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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-29

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-29 heading)
Division 5-29. Code of Ordinances and Regulations

55 ILCS 5/5-29001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29001)
    Sec. 5-29001. Authorization. A county board may, by resolution, authorize the compilation, publication and maintenance of a county code consisting of ordinances and regulations duly adopted by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29002)
    Sec. 5-29002. Compilation of ordinances and regulations; index. A county board adopting this Division shall authorize the State's attorney, or any person or persons deemed by the county board to be qualified to compile existing ordinances and regulations and to organize and index said ordinances and regulations.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29003)
    Sec. 5-29003. Title of code. The code of ordinances and regulations shall be titled "The (County Name) County Code".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29004)
    Sec. 5-29004. Adoption by resolution; effective date. Once the code has been compiled it shall be adopted by resolution of the county board and shall be effective on the date so adopted.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29005)
    Sec. 5-29005. Record and memorandum. The county clerk shall record, in a book used exclusively for that purpose, all ordinances passed by the county board. Immediately following each ordinance the county clerk shall make a memorandum of the date of the passage and of the publication or posting, where required, of the ordinance. This record and memorandum, or a certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and of the publication or posting of ordinances. Such book or pamphlet shall not relieve a county board from publication of notices as otherwise required by statute or court order.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29006)
    Sec. 5-29006. Certificate of county clerk. The contents of county ordinances, the date of passage, and the date of publication or posting, where required, may be proved by the certificate of the county clerk.
    Whenever county ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the county board, such book or pamphlet shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and legal publication of such ordinances, as of the dates mentioned in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and administrative tribunals.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29007)
    Sec. 5-29007. Public review and inspection; sale. The duly approved county code shall be made available for public review and inspection in the office of the county clerk. The county board may authorize the county clerk to sell copies of the code to the public and may establish an appropriate fee for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29008) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29008)
    Sec. 5-29008. Republication of code. The county code shall be updated and republished annually or more frequently as the county board may direct. The county board may authorize the State's attorney, or any person or persons deemed by the county board to be qualified, to update the county code.
    The county clerk shall cooperate fully with the person or persons designated by the county board to update the county code.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-29009

    (55 ILCS 5/5-29009) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-29009)
    Sec. 5-29009. Binding and effective as adopted by the county board. Where ordinances or regulations are intentionally or inadvertently omitted from the county code, such ordinances and regulations shall still be binding and effective as adopted by the county board. However, when ordinances and regulations are included in the county code, provisions of the county code shall be binding and effective.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)