(625 ILCS 5/4-214)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-214)
Violations of Section 4-201.
(a) Any person who violates Section 4-201 of this Code or who
aids and abets in that violation:
(1) shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $200; and
(2) shall be required by the court to make a
disposition on the abandoned or unclaimed vehicle and pay all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs pursuant to Section 4-203, subsections (a) and (e).
(b) When a vehicle is abandoned, it shall be presumed that the last
registered owner is responsible for the abandonment and shall be liable for
all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs, less any
amounts realized in the disposal of the vehicle. The last registered owner's
liability for storage fees may not exceed a maximum of 30 days' storage fees.
The presumption established under this subsection may
be rebutted by a showing that, prior to the time of the tow:
(1) a report of vehicle theft was filed with respect
(2) the vehicle was sold or transferred and the last
registered owner provides the towing service with the correct identity and address of the new owner at the time of the sale or transfer.
If the presumption established under this subsection is rebutted, the person
responsible for theft of the vehicle or to whom the vehicle was sold or
transferred is liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)