(65 ILCS 5/11-20-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-13)
    Sec. 11-20-13. Removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owner of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuses or neglects to remove the garbage, debris, and graffiti. The municipality may collect, from the owner of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    (d) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of garbage and debris. The term "removal cost" does not include any cost associated with the removal of graffiti.
    (e) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (e), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)