(625 ILCS 5/4-201)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-201)
Abandonment of vehicles prohibited.
(a) The abandonment of a
vehicle or any part thereof on any highway in this State is unlawful and
subject to penalties as set forth under Penalty Section 4-214 of this Chapter.
(b) The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on private or
public property, other than a highway, in view of the general public,
anywhere in this State is unlawful except on property of the owner or
bailee of such abandoned vehicle. A vehicle or any part thereof so
abandoned on private property shall be authorized for removal, by a law
enforcement agency having jurisdiction, after a waiting period of 7 days
or more, or may be removed immediately if determined to be a hazardous
dilapidated motor vehicle under Section 11-40-3.1 of the Illinois Municipal
Code. A violation of subsections (a) or (b) of this Section is subject to
penalties as set forth
under Section 4-214 of this Chapter.
(c) A towing service may begin to process an unclaimed vehicle as
abandoned by requesting a record search by the Secretary of State up to 10 days
after the date of the tow, or any later date acceptable to the Secretary of
State. This subsection (c) shall not apply to
vehicles towed by order or authorization of a law enforcement agency.
(Source: P.A. 90-330, eff. 8-8-97.)