(750 ILCS 5/711) (from Ch. 40, par. 711)
    Sec. 711. Fees. (a) To reimburse any covered county for the cost of maintaining the child support enforcement program pursuant to Section 710, the court shall order any payor making payments directly to the clerk to pay the clerk a fee at the rate of $3.00 per month for every month the order is in effect. However, any fee collected for any case not included in such program as provided in subsection (a) of Section 710 may be used by the county for any purpose.
    The fee shall be payable semi-annually, being due with the support payment due on or next immediately following January 1 and July 1. The fee shall be payable in advance as herein provided, except for the initial payment which shall be paid at the time of the initial child support payment to the clerk. The amount of the fee due for the initial period shall be computed from the date the support order first takes effect to the next January 1 or July 1, whichever occurs first.
    Unless paid in cash, the payment of the fee shall be by a separate instrument from the support payment and shall be made to the order of the clerk.
    (b) All monies collected in fees by the clerk and all monies received by him upon assessment under Section 710 for reimbursement for the costs of enforcement shall be held in a special fund, the contents of which the clerk shall pay over to the county treasury every month or at such other period as the treasurer shall determine.
(Source: P.A. 82-1002.)