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805 ILCS 10/12

    (805 ILCS 10/12) (from Ch. 32, par. 415-12)
    Sec. 12. (a) No corporation shall open, operate or maintain an establishment for any of the purposes for which a corporation may be organized under this Act without a certificate of registration from the regulating authority authorized by law to license individuals to engage in the profession or related professions concerned. Application for such registration shall be made in writing, and shall contain the name and primary mailing address of the corporation, the name and address of the corporation's registered agent, the address of the practice location maintained by the corporation, each assumed name being used by the corporation, and such other information as may be required by the regulating authority. All official correspondence from the regulating authority shall be mailed to the primary mailing address of the corporation except that the corporation may elect to have renewal and non-renewal notices sent to the registered agent of the corporation. Upon receipt of such application, the regulating authority, or some administrative agency of government designated by it, shall make an investigation of the corporation. If the regulating authority is the Supreme Court it may designate the bar or legal association which investigates and prefers charges against lawyers to it for disciplining. If such authority finds that the incorporators, officers, directors and shareholders are each licensed pursuant to the laws of Illinois to engage in the particular profession or related professions involved (except that the secretary of the corporation need not be so licensed), and if no disciplinary action is pending before it against any of them, and if it appears that the corporation will be conducted in compliance with the law and the regulations and rules of the regulating authority, such authority, shall issue, upon payment of a registration fee of $50, a certificate of registration.
    A separate application shall be submitted for each business location in Illinois. If the corporation is using more than one fictitious or assumed name and has an address different from that of the parent company, a separate application shall be submitted for each fictitious or assumed name.
    Upon written application of the holder, the regulating authority which originally issued the certificate of registration shall renew the certificate if it finds that the corporation has complied with its regulations and the provisions of this Act.
    The fee for the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be calculated at the rate of $40 per year.
    If the regulatory authority is the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the certificate of registration shall expire on January 1, 2019 and on January 1 of every third year thereafter. The fee for renewal of a certificate of registration shall be $40.
    The certificate of registration shall be conspicuously posted upon the premises to which it is applicable. No certificate of registration shall be assignable.
    (b) Moneys collected under this Section from a professional corporation organized to practice law shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund.
    (c) After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the amount of any fee collected under this Section from a professional corporation organized to practice law may be set by Supreme Court rule, except that the amount of the fees shall remain as set by statute until the Supreme Court adopts rules specifying a higher or lower fee amount.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15; 100-894, eff. 8-14-18.)