(b) No fee shall be charged by the clerk for filing
petitions or certifying orders. No fee shall be charged by
a sheriff for service by the sheriff of a petition, rule,
motion, or order in an action commenced under this Section.
(c) Any action for an ex parte authorization order
commenced independently is a distinct cause of action and
requires that a separate summons be issued and served.
Service of summons is not required prior to entry of
emergency ex parte authorization orders.
(d) Summons may be served by a private person over 18
years of age and not a party to the action. The return by
that private person shall be by affidavit. The summons may
be served by a sheriff or other law enforcement officer,
and if summons is placed for service by the sheriff, it
shall be made at the earliest time practicable and shall
take precedence over other summonses except those of a
similar emergency nature.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)