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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/8-115
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/8-115)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-115)
Display of certificate-Enforcement.
The certificate issued pursuant to Section 8-114 shall be displayed upon
a window of the motor vehicle for which it was issued, in such manner as to
be visible to the passengers carried therein. This Section and Section
8-114 shall be enforced by the Illinois State Police, the Secretary
of State, and other police officers.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)
625 ILCS 5/8-116
(625 ILCS 5/8-116)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-116)
Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, or
who fails to obey, observe or comply with any order of the Secretary of
State or any law enforcement agency issued in accordance with the
provisions of this Chapter is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2838
625 ILCS 5/Ch. 9
(625 ILCS 5/Ch. 9 heading)
OWNERS OF FOR RENT VEHICLES FOR-HIRE
625 ILCS 5/9-101
(625 ILCS 5/9-101)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-101)
Owner of for-rent motor vehicle to give proof of financial
responsibility. For purposes of this Chapter, "for rent" means any transfer of
the possession of or right to possession of a motor vehicle to a user for a
valuable consideration for a period of less than one year, and "to lease" means
any transfer of the possession of or right to possession of a motor vehicle to
a user for a period of one year or more. It is unlawful for the owner of any
motor vehicle to engage in the business, or to hold himself out to the public
generally as being engaged in the business of renting out such motor vehicle to
be operated by the customer, unless the owner has given, and there is in full
force and effect and on file with the Secretary of State proof of financial
responsibility as hereinafter provided. The delivery of a vehicle owned by an
out of State person or business to a renter in this State shall constitute
engaging in the rental business in this State for purposes of this Section.
All owners of motor vehicles which are leased for a period of one year
or more are not required to provide proof of insurance as required under
this chapter, but instead must comply with Section 7-601 of this Code and
obtain vehicle insurance in amounts no less than the minimum amount set for
bodily injury or death and for destruction of property pursuant to Section
7-203 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-880; 87-1220.)
625 ILCS 5/9-102
(625 ILCS 5/9-102)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-102)
Alternate methods of giving proof of financial responsibility.
Proof of financial responsibility when required under Section 9-101 may
be given by the following methods. By filing with the Secretary of State:
1. A bond as provided in Section 9-103.
2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a form to be
prescribed by the Secretary as provided in Section 9-105.
3. A certificate of self insurance issued by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)
625 ILCS 5/9-103
(625 ILCS 5/9-103)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-103)
Bond as proof - requirements.
A motor vehicle liability bond, conditioned that the owner of the motor
vehicle will pay any judgment within 30 days after it becomes final,
recovered against the customer and the owner of the motor vehicle or
against any person operating the motor vehicle with the customer's and the
owner's express or implied consent for damage to property other than to the
rented motor vehicle, or for an injury to, or for the death of any person
including an occupant of the rented motor vehicle, resulting from the
operation of the motor vehicle, provided, however, every such bond is in
the penal sum of $100,000.
The bond shall be executed by a solvent and responsible surety company
authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, or by one or more
personal sureties to be approved by the Secretary of State.
The personal sureties shall own real estate in the State of Illinois of
the aggregate value of $100,000, over and above all encumbrances, and each
of the personal sureties shall make an affidavit concerning the property
which he schedules for the purpose of qualifying as surety, stating the
location, legal description, market value, and the amount and nature of any
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)
625 ILCS 5/9-104
(625 ILCS 5/9-104)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-104)
Withdrawal of sureties-Notice.
Any surety may withdraw from the bond by serving ten days previous
notice in writing, either personally or by registered mail, upon the owner
of the motor vehicle, and upon the Secretary of State, whereupon it shall
be the duty of such owner to file another bond or insurance policy, in
accordance with the provisions of this Act. Upon the expiration of the ten
days, the Secretary of State shall mark the bond "Cancelled".
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)
625 ILCS 5/9-105
(625 ILCS 5/9-105)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-105)
Insurance policy as proof - requirements.
A motor vehicle liability policy in a solvent and responsible company,
authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, providing that the
insurance carrier will pay any judgment within 30 days after it becomes
final, recovered against the customer or against any person operating the
motor vehicle with the customer's express or implied consent, for damage to
property other than to the rented motor vehicles, or for an injury to or
for the death of any person, including an occupant of the rented motor
vehicle, resulting from the operation of the motor vehicle shall serve as
proof of financial responsibility; provided
however, every such policy provides insurance insuring the operator of the
rented motor vehicle against liability upon such insured to a minimum
amount of $50,000 because of bodily injury to, or death of any
one person or damage to
property and $100,000 because of bodily
injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one
motor vehicle crash.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23