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625 ILCS 45/3C-4
(625 ILCS 45/3C-4)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313C-4)
Police tows; reports; release of watercraft; payment.
(a) When a watercraft is authorized to be towed away as provided in Section 3C-2 or 3C-3, the authorization, any hold order, and any release shall be in writing, or confirmed in writing, with a copy given to the towing service.
(b) When a watercraft is
authorized to be towed away as provided in Section 3C-2, the police
headquarters or office of the law enforcement officer authorizing the towing shall keep
and maintain a record of the watercraft towed, listing the color,
manufacturer's trade name, manufacturer's series name, hull type, hull
material, hull identification number, and registration number displayed on
the watercraft. The record shall also include the date and hour of tow,
location towed from, location towed to, and reason for towing and the name
of the officer authorizing the tow.
(c) The owner, operator, or other legally entitled person shall be responsible to the towing service for the payment of applicable removal, towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs associated with a watercraft towed or held under order or authorization of a law enforcement agency. If a watercraft towed or held under order or authorization of a law enforcement agency is seized by the ordering or authorizing agency or any other law enforcement or governmental agency and sold, any unpaid removal, towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs shall be paid to the towing service from the proceeds of the sale. If the applicable law provides that the proceeds are to be paid into the treasury of the appropriate civil jurisdiction, then any unpaid removal, towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs shall be paid to the towing service from the treasury of the civil jurisdiction. Such payment shall not exceed the amount of proceeds from the sale, with the balance to be paid by the owner, operator, or other legally entitled person.
(d) Upon the delivery of a written release order to the towing service, a watercraft subject to a hold order shall be released to the owner, operator, or other legally entitled person upon proof of ownership or other entitlement and upon payment of applicable removal, towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs.
(Source: P.A. 102-595, eff. 6-1-22