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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-1108

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1108) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1108)
    Sec. 5-1108. Additional duties of recorder in counties of less than 1,000,000. In counties with a population of less than 1,000,000, the county board, by ordinance or resolution, may authorize the recorder to (a) establish a map making department with sole authority over the preparation, maintenance and designation of all maps required for use by the county, including but not limited to, those maps required for assessment purposes; (b) establish a permanent real estate index number system; or (c) prepare and maintain up-to-date lists of property owners names and addresses.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1109

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1109) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1109)
    Sec. 5-1109. Assessment maps in counties of less than 1,000,000. The county board of any county having a population of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants may whenever in the opinion of the board it becomes necessary, retain the services of a surveyor who shall be registered under the provisions of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, as amended, or a person experienced in the preparation of assessment maps or plats, to prepare assessment maps or plats of all or any part of the real property in any or all of the townships in such county. Such maps shall show each separately assessed parcel of real estate together with the area thereof. Subdivided property in recorded plats shall be given the same designation as is contained in the plat recorded, except that the surveyor may designate by letter or number any assessed parcel within such recorded plat which cannot be identified without describing it by metes and bounds. Assessed parcels not within recorded plats shall be designated by lot numbers or letters. The county board in each county may make such further regulations concerning this work as are deemed necessary. A copy of the books containing such maps or plats shall be filed with the county assessor or supervisor of assessments, with the recorder and with the county clerk, and a copy of the maps or plats for each township shall be filed with the assessor of such township, all of whom shall maintain and preserve these copies subject to the provisions of the Local Records Act, as amended. Upon the filing of the books as aforesaid, the county clerk, the township or county assessor, the supervisor of assessments, the board of review, and all other persons whose duty it is to assess property within the area covered by the maps, shall, beginning with the next quadrennial assessment year as set forth in Section 9-95 of the Property Tax Code, assess the parcels of land by identifying them in accordance with the description and designation set forth in such assessment map or maps. All maps filed in accordance herewith shall be designated as "Supervisors' Assessment Maps .... Township".
    In any county adopting the provisions of this Section, a surveyor, who shall be registered under the provisions of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, as amended, or a person experienced in the preparation of assessment maps or plats, shall be retained by the county board and shall prepare supplemental or correction maps showing all changes in assessment descriptions made subsequent to the preceding maps and prior to November 15 of the year preceding each quadrennial assessment year. Supplemental or correction maps shall be prepared only of those pages upon which corrections or changes are to be made and shall conform to the original maps filed except as to such changes. Copies of such supplemental or correction maps or pages, properly indexed and identified, shall be bound in one volume, if practical; shall be filed in the same manner as is herein provided for copies of the original maps; and shall be known as "Supplemental Supervisors' Assessment Maps for the year (insert year)".
    The expense of making such maps or plats and copies thereof shall be borne by the county.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1110

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1110) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1110)
    Sec. 5-1110. Contents of building permit. Every county board which issues building or occupancy permits shall forward a copy of the building or occupancy permit to the township assessor and a copy to the county assessor, supervisor of assessments or board of assessors, as the case may be, within 15 days of issuance of the permit. The permit shall show the complete legal description of the area to which the permit pertains; and, if the area has a "property index number", as defined and referred to in Section 9-45 of the Property Tax Code, then there shall be included in the application the index number.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1111

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1111) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1111)
    Sec. 5-1111. Application for building permit. The county board of every county containing 500,000 or more inhabitants which issues building permits shall require each applicant for such a building permit to include, in his application for said building permit, the real estate index number referred to in Section 5-1110 hereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1112

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1112) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1112)
    Sec. 5-1112. Discontinuance of issuing of building permits. The county board of every county which issues building permits for the construction of buildings may discontinue the issuing of such permits within a prescribed area if it determines the issuing of further building permits would be a danger to health or welfare.
    A county board making such a determination must, however, give public notice by one publication in a newspaper having general circulation in its county of its decision to discontinue issuance of building permits in the prescribed area, designating that area and stating the condition or hazard constituting the danger to health or welfare.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1113

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1113) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1113)
    Sec. 5-1113. Ordinance and rules to execute powers; limitations on punishments. The county board may pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, to carry into effect the powers granted to counties, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper except where a specific provision for a fine or penalty is provided by law. No fine or penalty, however, except civil penalties provided for failure to make returns or to pay any taxes levied by the county shall exceed $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 93-290, eff. 1-1-04.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1114

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1114) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1114)
    Sec. 5-1114. Violation of ordinance.
    (a) Except as provided in Section 10-302.5 of the Illinois Highway Code or subsection (b) of this Section, in all actions for the violation of any county ordinance, the first process shall be a summons or a warrant. A warrant or summons for the arrest of an accused person may issue from the circuit court upon the affidavit of any person that an ordinance has been violated, and that the person making the complaint has reasonable grounds to believe that the party charged is guilty thereof. Every person arrested upon a warrant or summons shall be taken, without unnecessary delay, before the proper judicial officer for trial.
    (b) In the case of a violation of the property maintenance code of the county by a repeat offender, service of process against the owner of the property that is the subject of the violation may be a notice to appear. The notice may be issued by a code enforcement officer of the county where the violation occurred subject to the approval of an ordinance administrator. The notice to appear shall, at a minimum, state the address of the property that is the subject of the code violation, the language and citation of the code provision that was violated, the facts that the violation is based on, the date, time, and location for the appearance by the property owner, and that failure to correct the violation prior to the hearing date may result in a fine. The notice to appear shall be served upon the property owner, either personally, or by delivery confirmation mail and first class mail. The violation notice shall be sent to the address where the violation is observed and to the property owner's address on file with the Supervisor of Assessments office. The county shall simultaneously post the notice on the property where the violation occurred. The date to appear shall be no sooner than 15 days after the notice is served upon the owner. If the owner of the property fails to appear in response to the notice, the Court may issue a warrant or summons in accordance with subsection (a) of this Section. For the purposes of this Section, "repeat offender" means a person who has been found guilty of 2 or more similar violations of a property maintenance code at the same location in a 36-month period.
(Source: P.A. 97-561, eff. 1-1-12.)

55 ILCS 5/5-1115

    (55 ILCS 5/5-1115) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1115)
    Sec. 5-1115. Retail food establishments.
    (a) The county board of any county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants may license and regulate and impose license fees on all retail food establishments in the county except those retail food establishments which are located within any city, village or incorporated town in such county.
    (b) The county board of any county having a population of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants and having a health department created under Division 5-25 may license and regulate and impose license fees on all retail food establishments within both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county which fall within the jurisdiction of that health department as set forth in Section 5-25008.
    (c) The license fees which may be imposed under this Section must be reasonably related to the cost of inspecting and regulating the retail food establishments. License fees for food establishments operated by a unit of local government, school district, or not-for-profit organization may be waived by ordinance of the county board.
    (d) A county and a municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement that provides for the county's certified local health department to perform any or all inspection functions for the municipality. The municipality must pay the county's reasonable costs. An intergovernmental agreement shall not preclude a municipality from continuing to license retail food establishments within its jurisdiction.
    (e) For the purpose of this Section, "retail food establishment" includes a food service establishment, a temporary food service establishment, and a retail food store as defined in the Food Service Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 750, and the Retail Food Store Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 760.
(Source: P.A. 96-749, eff. 1-1-10.)