.
        As used in this paragraph 6, "loaner purposes" means
    
when a person who, with the permission of the new vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned or held for sale or lease by the new vehicle dealer while the user's vehicle is being repaired or evaluated.
        7. (A) An application for a new motor vehicle
    
dealer's license shall be accompanied by the following license fees:
            (i) $1,000 for applicant's established place of
        
business, and $100 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; but if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $500 for applicant's established place of business plus $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. All moneys received by the Secretary of State as license fees under this subparagraph (i) prior to applications for the 2004 licensing year shall be deposited into the Motor Vehicle Review Board Fund and shall be used to administer the Motor Vehicle Review Board under the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act. Of the money received by the Secretary of State as license fees under this subparagraph (i) for the 2004 licensing year and thereafter, 10% shall be deposited into the Motor Vehicle Review Board Fund and shall be used to administer the Motor Vehicle Review Board under the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act and 90% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
            (ii) Except for dealers selling 25 or fewer
        
automobiles or as provided in subsection (h) of Section 5-102.7 of this Code, an Annual Dealer Recovery Fund Fee in the amount of $500 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; but if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the fee shall be $250 for the applicant's established place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. For a license renewal application, the fee shall be based on the amount of automobiles sold in the past year according to the following formula:
                (1) $0 for dealers selling 25 or less
            
automobiles;
                (2) $150 for dealers selling more than 25 but
            
less than 200 automobiles;
                (3) $300 for dealers selling 200 or more
            
automobiles but less than 300 automobiles; and
                (4) $500 for dealers selling 300 or more
            
automobiles.
            License fees shall be returnable only in the
        
event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Moneys received under this subparagraph (ii) shall be deposited into the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund.
        (B) An application for a new vehicle dealer's
    
license, other than for a new motor vehicle dealer's license, shall be accompanied by the following license fees:
            (i) $1,000 for applicant's established place of
        
business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; but if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $500 for applicant's established place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Of the money received by the Secretary of State as license fees under this subparagraph (i) for the 2004 licensing year and thereafter, 95% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
            (ii) Except as provided in subsection (h) of
        
Section 5-102.7 of this Code, an Annual Dealer Recovery Fund Fee in the amount of $500 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; but if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the fee shall be $250 for the applicant's established place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Moneys received under this subparagraph (ii) shall be deposited into the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund.
        8. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, a partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in the past 3 years any one violation as determined in any civil, criminal or administrative proceedings of any one of the following Acts:
            (A) The Anti-Theft Laws of the Illinois Vehicle
        
Code;
            (B) The Certificate of Title Laws of the Illinois
        
Vehicle Code;
            (C) The Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (D) The Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers and
        
Rebuilders Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (E) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or
        
the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles; or
            (F) The Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        9. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in any calendar year 3 or more violations, as determined in any civil, criminal or administrative proceedings, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            (A) The Consumer Finance Act;
            (B) The Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (C) The Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (D) The Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act;
            (E) The Interest Act;
            (F) The Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (G) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (H) The Consumer Fraud Act.
        10. A bond or certificate of deposit in the amount of
    
$20,000 for each location at which the applicant intends to act as a new vehicle dealer. The bond shall be for the term of the license, or its renewal, for which application is made, and shall expire not sooner than December 31 of the year for which the license was issued or renewed. The bond 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. It shall be conditioned upon the proper transmittal of all title and registration fees and taxes (excluding taxes under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act) accepted by the applicant as a new vehicle dealer.
        11. Such other information concerning the business of
    
the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe.
        12. A statement that the applicant understands
    
Chapter 1 through Chapter 5 of this Code.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a new vehicle dealer's license shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of such change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter 5 to the contrary notwithstanding no person shall be licensed as a new vehicle dealer unless:
        1. He is authorized by contract in writing between
    
himself and the manufacturer or franchised distributor of such make of vehicle to so sell the same in this State, and
        2. Such person shall maintain an established place of
    
business as defined in this Act.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him under this Section and unless he makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application, under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, grant the applicant an original new vehicle dealer's license in writing for his established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
        1. The name of the person licensed;
        2. If a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
        3. In the case of an original license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee;
        4. In the case of a supplemental license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee and the additional place of business to which such supplemental license pertains;
        5. The make or makes of new vehicles which the
    
licensee is licensed to sell.
    (f) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State, shall be kept posted conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) hereof, all new vehicle dealer's licenses granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked or cancelled under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) A new vehicle dealer's license may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein, and submission of proof of coverage under an approved bond under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or proof that applicant is not subject to such bonding requirements, as in the case of an original license, but in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) All persons licensed as a new vehicle dealer are required to furnish each purchaser of a motor vehicle:
        1. In the case of a new vehicle a manufacturer's
    
statement of origin and in the case of a used motor vehicle a certificate of title, in either case properly assigned to the purchaser;
        2. A statement verified under oath that all
    
identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title or manufacturer's statement of origin;
        3. A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of such
    
person;
        4. A copy of the Uniform Invoice-transaction
    
reporting return referred to in Section 5-402 hereof;
        5. In the case of a rebuilt vehicle, a copy of the
    
Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status; and
        6. In the case of a vehicle for which the warranty
    
has been reinstated, a copy of the warranty.
    (j) Except at the time of sale or repossession of the vehicle, no person licensed as a new vehicle dealer may issue any other person a newly created key to a vehicle unless the new vehicle dealer makes a copy of the driver's license or State identification card of the person requesting or obtaining the newly created key. The new vehicle dealer must retain the copy for 30 days.
    A new vehicle dealer who violates this subsection (j) is guilty of a petty offense. Violation of this subsection (j) is not cause to suspend, revoke, cancel, or deny renewal of the new vehicle dealer's license.
    This amendatory Act of 1983 shall be applicable to the 1984 registration year and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 98-450, eff. 1-1-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

625 ILCS 5/5-101.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-101.1)
    Sec. 5-101.1. Motor vehicle financing affiliates; licensing.
    (a) In this State no business shall engage in the business of a motor vehicle financing affiliate without a license to do so in writing from the Secretary of State.
    (b) An application for a motor vehicle financing affiliate's license must be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State and shall contain all of the following:
        (1) The name and type of business organization of the
    
applicant and the applicant's established place of business and any additional places of business in this State.
        (2) The name and address of the licensed new or used
    
vehicle dealer to which the applicant will be selling, transferring, or assigning new or used motor vehicles pursuant to a written contract. If more than one dealer is on the application, the applicant shall state in writing the basis of common ownership among the dealers.
        (3) A list of the business organization's officers,
    
directors, members, and shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest in the business, providing the residential address for each person listed.
        (4) If selling, transferring, or assigning new motor
    
vehicles, the make or makes of new vehicles that it will sell, assign, or otherwise transfer to the contracting new motor vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2).
        (5) The name of each manufacturer or franchised
    
distributor, if any, of new vehicles with whom the applicant has contracted for the sale of new vehicles and a signed statement from each manufacturer or franchised distributor acknowledging the contract.
        (6) A statement that the applicant has been approved
    
for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act by the Department of Revenue. This requirement does not apply to a motor vehicle financing affiliate that is already licensed with the Secretary of State and is applying for a renewal of its license.
        (7) A statement that the applicant has complied with
    
the appropriate liability insurance requirement and a Certificate of Insurance that shall not expire before December 31 of the year for which the license was issued or renewed with a minimum liability coverage of $100,000 for the bodily injury or death of any person, $300,000 for the bodily injury or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property. The expiration of the insurance policy shall not terminate the liability under the policy arising during the period for which the policy was filed. Trailer and mobile home dealers are exempt from the requirements of this paragraph. A motor vehicle financing affiliate is exempt from the requirements of this paragraph if it is covered by the insurance policy of the new or used dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2).
        (8) A license fee of $1,000 for the applicant's
    
established place of business and $250 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. However, if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $500 for the applicant's established place of business and $125 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. These license fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State.
        (9) A statement incorporating the requirements of
    
paragraphs 8 and 9 of subsection (b) of Section 5-101.
        (10) Any other information concerning the business of
    
the applicant as the Secretary of State may prescribe.
        (11) A statement that the applicant understands
    
Chapter 1 through Chapter 5 of this Code.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a motor vehicle financing affiliate's license shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of the change on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) If a new vehicle dealer is not listed on the application, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b), the motor vehicle financing affiliate shall not receive, possess, or transfer any new vehicle. If a new motor vehicle dealer is listed on the application, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b), the new motor vehicle dealer can only receive those new cars it is permitted to receive under its franchise agreement. If both a new and used motor vehicle dealer are listed on the application, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b), only the new motor vehicle dealer may receive new motor vehicles. If a used motor vehicle is listed on the application, pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b), the used motor vehicle dealer shall not receive any new motor vehicles.
    (e) The applicant and dealer provided pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) must be business organizations registered to conduct business in Illinois. Three-fourths of the dealer's board of directors must be members of the motor vehicle financing affiliate's board of directors, if applicable.
    (f) Unless otherwise provided in this Chapter 5, no business organization registered to do business in Illinois shall be licensed as a motor vehicle financing affiliate unless:
        (1) The motor vehicle financing affiliate shall only
    
sell, transfer, or assign motor vehicles to the licensed new or used dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
        (2) The motor vehicle financing affiliate sells,
    
transfers, or assigns to the new motor vehicle dealer listed on the application, if any, only those new motor vehicles the motor vehicle financing affiliate has received under the contract set forth in paragraph (5) of subsection (b).
        (3) Any new vehicle dealer listed pursuant to
    
paragraph (2) of subsection (b) has a franchise agreement that permits the dealer to receive motor vehicles from the motor vehicle franchise affiliate.
        (4) The new or used motor vehicle dealer listed on
    
the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) has one established place of business or supplemental places of business as referenced in subsection (g).
    (g) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted pursuant to this Section and, unless it is determined that the application does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501, grant the applicant a motor vehicle financing affiliate license in writing for the applicant's established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in a form prescribed by the Secretary, which shall include all of the following:
        (1) The name of the business licensed;
        (2) The name and address of its officers, directors,
    
or members, as applicable;
        (3) In the case of an original license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee; and
        (4) If applicable, the make or makes of new vehicles
    
which the licensee is licensed to sell to the new motor vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
    (h) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy, provided by the Secretary of State, shall be kept posted conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee.
    (i) Except as provided in subsection (h), all motor vehicle financing affiliate's licenses granted under this Section shall expired by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted, unless revoked or canceled at an earlier date pursuant to Section 5-501.
    (j) A motor vehicle financing affiliate's license may be renewed upon application and payment of the required fee. However, when an application for renewal of a motor vehicle financing affiliate's license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (k) The contract a motor vehicle financing affiliate has with a manufacturer or franchised distributor, as provided in paragraph (5) of subsection (b), shall only permit the applicant to sell, transfer, or assign new motor vehicles to the new motor vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b). The contract shall specifically prohibit the motor vehicle financing affiliate from selling motor vehicles at retail. This contract shall not be considered the granting of a franchise as defined in Section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act.
    (l) When purchasing of a motor vehicle by a new or used motor vehicle dealer, all persons licensed as a motor vehicle financing affiliate are required to furnish all of the following:
        (1) For a new vehicle, a manufacturer's statement of
    
origin properly assigned to the purchasing dealer. For a used vehicle, a certificate of title properly assigned to the purchasing dealer.
        (2) A statement verified under oath that all
    
identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title or manufacturer's statement of origin.
        (3) A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of the
    
purchasing dealer.
        (4) A copy of the Uniform Invoice-transaction report
    
pursuant to Section 5-402.
        (5) In the case of a rebuilt vehicle, a copy of the
    
Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status pursuant to Section 5-104.3.
        (6) In the case of a vehicle for which a warranty has
    
been reinstated, a copy of the warranty.
    (m) The motor vehicle financing affiliate shall use the established and supplemental place or places of business the new or used vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) as its established and supplemental place or places of business.
    (n) The motor vehicle financing affiliate shall keep all books and records required by this Code with the books and records of the new or used vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b). The motor vehicle financing affiliate may use the books and records of the new or used motor vehicle dealer listed on the application pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
    (o) Under no circumstances shall a motor vehicle financing affiliate sell, transfer, or assign a new vehicle to any place of business of a new motor vehicle dealer, unless that place of business is licensed under this Chapter to sell, assign, or otherwise transfer the make of the new motor vehicle transferred.
    (p) All moneys received by the Secretary of State as license fees under this Section shall be deposited into the Motor Vehicle Review Board Fund and shall be used to administer the Motor Vehicle Review Board under the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act.
    (q) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a motor vehicle financing affiliate shall comply with all provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-101.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-101.2)
    Sec. 5-101.2. Manufactured home dealers; licensing.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
        "Community-based manufactured home dealer" means an
    
individual or entity that operates a tract of land or 2 or more contiguous tracts of land which contain sites with the necessary utilities for 5 or more independent manufactured homes for permanent habitation, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and shall include any building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of the manufactured home park who may, incidental to the operation of the manufactured home community, sell, trade, or buy a manufactured home or park model that is located within the manufactured home community or is located in a different manufactured home community that is owned or managed by the community-based manufactured home dealer.
        "Established place of business" means the place owned
    
or leased and occupied by any person duly licensed or required to be licensed as a manufactured home dealer or a community-based manufactured home dealer for the purpose of engaging in selling, buying, bartering, displaying, exchanging, or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, manufactured homes or park models and for such other ancillary purposes as may be permitted by the Secretary by rule. An established place of business shall include a single or central office in which the manufactured home dealer's or community-based manufactured home dealer's records shall be separate and distinct from any other business or tenant which may occupy space in the same building, except as provided in this Section, and the office shall not be located in a tent, temporary stand, temporary address, room or rooms in a hotel or rooming house, nor the premises occupied by a single or multiple unit residence, unless the multiple unit residence has a separate and distinct office.
        "Manufactured home" means a factory assembled
    
structure built on a permanent chassis, transportable in one or more sections in the travel mode, incapable of self-propulsion, and bears a label indicating the manufacturer's compliance with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development standards, as applicable, that is without a permanent foundation and is designed for year round occupancy as a single-family residence when connected to approved water, sewer, and electrical utilities.
        "Manufactured home dealer" means an individual or
    
entity that engages in the business of acquiring or disposing of a manufactured home or park model, either a new manufactured home or park model, pursuant to a franchise agreement with a manufacturer, or used manufactured homes or park models, and who has an established place of business that is not in a residential community-based setting.
        "Park model" means a vehicle that is incapable of
    
self-propulsion that is less than 400 square feet of habitable space that is built to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards that prohibits occupancy on a permanent basis and is built on a vehicle chassis.
        "Supplemental license" means a license that a
    
community-based manufactured home dealer receives and displays at locations in which the licensee is authorized to sell, buy, barter, display, exchange, or deal in, on consignment or otherwise, manufactured homes or park models, but is not the established place of business of the licensee.
    (b) No person shall engage in this State in the business of selling or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, manufactured homes or park models of any make, or act as an intermediary, agent, or broker for any manufactured home or park model purchaser, other than as a salesperson or to represent or advertise that he or she is so engaged, or intends to so engage, in the business, unless licensed to do so by the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section.
    (c) An application for a manufactured home dealer's license or a community-based manufactured home dealer's license shall be filed with the Secretary of State and duly verified by oath, on such form as the Secretary of State may by rule prescribe and shall contain all of the following:
        (1) The name and type of business organization of
    
the applicant, and his or her established and additional places of business, if any, in this State.
        (2) If the applicant is a corporation, a list of
    
its officers, directors, and shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation. If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the name and residence address of the proprietor, or the name and residence address of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, or manager.
        (3) The make or makes of new manufactured homes or
    
park models that the applicant will offer for sale at retail in the State.
        (4) The name of each manufacturer or franchised
    
distributor, if any, of new manufactured homes or park models with whom the applicant has contracted for the sale of new manufactured homes or park models. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a signed statement from each manufacturer or franchised distributor.
        (5) A statement that the applicant has been
    
approved for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act by the Department of Revenue, provided that this requirement does not apply to a manufactured home dealer who is already licensed with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his or her license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        (6) An application for:
            (A) a manufactured home dealer's license, when
        
the applicant is selling new manufactured homes or park models on behalf of a manufacturer of manufactured homes or park models, or 5 or more used manufactured homes or park models during the calendar year, shall be accompanied by a $1,000 license fee for the applicant's established place of business, and $100 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. If the application is made after June 15 in any year, the license fee shall be $500 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State; or
            (B) a community-based manufactured home dealer's
        
license, when the applicant is selling 5 or more manufactured homes during the calendar year not on behalf of a manufacturer of manufactured homes, but within a community setting, shall be accompanied by a license fee of $500 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any to which the application pertains. If the application is made after June 15 in any year, the license fee shall be $250 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State.
            Of the monies received by the Secretary of State
        
as license fees under this paragraph (6), 95% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund and 5% into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund.
        (7) A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, and shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, a partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager, or other principals in the business, have not committed in the past 3 years any one violation, as determined in any civil, criminal, or administrative hearing proceeding, of any one of the following Acts:
            (A) the Anti Theft Laws of the Illinois Vehicle
        
Code;
            (B) the Certificate of Title Laws of the
        
Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (C) the Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (D) the Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers, and
        
Rebuilders Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (E) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012
        
(criminal trespass to vehicles);
            (F) the Retailers Occupation Tax Act;
            (G) the Consumer Finance Act;
            (H) the Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (I) the Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (J) the Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act;
            (K) the Interest Act;
            (L) the Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (M) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (N) the Consumer Fraud Act.
        (8) A bond or certificate of deposit in the amount
    
of $20,000 for each license holder applicant intending to act as a manufactured home dealer or community-based manufactured home dealer under this Section. The bond shall be for the term of the license, for which application is made, and shall expire not sooner than December 31 of the year for which the license was issued. The bond 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. It shall be conditioned upon the proper transmittal of all title and registration fees and taxes (excluding taxes under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act) accepted by the applicant as a manufactured home dealer.
        (9) Dealers in business for over 5 years may
    
substitute a certificate of insurance in lieu of the bond or certificate of deposit upon renewing their license.
        (10) Any other information concerning the business
    
of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule prescribe.
        (11) A statement that the applicant has read and
    
understands Chapters 1 through 5 of this Code.
    (d) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a license under this Section shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of the change on a form the Secretary of State may prescribe, by rule, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $25.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him or her under this Section, and unless he or she makes a determination that the application submitted to him or her does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, grant the applicant an initial manufactured home dealer's license or a community-based manufactured home dealer's license in writing for his or her established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in a form the Secretary may prescribe by rule, which shall include the following:
        (1) the name of the person or entity licensed;
        (2) if a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers; if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor, or the name and address of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager; or if a limited liability company, the name and address of the general partner or partners, or managing member or members;
        (3) in the case of an original license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee;
        (4) in the case of a supplemental license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee and the additional place of business to which the supplemental license pertains; and
        (5) if applicable, the make or makes of new
    
manufactured homes or park models to which a manufactured home dealer is licensed to sell.
    (f) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy of the instrument, provided by the Secretary of State, shall be kept posted conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by the licensee, unless the licensee is a community-based manufactured home dealer, then the license shall be posted in the community-based manufactured home dealer's central office and it shall include a list of the other locations that the community-based manufactured home dealer may oversee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (i) of this Section, all licenses granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which the licenses were granted, unless sooner revoked or cancelled under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) All persons licensed as a manufactured home dealer or a community-based manufactured home dealer are required to furnish each purchaser of a manufactured home or park model:
        (1) in the case of a new manufactured home or park
    
model, a manufacturer's statement of origin, and in the case of a previously owned manufactured home or park model, a certificate of title, in either case properly assigned to the purchaser;
        (2) a statement verified under oath that all
    
identifying numbers on the vehicle match the identifying numbers on the certificate of title or manufacturer's statement of origin;
        (3) a bill of sale properly executed on behalf of
    
the purchaser;
        (4) a copy of the Uniform Invoice-transaction
    
reporting return form referred to in Section 5-402; and
        (5) for a new manufactured home or park model, a
    
warranty, and in the case of a manufactured home or park model for which the warranty has been reinstated, a copy of the warranty; if no warranty is provided, a disclosure or statement that the manufactured home or park model is being sold "AS IS".
    (i) This Section shall not apply to a (i) seller who privately owns his or her manufactured home or park model as his or her main residence and is selling the manufactured home or park model to another individual or to a licensee; (ii) a retailer or entity licensed under either Section 5-101 or 5-102 of this Code; or (iii) an individual or entity licensed to sell truck campers, travel trailers, motor homes, or mini motor homes as defined by this Code. Any vehicle not covered by this Section that requires an individual or entity to obtain a license to sell 5 or more vehicles must obtain a license under the relevant provisions of this Code.
    (j) This Section shall not apply to any person licensed under the Real Estate License Act of 2000.
    (k) The Secretary of State may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-593, eff. 7-22-16.)

625 ILCS 5/5-102

    (625 ILCS 5/5-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-102)
    Sec. 5-102. Used vehicle dealers must be licensed.
    (a) No person, other than a licensed new vehicle dealer, shall engage in the business of selling or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, 5 or more used vehicles of any make during the year (except house trailers as authorized by paragraph (j) of this Section and rebuilt salvage vehicles sold by their rebuilders to persons licensed under this Chapter), or act as an intermediary, agent or broker for any licensed dealer or vehicle purchaser (other than as a salesperson) or represent or advertise that he is so engaged or intends to so engage in such business unless licensed to do so by the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section.
    (b) An application for a used vehicle dealer's license shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
        1. The name and type of business organization
    
established and additional places of business, if any, in this State.
        2. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its
    
officers, directors, and shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager.
        3. A statement that the applicant has been approved
    
for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act by the Department of Revenue. However, this requirement does not apply to a dealer who is already licensed hereunder with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        4. A statement that the applicant has complied with
    
the appropriate liability insurance requirement. A Certificate of Insurance in a solvent company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois shall be included with each application covering each location at which he proposes to act as a used vehicle dealer. The policy must provide liability coverage in the minimum amounts of $100,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, two or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property. Such policy shall expire not sooner than December 31 of the year for which the license was issued or renewed. The expiration of the insurance policy shall not terminate the liability under the policy arising during the period for which the policy was filed. Trailer and mobile home dealers are exempt from this requirement.
        If the permitted user has a liability insurance
    
policy that provides automobile liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any 2 or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property, then the permitted user's insurer shall be the primary insurer and the dealer's insurer shall be the secondary insurer. If the permitted user does not have a liability insurance policy that provides automobile liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any person, $300,000 for bodily injury to or the death of any 2 or more persons in any one accident, and $50,000 for damage to property, or does not have any insurance at all, then the dealer's insurer shall be the primary insurer and the permitted user's insurer shall be the secondary insurer.
        When a permitted user is "test driving" a used
    
vehicle dealer's automobile, the used vehicle dealer's insurance shall be primary and the permitted user's insurance shall be secondary.
        As used in this paragraph 4, a "permitted user" is a
    
person who, with the permission of the used vehicle dealer or an employee of the used vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned and held for sale or lease by the used vehicle dealer which the person is considering to purchase or lease, in order to evaluate the performance, reliability, or condition of the vehicle. The term "permitted user" also includes a person who, with the permission of the used vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned or held for sale or lease by the used vehicle dealer for loaner purposes while the user's vehicle is being repaired or evaluated.
        As used in this paragraph 4, "test driving" occurs
    
when a permitted user who, with the permission of the used vehicle dealer or an employee of the used vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned and held for sale or lease by a used vehicle dealer that the person is considering to purchase or lease, in order to evaluate the performance, reliability, or condition of the vehicle.
        As used in this paragraph 4, "loaner purposes" means
    
when a person who, with the permission of the used vehicle dealer, drives a vehicle owned or held for sale or lease by the used vehicle dealer while the user's vehicle is being repaired or evaluated.
        5. An application for a used vehicle dealer's license
    
shall be accompanied by the following license fees:
            (A) $1,000 for applicant's established place of
        
business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; however, if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $500 for applicant's established place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Of the money received by the Secretary of State as license fees under this subparagraph (A) for the 2004 licensing year and thereafter, 95% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
            (B) Except for dealers selling 25 or fewer
        
automobiles or as provided in subsection (h) of Section 5-102.7 of this Code, an Annual Dealer Recovery Fund Fee in the amount of $500 for the applicant's established place of business, and $50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; but if the application is made after June 15 of any year, the fee shall be $250 for the applicant's established place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. For a license renewal application, the fee shall be based on the amount of automobiles sold in the past year according to the following formula:
                (1) $0 for dealers selling 25 or less
            
automobiles;
                (2) $150 for dealers selling more than 25 but
            
less than 200 automobiles;
                (3) $300 for dealers selling 200 or more
            
automobiles but less than 300 automobiles; and
                (4) $500 for dealers selling 300 or more
            
automobiles.
            License fees shall be returnable only in the
        
event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Moneys received under this subparagraph (B) shall be deposited into the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund.
        6. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in the past 3 years any one violation as determined in any civil, criminal or administrative proceedings of any one of the following Acts:
            (A) The Anti-Theft Laws of the Illinois Vehicle
        
Code;
            (B) The Certificate of Title Laws of the Illinois
        
Vehicle Code;
            (C) The Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (D) The Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers and
        
Rebuilders Laws of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (E) Section 21-2 of the Illinois Criminal Code of
        
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles; or
            (F) The Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        7. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in any calendar year 3 or more violations, as determined in any civil or criminal or administrative proceedings, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            (A) The Consumer Finance Act;
            (B) The Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (C) The Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (D) The Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act;
            (E) The Interest Act;
            (F) The Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (G) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (H) The Consumer Fraud Act.
        8. A bond or Certificate of Deposit in the amount of
    
$20,000 for each location at which the applicant intends to act as a used vehicle dealer. The bond shall be for the term of the license, or its renewal, for which application is made, and shall expire not sooner than December 31 of the year for which the license was issued or renewed. The bond 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. It shall be conditioned upon the proper transmittal of all title and registration fees and taxes (excluding taxes under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act) accepted by the applicant as a used vehicle dealer.
        9. Such other information concerning the business of
    
the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe.
        10. A statement that the applicant understands
    
Chapter 1 through Chapter 5 of this Code.
        11. A copy of the certification from the prelicensing
    
education program.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a used vehicle dealer's license shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of each change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed as a used vehicle dealer unless such person maintains an established place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him under this Section. Unless the Secretary makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform to this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, he must grant the applicant an original used vehicle dealer's license in writing for his established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
        1. The name of the person licensed;
        2. If a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
        3. In case of an original license, the established
    
place of business of the licensee;
        4. In the case of a supplemental license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee and the additional place of business to which such supplemental license pertains.
    (f) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept posted, conspicuously, in the established place of business of the licensee and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) of this Section, all used vehicle dealer's licenses granted under this Section expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked or cancelled under Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) A used vehicle dealer's license may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein, and submission of proof of coverage by an approved bond under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or proof that applicant is not subject to such bonding requirements, as in the case of an original license, but in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application for renewal is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) All persons licensed as a used vehicle dealer are required to furnish each purchaser of a motor vehicle:
        1. A certificate of title properly assigned to the
    
purchaser;
        2. A statement verified under oath that all
    
identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title;
        3. A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of such
    
person;
        4. A copy of the Uniform Invoice-transaction
    
reporting return referred to in Section 5-402 of this Chapter;
        5. In the case of a rebuilt vehicle, a copy of the
    
Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status; and
        6. In the case of a vehicle for which the warranty
    
has been reinstated, a copy of the warranty.
    (j) A real estate broker holding a valid certificate of registration issued pursuant to "The Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen License Act" may engage in the business of selling or dealing in house trailers not his own without being licensed as a used vehicle dealer under this Section; however such broker shall maintain a record of the transaction including the following:
        (1) the name and address of the buyer and seller,
        (2) the date of sale,
        (3) a description of the mobile home, including the
    
vehicle identification number, make, model, and year, and
        (4) the Illinois certificate of title number.
    The foregoing records shall be available for inspection by any officer of the Secretary of State's Office at any reasonable hour.
    (k) Except at the time of sale or repossession of the vehicle, no person licensed as a used vehicle dealer may issue any other person a newly created key to a vehicle unless the used vehicle dealer makes a copy of the driver's license or State identification card of the person requesting or obtaining the newly created key. The used vehicle dealer must retain the copy for 30 days.
    A used vehicle dealer who violates this subsection (k) is guilty of a petty offense. Violation of this subsection (k) is not cause to suspend, revoke, cancel, or deny renewal of the used vehicle dealer's license.
    (l) Used vehicle dealers licensed under this Section shall provide the Secretary of State a register for the sale at auction of each salvage or junk certificate vehicle. Each register shall include the following information:
        1. The year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        2. The vehicle's manufacturer's identification number
    
or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
        3. The date of acquisition of the vehicle;
        4. The name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired;
        5. The name and address of the person to whom any
    
vehicle was disposed, the person's Illinois license number or if the person is an out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer, the license number from the state or jurisdiction where the buyer is licensed; and
        6. The purchase price of the vehicle.
    The register shall be submitted to the Secretary of State via written or electronic means within 10 calendar days from the date of the auction.
(Source: P.A. 98-450, eff. 1-1-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

625 ILCS 5/5-102.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-102.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-102.1)
    Sec. 5-102.1. Permits for off site sales and exhibitions.
    (a) A licensed new or used motor vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 shall not engage in any off site sale without an off site sale permit issued by the Secretary under this Section.
    The Secretary shall issue an off site sale permit to a dealer if:
        (1) an application therefor is received by the
    
Secretary prior to the beginning date of the proposed off site sale, accompanied by a fee of $25;
        (2) the applicant is a licensed new vehicle dealer or
    
used vehicle dealer in good standing; and
        (3) the Secretary determines that the proposed off
    
site sale will conform with the requirements imposed by law.
    However, in no event shall an off site sale permit be issued to any licensed new or used vehicle dealer for any off site sale to be conducted outside that dealer's relevant market area, as that term is defined in this Chapter, except that this restriction shall not apply to off site sales of motor homes or recreational vehicles.
    The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to self-contained motor homes, mini motor homes, van campers, and recreational trailers, including trailers designed and used to transport vessels or watercraft.
    An off site sale permit does not authorize the sale of vehicles on a Sunday.
    (b) Only a new or used vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 may participate in a display exhibition and shall obtain a display exhibition permit issued by the Secretary under this Section.
    The Secretary shall issue a display exhibition permit to a dealer if:
        (1) an application therefor is received by the
    
Secretary prior to the beginning date of the proposed exhibition, accompanied by a fee of $10;
        (2) the applicant is a licensed new vehicle dealer or
    
used vehicle dealer in good standing; and
        (3) the Secretary determines that the proposed
    
exhibition will conform with the requirements imposed by law.
    A display exhibition permit shall be valid for a period of no longer than 30 days.
    (c) A licensed new or used motor vehicle dealer under Section 5-101 or 5-102, or any other person as defined in this Section, may participate in a trade show exhibition and must obtain a trade show exhibition permit issued by the Secretary under this Section.
    The Secretary shall issue a trade show exhibition permit if:
        (1) an application is received by the Secretary
    
before the beginning date of the proposed trade show exhibition, accompanied by a fee of $10;
        (2) the applicant is a licensed new vehicle dealer or
    
used vehicle dealer in good standing; and
        (3) the Secretary determines that the proposed trade
    
show exhibition shall conform with the requirements imposed by law.
    A trade show exhibition permit shall be valid for a period of no longer than 30 days.
    The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to self-contained motor homes, mini motor homes, van campers, and recreational trailers, including trailers designed and used to transport vessels or watercraft.
    The term "any other person" shall mean new or used vehicle dealers licensed by other states; provided however, a trade show exhibition of new vehicles shall only be participated in by licensed new vehicle dealers, at least 2 of which must be licensed under Section 5-101.
    (d) An Illinois or out-of-state licensed new or used trailer dealer, manufactured home dealer, motor home dealer, mini motor home dealer, or van camper dealer shall not engage in any off site sale or trade show exhibition without first acquiring a permit issued by the Secretary under this subsection. However, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to a licensed trailer dealer selling a mobile home or manufactured housing, as defined in the Illinois Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Safety Act, if the manufactured housing or mobile home has utilities permanently attached. The Secretary shall issue a permit to an Illinois dealer if:
        (1) an application is received by the Secretary
    
before the beginning date of the proposed off site sale or trade show exhibition, accompanied by a fee of $25;
        (2) the applicant is a licensed new or used vehicle
    
dealer in good standing; and
        (3) the Secretary determines that the proposed off
    
site sale or trade show exhibition will conform with the requirements imposed by law.
    The Secretary shall issue a permit to an out-of-state dealer if the requirements of subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (d) are met and at least 2 licensed Illinois dealers will participate in the off site sale or trade show exhibition.
    A permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall allow for the sale of vehicles at either an off site sale or at a trade show exhibition. The permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    (e) The Secretary of State may adopt rules regulating the conduct of off site sales and exhibitions, and governing the issuance and enforcement of the permits authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-718, eff. 1-1-99; 90-774, eff. 8-14-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/5-102.5

    (625 ILCS 5/5-102.5)
    Sec. 5-102.5. Used vehicle dealer prelicensing education program courses.
    (a) An applicant for a license as a used vehicle dealer shall complete a minimum of 8 hours of prelicensing education program courses pursuant to this Section prior to submitting an application to the Secretary of State.
    (b) To meet the requirements of this Section, at least one individual who is associated with the used vehicle dealer as an owner, principal, corporate officer, director, or member or partner of a limited liability company or limited liability partnership shall complete the education program courses.
    (c) The education program courses shall be provided by public or private entities with an expertise in the area as approved by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State must approve course curricula and instruction, in consultation with the Illinois Department of Transportation and any private entity with expertise in the area in the Secretary of State's discretion.
    (d) Each person who successfully completes an approved prelicensing education program under this Section shall be issued a certificate by the education program provider of the course. The current certificate of completion, or a copy of the certificate, shall be posted conspicuously in the principal office of the licensee.
    (e) The provisions of this Section apply to all used vehicle dealers including, but not limited to, individuals, corporations, and partnerships, except for the following:
        (1) Motor vehicle rental companies having a national
    
franchise;
        (2) National motor vehicle auction companies;
        (3) Wholesale dealer-only auction companies;
        (4) Used vehicle dealerships owned by a franchise
    
motor vehicle dealer; and
        (5) Banks, credit unions, and savings and loan
    
associations.
(Source: P.A. 96-678, eff. 8-25-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-102.7

    (625 ILCS 5/5-102.7)
    Sec. 5-102.7. Dealer Recovery Trust Fund.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that motor vehicle dealers that go out of business without fulfilling agreements to pay off the balance of their customers' liens on traded-in vehicles cause financial harm to those customers by leaving those customers liable for multiple vehicle loans and cause harm to the integrity of the motor vehicle retailing industry. It is the intent of the General Assembly to protect vehicle purchasers by creating a Dealer Recovery Trust Fund to reimburse these consumers.
    (b) The Dealer Recovery Trust Fund shall be used solely for the limited purpose of helping victims of dealership closings. Any interest accrued by moneys in the Fund shall be deposited and become part of the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund and its purpose. The sole beneficiaries of the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund are victims of dealership closings.
    (c) Except where the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases, when used in this Section, have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection (c):
    "Applicant" means a person who applies for reimbursement from the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund Board.
    "Board" means the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund Board created under this Section.
    "Dealer" means a new vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or a used vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-102, excepting a dealer who primarily sells mobile homes, recreational vehicles, or trailers.
    "Fund" means the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund created under this Section.
    "Fund Administrator" means the private entity, which shall be appointed by the Board, that administers the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund.
    (d) Beginning October 1, 2011, each application or renewal for a new vehicle dealer's license and each application or renewal for a used vehicle dealer's license shall be accompanied by the applicable Annual Dealer Recovery Fund Fee under Section 5-101 or 5-102 of this Code. The fee shall be in addition to any other fees imposed under this Article, shall be submitted at the same time an application or renewal for a new vehicle dealer's license or used vehicle dealer's license is submitted, and shall be made payable to and remitted directly to the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund, a trust fund outside of the State Treasury which is hereby created. In addition, the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund may accept any federal, State, or private moneys for deposit into the Fund.
    (e) The Fund Administrator shall maintain a list of all dealers who have paid the fee under subsection (d) of this Section for the current year, which shall be available to the Secretary of State and the Board. The Secretary of State shall revoke the dealer license of any dealer who does not pay the fee imposed under subsection (d) of this Section. The Secretary of State and the Fund Administrator may enter into information sharing agreements as needed to implement this Section.
    (f) The Fund shall be audited annually by an independent auditor who is a certified public accountant and who has been selected by the Board. The independent auditor shall compile an annual report, which shall be filed with the Board and shall be a public record. The auditor shall be paid by the Fund, pursuant to an order of the Board.
    (g) The Fund shall be maintained by the Fund Administrator, who shall keep current records of the amounts deposited into the Fund and the amounts paid out of the Fund pursuant to an order of the Board. These records shall be made available to all members of the Board upon reasonable request during normal business hours. The Fund Administrator shall report the balance in the Fund to the Board monthly, by the 15th day of each month. For purposes of determining the amount available to pay claims under this Section at any meeting of the Board, the Board shall use the Fund Administrator's most recent monthly report. The Fund Administrator shall purchase liability insurance to cover management of the Fund at a cost not to exceed 2% of the balance in the Fund as of January 15th of that year.
    (h) In any year for which the balance in the Fund as of August 31st is greater than $3,500,000, the Fund Administrator shall notify the Secretary of State and the Secretary of State shall suspend collection of the fee for the following year for any dealer who has not had a claim paid from the Fund, has not had his or her license suspended or revoked, and has not been assessed any civil penalties under this Code during the 3 previous years.
    (i) Moneys in the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund may be paid from the Fund only as directed by a written order of the Board and used only for the following purposes:
        (i) to pay claims under a written order of the Board
    
as provided in this Section; or
        (ii) to reimburse the Fund Administrator for its
    
expenses related to the administration of the Fund, provided that the reimbursement to the Fund Administrator in any year shall not exceed 2% of the balance in the Fund as of January 15th of that year.
    (j) The Dealer Recovery Trust Fund Board is hereby created. The Board shall consist of the Secretary of State, or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair, the Attorney General, or his or her designee, who shall serve as secretary, and one person alternatively representing new and independent Illinois automobile dealers, selected collectively by the Attorney General, or his or her designee, and the Secretary of State, or his or her designee. The Secretary of State may propose procedures and employ personnel as necessary to implement this Section. The Board shall meet quarterly, and as needed, as directed by the chair. The Board may not pay out any claims before the balance deposited into the Fund exceeds $500,000. Board meetings shall be open to the public. The Board has the authority to take any action by at least a two-thirds majority vote.
    (k) The following persons may apply to the Board for reimbursement from the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund:
        (i) A retail customer who, on or after October 1,
    
2011, purchases a vehicle from a dealer who subsequently files for bankruptcy or whose vehicle dealer's license is subsequently revoked by the Secretary of State or otherwise terminated and, as part of the purchase transaction, trades in a vehicle with an outstanding lien to the dealer if lien satisfaction was a condition of the purchase agreement and the retail customer determines that the lien has not been satisfied;
        (ii) A retail customer who, on or after October 1,
    
2011, purchases a vehicle with an undisclosed lien from a dealer who subsequently files for bankruptcy or whose vehicle dealer's license is subsequently revoked by the Secretary of State or otherwise terminated;
        (iii) A dealer who, on or after October 1, 2011,
    
purchases a vehicle with an undisclosed lien from another dealer who subsequently files for bankruptcy or whose vehicle dealer's license is subsequently revoked by the Secretary of State or otherwise terminated.
    (l) To be considered by the Board, an applicant must submit his or her claim to the Board within 2 years after the date of the transaction that gave rise to the claim.
    (m) At each meeting of the Board, it shall consider all claims that are properly submitted to it on forms prescribed by the Secretary of State at least 30 days before the date of the Board's meeting. Before the Board may consider a claim against a dealer, it must make a written determination that the dealer has filed for bankruptcy under the provisions of 11 U.S.C. Chapter 7; that the Secretary of State has revoked his or her dealer's license; or that the license has been otherwise terminated. Once the Board has made this determination, it may consider the applicant's claim against the dealer. If a two-thirds majority of the Board determines that the dealer has committed a violation under subsection (k), it shall grant the applicant's claim. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the maximum amount of any award for a claim under paragraph (i) of subsection (k) of this Section shall be equal to the amount of the unpaid balance of the lien that the dealer agreed to pay off on behalf of the applicant as shown on the bill of sale or the retail installment sales contract. The maximum amount of any claim under paragraph (ii) or (iii) of subsection (k) of this Section shall be equal to the amount of the undisclosed lien. However, no award for a claim under subsection (k) of this Section shall exceed $35,000.
    (n) If the balance in the Fund at the time of any Board meeting is less than the amount of the total amount of all claims awarded at that meeting, then all awards made at that meeting shall be reduced, pro rata, so that the amount of claims does not exceed the balance in the Fund. Before it reviews new claims, the Board shall issue written orders to pay the remaining portion of any claims that were so reduced, provided that the balance in the Fund is sufficient to pay those claims.
    (o) Whenever the balance of the Fund falls below $500,000, the Board may charge dealers an additional assessment of up to $50 to bring the balance to at least $500,000. Not more than one additional assessment may be made against a dealer in any 12-month period.
    (p) If the total amount of claims awarded against any dealer exceeds 33% of the balance in the Fund, the Board may permanently reduce the amount of those claims, pro rata, so that those claims do not exceed 33% of the balance in the Fund.
    (q) The Board shall issue a written order directing the Fund Administrator to pay an applicant's claim to a secured party where the Board has received a signed agreement between the applicant and the secured party holding the lien. The agreement must (i) state that the applicant and the secured party agree to accept payment from the Fund to the secured party as settlement in full of all claims against the dealer; and (ii) release the lien and the title, if applicable, to the vehicle that was the subject of the claim. The written order shall state the amount of the claim and the name and address of the secured party to whom the claim shall be paid. The Fund Administrator shall pay the claim within 30 days after it receives the Board's order.
    (r) No dealer or principal associated with a dealer's license is eligible for licensure, renewal or relicensure until the full amount of reimbursement for an unpaid claim, plus interest as determined by the Board, is paid to the Fund. Nothing in this Section shall limit the authority of the Secretary of State to suspend, revoke, or levy civil penalties against a dealer, nor shall full repayment of the amount owed to the Fund nullify or modify the effect of any action by the Secretary.
    (s) Nothing in this Section shall limit the right of any person to seek relief though civil action against any other person as an alternative to seeking reimbursement from the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-480, eff. 10-1-11; 98-450, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/5-103

    (625 ILCS 5/5-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-103)
    Sec. 5-103. (a) Every new vehicle manufacturer shall specify the delivery and preparation obligations of its vehicle dealers prior to delivery of new vehicles to retail buyers. A copy of the delivery and preparation obligations of its dealers shall be filed with the Secretary of State by every vehicle manufacturer and shall constitute the vehicle dealer's only responsibility for product liability as between the dealer and the manufacturer. A manufacturer's product or warranty liability to the dealer shall extend to any mechanical, body or parts defect constituting a breach of any express or implied warranty of the manufacturer. The manufacturer shall reasonably compensate any authorized dealer who rectifies a defect which constitutes a breach of any express or implied warranty of the manufacturer and for preparation and delivery obligations. Every dealer shall perform the preparation and get ready services specified by the manufacturer to be performed prior to the delivery of the new vehicle to the buyer.
    (b) The owner of the vehicle may cause the vehicle to be inspected according to this Section and have the original manufacturer's warranty reinstated if the vehicle is a theft recovery that has been salvaged and is recovered without structural damage or missing essential parts, excluding wheels, damage to the steering column, and radios provided the owner:
        (1) Submits the vehicle to a franchised dealer for a
    
complete inspection, including fluids, frame, essential parts, and other items deemed by the manufacturer as essential for verification of the condition of the vehicle at the time of recovery.
        (2) Submits a copy of the police recovery report to
    
the inspecting dealer.
        (3) Paid the inspection fee charged by the franchised
    
dealer.
    The manufacturer shall reinstate the original manufacturer's warranty if a vehicle is certified by a franchised dealer as having complied with the provisions of this Section. The manufacturer shall, in addition to reinstating the warranty, provide the owner with a written statement indicating that the original manufacturer's warranty has been reinstated.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall affect a cause of action a buyer may have against a dealer or manufacturer under present applicable statutory or case law.
(Source: P.A. 92-458, eff. 8-22-01.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-104)
    Sec. 5-104. (a) On and after January 1, 1976, each manufacturer of a 1976 or later model year vehicle of the first division manufactured for sale in this State, other than a motorcycle, shall clearly and conspicuously indicate, on the price listing affixed to the vehicle pursuant to the "Automobile Information Disclosure Act", (15 United States Code 1231 through 1233), the following, with the appropriate gasoline mileage figure:
    "In tests for fuel economy in city and highway driving conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this passenger vehicle obtained ....... miles per gallon of gasoline."
(Source: P.A. 79-747.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-104.1)
    Sec. 5-104.1. Informational labels on pickup trucks; penalty. (1) Every manufacturer of second division vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less which are sold or offered for sale for use upon the public streets or highways within this State shall, prior to the delivery of the second division vehicle to an Illinois dealer, or on or prior to the introduction date of new models delivered to an Illinois dealer, securely affix to the windshield or side window of the second division vehicle a label upon which the manufacturer shall endorse clearly, distinctly and legibly true and correct entries disclosing information identical to and in the same manner as required on new first division vehicles. The label shall remain affixed to the second division vehicle until delivery of the second division vehicle to the ultimate purchaser. Any manufacturer who shall willfully fail to affix a proper label required by this Section or any person who shall willfully remove, alter or mutilate a label prior to delivery of the second division vehicle to the ultimate purchaser is guilty of a misdemeanor. This Section shall not apply to such second division vehicles for which the annual sales in Illinois of the previous model year were less than 200.
    (2) This Section shall apply to second division vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less built after December 31, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 85-387.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.2)
    Sec. 5-104.2. Nonconforming vehicles; sale.
    (a) Every manufacturer shall be prohibited from reselling any motor vehicle that has been finally ordered, determined, or adjudicated as having a nonconformity under the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act or a similar law of any state, territory, or country, and that the manufacturer repurchased or replaced because of the nonconformity, unless the manufacturer has corrected the nonconformity and issues a disclosure statement prior to resale stating that the vehicle was repurchased or replaced under the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act or similar law of any other state, territory, or country; identifying the nonconformity; and warranting that the nonconformity has been corrected. The disclosure statement must accompany the vehicle through the first retail purchase.
    (b) "Nonconformity" refers to a new vehicle's failure to conform to all express warranties applicable to the vehicle, which failure substantially impairs the use, market value, or safety of the vehicle.
    (c) The disclosure statement referred to in subsection (a) shall be in substantially the same form as below:
"IMPORTANT
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): (Insert VIN Number);
    
Year: (Insert Year); Make (Insert Make); Model: (Insert Model). This vehicle was previously sold as new. It was subsequently ordered as having a nonconformity by final decision of court proceeding or State run arbitration. It was subsequently repurchased by its manufacturer because it did not conform to the manufacturer's express warranty and the nonconformity was not cured within a reasonable time as provided by Illinois law. The following nonconformities have been corrected (a minimum of 5 numbered lines shall be provided to describe the nonconformity or nonconformities)."
The customer shall sign the disclosure statement. This disclosure language shall be in at least 8-point type.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104.3

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.3)
    Sec. 5-104.3. Disclosure of rebuilt vehicle.
    (a) No person shall knowingly, with intent to defraud or deceive another, sell a vehicle for which a rebuilt title has been issued unless that vehicle is accompanied by a Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status form, properly signed and delivered to the buyer.
    (b) The Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe the format and information contained in the Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status form.
    (c) A violation of subsection (a) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (a) of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 91-891, eff. 7-6-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-105

    (625 ILCS 5/5-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-105)
    Sec. 5-105. Investigation of licensee required. Every person seeking a license under Chapter 5 of this Act, as part of the application process, authorizes an investigation to determine if the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime and if so, the disposition of those convictions. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies which may be contacted. Upon this authorization the Secretary of State may request and receive information and assistance from any Federal, State or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. The Department of State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal convictions and their disposition brought against the applicant upon request of the Secretary of State when the request is made in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police. The information derived from this investigation, including the source of this information, and any conclusions or recommendations derived from this information by the Secretary of State shall be provided to the applicant or his designee. Upon request to the Secretary of State prior to any final action by the Secretary of State on the application, no information obtained from such investigation may be placed in any automated information system. Any criminal convictions and their disposition information obtained by the Secretary of State shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Office of the Secretary of State, except as required herein, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Office of the Secretary of State except as needed for the purpose of evaluating the application. All criminal convictions and their disposition and information obtained by the Division of Investigation shall be destroyed no later than 60 days after the Division of Investigation has made a final ruling on the application, and all rights of appeal have expired and pending appeals have been completed. The only physical identity materials which the applicant can be required to provide the Secretary of State are photographs or fingerprints. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a licensee shall be used by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules and regulations for the administration of this Section. Any employee of the Secretary of State who gives or causes to be given away any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions and their disposition of an applicant shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

625 ILCS 5/5-106

    (625 ILCS 5/5-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-106)
    Sec. 5-106. No person may keep open, operate, or assist in keeping open or operating any established or additional place of business for the purpose of buying, selling, bartering, exchanging, or leasing for a period of 1 year or more, or offering for sale, barter, exchange, or lease for a period of 1 year or more, any motor vehicle, whether new or used, on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday; provided, that this Section does not apply to the opening of an established or additional place of business on Sunday for the following purposes:
        (1) to sell petroleum products, tires or repair parts
    
and accessories;
        (2) to operate and conduct a motor vehicle repair
    
shop;
        (3) to supply services for the washing, towing or
    
wrecking of motor vehicles;
        (4) to participate in a trade show exhibition or
    
display exhibition by a dealer who has been granted a permit by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 5-102.1 of this Article;
        (5) to sell motorcycles, motor driven cycles,
    
motorized pedalcycles when offered for sale by a dealer licensed under Sections 5-101 and 5-102 to sell only such motor vehicles;
        (6) to offer for sale manufactured housing;
        (7) to sell self-contained motor homes, mini motor
    
homes, van campers and recreational trailers when offered for sale by a dealer at an established or additional place of business where only such vehicles are displayed or offered for sale. This exemption includes dealers with off site sales or trade show exhibition permits issued pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 5-102.1 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-551, eff. 1-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/5-107

    (625 ILCS 5/5-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-107)
    Sec. 5-107. Bond exemption. The following persons shall be exempt from the bond required in Sections 5-101 and 5-102: (1) Any person who has been continuously licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 since calendar year 1983; (2) any licensee who as determined by the Secretary of State, has faithfully and continuously complied with conditions of the bond requirement for a period of 36 consecutive months.
    This exemption shall continue for each licensee until such time as he may be determined by the Secretary of State to be delinquent or deficient in the transmittal of title and registration fees or taxes.
    This amendatory Act of 1983 shall be applicable to the 1984 registration year and thereafter.
    A person whose license is cancelled due to the voluntary surrender of such license, who applies for a new license for the same license year or one license year after the license year of the cancelled license, will remain exempt under paragraph (1) above if the only break in the continuous licensure is caused by the cancellation due to the voluntary surrender of the license.
(Source: P.A. 88-158; 88-520.)

625 ILCS 5/5-108

    (625 ILCS 5/5-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-108)
    Sec. 5-108. Vehicle Referral and Marketing Services. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to prohibit a credit union, as defined in the Illinois Credit Union Act, a bank, as defined in the Illinois Banking Act, or any firm, copartnership, association or corporation from advertising the sale of motor vehicles by licensed dealers or advertising motor vehicle purchase opportunities from licensed dealers, from referring potential purchasers of motor vehicles to licensed dealers, or from soliciting purchasers of motor vehicles for licensed dealers. However, any motor vehicle sale resulting from those activities may only be consummated by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-380.)

625 ILCS 5/5-109

    (625 ILCS 5/5-109)
    Sec. 5-109. Manufacturers and distributors; fees.
    (a) "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures or assembles new motor vehicles either within or without of this State.
    (b) "Distributor" means any person who distributes or sells new motor vehicles to new vehicle dealers, or who maintains distributor representatives in this State, and who is not a manufacturer.
    (c) Each manufacturer and distributor doing business in this State shall pay an annual fee of $1500 to the Secretary of State to be deposited into the Motor Vehicle Review Board Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-127, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. TRANSPORTERS

625 ILCS 5/5-201

    (625 ILCS 5/5-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-201)
    Sec. 5-201. Transporters must apply for in-transit plates.
    (a) No person shall engage in this State in the business as a transporter until such person shall apply for and receive from the Secretary of State a generally distinctive set of two "in-transit license plates" for any vehicle so transported by him.
    (b) An application for a generally distinctive number under this Article shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath and in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain the name and business address of such person, the certificate, registration or permit number issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission and such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe. If the applicant does not hold a certificate, registration or permit from the Illinois Commerce Commission to so transport, such application shall be denied.
    (c) An application for a generally distinctive set of two "in-transit license plates" shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Upon the payment of such license fee, such application shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall assign and issue to such person a generally distinctive number and without any further expense to him shall deliver to such person at his business address a certificate of registration in such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe and one set of two "in-transit license plates" with a number corresponding to the number of such certificate of registration. Such in-transit plates shall be used by such person only on vehicles transported, but not owned, by him.
    (d) Except as provided in sub-section (3) hereof, all certificates of registration and "in-transit plates" granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (e) A certificate of registration under this Article may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein as in the case of an original application, provided, however, that in case an application for renewal of an effective registration is made during the month of December, such existing registration shall remain in force until such application for renewal is granted by the Secretary of State.
    (f) Any person registered as a transporter under the Article may make application for additional duplicate sets of "in-transit plates" on such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, from time to time to obtain as many duplicate sets of "in-transit plates" as he may desire upon payment of the prescribed fee for each set. Such duplicate plates shall bear the number of that person's original certificate of registration.
    (g) In case of loss or destruction of one license plate issued to a transporter under this Section such transporter may obtain a duplicate of the same by filing an affidavit to that effect with the Secretary of State, accompanied by the prescribed fee.
    (h) An original "in-transit plate" or a duplicate shall be attached to the front and rear of each vehicle so transported in this State; provided, that if one such vehicle is towing another such vehicle, one plate or duplicate plate shall be attached to the front of the towing vehicle and one such plate to the rear of the rearmost towed vehicle.
    (i) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to a non-resident engaged in such business and using the public highways of this State if he has an "in-transit plate" or license from the State, foreign country or province, territory or federal district of which he is a resident and such State, country, province, territory or district grants a like exemption to residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/5-202

    (625 ILCS 5/5-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-202)
    Sec. 5-202. Tow or Wrecker operators must register tow or wrecker vehicles. (a) No person in this State shall engage in the business of operating a tow truck or wrecker or operate a tow or wrecker vehicle until such person shall register any vehicle to be used for such purpose and apply for and receive from the Secretary of State a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates for any towing or wrecker vehicle operated by him.
    (b) An application for registration for a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates under this Article shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath and in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain the name and business address of such person, the vehicle identification number of the vehicle for which such application is made, proof of insurance as set forth in paragraph (d) of Section 12-606 of this Code, and such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe.
    (c) The application for registration and a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Upon payment of such fee, such registration and application shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall assign and issue to such person a generally distinctive number for each vehicle and without further expense to him shall deliver to such person at his place of business address one set of 3 "tow truck" plates. Such "tow truck" plates shall be used by such person only on the vehicle for which application was made and the vehicle being towed, and are not transferable.
    (d) All "tow truck" plates granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (e) One "tow truck" plate shall be attached to the front and rear of each registered vehicle, and one "tow truck" plate shall be attached to the rear of the vehicle being towed unless the towed vehicle displays a valid registration plate visible from the rear while being towed, so that the numbers and letter on the plate are clearly visible to any person following the vehicle being towed. However, illumination of the rear plate required by subsection (c) of Section 12-201 of this Code shall not apply to the third plate displayed on the towed vehicle. In addition, the vehicle registration plates assigned to the vehicle being towed shall be displayed as provided in Section 3-413 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-444; 86-565; 86-1028.)

625 ILCS 5/5-207

    (625 ILCS 5/5-207)
    Sec. 5-207. Licensing of towing services as dealers. Any towing service that sells or disposes of 5 or more vehicles in a calendar year to anyone other than a person licensed under Chapter 5 of this Code must also be licensed under Section 5-102 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. USED PARTS DEALERS, SCRAP
PROCESSORS, AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
RECYCLERS AND REBUILDERS

625 ILCS 5/5-301

    (625 ILCS 5/5-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-301)
    Sec. 5-301. Automotive parts recyclers, scrap processors, repairers and rebuilders must be licensed.
    (a) No person in this State shall, except as an incident to the servicing of vehicles, carry on or conduct the business of an automotive parts recycler, a scrap processor, a repairer, or a rebuilder, unless licensed to do so in writing by the Secretary of State under this Section. No person shall rebuild a salvage vehicle unless such person is licensed as a rebuilder by the Secretary of State under this Section. No person shall engage in the business of acquiring 5 or more previously owned vehicles in one calendar year for the primary purpose of disposing of those vehicles in the manner described in the definition of a "scrap processor" in this Code unless the person is licensed as an automotive parts recycler by the Secretary of State under this Section. Each license shall be applied for and issued separately, except that a license issued to a new vehicle dealer under Section 5-101 of this Code shall also be deemed to be a repairer license.
    (b) Any application filed with the Secretary of State, shall be duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
        1. The name and type of business organization of the
    
applicant and his principal or additional places of business, if any, in this State.
        2. The kind or kinds of business enumerated in
    
subsection (a) of this Section to be conducted at each location.
        3. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its
    
officers, directors, and shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager.
        4. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager, or other principals in the business have not committed in the past three years any one violation as determined in any civil or criminal or administrative proceedings of any one of the following Acts:
            (a) The Anti-Theft Laws of the Illinois Vehicle
        
Code;
            (b) The "Certificate of Title Laws" of the
        
Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (c) The "Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws" of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (d) The "Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers and
        
Rebuilders Laws" of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (e) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or
        
the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles; or
            (f) The Retailers Occupation Tax Act.
        5. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in any calendar year 3 or more violations, as determined in any civil or criminal or administrative proceedings, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            (a) The Consumer Finance Act;
            (b) The Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (c) The Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (d) The Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act;
            (e) The Interest Act;
            (f) The Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (g) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (h) The Consumer Fraud Act.
        6. An application for a license shall be accompanied
    
by the following fees: $50 for applicant's established place of business; $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; provided, however, that if such an application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's established place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that such application shall be denied by the Secretary of State.
        7. A statement that the applicant understands Chapter
    
1 through Chapter 5 of this Code.
        8. A statement that the applicant shall comply with
    
subsection (e) of this Section.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a license filed with the Secretary of State shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of such change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this chapter to the contrary, notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed under this Section unless such person shall maintain an established place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall within a reasonable time after receipt thereof, examine an application submitted to him under this Section and unless he makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application, as prescribed in Section 5-501 of this Chapter, grant the applicant an original license as applied for in writing for his established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
        1. The name of the person licensed;
        2. If a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
        3. A designation of the kind or kinds of business
    
enumerated in subsection (a) of this Section to be conducted at each location;
        4. In the case of an original license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee;
        5. In the case of a supplemental license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee and the additional place of business to which such supplemental license pertains.
    (f) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept, posted, conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee. The licensee also shall post conspicuously in the established place of business and in each additional place of business a notice which states that such business is required to be licensed by the Secretary of State under Section 5-301, and which provides the license number of the business and the license expiration date. This notice also shall advise the consumer that any complaints as to the quality of service may be brought to the attention of the Attorney General. The information required on this notice also shall be printed conspicuously on all estimates and receipts for work by the licensee subject to this Section. The Secretary of State shall prescribe the specific format of this notice.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) hereof, licenses granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked or cancelled under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) Any license granted under this Section may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein as in the case of an original license, provided, however, that in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, such effective license shall remain in force until such application is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) All automotive repairers and rebuilders shall, in addition to the requirements of subsections (a) through (h) of this Section, meet the following licensing requirements:
        1. Provide proof that the property on which first
    
time applicants plan to do business is in compliance with local zoning laws and regulations, and a listing of zoning classification;
        2. Provide proof that the applicant for a repairer's
    
license complies with the proper workers' compensation rate code or classification, and listing the code of classification for that industry;
        3. Provide proof that the applicant for a rebuilder's
    
license complies with the proper workers' compensation rate code or classification for the repair industry or the auto parts recycling industry and listing the code of classification;
        4. Provide proof that the applicant has obtained or
    
applied for a hazardous waste generator number, and listing the actual number if available or certificate of exemption;
        5. Provide proof that applicant has proper liability
    
insurance, and listing the name of the insurer and the policy number; and
        6. Provide proof that the applicant has obtained or
    
applied for the proper State sales tax classification and federal identification tax number, and listing the actual numbers if available.
    (i-1) All automotive repairers shall provide proof that they comply with all requirements of the Automotive Collision Repair Act.
    (j) All automotive parts recyclers shall, in addition to the requirements of subsections (a) through (h) of this Section, meet the following licensing requirements:
        1. Provide a statement that the applicant purchases 5
    
vehicles per year or has 5 hulks or chassis in stock;
        2. Provide proof that the property on which all first
    
time applicants will do business does comply to the proper local zoning laws in existence, and a listing of zoning classifications;
        3. Provide proof that applicant complies with the
    
proper workers' compensation rate code or classification, and listing the code of classification; and
        4. Provide proof that applicant has obtained or
    
applied for the proper State sales tax classification and federal identification tax number, and listing the actual numbers if available.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/5-302

    (625 ILCS 5/5-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-302)
    Sec. 5-302. Out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer must be licensed.
    (a) No person in this State shall sell or offer at auction salvage vehicles to a nonresident who is not licensed in another state or jurisdiction.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) An out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer shall be subject to the inspection of records pertaining to the acquisition of salvage vehicles in this State in accordance with this Code and such rules as the Secretary of State may promulgate.
    (h) (Blank).
    (i) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 95-783, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. RECORDS REQUIRED TO BE KEPT

625 ILCS 5/5-401.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.2)
    Sec. 5-401.2. Licensees required to keep records and make inspections.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-301 or 5-302 of this Code, shall, with the exception of scrap processors, maintain for 3 years, in a form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his established place of business, additional place of business, or principal place of business if licensed under Section 5-302, the following records relating to the acquisition or disposition of vehicles and their essential parts possessed in this State, brought into this State from another state, territory or country, or sold or transferred to another person in this State or in another state, territory, or country.
        (1) The following records pertaining to new or used
    
vehicles shall be kept:
            (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
        
vehicle;
            (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
            (C) the date of acquisition of the vehicle;
            (D) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person;
            (E) the signature of the person making the
        
inspection of a used vehicle as required under subsection (d) of this Section, if applicable;
            (F) the purchase price of the vehicle, if
        
applicable;
            (G) the date of the disposition of the vehicle;
            (H) the name and address of the person to whom
        
any vehicle was disposed, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-State dealer's license number of that dealer;
            (I) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of the vehicle, if applicable; and
            (J) The sale price of the vehicle, if applicable.
        (2) (A) The following records pertaining to used
    
essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall be kept:
            (i) the year, make, model, color and type of such
        
part;
            (ii) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number, derivative number, or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number of such part;
            (iii) the date of the acquisition of each part;
            (iv) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the part was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person; if the essential part being acquired is from a person other than a dealer, the licensee shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification numbers from at least two sources of identification, one of which shall be a drivers license or State identification card;
            (v) the uniform invoice number or out-of-state
        
bill of sale number reflecting the acquisition of such part;
            (vi) the stock number assigned to the essential
        
part by the licensee, if applicable;
            (vii) the date of the disposition of such part;
            (viii) the name and address of the person to whom
        
such part was disposed of and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
            (ix) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of such part.
        (B) Inspections of all essential parts shall be
    
conducted in accordance with Section 5-402.1.
        (C) A separate entry containing all of the
    
information required to be recorded in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be made for each separate essential part. Separate entries shall be made regardless of whether the part was a large purchase acquisition. In addition, a separate entry shall be made for each part acquired for immediate sale or transfer, or for placement into the overall inventory or stock to be disposed of at a later time, or for use on a vehicle to be materially altered by the licensee, or acquired for any other purpose or reason. Failure to make a separate entry for each essential part acquired or disposed of, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each essential part as set forth in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (D) The vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number for the essential part shall be ascertained and recorded even if such part is acquired from a person or dealer located in a State, territory, or country which does not require that such information be recorded. If the vehicle's manufacturer's identification number or Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number for an essential part cannot be obtained, that part shall not be acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees. If such part or parts were physically acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees while the licensee or agent or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee was outside the State, that licensee, agent or employee shall not bring such essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State. The acquisition or disposition of an essential part by a licensee without the recording of the vehicle identification number or Secretary of State identification number for such part or the transportation into the State by the licensee or his agent or employee of such part or parts shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (E) The records of essential parts required to be
    
kept by this Section shall apply to all hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, regardless of the age of those essential parts. The records required to be kept by this Section for essential parts other than hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, shall apply only to those essential parts which are 6 model years of age or newer. In determining the model year of such an essential part it may be presumed that the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part came or the identification number affixed to the essential part itself acquired by the licensee denotes the model year of that essential part. This presumption, however, shall not apply if the gross appearance of the essential part does not correspond to the year, make or model of either the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part is alleged to have come or the identification number which is affixed to the essential part itself. To determine whether an essential part is 6 years of age or newer within this paragraph, the model year of the essential part shall be subtracted from the calendar year in which the essential part is acquired or disposed of by the licensee. If the remainder is 6 or less, the record of the acquisition or disposition of that essential part shall be kept as required by this Section.
        (F) The requirements of paragraph (2) of subsection
    
(a) of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
    (3) the following records for vehicles on which junking certificates are obtained shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the certificate of title number or salvage
    
certificate number for the vehicle, if applicable;
        (F) the junking certificate number obtained by the
    
licensee; this entry shall be recorded at the close of business of the fifth business day after receiving the junking certificate;
        (G) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
junking certificate has been assigned, if applicable, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (H) if the vehicle or any part of the vehicle is
    
dismantled for its parts to be disposed of in any way, or if such parts are to be used by the licensee to materially alter a vehicle, those essential parts shall be recorded and the entries required by paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall be made.
    (4) The following records for rebuilt vehicles shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number of the vehicle or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois Department of State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the salvage certificate number for the vehicle;
        (F) the newly issued certificate of title number for
    
the vehicle;
        (G) the date of disposition of the vehicle;
        (H) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
vehicle was disposed, and if a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (I) The sale price of the vehicle.
    (a-1) A person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101 or Section 5-102 of this Code who issues temporary registration permits as permitted by this Code and by rule must electronically file the registration with the Secretary and must maintain records of the registration in the manner prescribed by the Secretary.
    (b) A failure to make separate entries for each vehicle acquired, disposed of, or assigned, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each vehicle as set forth in paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (c) All entries relating to the acquisition of a vehicle or essential part required by subsection (a) of this Section shall be recorded no later than the close of business on the seventh calendar day following such acquisition. All entries relating to the disposition of a vehicle or an essential part shall be made at the time of such disposition. If the vehicle or essential part was disposed of on the same day as its acquisition or the day thereafter, the entries relating to the acquisition of the vehicle or essential part shall be made at the time of the disposition of the vehicle or essential part. Failure to make the entries required in or at the times prescribed by this subsection following the acquisition or disposition of such vehicle or essential part shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (d) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall, before accepting delivery of a used vehicle, inspect the vehicle to determine whether the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been defaced, destroyed, falsified, removed, altered, or tampered with in any way. If the person making the inspection determines that the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been altered, removed, defaced, destroyed, falsified or tampered with he shall not acquire that vehicle but instead shall promptly notify law enforcement authorities of his finding.
    (e) The information required to be kept in subsection (a) of this Section shall be kept in a manner prescribed by rule or regulation of the Secretary of State.
    (f) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall have in his possession a separate certificate of title, salvage certificate, junking certificate, certificate of purchase, uniform invoice, out-of-state bill of sale or other acceptable documentary evidence of his right to the possession of every vehicle or essential part.
    (g) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a transporter under Section 5-201 shall maintain for 3 years, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his principal place of business a record of every vehicle transported by him, including numbers of or other marks of identification thereof, the names and addresses of persons from whom and to whom the vehicle was delivered and the dates of delivery.
    (h) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the licensee shall notify the Secretary of State that he is going out of business or that he is transferring the ownership of the business. Failure to notify under this paragraph shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) A person who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section or knowingly fails to obey, observe, or comply with any order of the Secretary or any law enforcement agency issued in accordance with this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for the first violation and a Class A misdemeanor for the second and subsequent violations. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or each essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (k) Any person convicted of failing to keep the records required by this Section with intent to conceal the identity or origin of a vehicle or its essential parts or with intent to defraud the public in the transfer or sale of vehicles or their essential parts is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (l) A person may not be criminally charged with or convicted of both a knowing failure to comply with this Section and a knowing failure to comply with any order, if both offenses involve the same record keeping violation.
    (m) The Secretary shall adopt rules necessary for implementation of this Section, which may include the imposition of administrative fines.
(Source: P.A. 99-593, eff. 7-22-16.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.3

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.3)
    Sec. 5-401.3. Scrap processors required to keep records.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a scrap processor pursuant to Section 5-301 of this Chapter shall maintain for 3 years, at his established place of business, the following records relating to the acquisition of recyclable metals or the acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl which has been acquired for the purpose of processing into a form other than a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl which is possessed in the State or brought into this State from another state, territory or country. No scrap metal processor shall sell a vehicle or essential part, as such, except for engines, transmissions, and powertrains, unless licensed to do so under another provision of this Code. A scrap processor who is additionally licensed as an automotive parts recycler shall not be subject to the record keeping requirements for a scrap processor when acting as an automotive parts recycler.
        (1) For a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall record the name and address of the person, and the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (2) For a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is not licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification of such person from at least 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be a driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (3) In addition to the other information required on
    
the scrap processor's weight ticket, a scrap processor who at the time of acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl is furnished a Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase shall record the Vehicle Identification Number on the weight ticket or affix a copy of the Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase to the weight ticket and the identification of the person acquiring the information on the behalf of the scrap processor.
        (4) The scrap processor shall maintain a copy of a
    
Junk Vehicle Notification relating to any Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate, Certificate of Purchase or similarly acceptable out-of-state document surrendered to the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-117.2 of this Code.
        (5) For recyclable metals valued at $100 or more, the
    
scrap processor shall, for each transaction, record the identity of the person from whom the recyclable metals were acquired by verifying the identification of that person from one source of identification, which shall be a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition and by making and recording a photocopy or electronic scan of the driver's license or State Identification Card. Such information shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement official. If the person delivering the recyclable metal does not have a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, the scrap processor shall not complete the transaction. The inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises for purposes of subparagraph (7) of Section 5-403 of this Code.
        This subdivision (a)(5) does not apply to electrical
    
contractors, to agencies or instrumentalities of the State of Illinois or of the United States, to common carriers, to purchases from persons, firms, or corporations regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing recyclable metal, in the business of selling recyclable metal at retail or wholesale, or in the business of razing, demolishing, destroying, or removing buildings, to the purchase by one recyclable metal dealer from another, or the purchase from persons, firms, or corporations engaged in either the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy or in telephone, telegraph, and other communications if such common carriers, persons, firms, or corporations at the time of the purchase provide the recyclable metal dealer with a bill of sale or other written evidence of title to the recyclable metal. This subdivision (a)(5) also does not apply to contractual arrangements between dealers.
    (b) Any licensee who knowingly fails to record any of the specific information required to be recorded on the weight ticket required under any other subsection of this Section, or Section 5-401 of this Code, or who knowingly fails to acquire and maintain for 3 years documentary proof of ownership in one of the prescribed forms shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same complaint for each violation. Any licensee who commits a second violation of this Section within two years of a previous conviction of a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) It shall be an affirmative defense to an offense brought under paragraph (b) of this Section that the licensee or person required to be licensed both reasonably and in good faith relied on information appearing on a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Manifest, a Secretary of State's Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other documentary proof of ownership prepared under Section 3-117.1(a) of this Code, relating to the transaction for which the required record was not kept which was supplied to the licensee by another licensee or an out-of-state dealer.
    (d) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the scrap processor shall notify the Secretary of that fact. Failure to so notify the Secretary of State shall constitute a failure to keep records under this Section.
    (e) Evidence derived directly or indirectly from the keeping of records required to be kept under this Section shall not be admissible in a prosecution of the licensee for an alleged violation of Section 4-102(a)(3) of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.4

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.4)
    Sec. 5-401.4. Purchase of beer kegs by scrap processors.
    (a) A scrap processor may not purchase metal beer kegs from any person other than the beer manufacturer whose identity is printed, stamped, attached, or otherwise displayed on the beer keg, or the manufacturer's authorized representative.
    (b) The purchaser shall obtain a proof of ownership record from a person selling the beer keg, including any person selling a beer keg with an indicia of ownership that is obliterated, unreadable, or missing, and shall also verify the seller's identity by a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification. The proof of ownership record shall include all of the following information:
        (1) The name, address, telephone number, and
    
signature of the seller or the seller's authorized representative.
        (2) The name and address of the buyer, or consignee
    
if not sold.
        (3) A description of the beer keg, including its
    
capacity and any indicia of ownership or other distinguishing marks appearing on the exterior surface.
        (4) The date of transaction.
    (c) The information required to be collected by this Section shall be kept for one year from the date of purchase or delivery, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402)
    Sec. 5-402. Use of Department of Revenue Uniform Invoice for vehicle. Every person licensed as a new vehicle dealer, as a used vehicle dealer, or as a motor vehicle financing affiliate shall issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a vehicle, except that where, in the same transaction, a vehicle dealer transfers more than one vehicle to another vehicle dealer for the purpose of resale, such seller for resale may issue one Uniform Invoice to the purchaser covering all the vehicles involved in that transaction and may report the transfer of all the vehicles involved in that transaction to the Department on the same Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return form. Every person licensed as a rebuilder shall likewise issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a rebuilt or restored vehicle. Such Uniform Invoice shall be the same document as the transaction reporting return referred to in Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Such Uniform Invoice shall contain complete financial details of the transaction in such form as shall be prescribed by the Department of Revenue. Such Uniform Invoice shall include an affidavit by both the seller and the buyer that any trade-in title has been properly assigned from the buyer to the seller and that all information on the Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return is true and accurate.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402.1)
    Sec. 5-402.1. Use of Secretary of State Uniform Invoice for Essential Parts.
    (a) Except for scrap processors, every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102 or 5-301 of this Code shall issue, in a form the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, a Uniform Invoice, which may also act as a bill of sale, made out in triplicate with respect to each transaction in which he disposes of an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division. Such Invoice shall be made out at the time of the disposition of the essential part. If the licensee disposes of several essential parts in the same transaction, the licensee may issue one Uniform Invoice covering all essential parts disposed of in that transaction.
    (b) The following information shall be contained on the Uniform Invoice:
        (1) the business name, address and dealer license
    
number of the person disposing of the essential part;
        (2) the name and address of the person acquiring the
    
essential part, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (3) the date of the disposition of the essential part;
        (4) the year, make, model, color and description of
    
each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (5) the manufacturer's vehicle identification number,
    
Secretary of State identification number or Illinois Department of State Police identification number, for each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (6) the printed name and legible signature of the
    
person or agent disposing of the essential part; and
        (7) if the person is a dealer the printed name and
    
legible signature of the dealer or his agent or employee accepting delivery of the essential part.
    (c) Except for scrap processors, and except as set forth in subsection (d) of this Section, whenever a person licensed or required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102, or 5-301 accepts delivery of an essential part, other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division, that person shall, at the time of the acceptance or delivery, comply with the following procedures:
        (1) Before acquiring or accepting delivery of any
    
essential part, the licensee or his authorized agent or employee shall inspect the part to determine whether the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, or identification plate or sticker attached to or stamped on any part being acquired or delivered has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with. If the licensee or his agent or employee determines that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, identification plate or identification sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed or tampered with, the licensee or agent shall not accept or receive that part.
        If that part was physically acquired by or delivered
    
to a licensee or his agent or employee while that licensee, agent or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (2) If the person disposing of or delivering the
    
essential part to the licensee is a licensed in-state or out-of-state dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of this subsection (c), shall examine the Uniform Invoice, or bill of sale, as the case may be, to ensure that it contains all the information required to be provided by persons disposing of essential parts as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section. If the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale does not contain all the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section, the dealer disposing of or delivering such part or his agent or employee shall record such additional information or other needed modifications on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale or, if needed, an attachment thereto. The dealer or his agent or employee delivering the essential part shall initial all additions or modifications to the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale and legibly print his name at the bottom of each document containing his initials. If the transaction involves a bill of sale rather than a Uniform Invoice, the licensee or his agent or employee accepting delivery of or acquiring the essential part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the bill of sale provided for his signature or, if no space is provided, on the back of the bill of sale. If the dealer or his agent or employee disposing of or delivering the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required by subsection (b) of this Section, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not accept or receive any essential part for which that required information is not provided. If such essential part for which the information required is not fully provided was physically acquired while the licensee or his agent or employee was outside this State, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (3) If the person disposing of the essential part is
    
not a licensed dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee shall, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section verify the identity of the person disposing of the essential part by examining 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be either a driver's license or state identification card. The licensee or his agent or employee shall then prepare a Uniform Invoice listing all the information required to be provided by subsection (b) of this Section. In the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the dealer license number of the person disposing of the part, the licensee or his agent or employee shall list the numbers taken from the documents of identification provided by the person disposing of the part. The person disposing of the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the person disposing of the essential part and the licensee or his agent or employee acquiring the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space provided on the Uniform Invoice for the person acquiring the essential part. If the person disposing of the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required to be provided by this paragraph, or does not present 2 satisfactory forms of identification, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not acquire that essential part.
    (d) If an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division was delivered by a licensed commercial delivery service delivering such part on behalf of a licensed dealer, the person required to comply with subsection (c) of this Section may conduct the inspection of that part required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale required by paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this Section immediately after the acceptance of the part.
        (1) If the inspection of the essential part pursuant
    
to paragraph (1) of subsection (c) reveals that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois Department of State Police identification number, identification plate or sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed or tampered with, the licensee or his agent shall immediately record such fact on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, assign the part an inventory or stock number, place such inventory or stock number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of the inspection of the part on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee shall, within 7 days of such inspection, return such part to the dealer from whom it was acquired.
        (2) If the examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill
    
of sale pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (c) reveals that any of the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section is missing, the licensee or person required to be licensed shall immediately assign a stock or inventory number to such part, place such stock or inventory number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of examination on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee or person required to be licensed shall acquire the information missing from the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale within 7 days of the examination of such Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. Such information may be received by telephone conversation with the dealer from whom the part was acquired. If the dealer provides the missing information the licensee shall record such information on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale along with the name of the person providing the information. If the dealer does not provide the required information within the aforementioned 7 day period, the licensee shall return the part to that dealer.
    (e) Except for scrap processors, all persons licensed or required to be licensed who acquire or dispose of essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall retain a copy of the Uniform Invoice required to be made by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section for a period of 3 years.
    (f) Except for scrap processors, any person licensed or required to be licensed under Sections 5-101, 5-102 or 5-301 who knowingly fails to record on a Uniform Invoice any of the information or entries required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly places false entries or other misleading information on such Uniform Invoice, or who knowingly fails to retain for 3 years a copy of a Uniform Invoice reflecting transactions required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly acquires or disposes of essential parts without receiving, issuing, or executing a Uniform Invoice reflecting that transaction as required by subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, or who brings or causes to be brought into this State essential parts for which the information required to be recorded on a Uniform Invoice is not recorded as prohibited by subsection (c) of this Section, or who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section in any other manner shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each essential part for which a record was not kept as required by this Section or for which the person failed to comply with other provisions of this Section.
    (g) The records required to be kept by this Section may be examined by a person or persons making a lawful inspection of the licensee's premises pursuant to Section 5-403.
    (h) The records required to be kept by this Section shall be retained by the licensee at his principal place of business for a period of 7 years.
    (i) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403)
    Sec. 5-403. (1) Authorized representatives of the Secretary of State including officers of the Secretary of State's Department of Police, other peace officers, and such other individuals as the Secretary may designate from time to time shall make inspections of individuals and facilities licensed or required to be licensed under Chapter 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code for the purpose of reviewing records required to be maintained under Chapter 5 for accuracy and completeness and reviewing and examining the premises of the licensee's established or additional place of business for the purpose of determining the accuracy of the required records. Premises that may be inspected in order to determine the accuracy of the books and records required to be kept includes all premises used by the licensee to store vehicles and parts that are reflected by the required books and records.
    (2) Persons having knowledge of or conducting inspections pursuant to this Chapter shall not in advance of such inspections knowingly notify a licensee or representative of a licensee of the contemplated inspection unless the Secretary or an individual designated by him for this purpose authorizes such notification. Any individual who, without authorization, knowingly violates this subparagraph shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (3) The licensee or a representative of the licensee shall be entitled to be present during an inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5, however, the presence of the licensee or an authorized representative of the licensee is not a condition precedent to such an inspection.
    (4) Inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 may be initiated at any time that business is being conducted or work is being performed, whether or not open to the public or when the licensee or a representative of the licensee, other than a mere custodian or watchman, is present. The fact that a licensee or representative of the licensee leaves the licensed premises after an inspection has been initiated shall not require the termination of the inspection.
    (5) Any inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 shall not continue for more than 24 hours after initiation.
    (6) In the event information comes to the attention of the individuals conducting an inspection that may give rise to the necessity of obtaining a search warrant, and in the event steps are initiated for the procurement of a search warrant, the individuals conducting such inspection may take all necessary steps to secure the premises under inspection until the warrant application is acted upon by a judicial officer.
    (7) No more than 6 inspections of a premises may be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 within any 6 month period except pursuant to a search warrant. Notwithstanding this limitation, nothing in this subparagraph (7) shall be construed to limit the authority of law enforcement agents to respond to public complaints of violations of the Code. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), a public complaint is one in which the complainant identifies himself or herself and sets forth, in writing, the specific basis for their complaint against the licensee. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), the inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals, as provided in subdivision (a)(5) of Section 5-401.3 of this Code, shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises.
    (8) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of individuals by the Secretary pursuant to this Section to conduct searches of licensees pursuant to a duly issued and authorized search warrant.
    (9) Any licensee who, having been informed by a person authorized to make inspections and examine records under this Section that he desires to inspect records and the licensee's premises as authorized by this Section, refuses either to produce for that person records required to be kept by this Chapter or to permit such authorized person to make an inspection of the premises in accordance with this Section shall subject the license to immediate suspension by the Secretary of State.
    (10) Beginning July 1, 1988, any person referenced under Section 5-302 shall produce for inspection upon demand those records pertaining to the acquisition of salvage vehicles in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-783, eff. 1-1-09; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403.1)
    Sec. 5-403.1. Inventory System.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under the provisions of Sections 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102 and 5-301 of this Code shall, under rule and regulation prescribed by the Secretary of State, maintain an inventory system of all vehicles or essential parts in such a manner that a person making an inspection pursuant to the provisions of Section 5-403 of this Code can readily ascertain the identity of such vehicles or essential parts and readily locate such parts on the licensees premises.
    (b) Failure to maintain an inventory system as required under this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) This Section does not apply to vehicles or essential parts which have been acquired by a scrap processor for processing into a form other than a vehicle or essential part.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-404

    (625 ILCS 5/5-404)
    Sec. 5-404. Injunctions. The Illinois Attorney General or the State's Attorney for the county in which the scrap processor is located may initiate an appropriate action in the circuit court of the county in which a scrap processor is located to prevent the unlawful operation of a scrap processor, or to restrain, correct, or abate a violation of this Act, or to prevent any illegal act or conduct by the scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. LICENSES--INJUNCTIONS

625 ILCS 5/5-501

    (625 ILCS 5/5-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-501)
    Sec. 5-501. Denial, suspension or revocation or cancellation of a license.
    (a) The license of a person issued under this Chapter may be denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary of State finds that the applicant, or the officer, director, shareholder having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or the licensee has:
        1. Violated this Act;
        2. Made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license, junking certificate, salvage certificate, title or registration;
        3. Committed a fraudulent act in connection with
    
selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, or vehicle shells;
        4. As a new vehicle dealer has no contract with a
    
manufacturer or enfranchised distributor to sell that new vehicle in this State;
        5. Not maintained an established place of business as
    
defined in this Code;
        6. Failed to file or produce for the Secretary of
    
State any application, report, document or other pertinent books, records, documents, letters, contracts, required to be filed or produced under this Code or any rule or regulation made by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Code;
        7. Previously had, within 3 years, such a license
    
denied, suspended, revoked, or cancelled under the provisions of subsection (c)(2) of this Section;
        8. Has committed in any calendar year 3 or more
    
violations, as determined in any civil or criminal proceeding, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            a. the "Consumer Finance Act";
            b. the "Consumer Installment Loan Act";
            c. the "Retail Installment Sales Act";
            d. the "Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act";
            e. "An Act in relation to the rate of interest
        
and other charges in connection with sales on credit and the lending of money", approved May 24, 1879, as amended;
            f. "An Act to promote the welfare of wage-earners
        
by regulating the assignment of wages, and prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof", approved July 1, 1935, as amended;
            g. Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            h. the "Consumer Fraud Act";
        9. Failed to pay any fees or taxes due under this
    
Act, or has failed to transmit any fees or taxes received by him for transmittal by him to the Secretary of State or the State of Illinois;
        10. Converted an abandoned vehicle;
        11. Used a vehicle identification plate or number
    
assigned to a vehicle other than the one to which originally assigned;
        12. Violated the provisions of Chapter 5 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        13. Violated the provisions of Chapter 4 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        14. Violated the provisions of Chapter 3 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        15. Violated Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of
    
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles;
        16. Made or concealed a material fact in connection
    
with his application for a license;
        17. Acted in the capacity of a person licensed or
    
acted as a licensee under this Chapter without having a license therefor;
        18. Failed to pay, within 90 days after a final
    
judgment, any fines assessed against the licensee pursuant to an action brought under Section 5-404;
        19. Failed to pay the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund fee
    
under Section 5-102.7 of this Code;
        20. Failed to pay, within 90 days after notice has
    
been given, any fine or fee owed as a result of an administrative citation issued by the Secretary under this Code.
    (b) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Department of Revenue, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke such license, for any of the following violations of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", the tax imposed on corporations under subsection (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Income Tax imposed under subsections (c) and (d) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, or the tax imposed under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act:
        1. Failure to make a tax return;
        2. The filing of a fraudulent return;
        3. Failure to pay all or part of any tax or penalty
    
finally determined to be due;
        4. Failure to comply with the bonding requirements of
    
the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act".
    (b-1) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Motor Vehicle Review Board, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke that license, if costs or fees assessed under Section 29 or Section 30 of the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act have remained unpaid for a period in excess of 90 days after the licensee received from the Motor Vehicle Board a second notice and demand for the costs or fees. The Motor Vehicle Review Board must send the licensee written notice and demand for payment of the fees or costs at least 2 times, and the second notice and demand must be sent by certified mail.
    (c) Cancellation of a license.
        1. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled by the Secretary of State prior to its expiration in any of the following situations:
            A. When a license is voluntarily surrendered, by
        
the licensed person; or
            B. If the business enterprise is a sole
        
proprietorship, which is not a franchised dealership, when the sole proprietor dies or is imprisoned for any period of time exceeding 30 days; or
            C. If the license was issued to the wrong person
        
or corporation, or contains an error on its face. If any person above whose license has been cancelled wishes to apply for another license, whether during the same license year or any other year, that person shall be treated as any other new applicant and the cancellation of the person's prior license shall not, in and of itself, be a bar to the issuance of a new license.
        2. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled without a hearing when the Secretary of State is notified that the applicant, or any officer, director, shareholder having a 10 per cent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or member of the applicant or the licensee has been convicted of any felony involving the selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale, or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, vehicle shells, or ownership documents relating to any of the above items.
(Source: P.A. 97-480, eff. 10-1-11; 97-838, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-1080, eff. 8-26-14.)

625 ILCS 5/5-502

    (625 ILCS 5/5-502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-502)
    Sec. 5-502. Injunctions. If any person operates in violation of any provision of this Chapter, or any rule, regulation, order or decision of the Secretary of State, or of any term, condition or limitation of any license, the Secretary of State, or any person injured thereby, or any interested person, may apply to the Circuit Court of the county in which such violation or some part thereof occurred, or in which the person complained of has his established or additional place of business or resides, to prevent such violation. The Court has jurisdiction to enforce obedience by injunction or other process restraining such person from further violation and enjoining upon him obedience.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/5-503

    (625 ILCS 5/5-503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-503)
    Sec. 5-503. Failure to obtain dealer's license, operation of a business with a suspended or revoked license. (a) Any person operating a business for which he is required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 who fails to apply for such a license or licenses within 15 days after being informed in writing by the Secretary of State that he must obtain such a license or licenses is subject to a civil action brought by the Secretary of State for operating a business without a license in the circuit court in the county in which the business is located. If the person is found to be in violation of Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 by carrying on a business without being properly licensed, that person shall be fined $300 for each business day he conducted his business without such a license after the expiration of the 15 day period specified in this subsection (a).
    (b) Any person who, having had his license or licenses issued under Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 suspended, revoked, cancelled or denied by the Secretary of State under Section 5-501, continues to operate business after the effective date of such revocation, suspension, cancellation or denial may be sued in a civil action by the Secretary of State in the county in which the established or additional place of such business is located. If such person is found by the court to have operated such a business after the license or licenses required for conducting such business have been suspended, revoked, cancelled or denied, that person shall be fined $500 for each day he conducted business thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/5-504

    (625 ILCS 5/5-504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-504)
    Sec. 5-504. Effect of revoked or denied license - Notification to prospective buyers - Rescinding of contracts. (a) No license shall be issued to any person to conduct the business of a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder at a location or at property at which that person or any other person had his license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder revoked or denied after a revocation or pending revocation within 2 months after such revocation or denial.
    (b) A licensee who has been notified by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may take action to revoke the dealer's license or licenses of that licensee shall inform in writing any prospective buyer of his business of such possible action by the Secretary of State.
    (c) If any person purchases or contracts to purchase a business required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 without being informed in writing by the prior owner or owners that, at the time of the sale or making of contract to purchase, the prior owner or owners had been informed by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may be taking action to revoke the license or licenses of the prior owner or owners, the person who has purchased or contracted to purchase such business may, within one year after being informed that his application for a dealer's license at that location had been denied due to the revocation of the license or licenses of any prior owner or owners, rescind the purchase or contract to purchase such business or the property, both real and otherwise, at which the business is located.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, the Secretary of State may issue a license to a person applying for a license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer or rebuilder if the Secretary of State, solely in his discretion, determines that a denial of the license under the circumstances would place extreme undue hardship upon the applicant.
    No license shall be issued under this subsection to a person who is a spouse, offspring, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin or in-law of the person whose license to do business at that location had been revoked or denied nor to a person who was an officer or employee of the business firm in relation to which the license was revoked or denied.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e) of Section 2-118 of this Code, the venue for judicial review of final acts or decisions under this subsection shall be the Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 84-1302; 84-1304.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. CREDIT OR CONDITIONAL
SALES--INSURANCE

625 ILCS 5/5-601

    (625 ILCS 5/5-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-601)
    Sec. 5-601. Credit or conditional sale of certain motor vehicles - Liability insurance status stamped on bill of sale.
    Whenever, in connection with the credit sale of or conditional sale of a motor vehicle designed and used for the carrying of not more than 10 passengers, the agreement provides that all or any of the consideration to be paid by the buyer or conditional buyer may be paid more than 30 days after possession of such motor vehicle is transferred to such buyer or conditional buyer, and a policy of insurance which does not cover such buyer or conditional buyer for the risk of liability to the public arising out of the operation, use or maintenance of such motor vehicle, is issued in connection with such transaction, the seller or conditional seller shall stamp or have imprinted thereon a statement on the bill of sale at the time the transaction is consummated that no such coverage is included in such policy. Such statement shall be in the following form and shall be in bold type not less than one-half inch in height:
NO PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ISSUED
WITH THIS TRANSACTION
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/5-602

    (625 ILCS 5/5-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-602)
    Sec. 5-602.
    Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not more than $500.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VEHICLE AUCTIONEERS

625 ILCS 5/5-700

    (625 ILCS 5/5-700) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-700)
    Sec. 5-700. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article, the following phrases have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
    Place of business for a vehicle auctioneer. This means the place owned and regularly occupied by a vehicle auctioneer licensee, within or without the State, for the primary and principal purpose of keeping and maintaining the books and records required for the conduct of business, with the personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours. The additional place of business means that place within the State where the auction is held, which place of business shall contain the books and records required for said auction with personnel available during normal business hours. The Secretary of State shall be notified of the additional place of business at least 10 days before the auction.
    Auctioning vehicles. This means arranging for and handling the sale of vehicles, not the property of the auctioneer, by auction to the highest bidder.
(Source: P.A. 89-663, eff. 8-14-96.)

625 ILCS 5/5-701

    (625 ILCS 5/5-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-701)
    Sec. 5-701. Vehicle auctioneers to be licensed. (a) No person, other than a licensed new vehicle dealer, a licensed used vehicle dealer, or municipality, shall engage in this State in the business of auctioning vehicles, for more than one owner, at auction or shall offer to sell, solicit or advertise the sale of a vehicle at auction without first acquiring a commercial vehicle auctioneer license from the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section. A vehicle auction licensee shall be entitled thereunder to sell, solicit, and advertise the sale of used vehicles belonging to others at auction.
    (b) An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
    1. The name and type of business organization established and the address of the place of business;
    2. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its officers and directors, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, trust or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence addresses of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager and shareholder having 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation;
    3. A statement that the applicant has been approved for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, approved June 28, 1933, as amended, by the Department of Revenue. However, this requirement does not apply to licensee who is already licensed hereunder with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act;
    4. A statement that the applicant has complied with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as amended. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the applicant is in compliance with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or that the applicant is not required to be bonded with the Department of Revenue under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act";
    5. Such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe;
    6. An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be accompanied by the following license fees: $50 for applicant's place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains, provided, however, that if such an application is made after July 1 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that such application shall be denied by the Secretary of State.
    7. A statement that the licensee has irrevocably consented to the appointment of the Secretary of State as its agent for service of process with the State of Illinois. Said service of process shall be accomplished as provided in Section 10-301 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a vehicle auctioneer shall be amended within thirty days after the occurrence of each change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed as a vehicle auctioneer unless such person shall maintain a place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him under this Section. Unless the Secretary makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform to this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, he must grant the applicant an original vehicle auctioneer license in writing for his place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business, in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
    1. The name of the person licensed;
    2. If a corporation, the name and address of its officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
    3. Complete address of the place of business of the licensee;
    4. In the case of supplemental license, the place of business of the licensee and the place of business to which such supplemental license pertains.
    (f) The appropriate instruments evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept posted, conspicuously, in the place of business of the licensee within the State and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) of this Section, all vehicle auctioneer licenses granted under this Section expire on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) a vehicle auctioneer license may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein, and submission of proof of coverage by an approved bond under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or proof that applicant is not subject to such bonding requirements, as in the case of an original license, but in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application for renewal is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) Each person licensed as a vehicle auctioneer or a licensed new or used car dealer when auctioning vehicles is required to furnish each purchaser of a motor vehicle the following:
    1. A certificate of title properly assigned to the purchaser;
    2. A statement verified under oath that all identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title;
    3. A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of such person.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)

625 ILCS 5/5-702

    (625 ILCS 5/5-702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-702)
    Sec. 5-702. No person shall engage in the business of auctioning any vehicles for which a salvage certificate is required by law except to a bidder who is an out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer or who is properly licensed as a rebuilder, automotive parts recycler, or scrap processor, as required by Section 5-301 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 95-783, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. PENALTIES

625 ILCS 5/5-801

    (625 ILCS 5/5-801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-801)
    Sec. 5-801. Criminal penalties. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter, except a person who violates a provision for which a different criminal penalty is indicated, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who violates any provisions of Section 5-701 shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-838, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/5-802

    (625 ILCS 5/5-802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-802)
    Sec. 5-802. The violation of any rule or regulation promulgated by the Office of the Secretary of State under this Chapter shall not in and of itself constitute a criminal offense.
(Source: P.A. 85-1204.)

625 ILCS 5/5-803

    (625 ILCS 5/5-803)
    Sec. 5-803. Administrative penalties. Instead of filing a criminal complaint against a new or used vehicle dealer, or against any other entity licensed by the Secretary under this Code, a Secretary of State Police investigator may issue administrative citations for violations of any of the provisions of this Code or any administrative rule adopted by the Secretary under this Code. A party receiving a citation shall have the right to contest the citation in proceedings before the Secretary of State Department of Administrative Hearings. Penalties imposed by issuance of an administrative citation shall not exceed $50 per violation. A penalty may not be imposed unless, during the course of a single investigation or upon review of the party's records, the party is found to have committed at least 3 separate violations of one or more of the provisions of this Code or any administrative rule adopted by the Secretary under this Code. Penalties paid as a result of the issuance of administrative citations shall be deposited in the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-838, eff. 7-20-12; 98-177, eff. 1-1-14.)