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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/4-214
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/4-214)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-214)
Violations of Section 4-201.
(a) Any person who violates Section 4-201 of this Code or who
aids and abets in that violation:
(1) shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $200; and
(2) shall be required by the court to make a
disposition on the abandoned or unclaimed vehicle and pay all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs pursuant to Section 4-203, subsections (a) and (e).
(b) When a vehicle is abandoned, it shall be presumed that the last
registered owner is responsible for the abandonment and shall be liable for
all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs, less any
amounts realized in the disposal of the vehicle. The last registered owner's
liability for storage fees may not exceed a maximum of 30 days' storage fees.
The presumption established under this subsection may
be rebutted by a showing that, prior to the time of the tow:
(1) a report of vehicle theft was filed with respect
(2) the vehicle was sold or transferred and the last
registered owner provides the towing service with the correct identity and address of the new owner at the time of the sale or transfer.
If the presumption established under this subsection is rebutted, the person
responsible for theft of the vehicle or to whom the vehicle was sold or
transferred is liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)
625 ILCS 5/4-214.1
(625 ILCS 5/4-214.1)
Failure to pay fines, charges, and costs on an abandoned
(a) Whenever any resident of this State fails to pay any fine, charge, or
cost imposed for a violation of Section 4-201 of this Code, or a similar
provision of a local ordinance, the clerk shall notify the Secretary of State, on
a report prescribed by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall prohibit the
renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the resident's driving privileges until
the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full. The clerk shall provide
notice to the owner, at the owner's last known address as shown on the court's
records, stating that the action will be effective on the 46th day following
the date of the above notice if payment is not received in full by the court of
(b) Following receipt of the report from the clerk, the Secretary of State
shall make the proper notation to the owner's file to prohibit the renewal,
reissue, or reinstatement of the owner's driving privileges. Except as provided
in subsection (d) of this Section, the notation shall not be removed from the
owner's record until the owner satisfies the outstanding fine, charge, or cost
and an appropriate notice on a form prescribed by the Secretary is received by
the Secretary from the court of venue, stating that the fine, charge, or cost
has been paid in full. Upon payment in full of a fine, charge, or court cost
which has previously been reported under this Section as unpaid, the clerk of
the court shall present the owner with a signed receipt containing the seal of
the court indicating that the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full, and
shall forward immediately to the Secretary of State a notice stating that the
fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full.
(c) Notwithstanding the receipt of a report from the clerk as prescribed in
subsection (a), nothing in this Section is intended to place
any responsibility upon the Secretary of State to provide independent
notice to the owner of any potential action to disallow the
renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the owner's driving privileges.
(d) The Secretary of State shall renew, reissue, or reinstate an owner's
driving privileges which were previously refused under this Section upon
presentation of an original receipt which is signed by the clerk of the court
and contains the seal of the court indicating that the fine, charge, or cost
has been paid in full. The Secretary of State shall retain the receipt for his
or her records.
(Source: P.A. 95-621, eff. 6-1-08
625 ILCS 5/4-215
(625 ILCS 5/4-215)
Rebuilt vehicles; clean titles.
Persons licensed under
Section 5-301 of this Code may obtain a certificate of title that does not bear
the notation "REBUILT" from a certificate of purchase when the damage to the
vehicle is 25% or less of its market value, there has been no structural damage
to the vehicle, there is no history of a salvage certificate, and the vehicle
has undergone a salvage inspection by the Secretary of State and a safety
inspection under Section 13-101 of this Code. The application for a
certificate of title shall contain an affirmation under penalty for perjury
that the vehicle on the date of the application is not damaged in excess of 25%
of its market value, has no structural damage, and has no history of
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)