(625 ILCS 5/13-103.4)
Official mobile safety testing company; fee; permit; bond.
Upon the payment of a fee of $50 and the filing of an application by the proprietor of a company or municipality seeking to perform mobile safety inspections upon forms furnished by the Department, accompanied by proof of experience, training, and ability of the operator of the testing equipment, together with proof of approved testing equipment as defined in Section 13-102 and the giving of a bond conditioned upon faithful observance of this Section and rules adopted by the Department in the amount of $10,000 with security approved by the Department, the Department shall issue a permit to the proprietor to operate an official mobile safety testing company. An official mobile safety testing company must maintain a physical office in this State. The permit shall expire 12 months following its issuance, but may be renewed annually by complying with the requirements set forth in this Section and upon the payment of a renewal fee of $50. The permit so issued shall at all times be displayed in a prominent place in the official mobile safety testing vehicle as well as at the required physical office of the testing company. No person or official mobile safety testing company shall in any manner claim or represent himself, herself, or itself to be an official mobile safety testing company unless a permit has been issued to the person or company as provided in this Section.
Any person or municipality that has received a permit under this Section may test the second division vehicles owned by the person or municipality and issue certificates of safety vehicles owned by the person or municipality in accordance with the requirements of Section 13-109.1 with respect to any such vehicles owned, operated, or controlled by the person or municipality.
Each such permit issued by the Department shall state on its face the location of the physical office of the official mobile safety testing company. The physical office shall be the location in which all records are stored and retained. Official mobile safety testing companies shall only perform safety tests of vehicles at the vehicle owner's place of business with a 48-hour advance notice to the Department. The Department may, upon application, authorize a change in the location of the physical office to a new location. Upon the approval of such an application, the Department shall issue an endorsement, which the applicant shall affix to his or her permit. Such an endorsement constitutes authority for the applicant to operate.
As used in this Section, "official mobile safety testing company" means a safety testing company permitted to test trucks, truck tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, and buses engaged in interstate commerce as defined Section 1-133 of this Code. The safety test shall be conducted in accordance with the Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards promulgated by the Federal Highway Administration of the United States Department of Transportation and contained in Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The Department shall adopt rules to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-476, eff. 1-1-24