(765 ILCS 745/3)
(from Ch. 80, par. 203)
Unless otherwise expressly defined, all terms in
this Act shall be construed to have their ordinarily accepted meanings or
such meaning as the context therein requires.
(a) "Person" means any legal entity, including but not limited to, an
individual, firm, partnership, association, trust, joint stock company,
corporation or successor of any of the foregoing.
(b) "Manufactured home" means a factory-assembled, completely integrated structure designed for permanent habitation, with a permanent chassis, and so constructed as to permit its transport, on wheels temporarily or permanently attached to its frame, and is a movable or portable unit that is (i) 8 body feet or more in width, (ii) 40 body feet or more in length, and (iii) 320 or more square feet, constructed to be towed on its own chassis (comprised of frame and wheels) from the place of its construction to the location, or subsequent locations, at which it is connected to utilities for year-round occupancy for use as a permanent habitation, and designed and situated so as to permit its occupancy as a dwelling place for one or more persons, and specifically includes a "manufactured home" as defined in subdivision (53) of Section 9-102 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The term shall include units containing parts that may be folded, collapsed, or telescoped when being towed and that may be expected to provide additional cubic capacity, and that are designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of being separated again into the components for repeated towing. The term excludes campers and recreational vehicles. The words "mobile home" and "manufactured home" are synonymous for the purposes of this Act.
(c) "Mobile Home Park" or "Park" means a tract of land or 2 contiguous tracts of land that contain sites with the necessary utilities for 5 or more mobile homes or manufactured homes. A mobile home park may be operated either free of charge or for revenue purposes.
(d) "Park Owner" means the owner of a mobile home park and any person
authorized to exercise any aspect of the management of the premises, including
any person who directly or indirectly receives rents and has no obligation
to deliver the whole of such receipts to another person.
(e) "Tenant" means any person who occupies a mobile home rental unit for
dwelling purposes or a lot on which he parks a mobile home for an agreed
(f) "Rent" means any money or other consideration given for the right
of use, possession and occupancy of property, be it a lot, a mobile home, or both.
(g) "Master antenna television service" means any and all services
provided by or through the facilities of any closed circuit coaxial cable
communication system, or any microwave or similar transmission services
other than a community antenna television system as defined in Section
11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(h) "Authority having jurisdiction" means the Illinois Department of Public Health or a unit of local government specifically authorized by statute, rule, or ordinance to enforce this Act or any other statute, rule, or ordinance applicable to the mobile home park or manufactured home community.
(i) "Managing agent" means any person or entity responsible for the operation, management, or maintenance of a mobile home park or manufactured home community.
(Source: P.A. 98-749, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1062, eff. 1-1-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)