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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/5-104.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-104.1)
    Sec. 5-104.1. Informational labels on pickup trucks; penalty. (1) Every manufacturer of second division vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less which are sold or offered for sale for use upon the public streets or highways within this State shall, prior to the delivery of the second division vehicle to an Illinois dealer, or on or prior to the introduction date of new models delivered to an Illinois dealer, securely affix to the windshield or side window of the second division vehicle a label upon which the manufacturer shall endorse clearly, distinctly and legibly true and correct entries disclosing information identical to and in the same manner as required on new first division vehicles. The label shall remain affixed to the second division vehicle until delivery of the second division vehicle to the ultimate purchaser. Any manufacturer who shall willfully fail to affix a proper label required by this Section or any person who shall willfully remove, alter or mutilate a label prior to delivery of the second division vehicle to the ultimate purchaser is guilty of a misdemeanor. This Section shall not apply to such second division vehicles for which the annual sales in Illinois of the previous model year were less than 200.
    (2) This Section shall apply to second division vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less built after December 31, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 85-387.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.2)
    Sec. 5-104.2. Nonconforming vehicles; sale.
    (a) Every manufacturer shall be prohibited from reselling any motor vehicle that has been finally ordered, determined, or adjudicated as having a nonconformity under the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act or a similar law of any state, territory, or country, and that the manufacturer repurchased or replaced because of the nonconformity, unless the manufacturer has corrected the nonconformity and issues a disclosure statement prior to resale stating that the vehicle was repurchased or replaced under the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act or similar law of any other state, territory, or country; identifying the nonconformity; and warranting that the nonconformity has been corrected. The disclosure statement must accompany the vehicle through the first retail purchase.
    (b) "Nonconformity" refers to a new vehicle's failure to conform to all express warranties applicable to the vehicle, which failure substantially impairs the use, market value, or safety of the vehicle.
    (c) The disclosure statement referred to in subsection (a) shall be in substantially the same form as below:
"IMPORTANT
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): (Insert VIN Number);
    
Year: (Insert Year); Make (Insert Make); Model: (Insert Model). This vehicle was previously sold as new. It was subsequently ordered as having a nonconformity by final decision of court proceeding or State run arbitration. It was subsequently repurchased by its manufacturer because it did not conform to the manufacturer's express warranty and the nonconformity was not cured within a reasonable time as provided by Illinois law. The following nonconformities have been corrected (a minimum of 5 numbered lines shall be provided to describe the nonconformity or nonconformities)."
The customer shall sign the disclosure statement. This disclosure language shall be in at least 8-point type.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/5-104.3

    (625 ILCS 5/5-104.3)
    Sec. 5-104.3. Disclosure of rebuilt vehicle.
    (a) No person shall knowingly, with intent to defraud or deceive another, sell a vehicle for which a rebuilt title has been issued unless that vehicle is accompanied by a Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status form, properly signed and delivered to the buyer.
    (a-5) No dealer or rebuilder licensed under Sections 5-101, 5-102, or 5-301 of this Code shall sell a vehicle for which a rebuilt title has been issued from another jurisdiction without first obtaining an Illinois certificate of title with a "REBUILT" notation under Section 3-118.1 of this Code.
    (b) The Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe the format and information contained in the Disclosure of Rebuilt Vehicle Status form.
    (c) A violation of subsection (a) or (a-5) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (a) or (a-5) of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-104, eff. 11-9-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

625 ILCS 5/5-105

    (625 ILCS 5/5-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-105)
    Sec. 5-105. Investigation of licensee required. Every person seeking a license under Chapter 5 of this Act, as part of the application process, authorizes an investigation to determine if the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime and if so, the disposition of those convictions. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies which may be contacted. Upon this authorization the Secretary of State may request and receive information and assistance from any Federal, State or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. The Illinois State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal convictions and their disposition brought against the applicant upon request of the Secretary of State when the request is made in the form and manner required by the Illinois State Police. The information derived from this investigation, including the source of this information, and any conclusions or recommendations derived from this information by the Secretary of State shall be provided to the applicant or his designee. Upon request to the Secretary of State prior to any final action by the Secretary of State on the application, no information obtained from such investigation may be placed in any automated information system. Any criminal convictions and their disposition information obtained by the Secretary of State shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Office of the Secretary of State, except as required herein, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Office of the Secretary of State except as needed for the purpose of evaluating the application. All criminal convictions and their disposition and information obtained by the Division of Investigation shall be destroyed no later than 60 days after the Division of Investigation has made a final ruling on the application, and all rights of appeal have expired and pending appeals have been completed. The only physical identity materials which the applicant can be required to provide the Secretary of State are photographs or fingerprints. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a licensee shall be used by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules and regulations for the administration of this Section. Any employee of the Secretary of State who gives or causes to be given away any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions and their disposition of an applicant shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)

625 ILCS 5/5-106

    (625 ILCS 5/5-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-106)
    Sec. 5-106. No person may keep open, operate, or assist in keeping open or operating any established or additional place of business for the purpose of buying, selling, bartering, exchanging, or leasing for a period of 1 year or more, or offering for sale, barter, exchange, or lease for a period of 1 year or more, any motor vehicle, whether new or used, on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday; provided, that this Section does not apply to the opening of an established or additional place of business on Sunday for the following purposes:
        (1) to sell petroleum products, tires or repair parts
    
and accessories;
        (2) to operate and conduct a motor vehicle repair
    
shop;
        (3) to supply services for the washing, towing or
    
wrecking of motor vehicles;
        (4) to participate in a trade show exhibition or
    
display exhibition by a dealer who has been granted a permit by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 5-102.1 of this Article;
        (5) to sell motorcycles, motor driven cycles,
    
motorized pedalcycles when offered for sale by a dealer licensed under Sections 5-101 and 5-102 to sell only such motor vehicles;
        (6) to offer for sale manufactured housing;
        (7) to sell self-contained motor homes, mini motor
    
homes, van campers and recreational trailers when offered for sale by a dealer at an established or additional place of business where only such vehicles are displayed or offered for sale. This exemption includes dealers with off site sales or trade show exhibition permits issued pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 5-102.1 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-551, eff. 1-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/5-107

    (625 ILCS 5/5-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-107)
    Sec. 5-107. Bond exemption. The following persons shall be exempt from the bond required in Sections 5-101 and 5-102: (1) Any person who has been continuously licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 since calendar year 1983; (2) any licensee who as determined by the Secretary of State, has faithfully and continuously complied with conditions of the bond requirement for a period of 60 consecutive months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
    This exemption shall continue for each licensee until such time as he may be determined by the Secretary of State to be delinquent or deficient in the transmittal of title and registration fees or taxes.
    A person whose license is cancelled due to the voluntary surrender of such license, who applies for a new license for the same license year or one license year after the license year of the cancelled license, will remain exempt under paragraph (1) above if the only break in the continuous licensure is caused by the cancellation due to the voluntary surrender of the license.
(Source: P.A. 100-450, eff. 1-1-18.)

625 ILCS 5/5-108

    (625 ILCS 5/5-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-108)
    Sec. 5-108. Vehicle Referral and Marketing Services. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to prohibit a credit union, as defined in the Illinois Credit Union Act, a bank, as defined in the Illinois Banking Act, or any firm, copartnership, association or corporation from advertising the sale of motor vehicles by licensed dealers or advertising motor vehicle purchase opportunities from licensed dealers, from referring potential purchasers of motor vehicles to licensed dealers, or from soliciting purchasers of motor vehicles for licensed dealers. However, any motor vehicle sale resulting from those activities may only be consummated by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-380.)

625 ILCS 5/5-109

    (625 ILCS 5/5-109)
    Sec. 5-109. Manufacturers and distributors; fees.
    (a) "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures or assembles new motor vehicles either within or without of this State.
    (b) "Distributor" means any person who distributes or sells new motor vehicles to new vehicle dealers, or who maintains distributor representatives in this State, and who is not a manufacturer.
    (c) Each manufacturer and distributor doing business in this State shall pay an annual fee of $1500 to the Secretary of State to be deposited into the Motor Vehicle Review Board Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-127, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. TRANSPORTERS

625 ILCS 5/5-201

    (625 ILCS 5/5-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-201)
    Sec. 5-201. Transporters must apply for in-transit plates.
    (a) No person shall engage in this State in the business as a transporter until such person shall apply for and receive from the Secretary of State a generally distinctive set of two "in-transit license plates" for any vehicle so transported by him.
    (b) An application for a generally distinctive number under this Article shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath and in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain the name and business address of such person, the certificate, registration or permit number issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission and such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe. If the applicant does not hold a certificate, registration or permit from the Illinois Commerce Commission to so transport, such application shall be denied.
    (c) An application for a generally distinctive set of two "in-transit license plates" shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Upon the payment of such license fee, such application shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall assign and issue to such person a generally distinctive number and without any further expense to him shall deliver to such person at his business address a certificate of registration in such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe and one set of two "in-transit license plates" with a number corresponding to the number of such certificate of registration. Such in-transit plates shall be used by such person only on vehicles transported, but not owned, by him.
    (d) Except as provided in sub-section (3) hereof, all certificates of registration and "in-transit plates" granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (e) A certificate of registration under this Article may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein as in the case of an original application, provided, however, that in case an application for renewal of an effective registration is made during the month of December, such existing registration shall remain in force until such application for renewal is granted by the Secretary of State.
    (f) Any person registered as a transporter under the Article may make application for additional duplicate sets of "in-transit plates" on such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, from time to time to obtain as many duplicate sets of "in-transit plates" as he may desire upon payment of the prescribed fee for each set. Such duplicate plates shall bear the number of that person's original certificate of registration.
    (g) In case of loss or destruction of one license plate issued to a transporter under this Section such transporter may obtain a duplicate of the same by filing an affidavit to that effect with the Secretary of State, accompanied by the prescribed fee.
    (h) An original "in-transit plate" or a duplicate shall be attached to the front and rear of each vehicle so transported in this State; provided, that if one such vehicle is towing another such vehicle, one plate or duplicate plate shall be attached to the front of the towing vehicle and one such plate to the rear of the rearmost towed vehicle.
    (i) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to a non-resident engaged in such business and using the public highways of this State if he has an "in-transit plate" or license from the State, foreign country or province, territory or federal district of which he is a resident and such State, country, province, territory or district grants a like exemption to residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/5-202

    (625 ILCS 5/5-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-202)
    Sec. 5-202. Tow or Wrecker operators must register tow or wrecker vehicles.
    (a) No person in this State shall engage in the business of operating a tow truck or wrecker or operate a tow or wrecker vehicle until such person shall register any vehicle to be used for such purpose and apply for and receive from the Secretary of State a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates for any towing or wrecker vehicle operated by him.
    (b) An application for registration for a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates under this Article shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath and in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain the name and business address of such person, the vehicle identification number of the vehicle for which such application is made, proof of insurance as set forth in paragraph (d) of Section 12-606 of this Code, and such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe.
    (c) The application for registration and a generally distinctive set of 3 "tow truck" plates shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Upon payment of such fee, such registration and application shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall assign and issue to such person a generally distinctive number for each vehicle and without further expense to him shall deliver to such person at his place of business address one set of 3 "tow truck" plates. Such "tow truck" plates shall be used by such person only on the vehicle for which application was made and the vehicle being towed, and are not transferable.
    (d) All "tow truck" plates granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under the provisions of Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (e) One "tow truck" plate shall be attached to the front and rear of each registered vehicle, and one "tow truck" plate shall be attached to the rear of the vehicle being towed unless the towed vehicle displays a valid registration plate or digital registration plate visible from the rear while being towed, so that the numbers and letter on the plate are clearly visible to any person following the vehicle being towed. However, illumination of the rear plate required by subsection (c) of Section 12-201 of this Code shall not apply to the third plate displayed on the towed vehicle. In addition, the vehicle registration plates or digital registration plates assigned to the vehicle being towed shall be displayed as provided in Section 3-413 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/5-207

    (625 ILCS 5/5-207)
    Sec. 5-207. Licensing of towing services as dealers. Any towing service that sells or disposes of 5 or more vehicles in a calendar year to anyone other than a person licensed under Chapter 5 of this Code must also be licensed under Section 5-102 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. USED PARTS DEALERS, SCRAP
PROCESSORS, AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
RECYCLERS AND REBUILDERS

625 ILCS 5/5-301

    (625 ILCS 5/5-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-301)
    Sec. 5-301. Automotive parts recyclers, scrap processors, repairers and rebuilders must be licensed.
    (a) No person in this State shall, except as an incident to the servicing of vehicles, carry on or conduct the business of an automotive parts recycler, a scrap processor, a repairer, or a rebuilder, unless licensed to do so in writing by the Secretary of State under this Section. No person shall rebuild a salvage vehicle unless such person is licensed as a rebuilder by the Secretary of State under this Section. No person shall engage in the business of acquiring 5 or more previously owned vehicles in one calendar year for the primary purpose of disposing of those vehicles in the manner described in the definition of a "scrap processor" in this Code unless the person is licensed as an automotive parts recycler by the Secretary of State under this Section. No person shall engage in the act of dismantling, crushing, or altering a vehicle into another form using machinery or equipment unless licensed to do so and only from the fixed location identified on the license issued by the Secretary. Each license shall be applied for and issued separately, except that a license issued to a new vehicle dealer under Section 5-101 of this Code shall also be deemed to be a repairer license.
    (b) Any application filed with the Secretary of State, shall be duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
        1. The name and type of business organization of the
    
applicant and his principal or additional places of business, if any, in this State.
        2. The kind or kinds of business enumerated in
    
subsection (a) of this Section to be conducted at each location.
        3. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its
    
officers, directors, and shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager.
        4. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager, or other principals in the business have not committed in the past three years any one violation as determined in any civil or criminal or administrative proceedings of any one of the following Acts:
            (a) the Anti-Theft Laws of the Illinois Vehicle
        
Code;
            (b) the "Certificate of Title Laws" of the
        
Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (c) the "Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws" of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (d) the "Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers and
        
Rebuilders Laws" of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
            (e) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or
        
the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles; or
            (f) the Retailers Occupation Tax Act.
        5. A statement that the applicant's officers,
    
directors, shareholders having a ten percent or greater ownership interest therein, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager or other principals in the business have not committed in any calendar year 3 or more violations, as determined in any civil or criminal or administrative proceedings, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            (a) the Consumer Finance Act;
            (b) the Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (c) the Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (d) the Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act;
            (e) the Interest Act;
            (f) the Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (g) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (h) the Consumer Fraud Act.
        6. An application for a license shall be accompanied
    
by the following fees: $50 for applicant's established place of business; $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; provided, however, that if such an application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's established place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that such application shall be denied by the Secretary of State.
        7. A statement that the applicant understands Chapter
    
1 through Chapter 5 of this Code.
        8. A statement that the applicant shall comply with
    
subsection (e) of this Section.
        9. A statement indicating if the applicant, including
    
any of the applicant's affiliates or predecessor corporations, has been subject to the revocation or nonrenewal of a business license by a municipality under Section 5-501.5 of this Code.
        10. The applicant's National Motor Vehicle Title
    
Information System number and a statement of compliance if applicable.
        11. The full name, address, and contact information
    
of each of the dealer's agents or legal representatives who is an Illinois resident and liable for the performance of the dealership.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a license filed with the Secretary of State shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of such change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary, notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed under this Section unless such person shall maintain an established place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall within a reasonable time after receipt thereof, examine an application submitted to him under this Section and unless he makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application, as prescribed in Section 5-501 of this Chapter, grant the applicant an original license as applied for in writing for his established place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
        1. the name of the person licensed;
        2. if a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
        3. a designation of the kind or kinds of business
    
enumerated in subsection (a) of this Section to be conducted at each location;
        4. in the case of an original license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee;
        5. in the case of a supplemental license, the
    
established place of business of the licensee and the additional place of business to which such supplemental license pertains;
        6. the full name, address, and contact information of
    
each of the dealer's agents or legal representatives who is an Illinois resident and liable for the performance of the dealership.
    (f) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept, posted, conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee. The licensee also shall post conspicuously in the established place of business and in each additional place of business a notice which states that such business is required to be licensed by the Secretary of State under Section 5-301, and which provides the license number of the business and the license expiration date. This notice also shall advise the consumer that any complaints as to the quality of service may be brought to the attention of the Attorney General. The information required on this notice also shall be printed conspicuously on all estimates and receipts for work by the licensee subject to this Section. The Secretary of State shall prescribe the specific format of this notice.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) hereof, licenses granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked, nonrenewed, or cancelled under the provisions of Section 5-501 or 5-501.5 of this Chapter.
    (h) Any license granted under this Section may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein as in the case of an original license, provided, however, that in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, such effective license shall remain in force until such application is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) All automotive repairers and rebuilders shall, in addition to the requirements of subsections (a) through (h) of this Section, meet the following licensing requirements:
        1. provide proof that the property on which first
    
time applicants plan to do business is in compliance with local zoning laws and regulations, and a listing of zoning classification;
        2. provide proof that the applicant for a repairer's
    
license complies with the proper workers' compensation rate code or classification, and listing the code of classification for that industry;
        3. provide proof that the applicant for a rebuilder's
    
license complies with the proper workers' compensation rate code or classification for the repair industry or the auto parts recycling industry and listing the code of classification;
        4. provide proof that the applicant has obtained or
    
applied for a hazardous waste generator number, and listing the actual number if available or certificate of exemption;
        5. provide proof that applicant has proper liability
    
insurance, and listing the name of the insurer and the policy number; and
        6. provide proof that the applicant has obtained or
    
applied for the proper State sales tax classification and federal identification tax number, and listing the actual numbers if available.
    (i-1) All automotive repairers shall provide proof that they comply with all requirements of the Automotive Collision Repair Act.
    (j) All automotive parts recyclers shall, in addition to the requirements of subsections (a) through (h) of this Section, meet the following licensing requirements:
        1. provide a statement that the applicant purchases 5
    
vehicles per year or has 5 hulks or chassis in stock;
        2. provide proof that the property on which all first
    
time applicants will do business does comply to the proper local zoning laws in existence, and a listing of zoning classifications;
        3. provide proof that applicant complies with the
    
proper workers' compensation rate code or classification, and listing the code of classification; and
        4. provide proof that applicant has obtained or
    
applied for the proper State sales tax classification and federal identification tax number, and listing the actual numbers if available.
(Source: P.A. 101-572, eff. 8-23-19; 102-154, eff. 1-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/5-302

    (625 ILCS 5/5-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-302)
    Sec. 5-302. Out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer must be licensed.
    (a) No person in this State shall sell at auction a salvage vehicle to a nonresident individual or business licensed in the United States unless the nonresident is licensed in another state or jurisdiction and provides a resale tax certificate, if applicable, and one of the following: a National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) number, a federal employer identification number, or a government-issued driver's license or passport. A person in this State shall not sell at auction a salvage vehicle to an out-of-country buyer, unless if the nonresident is licensed in a jurisdiction that is not a state, then the nonresident shall provide to the seller the number of the nonresident's license issued by that jurisdiction and a copy of the nonresident's passport or the passport of an owner or officer of the nonresident entity or a copy of another form of government-issued identification from the nonresident or an owner or officer of the nonresident entity.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) An out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer shall be subject to the inspection of records pertaining to the acquisition of salvage vehicles in this State in accordance with this Code and such rules as the Secretary of State may promulgate.
    (h) (Blank).
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) An out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer who provides an address outside of the United States shall receive a salvage certificate stamped by the seller with the designation of "For Export Only" at the point of sale for each salvage vehicle purchased and the NMVTIS record shall be designated "EXPORT".
(Source: P.A. 101-572, eff. 8-23-19.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. RECORDS REQUIRED TO BE KEPT

625 ILCS 5/5-401.2

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.2)
    Sec. 5-401.2. Licensees required to keep records and make inspections.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-102.8, 5-301, or 5-302 of this Code, shall, with the exception of scrap processors, maintain for 3 years, in a form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his established place of business, additional place of business, or principal place of business if licensed under Section 5-302, the following records relating to the acquisition or disposition of vehicles and their essential parts possessed in this State, brought into this State from another state, territory or country, or sold or transferred to another person in this State or in another state, territory, or country.
        (1) The following records pertaining to new or used
    
vehicles shall be kept:
            (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
        
vehicle;
            (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number;
            (C) the date of acquisition of the vehicle;
            (D) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person;
            (E) the signature of the person making the
        
inspection of a used vehicle as required under subsection (d) of this Section, if applicable;
            (F) the purchase price of the vehicle, if
        
applicable;
            (G) the date of the disposition of the vehicle;
            (H) the name and address of the person to whom
        
any vehicle was disposed, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-State dealer's license number of that dealer;
            (I) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of the vehicle, if applicable; and
            (J) The sale price of the vehicle, if applicable.
        (2) (A) The following records pertaining to used
    
essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall be kept:
            (i) the year, make, model, color and type of such
        
part;
            (ii) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
        
number, derivative number, or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number of such part;
            (iii) the date of the acquisition of each part;
            (iv) the name and address of the person from whom
        
the part was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person; if the essential part being acquired is from a person other than a dealer, the licensee shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification numbers from at least two sources of identification, one of which shall be a drivers license or State identification card;
            (v) the uniform invoice number or out-of-state
        
bill of sale number reflecting the acquisition of such part;
            (vi) the stock number assigned to the essential
        
part by the licensee, if applicable;
            (vii) the date of the disposition of such part;
            (viii) the name and address of the person to whom
        
such part was disposed of and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
            (ix) the uniform invoice number reflecting the
        
disposition of such part.
        (B) Inspections of all essential parts shall be
    
conducted in accordance with Section 5-402.1.
        (C) A separate entry containing all of the
    
information required to be recorded in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be made for each separate essential part. Separate entries shall be made regardless of whether the part was a large purchase acquisition. In addition, a separate entry shall be made for each part acquired for immediate sale or transfer, or for placement into the overall inventory or stock to be disposed of at a later time, or for use on a vehicle to be materially altered by the licensee, or acquired for any other purpose or reason. Failure to make a separate entry for each essential part acquired or disposed of, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each essential part as set forth in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (D) The vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number for the essential part shall be ascertained and recorded even if such part is acquired from a person or dealer located in a State, territory, or country which does not require that such information be recorded. If the vehicle's manufacturer's identification number or Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number for an essential part cannot be obtained, that part shall not be acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees. If such part or parts were physically acquired by the licensee or any of his agents or employees while the licensee or agent or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee was outside the State, that licensee, agent or employee shall not bring such essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State. The acquisition or disposition of an essential part by a licensee without the recording of the vehicle identification number or Secretary of State identification number for such part or the transportation into the State by the licensee or his agent or employee of such part or parts shall constitute a failure to keep records.
        (E) The records of essential parts required to be
    
kept by this Section shall apply to all hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, regardless of the age of those essential parts. The records required to be kept by this Section for essential parts other than hulks, chassis, frames or cowls, shall apply only to those essential parts which are 6 model years of age or newer. In determining the model year of such an essential part it may be presumed that the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part came or the identification number affixed to the essential part itself acquired by the licensee denotes the model year of that essential part. This presumption, however, shall not apply if the gross appearance of the essential part does not correspond to the year, make or model of either the identification number of the vehicle from which the essential part is alleged to have come or the identification number which is affixed to the essential part itself. To determine whether an essential part is 6 years of age or newer within this paragraph, the model year of the essential part shall be subtracted from the calendar year in which the essential part is acquired or disposed of by the licensee. If the remainder is 6 or less, the record of the acquisition or disposition of that essential part shall be kept as required by this Section.
        (F) The requirements of paragraph (2) of subsection
    
(a) of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
    (3) the following records for vehicles on which junking certificates are obtained shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired and, if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the certificate of title number or salvage
    
certificate number for the vehicle, if applicable;
        (F) the junking certificate number obtained by the
    
licensee; this entry shall be recorded at the close of business of the fifth business day after receiving the junking certificate;
        (G) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
junking certificate has been assigned, if applicable, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (H) if the vehicle or any part of the vehicle is
    
dismantled for its parts to be disposed of in any way, or if such parts are to be used by the licensee to materially alter a vehicle, those essential parts shall be recorded and the entries required by paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall be made.
    (4) The following records for rebuilt vehicles shall be kept:
        (A) the year, make, model, style and color of the
    
vehicle;
        (B) the vehicle's manufacturer's identification
    
number of the vehicle or, if applicable, the Secretary of State or Illinois State Police identification number;
        (C) the date the vehicle was acquired;
        (D) the name and address of the person from whom the
    
vehicle was acquired, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that person;
        (E) the salvage certificate number for the vehicle;
        (F) the newly issued certificate of title number for
    
the vehicle;
        (G) the date of disposition of the vehicle;
        (H) the name and address of the person to whom the
    
vehicle was disposed, and if a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (I) The sale price of the vehicle.
    (a-1) A person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101 or Section 5-102 of this Code who issues temporary registration permits as permitted by this Code and by rule must electronically file the registration with the Secretary and must maintain records of the registration in the manner prescribed by the Secretary.
    (b) A failure to make separate entries for each vehicle acquired, disposed of, or assigned, or a failure to record any of the specific information required to be recorded concerning the acquisition or disposition of each vehicle as set forth in paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) of subsection (a) shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (c) All entries relating to the acquisition of a vehicle or essential part required by subsection (a) of this Section shall be recorded no later than the close of business on the seventh calendar day following such acquisition. All entries relating to the disposition of a vehicle or an essential part shall be made at the time of such disposition. If the vehicle or essential part was disposed of on the same day as its acquisition or the day thereafter, the entries relating to the acquisition of the vehicle or essential part shall be made at the time of the disposition of the vehicle or essential part. Failure to make the entries required in or at the times prescribed by this subsection following the acquisition or disposition of such vehicle or essential part shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (d) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall, before accepting delivery of a used vehicle, inspect the vehicle to determine whether the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been defaced, destroyed, falsified, removed, altered, or tampered with in any way. If the person making the inspection determines that the manufacturer's public vehicle identification number has been altered, removed, defaced, destroyed, falsified or tampered with he shall not acquire that vehicle but instead shall promptly notify law enforcement authorities of his finding.
    (e) The information required to be kept in subsection (a) of this Section shall be kept in a manner prescribed by rule or regulation of the Secretary of State.
    (f) Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall have in his possession a separate certificate of title, salvage certificate, junking certificate, certificate of purchase, uniform invoice, out-of-state bill of sale or other acceptable documentary evidence of his right to the possession of every vehicle or essential part.
    (g) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a transporter under Section 5-201 shall maintain for 3 years, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, at his principal place of business a record of every vehicle transported by him, including numbers of or other marks of identification thereof, the names and addresses of persons from whom and to whom the vehicle was delivered and the dates of delivery.
    (h) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the licensee shall notify the Secretary of State that he is going out of business or that he is transferring the ownership of the business. Failure to notify under this paragraph shall constitute a failure to keep records.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) A person who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section or knowingly fails to obey, observe, or comply with any order of the Secretary or any law enforcement agency issued in accordance with this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for the first violation and a Class A misdemeanor for the second and subsequent violations. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or each essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (k) Any person convicted of failing to keep the records required by this Section with intent to conceal the identity or origin of a vehicle or its essential parts or with intent to defraud the public in the transfer or sale of vehicles or their essential parts is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each vehicle or essential part of a vehicle for which a record was not kept as required by this Section.
    (l) A person may not be criminally charged with or convicted of both a knowing failure to comply with this Section and a knowing failure to comply with any order, if both offenses involve the same record keeping violation.
    (m) The Secretary shall adopt rules necessary for implementation of this Section, which may include the imposition of administrative fines.
(Source: P.A. 101-505, eff. 1-1-20; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.3

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-401.3)
    Sec. 5-401.3. Scrap processors required to keep records.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed as a scrap processor pursuant to Section 5-301 of this Chapter shall maintain for 3 years, at his established place of business, the following records relating to the acquisition of recyclable metals or the acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl which has been acquired for the purpose of processing into a form other than a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl which is possessed in the State or brought into this State from another state, territory or country. No scrap metal processor shall sell a vehicle or essential part, as such, except for engines, transmissions, and powertrains, unless licensed to do so under another provision of this Code. A scrap processor who is additionally licensed as an automotive parts recycler shall not be subject to the record keeping requirements for a scrap processor when acting as an automotive parts recycler.
        (1) For a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall record the name and address of the person, and the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of such person on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (2) For a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl
    
acquired from a person who is not licensed under this Chapter, the scrap processor shall verify and record that person's identity by recording the identification of such person from at least 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be a driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition. The person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl shall furnish the scrap processor with documentary proof of ownership of the vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl in one of the following forms: a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Junking Manifest, a Certificate of Purchase, or other similar documentary proof of ownership. The scrap processor shall not acquire a vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl without obtaining one of the aforementioned documentary proofs of ownership.
        (3) In addition to the other information required on
    
the scrap processor's weight ticket, a scrap processor who at the time of acquisition of a vehicle, junk vehicle, or vehicle cowl is furnished a Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase shall record the Vehicle Identification Number on the weight ticket or affix a copy of the Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate or Certificate of Purchase to the weight ticket and the identification of the person acquiring the information on the behalf of the scrap processor.
        (4) The scrap processor shall maintain a copy of a
    
Junk Vehicle Notification relating to any Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate, Certificate of Purchase or similarly acceptable out-of-state document surrendered to the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-117.2 of this Code.
        (5) For recyclable metals valued at $100 or more, the
    
scrap processor shall, for each transaction, record the identity of the person from whom the recyclable metals were acquired by verifying the identification of that person from one source of identification, which shall be a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, on the scrap processor's weight ticket at the time of the acquisition and by making and recording a color photocopy or electronic scan of the driver's license or State Identification Card. Such information shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement official. If the person delivering the recyclable metal does not have a valid driver's license or State Identification Card, the scrap processor shall not complete the transaction. The inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises for purposes of subparagraph (7) of Section 5-403 of this Code.
        This subdivision (a)(5) does not apply to electrical
    
contractors, to agencies or instrumentalities of the State of Illinois or of the United States, to common carriers, to purchases from persons, firms, or corporations regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing recyclable metal, in the business of selling recyclable metal at retail or wholesale, or in the business of razing, demolishing, destroying, or removing buildings, to the purchase by one recyclable metal dealer from another, or the purchase from persons, firms, or corporations engaged in either the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy or in telephone, telegraph, and other communications if such common carriers, persons, firms, or corporations at the time of the purchase provide the recyclable metal dealer with a bill of sale or other written evidence of title to the recyclable metal. This subdivision (a)(5) also does not apply to contractual arrangements between dealers.
    (b) Any licensee who knowingly fails to record any of the specific information required to be recorded on the weight ticket required under any other subsection of this Section, or Section 5-401 of this Code, or who knowingly fails to acquire and maintain for 3 years documentary proof of ownership in one of the prescribed forms shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same complaint for each violation. Any licensee who commits a second violation of this Section within two years of a previous conviction of a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) It shall be an affirmative defense to an offense brought under paragraph (b) of this Section that the licensee or person required to be licensed both reasonably and in good faith relied on information appearing on a Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Junking Certificate, a Secretary of State Manifest, a Secretary of State's Uniform Invoice, a Certificate of Purchase, or other documentary proof of ownership prepared under Section 3-117.1(a) of this Code, relating to the transaction for which the required record was not kept which was supplied to the licensee by another licensee or an out-of-state dealer.
    (d) No later than 15 days prior to going out of business, selling the business, or transferring the ownership of the business, the scrap processor shall notify the Secretary of that fact. Failure to so notify the Secretary of State shall constitute a failure to keep records under this Section.
    (e) Evidence derived directly or indirectly from the keeping of records required to be kept under this Section shall not be admissible in a prosecution of the licensee for an alleged violation of Section 4-102(a)(3) of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-956, eff. 1-1-19.)

625 ILCS 5/5-401.4

    (625 ILCS 5/5-401.4)
    Sec. 5-401.4. Purchase of beer kegs by scrap processors.
    (a) A scrap processor may not purchase metal beer kegs from any person other than the beer manufacturer whose identity is printed, stamped, attached, or otherwise displayed on the beer keg, or the manufacturer's authorized representative.
    (b) The purchaser shall obtain a proof of ownership record from a person selling the beer keg, including any person selling a beer keg with an indicia of ownership that is obliterated, unreadable, or missing, and shall also verify the seller's identity by a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification. The proof of ownership record shall include all of the following information:
        (1) The name, address, telephone number, and
    
signature of the seller or the seller's authorized representative.
        (2) The name and address of the buyer, or consignee
    
if not sold.
        (3) A description of the beer keg, including its
    
capacity and any indicia of ownership or other distinguishing marks appearing on the exterior surface.
        (4) The date of transaction.
    (c) The information required to be collected by this Section shall be kept for one year from the date of purchase or delivery, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402)
    Sec. 5-402. Use of Department of Revenue Uniform Invoice for vehicle. Every person licensed as a new vehicle dealer, as a used vehicle dealer, or as a motor vehicle financing affiliate shall issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a vehicle, except that where, in the same transaction, a vehicle dealer transfers more than one vehicle to another vehicle dealer for the purpose of resale, such seller for resale may issue one Uniform Invoice to the purchaser covering all the vehicles involved in that transaction and may report the transfer of all the vehicles involved in that transaction to the Department on the same Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return form. Every person licensed as a rebuilder shall likewise issue a Uniform Invoice with respect to each transaction wherein he disposes of a rebuilt or restored vehicle. Such Uniform Invoice shall be the same document as the transaction reporting return referred to in Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Such Uniform Invoice shall contain complete financial details of the transaction in such form as shall be prescribed by the Department of Revenue. Such Uniform Invoice shall include an affidavit by both the seller and the buyer that any trade-in title has been properly assigned from the buyer to the seller and that all information on the Uniform Invoice-transaction reporting return is true and accurate.
(Source: P.A. 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/5-402.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-402.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-402.1)
    Sec. 5-402.1. Use of Secretary of State Uniform Invoice for Essential Parts.
    (a) Except for scrap processors, every person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102, 5-102.8, or 5-301 of this Code shall issue, in a form the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe, a Uniform Invoice, which may also act as a bill of sale, with respect to each transaction in which he disposes of an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division. Such Invoice shall be made out at the time of the disposition of the essential part. If the licensee disposes of several essential parts in the same transaction, the licensee may issue one Uniform Invoice covering all essential parts disposed of in that transaction.
    (b) The following information shall be contained on the Uniform Invoice:
        (1) the business name, address, and dealer license
    
number of the person disposing of the essential part;
        (2) the name and address of the person acquiring the
    
essential part, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (3) the date of the disposition of the essential part;
        (4) the year, make, model, color, and description of
    
each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (5) the manufacturer's vehicle identification number,
    
Secretary of State identification number, or Illinois State Police identification number for each essential part disposed of by the person;
        (6) the printed name and legible signature of the
    
person or agent disposing of the essential part; and
        (7) if the person is a dealer the printed name and
    
legible signature of the dealer or his agent or employee accepting delivery of the essential part.
    (c) Except for scrap processors, and except as set forth in subsection (d) of this Section, whenever a person licensed or required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102, or 5-301 accepts delivery of an essential part, other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division, that person shall, at the time of the acceptance or delivery, comply with the following procedures:
        (1) Before acquiring or accepting delivery of any
    
essential part, the licensee or his authorized agent or employee shall inspect the part to determine whether the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois State Police identification number, or identification plate or sticker attached to or stamped on any part being acquired or delivered has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with. If the licensee or his agent or employee determines that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois State Police identification number, identification plate or identification sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with, the licensee or agent shall not accept or receive that part.
        If that part was physically acquired by or delivered
    
to a licensee or his agent or employee while that licensee, agent, or employee was outside this State, that licensee or agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (2) If the person disposing of or delivering the
    
essential part to the licensee is a licensed in-state or out-of-state dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of this subsection (c), shall examine the Uniform Invoice, or bill of sale, as the case may be, to ensure that it contains all the information required to be provided by persons disposing of essential parts as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section. If the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale does not contain all the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section, the dealer disposing of or delivering such part or his agent or employee shall record such additional information or other needed modifications on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale or, if needed, an attachment thereto. The dealer or his agent or employee delivering the essential part shall initial all additions or modifications to the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale and legibly print his name at the bottom of each document containing his initials. If the transaction involves a bill of sale rather than a Uniform Invoice, the licensee or his agent or employee accepting delivery of or acquiring the essential part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the bill of sale provided for his signature or, if no space is provided, on the back of the bill of sale. If the dealer or his agent or employee disposing of or delivering the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required by subsection (b) of this Section, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not accept or receive any essential part for which that required information is not provided. If such essential part for which the information required is not fully provided was physically acquired while the licensee or his agent or employee was outside this State, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not bring that essential part into this State or cause it to be brought into this State.
        (3) If the person disposing of the essential part is
    
not a licensed dealer, the licensee or his agent or employee shall, after inspecting the essential part as required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section verify the identity of the person disposing of the essential part by examining 2 sources of identification, one of which shall be either a driver's license or state identification card. The licensee or his agent or employee shall then prepare a Uniform Invoice listing all the information required to be provided by subsection (b) of this Section. In the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the dealer license number of the person disposing of the part, the licensee or his agent or employee shall list the numbers taken from the documents of identification provided by the person disposing of the part. The person disposing of the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space on the Uniform Invoice provided for the person disposing of the essential part and the licensee or his agent or employee acquiring the part shall affix his printed name and legible signature on the space provided on the Uniform Invoice for the person acquiring the essential part. If the person disposing of the essential part cannot or does not provide all the information required to be provided by this paragraph, or does not present 2 satisfactory forms of identification, the licensee or his agent or employee shall not acquire that essential part.
    (d) If an essential part other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division was delivered by a licensed commercial delivery service delivering such part on behalf of a licensed dealer, the person required to comply with subsection (c) of this Section may conduct the inspection of that part required by paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale required by paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this Section immediately after the acceptance of the part.
        (1) If the inspection of the essential part pursuant
    
to paragraph (1) of subsection (c) reveals that the vehicle identification number, Secretary of State identification number, Illinois State Police identification number, identification plate or sticker containing an identification number, or Federal Certificate label of an essential part has been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with, the licensee or his agent shall immediately record such fact on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, assign the part an inventory or stock number, place such inventory or stock number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of the inspection of the part on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee shall, within 7 days of such inspection, return such part to the dealer from whom it was acquired.
        (2) If the examination of the Uniform Invoice or bill
    
of sale pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (c) reveals that any of the information required to be listed by subsection (b) of this Section is missing, the licensee or person required to be licensed shall immediately assign a stock or inventory number to such part, place such stock or inventory number on both the essential part and the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale, and record the date of examination on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. The licensee or person required to be licensed shall acquire the information missing from the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale within 7 days of the examination of such Uniform Invoice or bill of sale. Such information may be received by telephone conversation with the dealer from whom the part was acquired. If the dealer provides the missing information the licensee shall record such information on the Uniform Invoice or bill of sale along with the name of the person providing the information. If the dealer does not provide the required information within the aforementioned 7-day period, the licensee shall return the part to that dealer.
    (e) Except for scrap processors, all persons licensed or required to be licensed who acquire or dispose of essential parts other than quarter panels and transmissions of vehicles of the first division shall retain a copy of the Uniform Invoice required to be made by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section for a period of 3 years.
    (f) Except for scrap processors, any person licensed or required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-102, or 5-301 who knowingly fails to record on a Uniform Invoice any of the information or entries required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly places false entries or other misleading information on such Uniform Invoice, or who knowingly fails to retain for 3 years a copy of a Uniform Invoice reflecting transactions required to be recorded by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section, or who knowingly acquires or disposes of essential parts without receiving, issuing, or executing a Uniform Invoice reflecting that transaction as required by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section, or who brings or causes to be brought into this State essential parts for which the information required to be recorded on a Uniform Invoice is not recorded as prohibited by subsection (c) of this Section, or who knowingly fails to comply with the provisions of this Section in any other manner shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and a separate count may be brought in the same indictment or information for each essential part for which a record was not kept as required by this Section or for which the person failed to comply with other provisions of this Section.
    (g) The records required to be kept by this Section may be examined by a person or persons making a lawful inspection of the licensee's premises pursuant to Section 5-403.
    (h) The records required to be kept by this Section shall be retained by the licensee at his principal place of business for a period of 3 years.
    (i) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to the disposition of an essential part other than a cowl which has been damaged or altered to a state in which it can no longer be returned to a usable condition and which is being sold or transferred to a scrap processor or for delivery to a scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 101-505, eff. 1-1-20; 102-318, eff. 1-1-22; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403)
    Sec. 5-403. (1) Authorized representatives of the Secretary of State including officers of the Secretary of State's Department of Police, other peace officers, and such other individuals as the Secretary may designate from time to time shall make inspections of individuals and facilities licensed or required to be licensed under Chapter 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code for the purpose of reviewing records required to be maintained under Chapter 5 for accuracy and completeness and reviewing and examining the premises of the licensee's established or additional place of business for the purpose of determining the accuracy of the required records. Premises that may be inspected in order to determine the accuracy of the books and records required to be kept includes all premises used by the licensee to store vehicles and parts that are reflected by the required books and records.
    (2) Persons having knowledge of or conducting inspections pursuant to this Chapter shall not in advance of such inspections knowingly notify a licensee or representative of a licensee of the contemplated inspection unless the Secretary or an individual designated by him for this purpose authorizes such notification. Any individual who, without authorization, knowingly violates this subparagraph shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (3) The licensee or a representative of the licensee shall be entitled to be present during an inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5, however, the presence of the licensee or an authorized representative of the licensee is not a condition precedent to such an inspection.
    (4) Inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 may be initiated at any time that business is being conducted or work is being performed, whether or not open to the public or when the licensee or a representative of the licensee, other than a mere custodian or watchman, is present. The fact that a licensee or representative of the licensee leaves the licensed premises after an inspection has been initiated shall not require the termination of the inspection.
    (5) Any inspection conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 shall not continue for more than 24 hours after initiation.
    (6) In the event information comes to the attention of the individuals conducting an inspection that may give rise to the necessity of obtaining a search warrant, and in the event steps are initiated for the procurement of a search warrant, the individuals conducting such inspection may take all necessary steps to secure the premises under inspection until the warrant application is acted upon by a judicial officer.
    (7) No more than 6 inspections of a premises may be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 within any 6 month period except pursuant to a search warrant. Notwithstanding this limitation, nothing in this subparagraph (7) shall be construed to limit the authority of law enforcement agents to respond to public complaints of violations of the Code. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), a public complaint is one in which the complainant identifies himself or herself and sets forth, in writing, the specific basis for their complaint against the licensee. For the purpose of this subparagraph (7), the inspection of records pertaining only to recyclable metals, as provided in subdivision (a)(5) of Section 5-401.3 of this Code, shall not be counted as an inspection of a premises.
    (8) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of individuals by the Secretary pursuant to this Section to conduct searches of licensees pursuant to a duly issued and authorized search warrant.
    (9) Any licensee who, having been informed by a person authorized to make inspections and examine records under this Section that he desires to inspect records and the licensee's premises as authorized by this Section, refuses either to produce for that person records required to be kept by this Chapter or to permit such authorized person to make an inspection of the premises in accordance with this Section shall subject the license to immediate suspension by the Secretary of State.
    (10) Beginning July 1, 1988, any person referenced under Section 5-302 shall produce for inspection upon demand those records pertaining to the acquisition of salvage vehicles in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-253, eff. 1-1-08; 95-783, eff. 1-1-09; 95-979, eff. 1-2-09; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

625 ILCS 5/5-403.1

    (625 ILCS 5/5-403.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-403.1)
    Sec. 5-403.1. Inventory system.
    (a) Every person licensed or required to be licensed under the provisions of Sections 5-101, 5-101.1, 5-102, 5-102.8, and 5-301 of this Code shall, under rule and regulation prescribed by the Secretary of State, maintain an inventory system of all vehicles or essential parts in such a manner that a person making an inspection pursuant to the provisions of Section 5-403 of this Code can readily ascertain the identity of such vehicles or essential parts and readily locate such parts on the licensees premises.
    (b) Failure to maintain an inventory system as required under this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) This Section does not apply to vehicles or essential parts which have been acquired by a scrap processor for processing into a form other than a vehicle or essential part.
(Source: P.A. 101-505, eff. 1-1-20.)

625 ILCS 5/5-404

    (625 ILCS 5/5-404)
    Sec. 5-404. Injunctions. The Illinois Attorney General or the State's Attorney for the county in which the scrap processor is located may initiate an appropriate action in the circuit court of the county in which a scrap processor is located to prevent the unlawful operation of a scrap processor, or to restrain, correct, or abate a violation of this Act, or to prevent any illegal act or conduct by the scrap processor.
(Source: P.A. 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. LICENSES--INJUNCTIONS

625 ILCS 5/5-501

    (625 ILCS 5/5-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-501)
    Sec. 5-501. Denial, suspension or revocation or cancellation of a license.
    (a) The license of a person issued under this Chapter may be denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary of State finds that the applicant, or the officer, director, shareholder having a ten percent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or the licensee has:
        1. Violated this Act;
        2. Made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license, junking certificate, salvage certificate, title or registration;
        3. Committed a fraudulent act in connection with
    
selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, or vehicle shells;
        4. As a new vehicle dealer has no contract with a
    
manufacturer or enfranchised distributor to sell that new vehicle in this State;
        5. Not maintained an established place of business as
    
defined in this Code;
        6. Failed to file or produce for the Secretary of
    
State any application, report, document or other pertinent books, records, documents, letters, contracts, required to be filed or produced under this Code or any rule or regulation made by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Code;
        7. Previously had, within 3 years, such a license
    
denied, suspended, revoked, or cancelled under the provisions of subsection (c)(2) of this Section;
        8. Has committed in any calendar year 3 or more
    
violations, as determined in any civil or criminal proceeding, of any one or more of the following Acts:
            a. the "Consumer Finance Act";
            b. the "Consumer Installment Loan Act";
            c. the "Retail Installment Sales Act";
            d. the "Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales
        
Act";
            e. "An Act in relation to the rate of interest
        
and other charges in connection with sales on credit and the lending of money", approved May 24, 1879, as amended;
            f. "An Act to promote the welfare of wage-earners
        
by regulating the assignment of wages, and prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof", approved July 1, 1935, as amended;
            g. Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            h. the "Consumer Fraud Act";
        9. Failed to pay any fees or taxes due under this
    
Act, or has failed to transmit any fees or taxes received by him for transmittal by him to the Secretary of State or the State of Illinois;
        10. Converted an abandoned vehicle;
        11. Used a vehicle identification plate or number
    
assigned to a vehicle other than the one to which originally assigned;
        12. Violated the provisions of Chapter 5 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        13. Violated the provisions of Chapter 4 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        14. Violated the provisions of Chapter 3 of this Act,
    
as amended;
        15. Violated Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of
    
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles;
        16. Made or concealed a material fact in connection
    
with his application for a license;
        17. Acted in the capacity of a person licensed or
    
acted as a licensee under this Chapter without having a license therefor;
        18. Failed to pay, within 90 days after a final
    
judgment, any fines assessed against the licensee pursuant to an action brought under Section 5-404;
        19. Failed to pay the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund fee
    
under Section 5-102.7 of this Code;
        20. Failed to pay, within 90 days after notice has
    
been given, any fine or fee owed as a result of an administrative citation issued by the Secretary under this Code;
        21. Violated Article 16 or 17 of the Criminal Code of
    
2102;
        22. Was convicted of a forcible felony under either
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or Criminal Code of 2012 or convicted of a similar out-of-state offense.
    (b) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Department of Revenue, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke such license, for any of the following violations of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", the tax imposed on corporations under subsection (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Income Tax imposed under subsections (c) and (d) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, or the tax imposed under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act:
        1. Failure to make a tax return;
        2. The filing of a fraudulent return;
        3. Failure to pay all or part of any tax or penalty
    
finally determined to be due;
        4. Failure to comply with the bonding requirements of
    
the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act".
    (b-1) In addition to other grounds specified in this Chapter, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Motor Vehicle Review Board, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke that license, if costs or fees assessed under Section 29 or Section 30 of the Motor Vehicle Franchise Act have remained unpaid for a period in excess of 90 days after the licensee received from the Motor Vehicle Board a second notice and demand for the costs or fees. The Motor Vehicle Review Board must send the licensee written notice and demand for payment of the fees or costs at least 2 times, and the second notice and demand must be sent by certified mail.
    (c) Cancellation of a license.
        1. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled by the Secretary of State prior to its expiration in any of the following situations:
            A. When a license is voluntarily surrendered, by
        
the licensed person; or
            B. If the business enterprise is a sole
        
proprietorship, which is not a franchised dealership, when the sole proprietor dies or is imprisoned for any period of time exceeding 30 days; or
            C. If the license was issued to the wrong person
        
or corporation, or contains an error on its face. If any person above whose license has been cancelled wishes to apply for another license, whether during the same license year or any other year, that person shall be treated as any other new applicant and the cancellation of the person's prior license shall not, in and of itself, be a bar to the issuance of a new license.
        2. The license of a person issued under this Chapter
    
may be cancelled without a hearing when the Secretary of State is notified that the applicant, or any officer, director, shareholder having a 10 per cent or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or member of the applicant or the licensee has been convicted of any felony involving the selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale, or otherwise dealing in vehicles, chassis, essential parts, vehicle shells, or ownership documents relating to any of the above items.
(Source: P.A. 101-505, eff. 1-1-20.)

625 ILCS 5/5-501.5

    (625 ILCS 5/5-501.5)
    Sec. 5-501.5. License eligibility; fraud.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, an "automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder" includes any owners, operators, principals, shareholders, partners, or directors that have ownership interest or managerial authority in the business at the time the fraud or misconduct occurred.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, an automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder with a business license issued by a municipality that has been revoked or nonrenewed due to fraud or misconduct committed against the municipality within 3 years preceding the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly or on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall not be eligible for a license or license renewal under Section 5-301 of this Code.
    (c) No later than 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, a municipality that has revoked or nonrenewed a business license under subsection (b) of this Section shall:
        (1) notify the Secretary of State of the revocation
    
or nonrenewal; and
        (2) notify any other municipality in which the former
    
licensee is known to conduct business that the former licensee's business license has been revoked or nonrenewed due to fraud or misconduct committed against the municipality.
    (d) No later than 30 days after receiving a notice required under paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this Section, a municipality shall take all actions necessary to revoke or, if the business license is set to expire within a 30-day period of the notice, prohibit renewal of the licensee's business license.
    (d-5) No later than 30 days after receiving notice under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section, the Secretary shall notify the former licensee that it is not eligible to conduct business in this State as an automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder.
    (e) An automotive parts recycler, scrap processor, repairer, or rebuilder shall be fined $1,000 for each day it conducts business in this State in violation of this Section.
    (f) No unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may regulate business licenses in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This subsection (f) is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 100-409, eff. 8-25-17.)

625 ILCS 5/5-502

    (625 ILCS 5/5-502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-502)
    Sec. 5-502. Injunctions. If any person operates in violation of any provision of this Chapter, or any rule, regulation, order or decision of the Secretary of State, or of any term, condition or limitation of any license, the Secretary of State, or any person injured thereby, or any interested person, may apply to the Circuit Court of the county in which such violation or some part thereof occurred, or in which the person complained of has his established or additional place of business or resides, to prevent such violation. The Court has jurisdiction to enforce obedience by injunction or other process restraining such person from further violation and enjoining upon him obedience.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/5-503

    (625 ILCS 5/5-503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-503)
    Sec. 5-503. Failure to obtain dealer's license, operation of a business with a suspended or revoked license.
    (a) Any person operating a business for which he is required to be licensed under Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-102.8, 5-201, or 5-301 who fails to apply for such a license or licenses within 15 days after being informed in writing by the Secretary of State that he must obtain such a license or licenses is subject to a civil action brought by the Secretary of State for operating a business without a license in the circuit court in the county in which the business is located. If the person is found to be in violation of Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-102.8, 5-201, or 5-301 by carrying on a business without being properly licensed, that person shall be fined $300 for each business day he conducted his business without such a license after the expiration of the 15-day period specified in this subsection (a).
    (b) Any person who, having had his license or licenses issued under Section 5-101, 5-101.2, 5-102, 5-201, or 5-301 suspended, revoked, nonrenewed, cancelled, or denied by the Secretary of State under Section 5-501 or 5-501.5 of this Code, continues to operate business after the effective date of such revocation, nonrenewal, suspension, cancellation, or denial may be sued in a civil action by the Secretary of State in the county in which the established or additional place of such business is located. Except as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-501.5 of this Code, if such person is found by the court to have operated such a business after the license or licenses required for conducting such business have been suspended, revoked, nonrenewed, cancelled, or denied, that person shall be fined $500 for each day he conducted business thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 100-409, eff. 8-25-17; 100-450, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-505, eff. 1-1-20.)

625 ILCS 5/5-504

    (625 ILCS 5/5-504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-504)
    Sec. 5-504. Effect of revoked or denied license - Notification to prospective buyers - Rescinding of contracts. (a) No license shall be issued to any person to conduct the business of a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder at a location or at property at which that person or any other person had his license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer, or rebuilder revoked or denied after a revocation or pending revocation within 2 months after such revocation or denial.
    (b) A licensee who has been notified by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may take action to revoke the dealer's license or licenses of that licensee shall inform in writing any prospective buyer of his business of such possible action by the Secretary of State.
    (c) If any person purchases or contracts to purchase a business required to be licensed by Section 5-101, 5-102, 5-201 or 5-301 without being informed in writing by the prior owner or owners that, at the time of the sale or making of contract to purchase, the prior owner or owners had been informed by the Secretary of State that the Secretary of State may be taking action to revoke the license or licenses of the prior owner or owners, the person who has purchased or contracted to purchase such business may, within one year after being informed that his application for a dealer's license at that location had been denied due to the revocation of the license or licenses of any prior owner or owners, rescind the purchase or contract to purchase such business or the property, both real and otherwise, at which the business is located.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, the Secretary of State may issue a license to a person applying for a license as a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, scrap processor, automotive parts recycler, repairer or rebuilder if the Secretary of State, solely in his discretion, determines that a denial of the license under the circumstances would place extreme undue hardship upon the applicant.
    No license shall be issued under this subsection to a person who is a spouse, offspring, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin or in-law of the person whose license to do business at that location had been revoked or denied nor to a person who was an officer or employee of the business firm in relation to which the license was revoked or denied.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e) of Section 2-118 of this Code, the venue for judicial review of final acts or decisions under this subsection shall be the Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 84-1302; 84-1304.)

625 ILCS 5/5-505

    (625 ILCS 5/5-505)
    Sec. 5-505. License suspension or revocation; penalty. The Secretary shall suspend the license of any licensee under this Chapter who permits an individual who is not an authorized agent or employee of the licensee to use the license of the licensee to purchase a vehicle from an auction. The suspension shall be for a period of no less than 30 days for the first violation. Upon a second or subsequent violation, the Secretary shall revoke the license of the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 102-154, eff. 1-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. CREDIT OR CONDITIONAL
SALES--INSURANCE

625 ILCS 5/5-601

    (625 ILCS 5/5-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-601)
    Sec. 5-601. Credit or conditional sale of certain motor vehicles - Liability insurance status stamped on bill of sale. Whenever, in connection with the credit sale of or conditional sale of a motor vehicle designed and used for the carrying of not more than 10 passengers, the agreement provides that all or any of the consideration to be paid by the buyer or conditional buyer may be paid more than 30 days after possession of such motor vehicle is transferred to such buyer or conditional buyer, and a policy of insurance which does not cover such buyer or conditional buyer for the risk of liability to the public arising out of the operation, use or maintenance of such motor vehicle, is issued in connection with such transaction, the seller or conditional seller shall stamp or have imprinted thereon a statement on the bill of sale at the time the transaction is consummated that no such coverage is included in such policy. Such statement shall be in the following form and shall be in bold type not less than one-half inch in height:
NO PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ISSUED
WITH THIS TRANSACTION
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/5-602

    (625 ILCS 5/5-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-602)
    Sec. 5-602. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not more than $500.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VEHICLE AUCTIONEERS

625 ILCS 5/5-700

    (625 ILCS 5/5-700) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-700)
    Sec. 5-700. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article, the following phrases have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
    Place of business for a vehicle auctioneer. This means the place owned and regularly occupied by a vehicle auctioneer licensee, within or without the State, for the primary and principal purpose of keeping and maintaining the books and records required for the conduct of business, with the personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours. The additional place of business means that place within the State where the auction is held, which place of business shall contain the books and records required for said auction with personnel available during normal business hours. The Secretary of State shall be notified of the additional place of business at least 10 days before the auction.
    Auctioning vehicles. This means arranging for and handling the sale of vehicles, not the property of the auctioneer, by auction to the highest bidder.
(Source: P.A. 89-663, eff. 8-14-96.)

625 ILCS 5/5-701

    (625 ILCS 5/5-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-701)
    Sec. 5-701. Vehicle auctioneers to be licensed. (a) No person, other than a licensed new vehicle dealer, a licensed used vehicle dealer, or municipality, shall engage in this State in the business of auctioning vehicles, for more than one owner, at auction or shall offer to sell, solicit or advertise the sale of a vehicle at auction without first acquiring a commercial vehicle auctioneer license from the Secretary of State under the provisions of this Section. A vehicle auction licensee shall be entitled thereunder to sell, solicit, and advertise the sale of used vehicles belonging to others at auction.
    (b) An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be filed with the Secretary of State, duly verified by oath, in such form as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe and shall contain:
    1. The name and type of business organization established and the address of the place of business;
    2. If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its officers and directors, setting forth the residence address of each; if the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, trust or any similar form of business organization, the names and residence addresses of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager and shareholder having 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation;
    3. A statement that the applicant has been approved for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, approved June 28, 1933, as amended, by the Department of Revenue. However, this requirement does not apply to licensee who is already licensed hereunder with the Secretary of State, and who is merely applying for a renewal of his license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act;
    4. A statement that the applicant has complied with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as amended. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the applicant is in compliance with the bonding requirements of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or that the applicant is not required to be bonded with the Department of Revenue under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act";
    5. Such other information concerning the business of the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule or regulation prescribe;
    6. An application for a vehicle auctioneer license shall be accompanied by the following license fees: $50 for applicant's place of business plus $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains, provided, however, that if such an application is made after July 1 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that such application shall be denied by the Secretary of State.
    7. A statement that the licensee has irrevocably consented to the appointment of the Secretary of State as its agent for service of process with the State of Illinois. Said service of process shall be accomplished as provided in Section 10-301 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (c) Any change which renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a vehicle auctioneer shall be amended within thirty days after the occurrence of each change on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe by rule or regulation, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $2.
    (d) Anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall be licensed as a vehicle auctioneer unless such person shall maintain a place of business as defined in this Chapter.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted to him under this Section. Unless the Secretary makes a determination that the application submitted to him does not conform to this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under Section 5-501 of this Chapter, he must grant the applicant an original vehicle auctioneer license in writing for his place of business and a supplemental license in writing for each additional place of business, in such form as he may prescribe by rule or regulation which shall include the following:
    1. The name of the person licensed;
    2. If a corporation, the name and address of its officers or if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor or of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager;
    3. Complete address of the place of business of the licensee;
    4. In the case of supplemental license, the place of business of the licensee and the place of business to which such supplemental license pertains.
    (f) The appropriate instruments evidencing the license or a certified copy thereof, provided by the Secretary of State shall be kept posted, conspicuously, in the place of business of the licensee within the State and in each additional place of business, if any, maintained by such licensee.
    (g) Except as provided in subsection (h) of this Section, all vehicle auctioneer licenses granted under this Section expire on December 31 of the calendar year for which they are granted unless sooner revoked under Section 5-501 of this Chapter.
    (h) a vehicle auctioneer license may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required herein, and submission of proof of coverage by an approved bond under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" or proof that applicant is not subject to such bonding requirements, as in the case of an original license, but in case an application for the renewal of an effective license is made during the month of December, the effective license shall remain in force until the application for renewal is granted or denied by the Secretary of State.
    (i) Each person licensed as a vehicle auctioneer or a licensed new or used car dealer when auctioning vehicles is required to furnish each purchaser of a motor vehicle the following:
    1. A certificate of title properly assigned to the purchaser;
    2. A statement verified under oath that all identifying numbers on the vehicle agree with those on the certificate of title;
    3. A bill of sale properly executed on behalf of such person.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)

625 ILCS 5/5-702

    (625 ILCS 5/5-702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-702)
    Sec. 5-702. No person shall engage in the business of auctioning any vehicles for which a salvage certificate is required by law except to a bidder who is an out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer or who is properly licensed as a rebuilder, automotive parts recycler, or scrap processor, as required by Section 5-301 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 95-783, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. PENALTIES

625 ILCS 5/5-801

    (625 ILCS 5/5-801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-801)
    Sec. 5-801. Criminal penalties. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter, except a person who violates a provision for which a different criminal penalty is indicated, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who violates subsection (e) of Section 5-202 is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Any person who violates any provisions of Section 5-701 is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-725, eff. 8-3-18.)

625 ILCS 5/5-802

    (625 ILCS 5/5-802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-802)
    Sec. 5-802. The violation of any rule or regulation promulgated by the Office of the Secretary of State under this Chapter shall not in and of itself constitute a criminal offense.
(Source: P.A. 85-1204.)

625 ILCS 5/5-803

    (625 ILCS 5/5-803)
    Sec. 5-803. Administrative penalties. Instead of filing a criminal complaint against a new or used vehicle dealer, or against any other entity licensed by the Secretary under this Code, or any other unlicensed entity acting in violation of this Code, a Secretary of State Police investigator may issue administrative citations for violations of any of the provisions of this Code or any administrative rule adopted by the Secretary under this Code. A party receiving a citation shall have the right to contest the citation in proceedings before the Secretary of State Department of Administrative Hearings. Penalties imposed by issuance of an administrative citation shall not exceed $50 per violation. A penalty may not be imposed unless, during the course of a single investigation or upon review of the party's records, the party is found to have committed at least 3 separate violations of one or more of the provisions of this Code or any administrative rule adopted by the Secretary under this Code. Penalties paid as a result of the issuance of administrative citations shall be deposited in the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-572, eff. 8-23-19.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 5 Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. MANUFACTURED HOME DEALERS
(Source: P.A. 102-941, eff. 7-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/5-901

    (625 ILCS 5/5-901)
    Sec. 5-901. Regulation of manufactured home dealers.
    (a) As used in this Article:
    "Established place of business" means the place owned or leased and occupied by any person duly licensed or required to be licensed as a manufactured home dealer for the purpose of engaging in selling, buying, bartering, displaying, exchanging, or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, manufactured homes and for such other ancillary purposes as may be permitted by the Secretary by rule.
    "Manufactured home" means a factory-assembled structure built on a permanent chassis, transportable in one or more sections in the travel mode, incapable of self-propulsion, bears a label indicating the manufacturer's compliance with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development standards, as applicable, and is designed for year-round occupancy as a single-family residence when connected to approved water, sewer, and electrical utilities.
    "Manufactured home dealer" means: (1) an individual or entity that engages in the business of acquiring or disposing of new or used manufactured homes; (2) an individual or entity who advertises or otherwise holds the individual or the entity out as being engaged in the business of acquiring or selling new or used manufactured homes; or (3) an individual or entity who buys or sells more than 2 new or used manufactured homes within a 12-month period.
    (b) No person shall engage in this State in the business of selling or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, manufactured homes of any make, or act as an intermediary, agent, or broker for any manufactured home purchaser, other than as a salesperson, or to represent or advertise that he or she is so engaged, or intends to so engage, in the business, unless licensed to do so by the Secretary of State under this Section.
    (c) An application for a manufactured home dealer's license shall be filed with the Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department and duly verified by oath, on such form as the Secretary of State may prescribe, and shall contain all of the following:
        (1) The name and type of business organization of the
    
applicant, and his or her established place of business in this State.
        (2) If the applicant is a corporation, a list of its
    
officers, directors, and shareholders having a 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation. If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company, an unincorporated association, a trust, or any similar form of business organization, the name and residence address of the proprietor, or the name and residence address of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee, or manager.
        (3) A statement that the applicant has been approved
    
for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act by the Department of Revenue, except that this requirement does not apply to a manufactured home dealer who is already licensed with the Secretary of State, and who is only applying for a renewal of his or her license. As evidence of this fact, the application shall be accompanied by a certification from the Department of Revenue showing that the Department has approved the applicant for registration under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
        (4) An application for a manufactured home dealer's
    
license shall be accompanied by a $1,000 license fee for the applicant's established place of business. If the application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $500 for the applicant's established place of business. License fees shall be returnable only if the application is denied by the Secretary of State.
        Of the money received by the Secretary of State as
    
license fees under this paragraph (4), 95% shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund and 5% into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund.
        (5) A statement that no officer, director,
    
shareholder having a 10% or greater ownership interest, proprietor, partner, member, officer, director, trustee, manager, or other principal in the business of the applicant has committed in the past 3 years any violation, as determined in any civil, criminal, or administrative hearing proceeding, of any one of the following Acts:
            (A) the Anti-Theft Laws of this Code;
            (B) the Certificate of Title Laws of this Code;
            (C) the Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws of this Code;
            (D) the Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers, and
        
Rebuilders Laws of this Code;
            (E) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012,
        
criminal trespass to vehicles;
            (F) the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act;
            (G) the Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (H) the Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (I) the Interest Act;
            (J) the Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (K) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (L) the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
        
Practices Act.
        (6) A bond or certificate of deposit in the amount of
    
$150,000 for each license holder applicant intending to act as a manufactured home dealer under this Section. The bond shall be for the term of the license for which application is made and shall expire not sooner than December 31st of the year for which the license was issued. The bond shall run to the People of the State of Illinois and to customers asserting financial claims against the dealer, with surety by a bonding or insurance company authorized to do business in this State. It shall be conditioned upon the proper transmittal of all title and registration fees and taxes (excluding taxes under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act) accepted by the applicant as a manufactured home dealer, and the execution of all of the dealer's obligations to the customer, including financial duties related to the acceptance and disbursement of any funds paid to the dealer by the customer, and conveyance of possession or ownership documents of a manufactured home.
        (7) Dealers in business for over 10 years may
    
substitute a certificate of insurance in lieu of the bond or certificate of deposit upon renewing their license.
        (8) Any other information concerning the business of
    
the applicant as the Secretary of State may by rule prescribe.
    (d) Any change that renders no longer accurate any information contained in any application for a license under this Section shall be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of the change on a form the Secretary of State may prescribe, by rule, accompanied by an amendatory fee of $25.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall, within a reasonable time after receipt, examine an application submitted under this Section, and unless the Secretary makes a determination that the application submitted does not conform with the requirements of this Section or that grounds exist for a denial of the application under subsection (f), grant the applicant an initial manufactured home dealer's license in writing for the established place of business of the applicant in a form the Secretary may prescribe by rule, which shall include the following:
        (1) the name of the person or entity licensed;
        (2) if a corporation, the name and address of its
    
officers; if a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, or any similar form of business organization, the name and address of the proprietor, or the name and address of each partner, member, officer, director, trustee or manager; or if a limited liability company, the name and address of the general partner or partners, or managing member or members; and
        (3) the established place of business of the licensee.
    (f) A license issued under this Section may be denied, revoked, or suspended if the Secretary of State finds that the applicant, or the officer, director, shareholder having a 10% or greater ownership interest in the corporation, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee or the licensee has:
        (1) violated this Section;
        (2) made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license, title, or registration;
        (3) committed a fraudulent act in connection with
    
selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale, or otherwise dealing in manufactured homes;
        (4) not maintained an established place of business
    
as defined in this Section;
        (5) failed to file or produce to the Secretary of
    
State any application, report, document, or other pertinent books, records, documents, letters, contracts required to be filed or produced under this Section or any rule adopted by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Section;
        (6) failed to pay any fees or taxes due under this
    
Code, or has failed to transmit any fees or taxes received by him or her for transmittal by him or her to the Secretary of State or the State of Illinois;
        (7) failed to transfer title to a manufactured home
    
when legally required to do so; or
        (8) violated any of the following:
            (A) the Anti-Theft Laws of this Code;
            (B) the Certificate of Title Laws of this Code;
            (C) the Offenses against Registration and
        
Certificates of Title Laws of this Code;
            (D) the Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers, and
        
Rebuilders Laws of this Code;
            (E) Section 21-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012,
        
criminal trespass to vehicles;
            (F) the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act;
            (G) the Consumer Installment Loan Act;
            (H) the Retail Installment Sales Act;
            (I) the Interest Act;
            (J) the Illinois Wage Assignment Act;
            (K) Part 8 of Article XII of the Code of Civil
        
Procedure; or
            (L) the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
        
Practices Act.
    (g) In addition to other grounds specified in this Section, the Secretary of State, on complaint of the Department of Revenue, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke such a license, for any of the following violations of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the tax imposed on corporations under subsection (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Income Tax imposed under subsections (c) and (d) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, or the tax imposed under Section 704A of the Illinois Income Tax Act:
        (1) failure to make a tax return;
        (2) the filing of a fraudulent return;
        (3) failure to pay all or part of any tax or penalty
    
finally determined to be due;
        (4) failure to comply with the bonding requirements
    
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
    (h) A license issued under this Section may be canceled by the Secretary of State prior to its expiration in any of the following situations:
        (1) if a license is voluntarily surrendered by the
    
licensed person;
        (2) if the business enterprise is a sole
    
proprietorship and the sole proprietor dies or is imprisoned for any period exceeding 30 days; or
        (3) if the license was issued to the wrong person or
    
corporation or contains an error on its face.
    If any person whose license has been canceled wishes to apply for another license, whether during the same license year or any other year, that person shall be treated as a new applicant and the cancellation of the person's prior license shall not, in and of itself, be a bar to the issuance of a new license.
    (i) A license issued under this Section may be canceled without a hearing if the Secretary of State is notified that the applicant, or any officer, director, shareholder having a 10% or greater ownership interest, owner, partner, trustee, manager, employee, or member of the applicant or the licensee has been convicted of any forcible felony or any felony involving the selling, bartering, exchanging, offering for sale, or otherwise dealing in ownership documents relating to any of the above actions.
    (j) The appropriate instrument evidencing the license or a certified copy of the instrument, provided by the Secretary of State, shall be kept posted conspicuously in the established place of business of the licensee.
    (k) All records related to the purchase, sale, or acceptance for sale on consignment of any manufactured home shall be maintained at the licensee's established place of business. These records shall be retained for a period of not less than 7 years, and shall be made available for inspection upon the request of a Secretary of State auditor or an investigator with the Secretary of State Department of Police.
    (l) Except as provided in subsection (i), all licenses granted under this Section shall expire by operation of law on December 31st of the calendar year for which the licenses were granted, unless sooner revoked or canceled under subsection (f).
    (m) Each person licensed as a manufactured home dealer is required to furnish each purchaser of a manufactured home:
        (1) in the case of a new manufactured home, a
    
manufacturer's statement of origin, and in the case of a previously owned manufactured home, a certificate of title, in either case properly assigned to the purchaser;
        (2) a statement verified under oath that all
    
identifying numbers on the vehicle match the identifying numbers on the certificate of title or manufacturer's statement of origin;
        (3) a bill of sale properly executed on behalf of the
    
purchaser; and
        (4) for a new manufactured home, a warranty, and in
    
the case of a manufactured home for which the warranty has been reinstated, a copy of the warranty; if no warranty is provided, a disclosure or statement that the manufactured home is being sold "AS IS".
    (n) This Section does not apply to a seller who privately owns his or her manufactured home as his or her main residence and is selling the manufactured home to another individual or to a licensee so long as that individual does not sell more than 2 manufactured homes in one 12-month period.
    (o) This Section does not apply to any person licensed under the Real Estate License Act of 2000.
    (p) The Secretary of State may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
    (q) Any individual or entity licensed as a manufactured home dealer or a community-based manufactured home dealer on the effective date of this Section shall be entitled to act as a manufactured home dealer under this Section for the duration of any license in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, and shall be eligible to be issued a manufactured home dealer's license under this Section upon the expiration of any such license.
(Source: P.A. 102-941, eff. 7-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 heading)
CHAPTER 6. THE ILLINOIS DRIVER LICENSING LAW