(225 ILCS 317/65)
    Sec. 65. Notice; suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew a license.
    (a) Whenever the State Fire Marshal determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that a licensee has violated a provision of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act, the State Fire Marshal shall give notice of the alleged violation to the person whom the license was issued. The notice shall (i)  be in writing; (ii) include a statement of the alleged violation which necessitates issuance of the notice; (iii) contain an outline of remedial action that, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act; (iv) prescribe a reasonable time, as determined by the State Fire Marshal, for the performance of any action required by the notice; and (v) be served upon the licensee. The notice shall be deemed to have been properly served upon the person when a copy of the notice has been sent by registered or certified mail to his or her last known address as furnished to the State Fire Marshal or when he or she has been served the notice by any other method authorized by law.
    (b) If the person to whom the notice is served does not comply with the terms of the notice within the time limitations specified in the notice, the State Fire Marshal may proceed with action to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license as provided in this Section.
    (c) Other requirements of this Act notwithstanding, when the State Fire Marshal determines that reasonable grounds exist to indicate that a violation of this Act has been committed and the violation is the third separate violation by that person in an 18-month period, the notice requirement of subsection (a) of this Section is waived and the State Fire Marshal may proceed immediately with action to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license.
    (d) In any proceeding to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license, the State Fire Marshal shall first serve or cause to be served upon the licensee a written notice of the State Fire Marshal's intent to take action. The notice shall specify the way in which the person has failed to comply with this Act or any other rules or standards of the State Fire Marshal.
    (e) In the case of revocation or suspension, the notice shall require the person to remove or abate the violation or objectionable condition specified in the notice within 5 days. The State Fire Marshal may specify a longer period of time as it deems necessary. If the person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the revocation or suspension notice within the time specified by the State Fire Marshal, the State Fire Marshal may revoke or suspend the license.
    (f) In the case of refusal to issue a license, if the person fails to comply with the Act or rules or standards promulgated under the Act, the State Fire Marshal may refuse to issue a license.
(Source: P.A. 92-871, eff. 1-3-03.)