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(625 ILCS 5/3-824)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-824)
When fees returnable.
(a) Whenever any application
to the Secretary of State is accompanied by any fee as required by
law and such application is refused or rejected, said fee shall
be returned to said applicant.
(b) Whenever the Secretary of State collects any
fee not required to be paid under the provisions of this Act,
the same shall be refunded to the person paying the same upon
application therefor made within 6 months after the date of
such payment, except as follows: (1) whenever a
refund is determined to be due and
owing as a result of an audit, by this State or any other state or province,
in accordance with Section 2-124 of this Code, of a prorate or apportion
license fee payment pursuant to any reciprocal compact or agreement
between this State and any other state or province, and the Secretary for
any reason fails to promptly make such refund, the licensee shall have one
year from the date of the notification of the audit result to file, with
the Secretary, an application for refund found to be due and owing as a
result of such audit; and (2) whenever a person eligible for a reduced
registration fee pursuant to Section
3-806.3 of this Code has paid in excess of the reduced registration fee
owed, the refund applicant shall have 2 years from the date of overpayment
to apply with the Secretary for a refund of that part of payment made in
excess of the established reduced registration fee.
(c) Whenever a person dies after making application for
registration, application for a refund of the registration
fees and taxes may be made if the vehicle is then sold or
disposed of so that the registration plates or digital registration plates, registration
sticker or digital registration sticker and card are never used. The Secretary of State shall
refund the registration fees and taxes upon receipt within 6
months after the application for registration of an application
for refund accompanied with the unused registration plates or digital registration plates or
registration sticker or digital registration sticker and card and proof of both the death of
the applicant and the sale or disposition of the vehicle.
(d) Any application for refund received after the times
specified in this Section shall be denied and the applicant
in order to receive a refund must apply to the Court of Claims.
(d-5) Refunds may be granted for any title-related transaction if a title application has not been processed by the Secretary of State. If any application for a certificate of title under Section 3-104 or salvage title under Section 3-118 is verified by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), and receives a warning or error from the NMVTIS reporting that the vehicle requires either a salvage certificate or a junk certificate in lieu of the original applied certificate of title or salvage title, then the applicant shall have 6 months to apply for a refund of cost, or the difference of the certificate of title or salvage certificate.
(e) The Secretary of State is authorized to maintain a two
signature revolving checking account with a suitable commercial
bank for the purpose of depositing
and withdrawal-for-return those monies received and determined
upon receipt to be in excess of the amount or amounts required by law.
(f) Refunds on audits performed by Illinois or another member of the
International Registration Plan shall be made in accordance with the procedures
as set forth in the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)