(520 ILCS 5/3.37) (from Ch. 61, par. 3.37)
    Sec. 3.37. The Department of Natural Resources has the authority to designate agents to sell licenses, stamps and permits on behalf of the Department. Any person receiving licenses from the Department for sale as provided for in this Section, shall execute and deliver receipts therefor; and shall on dates specified by the Department report in writing to the Department the number and kind of licenses sold, and shall, with such reports, make remittances to the Department covering the amounts received from such sales. Failure on the part of any clerk or agent to fully comply with this Act, including administrative rules, shall be justification for the Department to cancel or withdraw the issuance of licenses through such clerks or agents. A Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp shall be deemed a license for the purpose of this Section. Any person authorized by the Department including any county, city, village, township, or incorporated town clerk issuing licenses, permits or stamps provided for in this Act, may add the following as the fees for issuing such licenses: 75 cents in the case of Sportsmen's Combination Licenses or nonresident hunting licenses, and 50 cents in the case of all other licenses, permits and stamps. However, such clerks shall remit to the treasurer of the political subdivision of which he is an officer or employee, the added fees or any portion thereof he or she collects provided in this Section. Issuing fees may be divided between such clerks and their appointed subagents other than employees of the clerk's office, but in no case may any clerk or subagent charge an issuing fee or fees totaling more than the issuing fee set out in this Section. No person, or subagent of any county, city, village, township or incorporated town clerk may charge a service fee for issuing licenses provided for in this Act, and the charging of fees for issuing such licenses in excess of the fees authorized is a petty offense. All fees, less issuing fees, collected from the sale of licenses and permits and not remitted to the Department as provided in this Section, shall be deemed to have been embezzled and the person or officer responsible for such remittance is subject to prosecution. Any person authorized to issue licenses by telephone and electronic transmission or incurring costs for customer convenience may charge in addition to the "issuing fee" authorized by this Section a fee not to exceed an amount set by the Department, by administrative rule, to cover the transaction cost.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96; 90-225, eff. 7-25-97; 90-743, eff. 1-1-99.)