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625 ILCS 5/3-611.5
(625 ILCS 5/3-611.5)
Fire Chief license plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of a request from a municipality or fire protection district that operates a fire department, accompanied by an application and the appropriate fee, may issue, to a fire chief, deputy fire chief, and assistant fire chief of each municipal fire department or fire protection district, special registration plates designated as Fire Chief license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, owned by the fire department or the fire chief, deputy fire chief, or assistant fire chief of the fire department. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln" as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of the special plates. The fee for this plate for a vehicle owned by the fire chief, deputy fire chief, or assistant fire chief shall be the same as the fee prescribed for first division vehicles in Section 3-806 of this Code.
Permanent license plates for fire chief, deputy fire chief, or assistant fire chief vehicles owned by a municipal fire department or fire protection district shall be issued at the fee prescribed in Section 3-808.1(b).
(c) Any fire chief, deputy fire chief, or assistant fire chief operating warning devices as described in paragraph 2.1 of subsection (a) of Section 12-215 or subsection (b) of Section 12-601 upon a vehicle not owned by a municipality or fire protection district shall display license plates as described in this Section.
(d) With the exception of permanently issued license plates, upon the resignation, termination, or reassignment to a rank other than fire chief, deputy fire chief, or assistant fire chief, a person issued plates under this Section shall immediately surrender the license plate to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall have the ability to recover license plates issued under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-448, eff. 1-1-22