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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 516/) Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act.

35 ILCS 516/Div. 1

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 1 heading)
Division 1. General provisions

35 ILCS 516/1

    (35 ILCS 516/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/5

    (35 ILCS 516/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Mobile home" means that term as defined in the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/10

    (35 ILCS 516/10)
    Sec. 10. Application. This Act applies to delinquencies in payment of the tax imposed by the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 2

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 2 heading)
Division 2. Enforcement actions

35 ILCS 516/15

    (35 ILCS 516/15)
    Sec. 15. Lien; payments by representative or agent. When a mobile home is taxed to any person as agent for another, or in a representative capacity, the agent or representative shall have a lien on the mobile home, or any mobile home of his or her principal in the agent's possession, until he or she is indemnified against the payment thereof, or, if he or she has paid the tax, until he or she is reimbursed for the payment.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/20

    (35 ILCS 516/20)
    Sec. 20. Lien for taxes. The taxes upon a mobile home, together with all penalties, interests, and costs that may accrue thereon, shall be a prior and first lien on the mobile home, superior to all other liens and encumbrances, from and including the first day of January in the year in which the taxes are imposed until the taxes are paid or until a court order transfers ownership of the mobile home.
    (a) Foreclosure; mobile home forfeited for 2 or more years. A lien may be foreclosed, in the circuit court in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, whenever the taxes for 2 or more years on the same mobile home have been forfeited to the State and there is not an open scavenger buy. The mobile home may be sold under the order of the court by the person having authority to receive County taxes, with notice to interested parties and right of redemption from the sale, (except that the interest or any other amount to be paid upon redemption in addition to the amount for which the mobile home was sold shall be as provided herein), as provided in Sections 290 through 310 and 325.
    In any action to foreclose the lien for delinquent taxes brought by the People of the State of Illinois when the taxes for 2 or more years on the same mobile home have been forfeited to the State, service of process shall be made in the manner now prescribed by law. All owners, parties interested, and occupants of any mobile home against which tax liens are sought to be foreclosed shall be named as parties defendant, and shall be served in the manner and form as provided by law for the service of defendants in foreclosures of lien or encumbrances upon real estate. In case there are other parties with ownership interests in the mobile home, they shall be named in the notice under the designation "unknown owners".
    (b) Redemption interest. The interest to be paid upon redemption from all tax foreclosure sales held under this Section shall be:
        (1) If redeemed within 2 months from the date of the
    
sale, 3% per month upon the amount for which the mobile home was sold for each of the first 2 months, or fraction thereof;
        (2) If redeemed between 2 and 6 months from the date
    
of the sale, 12% of the amount of sale;
        (3) If redeemed between 6 and 12 months from the date
    
of the sale, 24% of the amount of sale;
        (4) If redeemed between 12 and 18 months from the
    
date of the sale, 36% of the amount of sale;
        (5) If redeemed between 18 and 24 months from the
    
date of the sale, 48% of the amount of sale;
        (6) If redeemed after 24 months from the date of
    
sale, the 48% for the 24 months plus interest at 6% per year thereafter.
    (c) Enforcement of lien from rents and profits. A lien under this Section may be enforced at any time after 6 months from the day the tax becomes delinquent out of the rents and profits of the mobile home accruing, or accrued and under the control or jurisdiction of a court. This process may be initiated by the county board of the county or by the corporate authorities of any taxing body entitled to receive any part of the delinquent tax, by petition in any pending suit having jurisdiction of the mobile home, or in any application for judgment and order of sale of mobile homes for delinquent taxes in which the mobile home is included, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois.
    The process, practice, and procedure under this subsection shall be the same as provided in the Civil Practice Law and the Supreme Court Rules adopted in relation to that Law, except that receivers may be appointed on not less than 3 days' written notice to holders of certificate of title or persons in possession. In all petitions the court shall have power to appoint the county collector to take possession of the mobile home only for the purpose of collecting the rents, issues and profits therefrom, and to apply them in satisfaction of the tax lien. When the taxes set forth in the petition are paid in full, the receiver shall be discharged. If the taxes described in the petition are reduced by the final judgment of a court, the county collector shall immediately refund all moneys collected by him or her as receiver over and above the taxes as reduced, and shall deduct that amount from the moneys thereafter distributed to the taxing bodies which received the tax revenue.
    In proceedings to foreclose the tax lien, or in petitions to enforce the lien, the amount due on the collector's books against the mobile home shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of taxes against the mobile home. When any taxes are collected, they shall be paid to the county collector, to be distributed by him or her to the authorities entitled to them. All sales made under this Section shall be conducted under the order and supervision of the court by the county collector.
    An action to foreclose the lien for delinquent taxes under this Act is an action in rem.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/25

    (35 ILCS 516/25)
    Sec. 25. Preventing waste to mobile homes; receiver. During the pendency of any tax foreclosure proceeding and until the time to redeem the mobile home sold expires, or redemption is made, from any sale made under any judgment foreclosing the lien of taxes, no waste shall be committed or suffered on any of the mobile homes involved. The mobile home shall be maintained in good condition and repair. When violations of local building, health, or safety codes or violations of mobile home park rules and regulations make the mobile home dangerous or hazardous, when taxes on the mobile home are delinquent for 2 years or more, or when in the judgment of the court it is to the best interest of the parties, the court may, upon the verified petition of any party to the proceeding, or the holder of the certificate of purchase, appoint a receiver for the mobile home with like powers and duties of receivers as in cases of foreclosure of mortgages or trust deeds. The court, in its discretion, may take any other action as may be necessary or desirable to prevent waste and maintain the mobile home in good condition and repair.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/30

    (35 ILCS 516/30)
    Sec. 30. No receiver for homestead dwelling. No receiver shall be appointed under the provisions of Section 25 for mobile homes used as a family dwelling and occupied by the owner as a residence at the time the unpaid taxes became a lien and continuously thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/35

    (35 ILCS 516/35)
    Sec. 35. Purchase and sale by county; distribution of proceeds. When any mobile home is delinquent, or is forfeited for each of 2 or more years, and is offered for sale under any of the provisions of this Act, the county board of the county in which the mobile home is located, in its discretion, if there are no other bids, may bid, or, in the case of a forfeited mobile home, may apply to purchase it, in the name of the county as trustee for all taxing districts having an interest in the mobile home's taxes for the nonpayment of which the mobile home is sold. The presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the board, may appoint on its behalf some officer or person to attend such sales and bid or, in the case of a forfeited mobile home, to apply to the county clerk to purchase. The county shall apply on the bid or purchase the unpaid taxes due upon the mobile home. No cash need be paid. The county shall take all steps necessary to acquire certificate of title to the mobile home and upon acquisition of the certificate of title may manage and operate the mobile home. When a county, or other taxing district within the county, is a petitioner for a tax certificate of title, no filing fee shall be required. When a county or other taxing district within the county is the petitioner for a tax certificate of title, one petition may be filed including all mobile homes that are tax delinquent within the county or taxing district, and any publication made under Section 380 of this Act may combine all such mobile homes within a single notice. The notice shall list the street or common address, and the mobile home park where the mobile home is sited, if known, of the mobile homes for informational purposes. The county, as tax creditor and as trustee for other tax creditors, or other taxing districts within the county, shall not be required to allege and prove that all taxes that become due and payable after the sale to the county have been paid nor shall the county be required to pay the subsequently accruing taxes at any time, except when subsequent taxes are sold to another buyer. The county board or its designee may prohibit the county collector from including the mobile home in the tax sale of one or more subsequent years. The lien of taxes that become due and payable after a sale to a county shall merge in the certificate of title of the county, or other taxing district within the county, on the issuance of a certificate of title.
    The County may sell or assign the mobile home so acquired, or the certificate of purchase to it, to any party, including taxing districts. The proceeds of that sale or assignment, less all costs of the county incurred in the acquisition and sale or assignment of the mobile home, shall be distributed to the taxing districts in proportion to their respective interests therein.
    Under Sections 55 and 60, a County may bid or purchase only in the absence of other bidders.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/40

    (35 ILCS 516/40)
    Sec. 40. Tax abatement after acquisition by a governmental unit. When any county or municipality acquires a mobile home through the foreclosure of a lien, through a judicial order, through the foreclosure of receivership certificate lien, or by acceptance of a certificate of title in lieu of foreclosing any lien against the mobile home, or when any county or other taxing district acquires a certificate of title for a mobile home under Section 35 or Sections 90 and 200, all due or unpaid mobile home taxes and existing liens for unpaid mobile home taxes imposed or pending under any law or ordinance of this State or any of its political subdivisions shall become null and void.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/45

    (35 ILCS 516/45)
    Sec. 45. Notice to county officials; voiding of tax bills. The county board or corporate authorities of the county, or other taxing district acquiring a mobile home under Section 35 shall give written notice of the acquisition to the chief county assessment officer and the county collector and the county clerk of the county in which the mobile home is located, and request the voiding of the tax liens as provided in this Section. The notice shall describe the acquired mobile home by the vehicle identification number of the mobile home, if there is one.
    Upon receipt of the notice, the county collector and county clerk or county assessor, as appropriate shall void the current and all prior unpaid taxes on the records in their respective offices by entering the following statement upon their records for the mobile home: "Acquired by ... (name of county or municipality acquiring the mobile home under Section 35). Taxes due and unpaid on this mobile home ... (give vehicle identification number, if any, and location of the mobile home) ... are waived and null and void under Section 45 of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act. The tax bills of this mobile home are hereby voided and liens for the taxes are extinguished."
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/50

    (35 ILCS 516/50)
    Sec. 50. Liability of owner; rights of tax purchaser. Nothing in Sections 40 and 45 shall relieve any owner liable for delinquent mobile home taxes under the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act from the payment of any delinquent taxes or liens which have become null and void under those Sections.
    Sections 45 and 50 shall not adversely affect the rights or interests of the holder of any bona fide certificate of purchase of the mobile home for delinquent taxes. However, upon acquisition of a mobile home by a governmental unit as set forth in Section 40, the rights and interests of the holder of any bona fide certificate of purchase of the mobile home for delinquent taxes shall be limited to a sale in error and a refund as provided under Section 255.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/55

    (35 ILCS 516/55)
    Sec. 55. Published notice of annual application for judgment and sale; delinquent taxes. At any time after all taxes have become delinquent in any year, the Collector shall publish an advertisement, giving notice of the intended application for judgment and sale of the delinquent mobile homes. Except as provided below, the advertisement shall be in a newspaper published in the township or road district in which the mobile homes are located. If there is no newspaper published in the township or road district, then the notice shall be published in some newspaper in the same county as the township or road district, to be selected by the county collector. When the mobile home is in an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township, the advertisement shall be in a newspaper published in the incorporated town or if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper published in the county.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/60

    (35 ILCS 516/60)
    Sec. 60. Times of publication of notice. The advertisement shall be published once at least 10 days before the day on which judgment is to be applied for, and shall contain a list of the delinquent mobile homes upon which the taxes or any part thereof remain due and unpaid, the names of owners, the street and the common address where the mobile home is sited, if known, the vehicle identification number, if known, the total amount due, and the year or years for which they are due. In counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, advertisement shall include notice of the registration requirement for persons bidding at the sale.
    The collector shall give notice that he or she will apply to the circuit court on a specified day for judgment against the mobile homes for the taxes, and costs, and for an order to sell the mobile homes for the satisfaction of the amount due.
    The collector shall also give notice of a date within the next 5 business days after the date of application on which all the mobile homes for the sale of which an order is made will be exposed to public sale at a location within the county designated by the county collector, for the amount of taxes and cost due. The advertisement published according to the provisions of this Section shall be deemed to be sufficient notice of the intended application for judgment and of the sale of mobile homes under the order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 94-19, eff. 6-14-05.)

35 ILCS 516/65

    (35 ILCS 516/65)
    Sec. 65. Costs of publishing delinquent list. A county shall pay for the printer for advertising delinquent lists for mobile homes, $0.40 per column line, to be taxed and collected as costs.
    The printer shall receive for printing the preamble, the descriptive headings, the affidavit, and any other matter accompanying the delinquent list, the sum of $0.40 per line, to be paid by the county.
    No costs except printer's fee shall be charged on any mobile homes forfeited to the State.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/70

    (35 ILCS 516/70)
    Sec. 70. Sale of mobile homes previously ordered sold. A mobile home ordered sold by unexecuted judgments and orders of sale, previously entered, shall be included in the advertisement for sale only under the previous orders, and shall be sold in the order in which they appear in the delinquent list contained in the advertisement. At any time between annual sales the county collector also may advertise for sale any mobile homes subject to sale under orders previously entered and not executed for any reason. The advertisement and sale shall be regulated by the provisions regulating the annual advertisement and sale of delinquent mobile homes, as far as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/75

    (35 ILCS 516/75)
    Sec. 75. Use of figures and letters in advertisement and other lists. In all advertisements for the sale of mobile homes for taxes, and in entries required to be made by the clerk of the court or other officer, letters, figures, or characters may be used to denote the year or the years for which the taxes were due and the amount of taxes, interest, and costs. The county collector may subsequently advertise and obtain judgment on mobile homes that have been omitted, or that have been erroneously advertised or described in the first advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 3

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 3 heading)
Division 3. Notice and publication provisions

35 ILCS 516/80

    (35 ILCS 516/80)
    Sec. 80. Mailed notice of application for judgment and sale. Not less than 15 days before the date of application for judgment and sale of delinquent mobile homes, the county collector shall mail, by registered or certified mail, a notice of the forthcoming application for judgment and sale to the person shown by the current collector's warrant book to be the party in whose name the taxes were last computed or to the current owner of record. The notice shall include the intended dates of application for judgment and sale and commencement of the sale, and a description of the mobile homes. The county collector must present proof of the mailing to the court along with the application for judgement.
    In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, a copy of this notice shall also be mailed by the county collector by registered or certified mail to any lienholder of record who annually requests a copy of the notice. The failure of the county collector to mail a notice or its non-delivery to the lienholder shall not affect the validity of the judgment.
    The collector shall collect $10 from the proceeds of each sale to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and the costs of advertisement and publication. If a taxpayer pays the taxes on the mobile home after the notice of the forthcoming application for judgment and sale is mailed but before the sale is made, then the collector shall collect $10 from the taxpayer to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and the costs of advertisement and publication.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03; 93-899, eff. 8-10-04.)

35 ILCS 516/85

    (35 ILCS 516/85)
    Sec. 85. Printer's error in advertisement. In all cases where there is a printer's error in the advertised list which prevents judgment from being obtained against any mobile home, or against all of the delinquent list, at the time stated in the advertisement, the printer shall lose the compensation allowed by this Act for those mobile homes containing errors, or for the entire list, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/90

    (35 ILCS 516/90)
    Sec. 90. Scavenger sale. At the same time the county collector annually publishes the collector's annual sale advertisement under Sections 55 and 60, the collector, if the county board so orders by resolution, must publish an advertisement giving notice of the intended application for judgment and sale of all mobile homes upon which all or a part of the taxes for each of 2 or more years, including the current tax year, are delinquent as of the date of the advertisement. In no event may there be more than 2 consecutive years without a sale under this Section. The term delinquent also includes forfeitures. The county collector shall include in the advertisement and in the application for judgment and sale under this Section and Section 200 the total amount of all taxes upon those mobile homes which are delinquent as of the date of the advertisement. In lieu of a single annual advertisement and application for judgment and sale under this Section and Section 200, the county collector may, from time to time, beginning on the date of the publication of the annual sale advertisement and before August 1 of the next year, publish separate advertisements and make separate applications on eligible mobile homes described in one or more volumes of the delinquent list. The separate advertisements and applications shall, in the aggregate, include all the mobile homes which otherwise would have been included in the single annual advertisement and application for judgment and sale under this Section. The advertisement and application for judgment and sale shall be in the manner prescribed by this Act relating to the annual advertisement and application for judgment and sale of delinquent mobile homes.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 3.5

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 3.5 heading)
Division 3.5. Judgments and Sales

35 ILCS 516/95

    (35 ILCS 516/95)
    Sec. 95. Time of applying for judgment. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all applications for judgment and order of sale for taxes on delinquent mobile homes shall be made during the month of October.
    Within 30 days after the day specified for the application for judgment the court shall hear and determine the matter. If judgment is rendered, the sale shall begin on the date within 5 business days specified in the notice as provided in Section 60. If the collector is prevented from advertising and obtaining judgment during the month of October, the collector may obtain judgment at any time thereafter; but if the failure arises by the county collector's not complying with any of the requirements of this Act, he or she shall be held on his or her official bond for the full amount of all taxes charged against him or her. Any failure on the part of the county collector shall not be allowed as a valid objection to the collection of any tax, or to entry of a judgment against any delinquent mobile homes included in the application of the county collector.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/100

    (35 ILCS 516/100)
    Sec. 100. Annual tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record. The collector shall transcribe into a record prepared for that purpose, and known as the annual tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record, the list of delinquent mobile homes. The record shall contain all the information necessary to be recorded, at least 5 days before the day on which application for judgment is to be made.
    The record shall set forth the name of the owner and the street, common address, and mobile home park where the mobile home is sited, if known; a description of the mobile home, including the vehicle identification number, if known, model year, and square footage; the year or years for which the tax is due; the valuation on which the tax is extended; the amount of the consolidated and other taxes; the costs; and the total amount of charges against the mobile home.
    The record shall also be ruled in columns to show the amount paid before entry of judgment; the amount of judgment and a column for remarks; the amount paid before sale and after entry of judgment; the amount of the sale; amount of interest or penalty; amount of cost; amount forfeited to the State; date of sale; name of purchaser; amount of sale and penalty; taxes of succeeding years; interest and when paid, interest and cost; total amount of redemption; date of redemption; when certificate of title executed; by whom redeemed; and a column for remarks or receipt of redemption money.
    The record shall be kept in the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 99-274, eff. 1-1-16.)

35 ILCS 516/105

    (35 ILCS 516/105)
    Sec. 105. Payment of delinquent tax before sale. Any person owning or claiming mobile homes upon which application for judgment is applied for may, in person or by agent, pay the taxes, and costs due to the county collector at any time before sale.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/110

    (35 ILCS 516/110)
    Sec. 110. Report of payments and corrections. On the day on which application for judgment on a delinquent mobile home is applied for, the collector, assisted by the county clerk, shall post all payments, compare and correct the list, and shall make and subscribe an affidavit, which shall be substantially in the following form:
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss.
County of .......)
    I ...., collector of the county of ...., do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that the foregoing is a true and correct list of the delinquent mobile homes within the county of ...., upon which I have been unable to collect the taxes (and interest and printer's fees, if any), charged thereon, as required by law, for the year or years therein set forth; and that the taxes, now remain due and unpaid, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
    Dated ..........
    The affidavit shall be entered at the end of the list, and signed by the collector.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/112

    (35 ILCS 516/112)
    Sec. 112. Certificate of error. At any time before a judgment and order of sale is entered in any proceeding to collect or to enjoin the collection of taxes, the owner may file an affidavit with the board of review that the tax bill is in error as to the square footage or as to the rate of tax. The board of review, with the consent of the chief county assessment officer, may issue the person erroneously assessed a certificate of error setting forth the nature of the error and the cause or causes of the error. The certificate, when properly endorsed by a majority of the board of review and by the chief county assessment officer showing their concurrence, and not otherwise, may be used in evidence in any court of competent jurisdiction and, when introduced in evidence, shall become part of the court record and shall not be removed from the files except on an order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 96-254, eff. 8-11-09.)

35 ILCS 516/115

    (35 ILCS 516/115)
    Sec. 115. Proceedings by court. Defenses to the entry of judgment against mobile homes included in the delinquent list shall be entertained by the court only when the defense includes a writing specifying the particular grounds for the objection.
    If any party objecting is entitled to a refund of all or any part of a tax paid, the court shall enter judgment accordingly, and also shall enter judgment for the taxes, interest, and penalties as appear to be due. The judgment shall be considered as a several judgment against each mobile home, for each kind of tax included therein. The court shall direct the clerk to prepare and enter an order for the sale of the mobile home against which judgment is entered.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/120

    (35 ILCS 516/120)
    Sec. 120. Form of court order. A judgment and order of sale shall be substantially in the following form:
    Whereas, due notice has been given of the intended application for a judgment against mobile homes, and no sufficient defense having been made or cause shown why judgment should not be entered against the mobile homes, for taxes, interest, penalties, and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year or years herein set forth, therefore the court hereby enters judgment against the above stated mobile homes, in favor of the People of the State of Illinois, for the amount of taxes, interest, penalties and costs due thereon. It is ordered by the court that the mobile homes be sold as the law directs.
    The order shall be signed by the judge. In all judicial proceedings of any kind, for the collection of taxes, all amendments may be made which, by law, could be made in any personal action pending in that court.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/125

    (35 ILCS 516/125)
    Sec. 125. Cure of error or informality in computation of tax or collection of the taxes. No computation of the tax on a mobile home or charge for any of the taxes shall be considered illegal on account of any irregularity in the computation, or on account of the computation not having been made within the time required by law, or on account of the mobile home having been charged without name, or in any other name than that of the rightful owner. No error or informality in the proceedings of any of the officers connected with the computation or collection of the taxes, not affecting the substantial justice of the tax itself, shall vitiate or in any manner affect the tax or the computation thereof. Any irregularity or informality in the computation of the tax, or in any of the proceedings connected with the computation of the taxes, or any omission or defective act of any other officer or officers connected with the computation of the taxes, may be, in the discretion of the court, corrected, supplied and made to conform to law by the court, or by the person (in the presence of the court) from whose neglect or default it was occasioned.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 4

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 4 heading)
Division 4. Annual tax sale procedure

35 ILCS 516/130

    (35 ILCS 516/130)
    Sec. 130. Entry of judgment for sale. If judgment is rendered against any mobile home for any tax, the county collector shall, after publishing a notice for sale in compliance with the requirements of Sections 55 or 60, proceed to offer the mobile home for sale pursuant to the judgment. However, in the case of an appeal from the judgment, if the party, when filing notice of appeal deposits with the county collector the amount of the judgment and costs, the collector shall not sell the mobile home until the appeal is disposed of.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/135

    (35 ILCS 516/135)
    Sec. 135. Examination of record; certificate of correctness. On the day advertised for sale, the county clerk, assisted by the collector, shall examine the list upon which judgment has been entered and ascertain that all payments have been properly noted thereon. The county clerk shall make a certificate to be entered on the record, following the order of court that the record is correct, and that judgment was entered upon the mobile home therein mentioned for the taxes, interest, and costs due thereon. The certificate shall be attested by the circuit court clerk under seal of the court and shall be the process on which the mobile home or any interest therein shall be sold for taxes, interest, and costs due thereon, and may be substantially in the following form:
State of Illinois County of .....
    I, ...., clerk of the circuit court, in and for the county of ...., do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct record of the delinquent mobile home in the county, against which judgment and order of sale was duly entered in the circuit court for the county, on (insert date), for the amount of the taxes, interest, and costs due severally thereon as therein set forth, and that the judgment and order of court in relation thereto fully appears on the record.
Dated (insert date).
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/140

    (35 ILCS 516/140)
    Sec. 140. County clerk assistance at sale. The county clerk, in person or by deputy, shall attend all sales for taxes, made by the collector, and shall assist at the sales.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/145

    (35 ILCS 516/145)
    Sec. 145. Tax sale procedures. The collector, in person or by deputy, shall attend, on the day and in the place specified in the notice for the sale of mobile homes for taxes, and shall, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or later at the collector's discretion, proceed to offer for sale, separately and in consecutive order, all mobile homes in the list on which the taxes, interest, or costs have not been paid. The collector's office shall be kept open during all hours in which the sale is in progress. The sale shall be continued from day to day, until all mobile homes in the delinquent list have been offered for sale.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/150

    (35 ILCS 516/150)
    Sec. 150. Penalty bids. The person at the sale offering to pay the amount due on each mobile home for the least penalty percentage shall be the purchaser of that mobile home. No bid shall be accepted for a penalty exceeding 18% of the amount of the tax on a mobile home.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/155

    (35 ILCS 516/155)
    Sec. 155. Registration. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, unless the county board provides otherwise, no person shall be eligible to bid who did not register with the county collector at least 10 business days prior to the first day of sale authorized under Section 60.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/160

    (35 ILCS 516/160)
    Sec. 160. Forfeited mobile home. Every mobile home offered at public sale, and not sold for want of bidders, shall be forfeited to the State of Illinois. However, when the court, county clerk, and county treasurer certify that the taxes on a forfeited mobile home equal or exceed the actual value of the mobile home, the county collector shall, on the receipt of such certificate, offer the mobile home for sale to the highest bidder, after first giving 10 days' notice, in the manner described in Sections 55 and 60, of the time and place of sale, together with a description of the mobile home to be offered. A certificate of purchase shall be issued to the purchaser at the sale as in other cases provided in this Act. The county collector shall receive credit in the settlement with the taxing bodies for which the tax was levied for the amount not realized by the sale. The amount received from the sale shall be paid by the collector, pro rata, to the taxing bodies entitled to it.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/165

    (35 ILCS 516/165)
    Sec. 165. Record of sales and redemptions. When any mobile home is sold, the county clerk shall enter on the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record, in the blank columns provided for that purpose, the name of the purchaser and the final bid. When any mobile home is redeemed from sale, the county clerk shall enter the name of the person redeeming, the redemption date, and the amount of redemption, in the proper column.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/170

    (35 ILCS 516/170)
    Sec. 170. Record of forfeitures. All mobile homes forfeited to the State at the sale shall be noted on the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/175

    (35 ILCS 516/175)
    Sec. 175. Payment for mobile homes purchased at tax sale; reoffering for sale. Except as otherwise provided below, the person purchasing any mobile home shall be liable to the county for the amount due and shall forthwith pay to the county collector the amount charged on the mobile home. Upon failure to do so, the amount due shall be recoverable in a civil action brought in the name of the People of the State of Illinois in any court of competent jurisdiction. The person so purchasing shall be relieved of liability only by payment of the amount due together with interest and costs thereon, or if the mobile home is reoffered at the sale, purchased, and paid for. Reoffering of the mobile home for sale shall be at the discretion of the collector. The sale shall not be closed until payment is made or the mobile home again offered for sale. The purchaser then shall be entitled to a certificate of purchase. If a purchaser fails to complete his or her purchase as provided in this Section, the purchase shall become void, and be of no effect, but the collector shall not refund the amount paid in cash at the time of the sale, except in cases of sale in error. That amount shall be treated as a payment and distributed to the taxing bodies as other collections are distributed. The lien for taxes for the amount paid shall remain on the mobile home, in favor of the purchaser, his or her heirs or assigns, until paid with 5% interest per year on that amount from the date the purchaser paid it. The amount and fact of such ineffective purchase shall be entered in the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record opposite the mobile home upon which the lien remains. No redemption shall be made without payment of this amount for the benefit of the purchaser, and no future sale of the mobile home shall be made except subject to the lien of such purchaser.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/180

    (35 ILCS 516/180)
    Sec. 180. Automation fee. The county collector may assess to the purchaser of a mobile home for delinquent taxes an automation fee of not more than $10 per mobile home. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants:
    (a) The fee shall be paid at the time of the purchase if the record keeping system used for processing the delinquent mobile home tax sales is automated or has been approved for automation by the county board. The fee shall be collected in the same manner as other fees or costs.
    (b) Fees collected under this Section shall be retained by the county treasurer in a fund designated as the Tax Sale Automation Fund. The fund shall be audited by the county auditor. The county board shall make expenditures from the fund to pay any costs related to the automation of mobile home tax collections and delinquent mobile home tax sales, including the cost of hardware, software, research and development, and personnel.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/185

    (35 ILCS 516/185)
    Sec. 185. Certificate of purchase. The county clerk shall make out and deliver to the purchaser of any mobile home sold under Section 145, a certificate of purchase countersigned by the collector, describing the mobile home sold, including the vehicle identification number, the model year, and the square footage, the date of sale, the amount of taxes, interest, and cost for which it was sold, and that payment of the sale price has been made. If any person becomes the purchaser of more than one mobile home owned by one party or person, the purchaser may have the whole or one or more of them included in one certificate, but separate certificates shall be issued in all other cases. A certificate of purchase shall be assignable by endorsement. An assignment shall vest in the assignee or his or her legal representatives, all the right and title of the original purchaser.
    If the tax certificate is lost or destroyed, the county clerk shall issue a duplicate certificate upon written request and a sworn affidavit by the tax sale purchaser, or his or her assignee, that the tax certificate is lost or destroyed. The county clerk shall cause a notation to be made in the tax sale and judgment book that a duplicate certificate has been issued, and redemption payments shall be made only to the holder of the duplicate certificate.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/190

    (35 ILCS 516/190)
    Sec. 190. Index of tax sale records. The county clerk may make an index of tax-sale records. The index shall be kept in the county clerk's office as a public record, open to inspection during office hours.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/195

    (35 ILCS 516/195)
    Sec. 195. County clerk's books and records; prima facie evidence. The books and records of the county clerk, or copies thereof, certified by the clerk, shall be prima facie evidence to prove the sale of any mobile home for taxes, the redemption of the mobile home, or payment of taxes thereon.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 5

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 5 heading)
Division 5. Scavenger sales; procedures

35 ILCS 516/200

    (35 ILCS 516/200)
    Sec. 200. Collector's scavenger sale. Upon the county collector's application under Section 90, to be known as the Scavenger Sale Application, the Court shall enter judgment for the taxes, interest, penalties, and costs as are included in the advertisement and appear to be due thereon after allowing an opportunity to object and a hearing upon the objections as provided in Section 115, and order those mobile homes sold by the county collector at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, notwithstanding the bid may be less than the full amount of taxes, interest, penalties, and costs for which judgment has been entered.
    (a) Conducting the sale; bidding. All mobile homes shall be offered for sale in consecutive order as they appear in the delinquent list. The minimum bid for any mobile home shall be $250 or one-half of the tax if the total liability is less than $500. The successful bidder shall immediately pay the amount of minimum bid to the County Collector in cash, by certified or cashier's check, by money order, or, if the successful bidder is a governmental unit, by a check issued by that governmental unit. If the bid exceeds the minimum bid, the successful bidder shall pay the balance of the bid to the county collector in cash, by certified or cashier's check, by money order, or, if the successful bidder is a governmental unit, by a check issued by that governmental unit by the close of the next business day. If the minimum bid is not paid at the time of sale or if the balance is not paid by the close of the next business day, then the sale is void and the minimum bid, if paid, is forfeited to the county general fund. In that event, the mobile home shall be reoffered for sale within 30 days of the last offering of mobile homes in regular order. The collector shall make available to the public a list of all mobile homes to be included in any reoffering due to the voiding of the original sale. The collector is not required to serve or publish any other notice of the reoffering of those mobile homes. In the event that any of the mobile homes are not sold upon reoffering, or are sold for less than the amount of the original voided sale, the original bidder who failed to pay the bid amount shall remain liable for the unpaid balance of the bid in an action under Section 175. Liability shall not be reduced where the bidder upon reoffering also fails to pay the bid amount, and in that event both bidders shall remain liable for the unpaid balance of their respective bids. A sale of mobile homes under this Section shall not be final until confirmed by the court.
    (b) Confirmation of sales. The county collector shall file his or her report of sale in the court within 30 days after the date of sale of each mobile home. No notice of the county collector's application to confirm the sales shall be required except as prescribed by rule of the court. Upon confirmation, except in cases where the sale becomes void under Section 430, or in cases where the order of confirmation is vacated by the court, a sale under this Section shall extinguish the in rem lien of the taxes, for which judgment has been entered and a redemption shall not revive the lien. Confirmation of the sale shall in no event affect the owner's personal liability to pay the taxes, interest, and penalties as provided in this Act or prevent institution of a proceeding under Section 355 to collect any amount that may remain due after the sale.
    (c) Issuance of tax sale certificates. Upon confirmation of the sale, the county clerk and the county collector shall issue to the purchaser a certificate of purchase in the form prescribed by Section 185 as near as may be. A certificate of purchase shall not be issued to any person who is ineligible to bid at the sale or to receive a certificate of purchase under Section 205.
    (d) Scavenger Tax Judgment, Sale and Redemption Record; sale of parcels not sold. The county collector shall prepare a Scavenger Tax Judgment, Sale and Redemption Record. The county clerk shall write or stamp on the scavenger tax judgment, sale, forfeiture and redemption record opposite the description of any mobile home offered for sale and not sold, or not confirmed for any reason, the words "offered but not sold". The mobile homes that are offered for sale under this Section and not sold or not confirmed shall be offered for sale annually thereafter in the manner provided in this Section until sold. At any time between annual sales the county collector may advertise for sale any mobile homes subject to sale under judgments for sale previously entered under this Section and not executed for any reason. The advertisement and sale shall be regulated by the provisions of this Act as far as applicable.
    (e) Proceeding to tax certificate of title. The owner of the certificate of purchase shall give notice as required by Sections 365 through 390, and may extend the period of redemption as provided by Section 330. At any time within 5 months prior to expiration of the period of redemption from a sale under this Act, the owner of a certificate of purchase may file a petition and may obtain a tax certificate of title under Sections 390 through 410. All proceedings for the issuance of a tax certificate of title and all tax certificates of title for mobile homes sold under this Section shall be subject to Sections 390 through 410. This Section shall be liberally construed so that the certificates of title provided for in this Section convey merchantable title.
    (f) Redemptions from scavenger sales. Redemptions may be made from sales under this Section in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions as redemptions from sales made under the county collector's annual application for judgment and order of sale, except that in lieu of penalty the person redeeming shall pay interest on that part of the amount for which the mobile home was sold equal to or less than the full amount of delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs, included in the judgment and order of sale as follows:
        (1) If redeemed within the first 2 months from the
    
date of the sale, 3% per month upon the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due for each of the first 2 months, or fraction thereof.
        (2) If redeemed at any time between 2 and 6 months
    
from the date of the sale, 12% of the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due.
        (3) If redeemed at any time between 6 and 12 months
    
from the date of the sale, 24% of the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due.
        (4) If redeemed at any time between 12 and 18 months
    
from the date of the sale, 36% of the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due.
        (5) If redeemed at any time between 18 and 24 months
    
from the date of the sale, 48% of the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due.
        (6) If redeemed after 24 months from the date of
    
sale, the 48% provided for the 24 months together with interest at 6% per annum thereafter on the amount of taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due.
    The person redeeming shall not be required to pay any interest on any part of the amount for which the mobile home was sold that exceeds the full amount of delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs included in the judgment and order of sale.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the amount required to be paid for redemption shall also include an amount equal to all delinquent taxes on the mobile home which taxes were delinquent at the time of sale. The delinquent taxes shall be apportioned by the county collector among the taxing districts in which the mobile home is situated in accordance with law. In the event that all moneys received from any sale held under this Section exceed an amount equal to all delinquent taxes on the mobile home sold, which taxes were delinquent at the time of sale, together with all publication and other costs associated with the sale, then, upon redemption, the county collector and the county clerk shall apply the excess amount to the cost of redemption.
    (g) Bidding by county or other taxing districts. Any taxing district may bid at a scavenger sale. The county board of the county in which mobile homes offered for sale under this Section are located may bid as trustee for all taxing districts having an interest in the taxes for the nonpayment of which the mobile homes are offered. The county shall apply on the bid the unpaid taxes due upon the mobile home and no cash need be paid. The county or other taxing district acquiring a tax sale certificate shall take all steps necessary to acquire certificate of title to the mobile home and may manage and operate the mobile home so acquired.
    When a county, or other taxing district within the county, is a petitioner for a tax certificate of title, no filing fee shall be required on the petition. The county as a tax creditor and as trustee for other tax creditors, or other taxing district within the county shall not be required to allege and prove that all taxes that become due and payable after the sale to the county have been paid. The county shall not be required to pay the subsequently accruing taxes at any time. Upon the written request of the county board or its designee, the county collector shall not offer the mobile home for sale at any tax sale subsequent to the sale of the mobile home to the county under this Section. The lien of taxes that become due and payable after a sale to a county shall merge in the certificate title of the county, or other taxing district, on the issuance of a certificate of title. The County may sell the mobile homes so acquired, or the certificate of purchase thereto, and the proceeds of the sale shall be distributed to the taxing districts in proportion to their respective interests therein. The presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board, may appoint some officer or person to attend scavenger sales and bid on its behalf.
    (h) Miscellaneous provisions. In the event that a mobile home sold at any such sale is not redeemed within the time permitted by law and a tax certificate of title is issued, all moneys that may be received from the sale of mobile homes in excess of the delinquent taxes, together with all publication and other costs associated with the sale, shall, upon petition of any interested party to the court that issued the tax certificate of title, be distributed by the county collector pursuant to order of the court among the persons having legal or equitable interests in the mobile home according to the fair value of their interests in the mobile home. Appeals may be taken from the orders and judgments entered under this Section as in other civil cases. The remedy herein provided is in addition to other remedies for the collection of delinquent taxes.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/205

    (35 ILCS 516/205)
    Sec. 205. Scavenger sale; persons ineligible to bid or purchase.
    (a) No person, except a unit of local government, shall be eligible to bid or receive a certificate of purchase at any sale under Section 200 unless that person has completed and delivered to the county clerk a true, accurate, and complete application for certificate of purchase which shall affirm that:
        (1) the person has not bid upon or applied to
    
purchase any mobile home at the sale for a person who is the party or agent of the party who owns the mobile home or is responsible for the payment of the delinquent taxes;
        (2) the person is not, nor is he or she the agent
    
for, the owner or party responsible for payment of the taxes on any mobile home which is located in the same county in which the sale is held and which is tax delinquent or forfeited for all or any part of each of 2 or more years; and
        (3) the person, although otherwise eligible to bid,
    
has not either directly or through an agent twice during the same sale failed to complete a purchase by the immediate payment of the minimum bid or the payment of the balance of a bid within the time provided by Section 200.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/210

    (35 ILCS 516/210)
    Sec. 210. Scavenger sale registration. No person, except a unit of local government, shall be eligible to bid or to receive a certificate of purchase who did not register with the county collector at least 5 business days in advance of the first day of the sale under Section 200. The collector may charge, for each registration, a fee of not more than $50 in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants. Registration shall be made upon such forms and according to such regulations as the county collector deems necessary in order to effect complete and accurate disclosure of the identity of all persons beneficially interested, directly or indirectly, in each sale under Section 200. The information to be disclosed shall include, but not be limited to, the name, address, and telephone number of the purchaser to whom the clerk and collector will be requested to issue a certificate of purchase; if the purchaser is a corporation, the place of incorporation and the names and addresses of its shareholders unless the corporation is publicly held; if the purchaser is a partnership, the names and addresses of all general and limited partners; if the purchaser is doing business under an assumed business name, the county where such name is registered and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all persons having an ownership interest in the business; and the identity and location of any other tax delinquent mobile home owned by the bidder and purchaser.
    Every application for certificate of purchase and form for registration authorized and required by this Section and Section 215 shall be executed under penalty of perjury as though under oath or affirmation, but no acknowledgement is required.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/215

    (35 ILCS 516/215)
    Sec. 215. Scavenger sale; application for certificate of purchase. The application for certificate of purchase shall be executed by the purchaser and by any individual bidder acting in the purchaser's behalf. The application shall be initially executed and delivered to the county clerk at the time of registration for the sale as provided in this Section. Before receiving any certificate of purchase, each purchaser and individual bidder acting in the purchaser's behalf shall sign and deliver to the county clerk a schedule or schedules of the mobile homes for which that purchaser has successfully bid and is applying to purchase, which schedule or schedules shall be attached to and incorporated within the application. The schedule or schedules shall be accompanied by a fee, for each mobile home listed, of $10 in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants. The application and schedule or schedules shall be in substantially the following form:
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE
Date of Application: ...............
Name of Purchaser: .................
Address: ...........................
Name of Bidder: ....................
Address: ...........................
    I (we) hereby apply to the County Clerk and County Treasurer of ..... County for issuance of a certificate of purchase for each of the mobile homes on the attached schedule(s), and state as follows:
    1. I (we) made (or authorized) the successful bid on each mobile home listed on the attached schedule or schedules at the sale of delinquent mobile homes under Section 200 of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act conducted by the County Treasurer of ..... County, Illinois, on the dates indicated for each mobile home on the schedule(s).
    2. At least 5 business days before the first day of this sale, I (we) submitted a truthful, accurate and complete registration to the Treasurer of ..... County on the form(s) and according to the regulations prescribed by the Treasurer's office.
    3. Neither I (we) nor any person or firm identified in the registration submitted to the Treasurer of ..... County was an owner or agent of an owner, lienholder or agent of a lienholder (other than the mobile home park owner or his or her agent), holder of beneficial interest or agent of a holder of a beneficial interest in or of any mobile home identified on the schedule(s) attached to this application on January 1st of any years for which taxes were delinquent at the time of my (our) bid(s) described in the schedule(s).
    4. Neither I (we) nor any person or firm identified in the registration submitted to the Treasurer of ..... County was an owner or agent of an owner, lienholder or agent of a lienholder (other than the mobile home park owner or his or her agent), holder of a beneficial interest or agent of a holder of a beneficial interest in or of the mobile home identified on the schedule(s) attached to this application at the time of the bid(s) described in the schedule.
    5. Neither I (we) nor any person or firm identified in the registration submitted to the Treasurer of ..... County was an owner or agent for an owner, or party or agent for a party responsible for the payment of delinquent taxes, on any mobile home in the county that was tax delinquent or forfeited for all or any part of each of 2 or more years when the registration was submitted.
    6. Neither I (we) nor any person acting in my (our) behalf has twice failed to complete a purchase at the sale during which the mobile homes on the attached schedule(s) were offered by failing to immediately pay a minimum bid or by failing to pay the balance of a bid for any mobile home within one business day thereafter.
    I (we) hereby affirm that I (we) have read this application and that the statements made in it are personally known by me (us) to be true, accurate and complete, under penalty of perjury as provided by law.
    I (we) further understand that this application shall be void unless the schedule(s) of mobile homes referred to in the application is (are) completed and delivered to the County Clerk.
........................                 Dated: ..............
(Signature of Purchaser)
........................                 Dated: ..............
(Signature of Bidder)
SCHEDULE OF PROPERTIES
Mobile home vehicle identification number
(or other identification)                          Date of Bid
(insert number or other identification)          (insert date)
    I (we) hereby affirm that I (we) successfully bid upon the above mobile homes at the sale conducted by the County Treasurer of ..... County on the indicated dates, and I (we) request that the County Clerk of ..... County attach this schedule to my (our) application for certificate of purchase dated ......
    Signed under penalty of perjury as provided by law:
........................                 Dated: ..............
(Signature of Purchaser)
........................                 Dated: ..............
(Signature of Bidder)
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/220

    (35 ILCS 516/220)
    Sec. 220. Scavenger sale; ineligible bid; liability.
    (a) Any person who is ineligible under Section 205 to bid or to receive a certificate of purchase from a sale under Section 200, who nevertheless registers to bid or bids or receives or acquires ownership of a certificate of purchase from a sale, and any person who registers to bid or bids at a sale on behalf of an ineligible person, shall be personally liable, jointly and severally, in a sum equal to the full amount of delinquent or forfeited taxes, interest, penalties, and costs for which the judgment for sale under Section 200 was entered.
    (b) The State's Attorney of the county in which the sale under Section 200 was conducted may bring an action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois against the person and, upon a finding of liability under this Section, the court shall enter judgment against the person in a sum equal to the full amount of delinquent or forfeited taxes, interest, penalties, and costs for which judgment for sale under Section 200 was entered, together with the costs of the action and reasonable attorney's fees. The proceeds of any judgment under this Section shall be paid into the county general fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/225

    (35 ILCS 516/225)
    Sec. 225. Tax scavenger sale fraud; definitions. For purposes of Section 230:
        (1) "Ownership interest" means any title or other
    
interest in a mobile home, the holder of which is considered to be the owner of the mobile home for purposes of taxation under Section 3 of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act. Mobile home park owners are not deemed to have an ownership interest as defined in this Section.
        (2) "Nonownership interest" means any interest in a
    
mobile home other than a contingent interest and other than an ownership interest as defined in this Section, including without limitation an easement or lien.
        (3) "Mobile home" has the same meaning as defined in
    
Section 1 of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/230

    (35 ILCS 516/230)
    Sec. 230. Offense of scavenger sale fraud. A person commits the offense of tax sale fraud who knowingly:
        (a) enters a bid or authorizes or procures the entry
    
of a bid on any mobile home offered for sale under Section 200, when the person in whose behalf the bid is made or authorized or procured has an ownership interest or nonownership interest in the mobile home, or where that person had such an interest on January 1 of any year for which delinquent taxes were included within the judgment for sale under Section 200;
        (b) acquires, or attempts to acquire, ownership of
    
any certificate of purchase for a mobile home sold under Section 200, when the person in whose behalf such certificate of purchase is or would be acquired has an ownership interest or nonownership interest in the mobile home, or where that person had that interest on January 1 of any year for which delinquent taxes were included within the judgment for sale under Section 200;
        (c) conveys or assigns any certificate of purchase
    
for a mobile home sold under Section 200 to any person who has an ownership interest or nonownership interest in the mobile home, or who had that interest on January 1 of any year for which delinquent taxes were included within the judgment for sale under Section 200;
        (d) makes a false statement in any application for
    
certificate of purchase or registration form submitted under Sections 210 and 215; or
        (e) forfeits 2 or more bids at any one sale under
    
Section 200 by failing to pay the minimum cash bid timely or by failing to pay the balance of the bid timely as required by Section 200.
    Tax sale fraud is a Class A misdemeanor. A subsequent conviction for tax sale fraud as defined in subsections (a) through (d) of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 6

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 6 heading)
Division 6. Indemnity fund; sales in error

35 ILCS 516/235

    (35 ILCS 516/235)
    Sec. 235. Creation of indemnity fund.
    (a) Each person purchasing any mobile home at a sale under this Act shall pay to the county collector, prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase, a fee of $20 for each item purchased. A like sum shall be paid for each year that all or a portion of subsequent taxes are paid by the tax purchaser and posted to the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record where the underlying certificate of purchase is recorded.
    (b) The amount paid prior to issuance of the certificate of purchase pursuant to subsection (a) shall be included in the purchase price of the mobile home in the certificate of purchase and all amounts paid under this Section shall be included in the amount required to redeem under Section 300. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of Section 240, all money received under subsection (a) shall be paid by the collector to the county treasurer of the county in which the mobile home is situated, for the purpose of an indemnity fund. The county treasurer, as trustee of that fund, shall invest all of that fund, principal and income, in his or her hands from time to time, if not immediately required for payments of indemnities under subsection (a) of Section 245, in investments permitted by the Illinois State Board of Investment under Article 22A of the Illinois Pension Act. The county collector shall report annually to the county clerk on the condition and income of the fund. The indemnity fund shall be held to satisfy judgments obtained against the county treasurer, as trustee of the fund. No payment shall be made from the fund, except upon a judgment of the court which ordered the issuance of a tax certificate of title.
(Source: P.A. 94-412, eff. 8-2-05.)

35 ILCS 516/240

    (35 ILCS 516/240)
    Sec. 240. Amount to be retained in indemnity fund.
    (a) The county board in each county shall determine the amount of the fund to be maintained in that county, which amount shall not be less than $50,000 and shall not be greater than $1,000,000 in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants. Any moneys accumulated by the county treasurer in excess of the amount so established, as trustee of the fund, shall be paid by him or her annually to the general fund of the county.
    (b) In counties in which a Tort Liability Fund is established, all sums of money received under subsection (a) of Section 235 may be deposited in the general fund of the county for general county governmental purposes, if the county board provides by ordinance that the indemnity required by this Section shall be provided by the Tort Liability Fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/245

    (35 ILCS 516/245)
    Sec. 245. Payments from Indemnity Fund.
    (a) Any owner of a mobile home sold under any provision of this Act who sustains loss or damage by reason of the issuance of a tax certificate of title under Section 360 or 400 and who is barred or is in any way precluded from bringing an action for the recovery of the mobile home shall have the right to indemnity for the loss or damage sustained, limited as follows:
        (1) An owner who resided in a mobile home on the last
    
day of the period of redemption and who is equitably entitled to compensation for the loss or damage sustained has the right to indemnity. An equitable indemnity award shall be limited to the fair cash value of the mobile home as of the date the tax certificate of title was issued less any liens on the mobile home, and the award will not exceed $99,000. The court shall liberally construe this equitable entitlement standard to provide compensation wherever, in the discretion of the court, the equities warrant the action.
        An owner of a mobile home who requests an award in
    
excess of $99,000 must prove that the loss of his or her mobile home was not attributable to his or her own fault or negligence before an award in excess of $99,000 will be granted.
        (2) An owner who sustains the loss or damage of any
    
mobile home occasioned by reason of the issuance of a tax certificate of title, without fault or negligence of his or her own, has the right to indemnity limited to the fair cash value of the mobile home less any liens on the mobile home. In determining the existence of fault or negligence, the court shall consider whether the owner exercised ordinary reasonable diligence under all of the relevant circumstances.
        (3) In determining the fair cash value of a mobile
    
home less any liens on the mobile home, the fair cash value shall be reduced by the principal amount of all taxes paid by the tax purchaser or his or her assignee before the issuance of the tax certificate of title.
        (4) If an award made under paragraph (1) or (2) is
    
subject to a reduction by the amount of an outstanding lien on the mobile home, other than the principal amount of all taxes paid by the tax purchaser or his or her assignee before the issuance of the tax certificate of title and the petitioner would be personally liable to the lienholder for all or part of that reduction amount, the court shall order an additional indemnity award to be paid directly to the lienholder sufficient to discharge the petitioner's personal liability. The court, in its discretion, may order the joinder of the lienholder as an additional party to the indemnity action.
    (b) Indemnity fund; subrogation.
        (1) Any person claiming indemnity hereunder shall
    
petition the court which ordered the tax certificate of title to issue, shall name the county treasurer, as trustee of the indemnity fund, as defendant to the petition, and shall ask that judgment be entered against the county treasurer, as trustee, in the amount of the indemnity sought. The provisions of the Civil Practice Law shall apply to proceedings under the petition, except that neither the petitioner nor county treasurer shall be entitled to trial by jury on the issues presented in the petition. The court shall liberally construe this Section to provide compensation wherever in the discretion of the Court the equities warrant such action.
        (2) The county treasurer, as trustee of the indemnity
    
fund, shall be subrogated to all parties in whose favor judgment may be rendered against him or her, and by third party complaint may bring in as a defendant any person, other than the tax certificate of title grantee and its successors in title, not a party to the action who is or may be liable to him or her, as subrogee, for all or part of the petitioner's claim against him or her.
    (c) Any contract involving the proceeds of a judgment for indemnity under this Section, between the tax certificate of title grantee or its successors in title and the indemnity petitioner or his or her successors, shall be in writing. In any action brought under this Section, the Collector shall be entitled to discovery regarding, but not limited to, the following:
        (1) the identity of all persons beneficially
    
interested in the contract, directly or indirectly, including at least the following information: the names and addresses of any natural persons; the place of incorporation of any corporation and the names and addresses of its shareholders unless it is publicly held; the names and addresses of all general and limited partners of any partnership; the names and addresses of all persons having an ownership interest in any entity doing business under an assumed name, and the county in which the assumed business name is registered; and the nature and extent of the interest in the contract of each person identified;
        (2) the time period during which the contract was
    
negotiated and agreed upon, from the date of the first direct or indirect contact between any of the contracting parties to the date of its execution;
        (3) the name and address of each natural person who
    
took part in negotiating the contract, and the identity and relationship of the party that the person represented in the negotiations; and
        (4) the existence of an agreement for payment of
    
attorney's fees by or on behalf of each party.
    Any information disclosed during discovery may be subject to protective order as deemed appropriate by the court. The terms of the contract shall not be used as evidence of value.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/250

    (35 ILCS 516/250)
    Sec. 250. Indemnity fund fraud.
    (a) A person commits the offense of indemnity fund fraud when that person knowingly:
        (1) offers or agrees to become a party to, or to
    
acquire an interest in, a contract involving the proceeds of a judgment for indemnity under Section 245 before the end of the period of redemption from the tax sale to which the judgment relates;
        (2) fraudulently induces a party to forego bringing
    
an action for the recovery of the mobile home;
        (3) makes a deceptive misrepresentation during the
    
course of negotiating an agreement under subsection (c) of Section 245; or
        (4) conspires to violate any of the provisions of
    
this subsection.
    (b) Commission of any one act described in subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. Commission of more than one act described in subsection (a) during a single course of conduct is a Class 4 felony. A second or subsequent conviction for violation of any portion of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
    (c) The State's Attorney of the county in which a judgment for indemnity under Section 245 is entered may bring a civil action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois against a person who violates paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a). Upon a finding of liability in the action the court shall enter judgment in favor of the People in a sum equal to 3 times the amount of the judgment for indemnity, together with costs of the action and reasonable attorney's fees. The proceeds of any judgment under this subsection shall be paid into the general fund of the county.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/255

    (35 ILCS 516/255)
    Sec. 255. Sales in error.
    (a) When, upon application of the county collector, the owner of the certificate of purchase, or a municipality that owns or has owned the mobile home ordered sold, it appears to the satisfaction of the court that ordered the mobile home sold that any of the following subsections are applicable, the court shall declare the sale to be a sale in error:
        (1) the mobile home was not subject to taxation,
        (1.5) the mobile home has been moved to a different
    
location,
        (2) the taxes had been paid prior to the sale of the
    
mobile home,
        (3) there is a double computation of the tax,
        (4) the description is void for uncertainty,
        (5) the assessor, chief county assessment officer,
    
board of review, board of appeals, or other county official has made an error (other than an error of judgment as to the value of any mobile home),
        (5.5) the owner of the mobile home had tendered
    
timely and full payment to the county collector that the owner reasonably believed was due and owing on the mobile home, and the county collector did not apply the payment to the mobile home; provided that this provision applies only to mobile home owners, not their agents or third-party payors,
        (6) prior to the tax sale a voluntary or involuntary
    
petition has been filed by or against the legal or beneficial owner of the mobile home requesting relief under the provisions of 11 U.S.C. Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13, or
        (7) the mobile home is owned by the United States,
    
the State of Illinois, a municipality, or a taxing district.
    (b) When, upon application of the owner of the certificate of purchase only, it appears to the satisfaction of the court that ordered the mobile home sold that any of the following subsections are applicable, the court shall declare the sale to be a sale in error:
        (1) A voluntary or involuntary petition under the
    
provisions of 11 U.S.C. Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 has been filed subsequent to the tax sale and prior to the issuance of the tax certificate of title.
        (2) The mobile home sold has been substantially
    
destroyed or rendered uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for occupancy subsequent to the tax sale and prior to the issuance of the tax certificate of title.
    (c) When the county collector discovers, prior to the expiration of the period of redemption, that a tax sale should not have occurred for one or more of the reasons set forth in subdivision (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(6), or (a)(7) of this Section, the county collector shall notify the last known owner of the certificate of purchase by certified and regular mail, or other means reasonably calculated to provide actual notice, that the county collector intends to declare an administrative sale in error and of the reasons therefor, including documentation sufficient to establish the reason why the sale should not have occurred. The owner of the certificate of purchase may object in writing within 28 days after the date of the mailing by the county collector. If an objection is filed, the county collector shall not administratively declare a sale in error, but may apply to the circuit court for a sale in error as provided in subsection (a) of this Section. Thirty days following the receipt of notice by the last known owner of the certificate of purchase, or within a reasonable time thereafter, the county collector shall make a written declaration, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that the taxes were sold in error and shall deliver a copy thereof to the county clerk within 30 days after the date the declaration is made for entry in the tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section. The county collector shall promptly notify the last known owner of the certificate of purchase of the declaration by regular mail and shall promptly pay the amount of the tax sale, together with interest and costs as provided in Sections 260 through 280, upon surrender of the original certificate of purchase.
    (d) If a sale is declared to be a sale in error, the county clerk shall make entry in the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record, that the mobile home was erroneously sold, and the county collector shall, on demand of the owner of the certificate of purchase, refund the amount paid, pay any interest and costs as may be ordered under Sections 260 through 280, and cancel the certificate so far as it relates to the mobile home. The county collector shall deduct from the accounts of the appropriate taxing bodies their pro rata amounts paid.
(Source: P.A. 98-949, eff. 8-15-14.)

35 ILCS 516/260

    (35 ILCS 516/260)
    Sec. 260. Interest on refund.
    (a) In those cases which arise solely under grounds set forth in Section 255 or 395, and in no other cases, the court which orders a sale in error shall also award interest on the refund of the amount paid for the certificate of purchase, together with all costs paid by the owner of the certificate of purchase or his or her assignor which were posted to the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record, except as otherwise provided in this Section. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, interest shall be awarded and paid at the rate of 1% per month from the date of sale to the date of payment to the tax purchaser, or in an amount equivalent to the penalty interest which would be recovered on a redemption at the time of payment pursuant to the order for sale in error, whichever is less.
    (b) Interest on the refund to the owner of the certificate of purchase shall not be paid (i) in any case in which the mobile home sold has been substantially destroyed or rendered uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for occupancy, (ii) when the sale in error is made pursuant to Section 395, or (iii) in any other case where the court determines that the tax purchaser had actual knowledge prior to the sale of the grounds on which the sale is declared to be erroneous.
    (c) When the county collector files a petition for sale in error under Section 255 and mails a notice thereof by certified or registered mail to the tax purchaser, any interest otherwise payable under this Section shall cease to accrue as of the date the petition is filed, unless the tax purchaser agrees to an order for sale in error upon the presentation of the petition to the court. Notices under this subsection may be mailed to the original owner of the certificate of purchase, or to the latest assignee, if known. When the owner of the certificate of purchase contests the collector's petition solely to determine whether the grounds for sale in error are such as to support a claim for interest, the court may direct that the principal amount of the refund be paid to the owner of the certificate of purchase forthwith. If the court thereafter determines that a claim for interest lies under this Section, it shall award such interest from the date of sale to the date the principal amount was paid. If the owner of the certificate of purchase files an objection to the county collector's intention to declare an administrative sale in error, as provided under subsection (c) of Section 255, and, thereafter, the county collector elects to apply to the circuit court for a sale in error under subsection (a) of Section 255, then, if the circuit court grants the county collector's application for a sale in error, the court may not award interest to the owner of the certificate of purchase for the period after the mailing date of the county collector's notice of intention to declare an administrative sale in error.
(Source: P.A. 98-949, eff. 8-15-14.)

35 ILCS 516/265

    (35 ILCS 516/265)
    Sec. 265. Refund of other taxes paid by holder of certificate of purchase. The court which orders a sale in error shall order the refund of all other taxes paid by the owner of the certificate of purchase or his or her assignor which were validly posted to the tax judgment, sale redemption and forfeiture record subsequent to the tax sale, together with interest on the other taxes under the same terms as interest is otherwise payable under Section 260. The interest under this Section shall be calculated at the rate of 1% per month from the date the other taxes were paid and not from the date of sale. The collector shall take credit in settlement of his or her accounts for the refund of the other taxes as in other cases of sale in error under Section 255.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/270

    (35 ILCS 516/270)
    Sec. 270. Orders for payment of interest. The county treasurer may determine in his or her discretion whether payment of interest and costs shall be made as provided in Section 275, 280, or 285. If the treasurer determines not to make payment as provided in those Sections, the treasurer shall pay any interest or costs awarded under this Section pro rata from those accounts where the principal refund of the tax sale purchase price under Section 275 is taken.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/275

    (35 ILCS 516/275)
    Sec. 275. Fund for payment of interest. In counties of under 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may impose a fee of up to $10, which shall be paid to the county collector, upon each person purchasing any mobile home at a sale held under this Act, prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase. That amount shall be included in the price paid for the certificate of purchase and the amount required to redeem under Section 300.
    All sums of money received under this Section shall be paid by the collector to the county treasurer of the county in which the mobile home is situated for deposit into a special fund. It shall be the duty of the county treasurer, as trustee of the fund, to invest the principal and income of the fund from time to time, if not immediately required for payments under this Section, in investments as are authorized by Sections 3-10009 and 3-11002 of the Counties Code. The fund shall be held to satisfy orders for payment of interest and costs obtained against the county treasurer as trustee of the fund. No payment shall be made from the fund except by order of the court declaring a sale in error under Section 255. Any moneys accumulated in the fund by the county treasurer in excess of (i) $100,000 in counties with 250,000 or less inhabitants or (ii) $500,000 in counties with more than 250,000 inhabitants shall be paid each year prior to the commencement of the annual tax sale, first to satisfy any existing unpaid judgments entered pursuant to Section 235, and any funds remaining thereafter shall be paid to the general fund of the county.
(Source: P.A. 94-362, eff. 7-29-05.)

35 ILCS 516/280

    (35 ILCS 516/280)
    Sec. 280. Claims for interest and costs. Any person claiming interest or costs under Sections 260 through 275 shall include the claim in his or her petition for sale in error under Section 255. Any claim for interest or costs which is not included in the petition is waived, except interest or costs may be awarded to the extent permitted by this Section upon a sale in error petition filed by the county collector, without requiring a separate filing by the claimant. Any order for interest or costs upon the petition for sale in error shall be deemed to be entered against the county treasurer as trustee of the fund created by Section 275. The fund shall be the sole source for payment and satisfaction of orders for interest or costs, except as otherwise provided in this Section. If the court determines that the fund has been depleted and will not be restored in time to pay an award with reasonable promptness, the court may authorize the collector to pay the interest portion of the award pro rata from those accounts where the principal refund of the tax sale purchase price under Section 255 is taken.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/285

    (35 ILCS 516/285)
    Sec. 285. Recovery of amount of tax paid by purchaser at erroneous sale. In addition to all other remedies, when the purchaser or assignee of a certificate of purchase that has been declared an erroneous sale, has paid any tax upon the mobile home sold, which was not paid by the owner of the mobile home and was not refunded to the tax purchaser or assignee by the county, the purchaser or assignee may recover from the owner the amount he or she paid, with 10% interest, as money paid for the owner's use.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 7

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 7 heading)
Division 7. Redemption procedures and notice requirements

35 ILCS 516/290

    (35 ILCS 516/290)
    Sec. 290. Right of redemption.
    (a) Mobile homes sold under this Act may be redeemed only by those persons having a right of redemption as defined in this Section and only in accordance with this Act.
    A right to redeem a mobile home from any sale under this Act shall exist in any owner or person interested in that mobile home whether or not the interest in the mobile home sold is recorded or filed. Any redemption shall be presumed to have been made by or on behalf of the owners and persons interested in the mobile home and shall inure to the benefit of the persons having the certificate of title to the mobile home redeemed, subject to the right of the person making the redemption to be reimbursed by the persons benefited.
    (b) Any person who desires to redeem and does not desire to contest the validity of a petition for tax certificate of title may redeem pursuant to this Section and related Sections of this Act without submitting a written protest under Section 21-380.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/295

    (35 ILCS 516/295)
    Sec. 295. Period of redemption. Mobile homes sold under this Act may be redeemed on or before the expiration of 2 years and 6 months from the date of sale. If, however, the court that ordered the mobile home sold, upon the verified petition of the holder of the certificate of purchase brought within 4 months from the date of sale, finds and declares that the mobile home is abandoned, then the court may order that the mobile home may be redeemed at any time on or before the expiration of 1 year from the date of sale. Notice of the hearing on a petition to declare the mobile home abandoned shall be given to the owner or owners of the mobile home and to the person in whose name the taxes were last assessed, by certified or registered mail sent to their last known addresses at least 5 days before the date of the hearing.
    If the period of redemption has been extended by the certificate holder as provided in Section 330, the mobile home may be redeemed on or before the extended redemption date.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/300

    (35 ILCS 516/300)
    Sec. 300. Amount of redemption. Any person desiring to redeem shall deposit an amount specified in this Section with the county clerk of the county in which the mobile home is situated, in legal money of the United States, or by cashier's check, certified check, post office money order or money order, issued by a financial institution insured by an agency or instrumentality of the United States, payable to the county clerk of the proper county. The deposit shall be deemed timely only if actually received in person at the county clerk's office prior to the close of business as defined in Section 3-2007 of the Counties Code on or before the expiration of the period of redemption or by United States mail with a post office cancellation mark dated not less than one day prior to the expiration of the period of redemption. The deposit shall be in an amount equal to the total of the following:
        (a) the certificate amount, which shall include all
    
tax principal, interest, and penalties paid by the tax purchaser together with costs and fees of sale and fees paid under Sections 235 and 260 through 280;
        (b) the accrued penalty, computed through the date of
    
redemption as a percentage of the certificate amount, as follows:
            (1) if the redemption occurs on or before the
        
expiration of 6 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times the penalty bid at sale;
            (2) if the redemption occurs after 6 months from
        
the date of sale, and on or before the expiration of 12 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 2 times the penalty bid at sale;
            (3) if the redemption occurs after 12 months from
        
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 18 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 3 times the penalty bid at sale;
            (4) if the redemption occurs after 18 months from
        
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 24 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 4 times the penalty bid at sale;
            (5) if the redemption occurs after 24 months from
        
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 30 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 5 times the penalty bid at sale;
            (6) if the redemption occurs after 30 months from
        
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 36 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 6 times the penalty bid at sale.
        (c) The total of all taxes, accrued interest on those
    
taxes, and costs charged in connection with the payment of those taxes, which have been paid by the tax certificate holder on or after the date those taxes became delinquent together with 12% penalty on each amount so paid for each year or portion thereof intervening between the date of that payment and the date of redemption. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, however, a tax certificate holder may not pay the subsequent tax for any year, nor shall any tender of such a payment be accepted, until the subsequent tax has become delinquent or until after the holder of the certificate of purchase has filed a petition for a tax certificate of title under Section 390. The person redeeming shall also pay the amount of interest charged on the subsequent tax and paid as a penalty by the tax certificate holder.
        (d) Any amount paid to redeem a forfeiture occurring
    
subsequent to the tax sale together with 12% penalty thereon for each year or portion thereof intervening between the date of the forfeiture redemption and the date of redemption from the sale.
        (e) Any amount paid by the certificate holder for
    
redemption of a subsequently occurring tax sale.
        (f) All fees paid to the county clerk under Section
    
22-5.
        (g) All fees paid to the circuit clerk and the
    
sheriff or coroner in connection with the filing of the petition for tax certificate of title and service of notices under Sections 375 through 390 and 400 in addition to (1) a fee of $35 if a petition for tax certificate of title has been filed, which fee shall be posted to the tax judgement, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record, to be paid to the purchaser or his or her assignee; (2) a fee of $4 if a notice under Section 365 has been filed, which fee shall be posted to the tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record, to be paid to the purchaser or his or her assignee; and (3) all costs paid to record a lis pendens notice in connection with filing a petition under this Act. The fees in (1) and (2) of this paragraph (g) shall be exempt from the posting requirements of Section 305.
        (h) All fees paid for publication of notice of the
    
tax sale in accordance with Section 380.
        (i) All sums paid to any city, village or
    
incorporated town for reimbursement under Section 395.
        (j) All costs and expenses of receivership under
    
Section 350, to the extent that these costs and expenses exceed any income from the mobile home in question, if the costs and expenditures have been approved by the court appointing the receiver and a certified copy of the order or approval is filed and posted by the certificate holder with the county clerk. Only actual costs expended may be posted on the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/305

    (35 ILCS 516/305)
    Sec. 305. Posting requirements. Except as otherwise provided in Section 300, the county clerk shall not be required to include amounts described in paragraphs (c) through (j) of Section 300 in the payment for redemption or the amount received for redemption, nor shall payment thereof be a charge on the mobile home sold for taxes, unless the tax certificate holder has filed and posted with the county clerk prior to redemption and in any event not less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the period of redemption or extended period of redemption an official, original or duplicate receipt for payment of those fees, costs, and expenses permitted under paragraphs (c) through (j) of Section 300.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/310

    (35 ILCS 516/310)
    Sec. 310. Deficiency judgment. If the sold mobile home is not redeemed, a deficiency judgment shall not be taken on account of the receivership proceedings against the owner or owners of the mobile home. In the event that income to the receiver exceeds expenditures, net income is to be deposited with the clerk of the court ordering the tax sale and shall be distributed as determined by the court ordering the appointment of the receiver.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/315

    (35 ILCS 516/315)
    Sec. 315. Redemption of a forfeited mobile home. Except as otherwise provided in Section 320, any mobile home forfeited to the State may be redeemed or sold in the following manner:
    When a mobile home has been forfeited for delinquent taxes, the person desiring to redeem shall apply to the county clerk who shall order the county collector to receive from the person the amount of the forfeited taxes, statutory costs, interest prior to forfeiture, printer's fees due thereon and, in addition, forfeiture interest at a rate of 12% per year or fraction thereof. Upon presentation of the county clerk's order to the county collector, the collector shall receive the amount due on account of forfeited taxes and give the person duplicate receipts, setting forth a description of the mobile home and amount received. One of the receipts shall be countersigned by the county clerk and, when so countersigned, shall be evidence of the redemption of the mobile home. The receipt shall not be valid until it is countersigned by the county clerk. The other receipt shall be filed by the county clerk in his or her office, and the clerk shall make a proper entry of the redemption of the mobile home on the appropriate books in his or her office and charge the amount of the redemption to the county collector.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/320

    (35 ILCS 516/320)
    Sec. 320. Partial redemption of forfeited mobile homes. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, when forfeited taxes on a mobile home remain unpaid for one or more years, it is permissible to pay to the county or township collector, one or more full years of back or forfeited taxes, interest prior to forfeiture, statutory costs, printers' fees, and forfeiture interest or penalties, attaching thereto beginning with the earliest year for which the taxes are unpaid. In no case shall payment on account of a designated years' taxes be accepted unless the sums due for prior years have first been paid or are tendered at the same time.
    Any person seeking to make payments under this Section shall notify the county clerk of his or her intention in person or by agent or in writing. If notice is given while the collector has possession of the collector's books, the county clerk shall prepare an addendum to be presented to the collector and attached, by the collector, to the collector's books on which the description of the mobile home involved appears, which addendum shall become a part of the collector's books. If notice is given after the tax sale, but before receipt by the county collector of the current collector's books, the county clerk shall prepare an addendum and attach it to the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption, and Forfeiture record, on which the mobile home involved appears, which addendum shall become a part of that record.
    The addendum shall show separately, for the year or years to be paid, (a) the amount of back or forfeited taxes, (b) interest prior to forfeiture, (c) statutory costs and printers' fees, and (d) forfeiture interest or penalties attaching thereto. The county clerk shall, at the same time, order the county or town collector to receive from the person the amount due on account of the taxes, for the year or years determined as provided above, of the back or forfeited taxes, interest prior to forfeiture, statutory costs, printers' fees, and forfeiture interest or penalties to date attaching to the back or forfeited taxes.
    Upon presentation of the order from the county clerk, and receipt of the addendum if the books are in the collector's possession, the collector shall receive the sum tendered on account of the taxes for the year or years designated, and make out duplicate receipts therefor. The receipts shall set forth a description of the mobile home, the year or years paid, and the total amount received. One copy of the receipt shall be given the person making payment and, when countersigned by the county clerk, shall be evidence of the payment therein set forth. The second copy shall be filed by the county clerk in his or her office.
    If the collector's books are in the collector's possession, he or she shall enter the payment on the current collector's books or addendum, and he or she shall also enter any unpaid balance on the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture record at the proper time.
    After the tax sale and before receipt by the county collector of the current collector's books, the county clerk shall make a proper entry on the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture record, and shall charge the county collector with the sum received. The county clerk shall also enter any unpaid balance on the county collector's books at the proper time.
    The county collector shall distribute all sums received as required by law.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/325

    (35 ILCS 516/325)
    Sec. 325. Redemption under protest. Any person redeeming under this Section at a time subsequent to the filing of a petition under Section 390 or 360, who desires to preserve his or her right to defend against the petition for a tax certificate of title, shall accompany the deposit for redemption with a writing substantially in the following form:
Redemption Under Protest
Tax Deed Case No. ............................................
Vol. No. .....................................................
Mobile Home Vehicle Identification No.
    (or other unique description).............................
Original Amount of Tax $......................................
Amount Deposited for Redemption $.............................
Name of Petitioner............................................
Tax Year Included in Judgment.................................
Date of Sale..................................................
Expiration Date of the Period of Redemption...................
To the county clerk of ........ County:
    This redemption is made under protest for the following reasons: (here set forth and specify the grounds relied upon for the objection)
Name of party redeeming.......................................
Address.......................................................
    Any grounds for the objection not specified at the time of the redemption under protest shall not be considered by the court. The specified grounds for the objections shall be limited to those defenses as would provide sufficient basis to deny entry of an order for issuance of a tax certificate of title. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize or revive any objection to the tax sale or underlying taxes which was estopped by entry of the order for sale as set forth in Section 420.
    The person protesting shall present to the county clerk 3 copies of the written protest signed by himself or herself. The clerk shall write or stamp the date of receipt upon the copies and sign them. He or she shall retain one of the copies, another he or she shall deliver to the person making the redemption, who shall file the copy with the clerk of the court in which the tax certificate of title petition is pending, and the third he or she shall forward to the petitioner named therein.
    The county clerk shall enter the redemption as provided in Section 165 and shall note the redemption under protest. The redemption money so deposited shall not be distributed to the holder of the certificate of purchase but shall be retained by the county clerk pending disposition of the petition filed under Section 390.
    Redemption under protest constitutes the appearance of the person protesting in the proceedings under Sections 390 through 412 and that person shall present a defense to the petition for tax certificate of title at the time which the court directs. Failure to appear and defend shall constitute a waiver of the protest and the court shall order the redemption money distributed to the holder of the certificate of purchase upon surrender of that certificate and shall dismiss the proceedings.
    When the party redeeming appears and presents a defense, the court shall hear and determine the matter. If the defense is not sustained, the court shall order the protest stricken and direct the county clerk to distribute the redemption money upon surrender of the certificate of purchase and shall order the party redeeming to pay the petitioner reasonable expenses, actually incurred, including the cost of withheld redemption money, together with a reasonable attorney's fee. Upon a finding sustaining the protest in whole or in part, the court may declare the sale to be a sale in error under Section 255 or Section 405, and shall direct the county clerk to return all or part of the redemption money or deposit to the party redeeming.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/330

    (35 ILCS 516/330)
    Sec. 330. Extension of period of redemption. The purchaser or his or her assignee of a mobile home sold for nonpayment of taxes may extend the period of redemption at any time before the expiration of the original period of redemption, or thereafter prior to the expiration of any extended period of redemption, for a period which will expire not later than 3 years from the date of sale, by filing with the county clerk of the county in which the mobile home is located a written notice to that effect describing the mobile home, stating the date of the sale and specifying the extended period of redemption. If prior to the expiration of the period of redemption or extended period of redemption a petition for tax certificate of title has been filed under Section 390, upon application of the petitioner, the court shall allow the purchaser or his or her assignee to extend the period of redemption after expiration of the original period or any extended period of redemption, provided that any extension allowed will expire not later than 3 years from the date of sale. If the period of redemption is extended, the purchaser or his or her assignee must give the notices provided for in Section 370 at the specified times prior to the expiration of the extended period of redemption by causing a sheriff (or if he or she is disqualified, a coroner) of the county in which the mobile home, or any part thereof, is located to serve the notices as provided in Sections 375 and 380. The notices may also be served as provided in Sections 375 and 380 by a special process server.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/335

    (35 ILCS 516/335)
    Sec. 335. Effect of receipt of redemption money, forfeiture, withdrawal, or return of certificate. The receipt of the redemption money on any mobile home by any purchaser or assignee, on account of any forfeiture or withdrawal, or the return of the certificate of purchase, withdrawal or forfeiture for cancellation, shall operate as a release of the claim to the mobile home under, or by virtue of, the purchase, withdrawal, or forfeiture.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/340

    (35 ILCS 516/340)
    Sec. 340. County clerk to pay successor redemption money collected. At the expiration of his or her term of office, the county clerk shall pay over to the successor in office all moneys in his or her hands received for redemption from sale for taxes on a mobile home.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/345

    (35 ILCS 516/345)
    Sec. 345. Notice of order setting aside redemption. The order shall provide that any person who was entitled to redeem may pay to the county clerk within 30 days after the entry of the order the amount necessary to redeem the mobile home from the sale as of the last day of the period of redemption. The county clerk shall make an entry in the annual tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record reflecting the entry of the order and shall immediately upon request provide an estimate of the amount required to effect a redemption as of the last date of the period of redemption. If the amount is paid within 30 days after entry of the order, then the court shall enter an order declaring the taxes to be paid as if the mobile home had been redeemed within the time required by law and dismissing the petition for tax certificate of title. A tax certificate of title shall not be issued within the 30-day period. Upon surrender of the certificate of purchase, the county clerk shall distribute the funds deposited as if a timely redemption had been made.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 8

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 8 heading)
Division 8. Other procedures

35 ILCS 516/350

    (35 ILCS 516/350)
    Sec. 350. Waste; appointment of receiver. After any sale of mobile homes under this Act and until a tax certificate of title has been issued or until redemption has been made, no waste shall be committed on any of the mobile homes involved. The court which ordered the mobile home to be sold may, upon verified petition of the holder of the certificate of purchase, take such action as the court deems necessary and desirable to prevent the commission of waste.
    If the mobile home sold is abandoned or if any mobile home park owner, municipality or other local governmental body has legal action pending because the mobile home violates local building, housing, or fire ordinances, or mobile home park rules and regulations, or because the taxes on the mobile home are delinquent for 2 or more years, the court which ordered the mobile home to be sold may, upon verified petition of the holder of the certificate of purchase, enter an order for appointment of a receiver. Notice of the hearing for appointment of the receiver shall be given to the owner or owners of the mobile home and to the person in whose name the taxes were last assessed, by certified or registered mail sent to their last known addresses, at least 5 days prior to the date of the hearing.
    The receiver may take only that action, subject to court approval, as is necessary for the preservation of the mobile home or is necessary to correct conditions at the mobile home that fail to conform to minimum standards of health and safety, as set forth in local ordinances or mobile home park rules and regulations. If a receiver is appointed, all costs and expenses advanced by the receiver shall be repaid as provided for in Section 300 before any redemption is considered complete. The receiver shall be discharged upon redemption from the tax sale or upon entry of an order directing issuance of a tax certificate of title. Nothing herein contained is intended to prevent a court from appointing the holder of the certificate of purchase as receiver. The holder of the certificate of purchase shall be made a party to any action or proceeding to demolish or destroy a mobile home where the mobile home has been sold for failure to pay taxes and the period of redemption has not expired.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/355

    (35 ILCS 516/355)
    Sec. 355. Action for collection of taxes. The county board may, at any time after final judgment and order of sale against a delinquent mobile home under Section 120, institute a civil action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois in the circuit court for the whole amount due for taxes on the delinquent or forfeited mobile home. Any county, city, village, incorporated town, school district or other municipal corporation to which any tax is due, may, at any time after final judgment under Section 120, institute a civil action in its own name, in the circuit court, for the amount of the tax due to it on the delinquent or forfeited mobile home, and prosecute the same to final judgment. On the sale of any mobile home following judgment in the civil action, the county, city, village, incorporated town, school district or other municipal corporation, interested in the collection of the tax, may become purchaser at the sale. If the mobile home so sold is not redeemed the purchaser may acquire, hold, sell or dispose of the title thereto, the same as individuals may do under the laws of this State. In any action for delinquent or forfeited taxes, the fact that the mobile home was assessed to a person shall be prima facie evidence that the person was the owner thereof, and was liable for the taxes for the year or years for which the assessment was made. That fact may be proved by the introduction in evidence of the proper assessment book or roll, or other competent proof. Any judgment rendered for delinquent or forfeited taxes under this Section shall include the costs of the action and reasonable attorney's fees.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/360

    (35 ILCS 516/360)
    Sec. 360. Tax foreclosure proceedings. In tax foreclosure proceedings, the purchaser or assignee shall file a petition for a certificate of title in the proceeding in which the foreclosure order was entered. Notice of the filing of the petition and of the hearing on the petition shall be given in conformity with rule or practice of court in regard to motions as in other civil actions.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 9

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 9 heading)
Division 9. Tax certificates of title and procedures

35 ILCS 516/365

    (35 ILCS 516/365)
    Sec. 365. Notice of sale and redemption rights. In order to be entitled to a tax certificate of title, within 4 months and 15 days after any sale held under this Act, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall deliver to the county clerk a notice to be given to the party in whose name the taxes are last assessed as shown by the most recent tax collector's warrant books, in at least 10 point type in the following form completely filled in:
TAKE NOTICE
    County of ................................................
    Date Premises Sold .......................................
    Certificate No. ..........................................
    Sold for Taxes of (year) .................................
    Warrant No. ............... Inst. No. .................
THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR
DELINQUENT TAXES
Property located at ..........................................
Mobile Home Vehicle Identification No. (or other unique description) .
..............................................................
..............................................................
    This notice is to advise you that the above mobile home has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on .
    This notice is also to advise you that a petition will be filed for a tax certificate of title which will transfer certificate of title and the right to possession of this mobile home if redemption is not made on or before .
    At the date of this notice the total amount which you must pay in order to redeem the above mobile home is .
YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO
PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY
    Redemption can be made at any time on or before .... by applying to the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois at the County Court House in ...., Illinois.
    The above amount is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. Payment must be made by certified check, cashier's check, money order, or in cash.
    For further information contact the County Clerk.
...............................
Purchaser or Assignee
    Dated (insert date).
 
    Within 10 days after receipt of said notice, the county clerk shall mail to the addresses supplied by the purchaser or assignee, by registered or certified mail, copies of said notice to the party in whose name the taxes are last assessed as shown by the most recent tax collector's warrant books. The purchaser or assignee shall pay to the clerk postage plus the sum of $10. The clerk shall write or stamp the date of receiving the notices upon the copies of the notices, and retain one copy.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/370

    (35 ILCS 516/370)
    Sec. 370. Notice of expiration of period of redemption. A purchaser or assignee shall not be entitled to a tax certificate of title to the mobile home sold unless, not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months prior to the expiration of the period of redemption, he or she gives notice of the sale and the date of expiration of the period of redemption to the owners, occupants, and parties interested in the mobile home as provided below.
    The Notice to be given to the parties shall be in at least 10 point type in the following form completely filled in:
TAX DEED NO. .................... FILED ....................
TAKE NOTICE
    County of ................................................
    Date Premises Sold .......................................
    Certificate No. .........................................
    Sold for Taxes of (year) .................................
    Warrant No. ................ Inst. No. .................
THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR
DELINQUENT TAXES
Property located at ..........................................
Mobile Home Vehicle Identification No. (or other unique description) .
..............................................................
..............................................................
    This notice is to advise you that the above mobile home has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on .
..............................................................
    The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes to redeem the mobile home from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming.
    This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax certificate of title which will transfer certificate of title and the right to possession of this mobile home if redemption is not made on or before .
    This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in ...., Illinois on .....
    You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.
YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY
TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY
    Redemption can be made at any time on or before .... by applying to the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois at the County Court House in ...., Illinois.
    For further information contact the County Clerk.
..........................
Purchaser or Assignee.
(Source: P.A. 100-296, eff. 8-24-17.)

35 ILCS 516/375

    (35 ILCS 516/375)
    Sec. 375. Service of notice. The purchaser or his or her assignee shall give the notice required by Section 370 by causing it to be published in a newspaper as set forth in Section 380. In addition, the notice shall be served by a process server or sheriff (or if he or she is disqualified, by a coroner) of the county in which the mobile home is located upon owners who reside in the mobile home sold by leaving a copy of the notice with those owners personally.
    The same form of notice shall also be served upon all other owners and parties interested in the mobile home, if upon diligent inquiry they can be found in the county, and upon the occupants of the mobile home in the following manner:
        (a) as to individuals, by (1) leaving a copy of the
    
notice with the person personally or (2) by leaving a copy at his or her usual place of residence with a person of the family, of the age of 13 years or more, and informing that person of its contents. The person making the service shall cause a copy of the notice to be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to that party at his or her usual place of residence;
        (b) as to public and private corporations, municipal,
    
governmental and quasi-municipal corporations, partnerships, receivers and trustees of corporations, by leaving a copy of the notice with the person designated by the Civil Practice Law.
    When a party interested in the mobile home is a trustee, notice served upon the trustee shall be deemed to have been served upon any beneficiary or note holder thereunder unless the holder of the note is disclosed of record.
    When a judgment is a lien upon the mobile home sold, the holder of the lien shall be served with notice if the name of the judgment debtor as shown in the transcript, certified copy or memorandum of judgment filed of record is identical, as to given name and surname, with the name of the party interested as it appears of record.
    If any owner or party interested, upon diligent inquiry and effort, cannot be found or served with notice in the county as provided in this Section, and the person in actual occupancy and possession is tenant to, or in possession under the owners or the parties interested in the mobile home, then service of notice upon the tenant, occupant or person in possession shall be deemed service upon the owners or parties interested.
    If any owner or party interested, upon diligent inquiry and effort cannot be found or served with notice in the county, then the person making the service shall cause a copy of the notice to be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to that party at his or her residence, if ascertainable.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/380

    (35 ILCS 516/380)
    Sec. 380. Proof of service of notice; publication of notice. The sheriff or coroner serving notice under Section 375 shall endorse his or her return thereon and file it with the clerk of the circuit court and it shall be a part of the court record. A special process server appointed under Section 375 shall make his or her return by affidavit and shall file it with the clerk of the circuit court, where it shall be a part of the court record. If a sheriff, special process server, or coroner to whom any notice is delivered for service, neglects or refuses to make the return, the purchaser or his or her assignee may petition the court to enter a rule requiring the sheriff, special process server, or coroner to make return of the notice on a day to be fixed by the court, or to show cause on that day why he or she should not be attached for contempt of the court. The purchaser or assignee shall cause a written notice of the rule to be served upon the sheriff, special process server, or coroner. If good and sufficient cause to excuse the sheriff, special process server, or coroner is not shown, the court shall adjudge him or her guilty of contempt, and shall proceed to punish him as in other cases of contempt.
    If the mobile home is located in a municipality in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall also publish a notice as to the owner or party interested, in some newspaper published in the municipality. If the mobile home is not in a municipality in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, or if no newspaper is published therein, the notice shall be published in some newspaper in the county. If no newspaper is published in the county, then the notice shall be published in the newspaper that is published nearest the county seat of the county in which the mobile home is located. If the owners and parties interested in the mobile home upon diligent inquiry are unknown to the purchaser or his or her assignee, the publication as to such owner or party interested, may be made to unknown owners or parties interested. Any notice by publication given under this Section shall be given 3 times at any time after filing a petition for tax certificate of title, but not less than 3 months nor more than 5 months prior to the expiration of the period of redemption. The publication shall contain (a) notice of the filing of the petition for tax certificate of title, (b) the date on which the petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a tax certificate of title issue, (c) a description of the mobile home, (d) the date upon which the mobile home was sold, (e) the taxes for which it was sold and (f) the date on which the period of redemption will expire. The publication shall not include more than one mobile home listed and sold in one description, except as provided in Section 35, and except that when more than one mobile home is owned by one person, all of the mobile homes owned by that person may be included in one notice.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/385

    (35 ILCS 516/385)
    Sec. 385. Mailed notice. In addition to the notice required to be served not less than 3 months nor more than 5 months prior to the expiration of the period of redemption, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall prepare and deliver to the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the mobile home is located, the notice provided for in this Section, together with the statutory costs for mailing the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested. The form of notice to be mailed by the clerk shall be identical in form to that provided by Section 370 for service upon owners residing in the mobile home sold, except that it shall bear the signature of the clerk and shall designate the parties to whom it is to be mailed. The clerk may furnish the form. The clerk shall promptly mail the notices delivered to him or her by certified mail, return receipt requested. The certificate of the clerk that he or she has mailed the notices, together with the return receipts, shall be filed in and made a part of the court record. The notices shall be mailed to the owners of the mobile home at their last known addresses, and to those persons who are entitled to service of notice as occupants.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/390

    (35 ILCS 516/390)
    Sec. 390. Petition for certificate of title. At any time within 6 months but not less than 3 months prior to the expiration of the redemption period for a mobile home sold pursuant to judgment and order of sale under Sections 55 through 65 or 200, the purchaser or his or her assignee may file a petition in the circuit court in the same proceeding in which the judgment and order of sale were entered, asking that the court direct the county clerk to issue a tax certificate of title if the mobile home is not redeemed from the sale. The petition shall be accompanied by the statutory filing fee.
    Notice of filing the petition and the date on which the petitioner intends to apply for an order on the petition that a certificate of title be issued if the mobile home is not redeemed shall be given to occupants, owners, and persons interested in the mobile home as part of the notice provided in Sections 370 through 385, except that only one publication is required. The county clerk shall be notified of the filing of the petition and any person owning or interested in the mobile home may, if he or she desires, appear in the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 100-296, eff. 8-24-17.)

35 ILCS 516/395

    (35 ILCS 516/395)
    Sec. 395. Reimbursement of a county or municipality before issuance of tax certificate of title. Except in any proceeding in which the tax purchaser is a county acting as trustee for taxing districts as provided in Section 35, an order for the issuance of a tax certificate of title under this Act shall not be entered affecting the title to or interest in any mobile home in which a county, city, village, or incorporated town has an interest under the police and welfare power by advancements made from public funds, until the purchaser or assignee makes reimbursement to the county, city, village, or incorporated town of the money so advanced or the county, city, village, or town waives its lien on the mobile home for the money so advanced. However, in lieu of reimbursement or waiver, the purchaser or his or her assignee may make application for and the court shall order that the tax purchase be set aside as a sale in error. A filing or appearance fee shall not be required of a county, city, village, or incorporated town seeking to enforce its claim under this Section in a tax certificate of title proceeding.
    The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly are intended to be declarative of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 98-1162, eff. 6-1-15.)

35 ILCS 516/400

    (35 ILCS 516/400)
    Sec. 400. Issuance of certificate of title; possession.
    (a) If the redemption period expires and the mobile home has not been redeemed and all taxes which became due and payable subsequent to the sale have been paid and all forfeitures and sales which occur subsequent to the sale have been redeemed and the notices required by law have been given and all advancements of public funds under the police power made by a city, village, or town under Section 395 have been paid and the petitioner has complied with all the provisions of law entitling him or her to a certificate of title, the court shall so find and shall enter an order directing the Secretary of State on the production of the certificate of purchase and a certified copy of the order, to issue to the purchaser or his or her assignee a tax certificate of title. The court shall insist on strict compliance with Sections 370 through 385. Prior to the entry of an order directing the issuance of a tax certificate of title, the petitioner shall furnish the court with a report of proceedings of the evidence received on the application for tax certificate of title and the report of proceedings shall be filed and made a part of the court record.
    (b) If taxes for years prior to the year sold remain delinquent at the time of the tax certificate of title hearing, those delinquent taxes may be merged into the tax certificate of title if the court determines that all other requirements for receiving an order directing the issuance of the tax certificate of title are fulfilled and makes a further determination under either paragraph (1) or (2).
        (1) Incomplete estimate.
            (A) The mobile home in question was purchased at
        
an annual sale; and
            (B) the statement and estimate of forfeited taxes
        
furnished by the county clerk pursuant to Section 175 failed to include all delinquent taxes as of the date of that estimate's issuance.
        (2) Vacating order.
            (A) The petitioner furnishes the court with a
        
certified copy of an order vacating a prior sale for the subject mobile home;
            (B) the order vacating the sale was entered after
        
the date of purchase for the subject taxes;
            (C) the sale in error was granted pursuant to
        
paragraphs (1), (2), or (4) of subsection (b) of Section 255 or Section 395; and
            (D) the tax purchaser who received the sale in
        
error has no affiliation, direct or indirect, with the petitioner in the present proceeding and that petitioner has signed an affidavit attesting to the lack of affiliation.
If delinquent taxes are merged into the tax certificate of title pursuant to this subsection, a declaration to that effect shall be included in the order directing issuance of the tax certificate of title. Nothing contained in this Section shall relieve any owner liable for delinquent mobile home taxes under the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act from the payment of the taxes that have been merged into the title upon issuance of the tax certificate of title.
    (c) Upon application the court shall enter an order to place the tax certificate of title grantee in possession of the mobile home and may enter orders and grant relief as may be necessary or desirable to maintain the grantee in possession.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/402

    (35 ILCS 516/402)
    Sec. 402. Mobile homes located in manufactured home community; requirements.
    (a) A person, other than a county acting as trustee for taxing districts, as provided in Section 35, who has a certificate of purchase and obtains a court order directing the issuance of a tax certificate of title under Section 400 for a mobile home located on a lot in a manufactured home community is liable for lot rent (at the prevailing rate) beginning on the date of the entry of the court order and shall either (i) qualify for tenancy in the manufactured home community in accordance with the community's normal tenant qualification and screening procedures or (ii) remove the mobile home from the lot no later than 30 days after the date of the entry of the court order.
    (b) A county acting as trustee for taxing districts, as provided in Section 35, that obtains a court order directing the issuance of a tax certificate of title to the county as trustee, under Section 400, for a mobile home located on a lot in a manufactured home community must remove the mobile home from the lot no later than 30 days after the date of the entry of the court order.
(Source: P.A. 94-358, eff. 7-29-05.)

35 ILCS 516/405

    (35 ILCS 516/405)
    Sec. 405. Tax certificate of title incontestable unless order appealed or relief petitioned. Tax certificates of title issued under Section 395 are incontestable except by appeal from the order of the court directing the county clerk to issue the tax certificate of title. However, relief from such order may be had under Section 2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure in the same manner and to the same extent as may be had under that Section with respect to final orders and judgments in other proceedings. The grounds for relief under Section 2-1401 shall be limited to:
        (1) proof that the taxes were paid prior to sale;
        (2) proof that the mobile home was exempt from
    
taxation;
        (3) proof by clear and convincing evidence that the
    
tax certificate of title had been procured by fraud or deception by the tax purchaser or his or her assignee; or
        (4) proof by a person or party holding a recorded
    
ownership or other recorded interest in the mobile home that he or she was not named as a party in the publication notice as set forth in Section 380, and that the tax purchaser or his or her assignee did not make a diligent inquiry and effort to serve that person or party with the notices required by Sections 370 through 390.
    The court hearing a petition filed under this Section or Section 2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure may concurrently hear a petition filed under Section 235 and may grant relief under either Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/410

    (35 ILCS 516/410)
    Sec. 410. Denial of certificate of title. If the court refuses to enter an order directing the Secretary of State to execute and deliver the tax certificate of title, because of the failure of the purchaser to fulfill any of the above provisions, and if the purchaser, or his or her assignee has made a bona fide attempt to comply with the statutory requirements for the issuance of the tax certificate of title, it shall order the return of the purchase price, and subsequent taxes and posted costs forthwith, as in case of sales in error, except that no interest shall be paid.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/412

    (35 ILCS 516/412)
    Sec. 412. Tax certificate of titles to convey merchantable title. This Section shall be liberally construed so that tax certificate of titles shall convey merchantable title.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/415

    (35 ILCS 516/415)
    Sec. 415. Form of certificate of title. A tax certificate of title executed by the Secretary of State vests in the grantee the certificate of title of the mobile home therein described without further acknowledgment or evidence of the conveyance. The conveyance shall be substantially in the following form:
    At a public sale of mobile homes for the nonpayment of taxes, held in the .... County, on (insert date), the following described mobile home was sold: (here place description of mobile home conveyed). The mobile home not having been redeemed from the sale, and it appearing that the holder of the certificate of purchase of the mobile home has complied with the laws of the State of Illinois necessary to entitle (insert him, her or them) to a certificate of title of the mobile home: I ...., (Secretary of State official) ...., in consideration of the mobile home and by virtue of the statutes of the State of Illinois in such cases provided, issue a certificate of title to .... for the mobile home described above.
    Dated (insert date).
Signature of ....................
(Secretary of State)
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/420

    (35 ILCS 516/420)
    Sec. 420. Certificate of title; prima facie evidence of regularity of sale.
    (a) As to the mobile home conveyed therein, tax certificates of title executed by the Secretary of State are prima facie evidence of the following facts in all controversies and suits in relation to the rights of the tax certificate of title grantee and his or her heirs or assigns:
        (1) the mobile home conveyed was subject to taxation
    
at the time the tax was charged and was listed and charged in the time and manner required by law;
        (2) the taxes were not paid at any time before the
    
sale;
        (3) the mobile home was advertised for sale in the
    
manner and for the length of time required by law;
        (4) the mobile home was sold for taxes as stated in
    
the certificate of title;
        (5) the sale was conducted in the manner required by
    
law;
        (6) the mobile home conveyed was not redeemed from
    
the sale within the time permitted by law;
        (7) the grantee in the certificate of title was the
    
purchaser or assignee of the purchaser.
    (b) Any order for the sale of a mobile home for delinquent taxes, except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall estop all parties from raising any objections to the order or to a tax certificate of title based thereon, which existed at or before the rendition of the order, and which could have been presented as a defense to the application for the order. The order itself is conclusive evidence of its regularity and validity in all collateral proceedings, except in cases where the tax was paid prior to the sale or the mobile home was exempt from taxes.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/425

    (35 ILCS 516/425)
    Sec. 425. Order of court setting aside tax certificate of title; payments to holder of certificate of title.
    (a) Any order of court vacating an order directing the Secretary of State to issue a tax certificate of title based upon a finding that the mobile home was not subject to taxation, or that the taxes had been paid prior to the sale of the mobile home, or that the tax sale was otherwise void, shall declare the tax sale to be a sale in error pursuant to Section 255 of this Act. The order shall direct the county collector to refund to the tax certificate of title grantee or his or her successors and assigns (or, if a tax certificate of title has not yet issued, the holder of the certificate of purchase) the following amounts:
        (1) all taxes purchased, paid, or redeemed by the tax
    
purchaser or his or her assignee, or by the tax certificate of title grantee or his or her successors and assigns, whether before or after entry of the order for tax certificate of title, with interest at the rate of 1% per month from the date each amount was paid until the date of payment pursuant to this Section;
        (2) all costs paid and posted to the judgment record
    
and not included in paragraph (1) of this subsection (a); and
        (3) court reporter fees for the hearing on the
    
application for tax certificate of title and transcript thereof, cost of certification of tax certificate of title order, cost of issuance of tax certificate of title, and cost of transferring certificate of title to the tax purchaser.
    (b) Except in those cases described in subsection (a) of this Section, and unless the court on motion of the tax certificate of title petitioner extends the redemption period to a date not later than 3 years from the date of sale, any order of court finding that an order directing the Secretary of State to issue a tax certificate of title should be vacated shall direct the party who successfully contested the entry of the order to pay to the tax certificate of title grantee or his or her successors and assigns (or, if a tax certificate of title has not yet issued, the holder of the certificate) within 90 days after the date of the finding:
        (1) the amount necessary to redeem the mobile home
    
from the sale as of the last day of the period of redemption, except that, if the sale is a scavenger sale pursuant to Section 200 of this Act, the redemption amount shall not include an amount equal to all delinquent taxes on such mobile home which taxes were delinquent at the time of sale; and
        (2) amounts in satisfaction of municipal liens paid
    
by the tax purchaser or his or her assignee, and the amounts specified in paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (a) of this Section, to the extent the amounts are not included in paragraph (1) of this subsection (b).
    If the payment is not made within the 90-day period, the petition to vacate the order directing the Secretary of State to issue a tax certificate of title shall be denied with prejudice, and the order directing the Secretary of State to issue a tax certificate of title shall remain in full force and effect. No final order vacating any order directing the Secretary of State to issue a tax certificate of title shall be entered pursuant to this subsection (b) until the payment has been made.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/430

    (35 ILCS 516/430)
    Sec. 430. Failure to timely transfer certificate of title; tax certificate of title is void. Unless the holder of the certificate purchased at any tax sale under this Act transfers the certificate of title within one year from and after the time for redemption expires, the certificate of purchase or order for tax certificate of title, and the sale on which it is based, shall, after the expiration of the one year period, be absolutely void with no right to reimbursement. If the holder of the certificate of purchase is prevented from obtaining a certificate of title by injunction or order of any court, or by the refusal or inability of any court to act upon the application for a tax certificate of title, or by the refusal of the Secretary of State to execute the same certificate of title, the time he or she is so prevented shall be excluded from computation of the one year period. Certificates of purchase and orders for tax certificates of title executed by the court shall recite the qualifications required in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 900

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 900 heading)
Division 900. Amendatory provisions

35 ILCS 516/905

    (35 ILCS 516/905)
    Sec. 905. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03; text omitted.)

35 ILCS 516/910

    (35 ILCS 516/910)
    Sec. 910. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03; text omitted.)

35 ILCS 516/995

    (35 ILCS 516/995)
    Sec. 995. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act makes changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by text that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a Section represented by multiple versions), the use of that text does not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the changes made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any other Public Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)

35 ILCS 516/Div. 999

 
    (35 ILCS 516/Div. 999 heading)
Division 999. Effective date

35 ILCS 516/999

    (35 ILCS 516/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect on January 1, 2003.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)