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625 ILCS 5/11-209
(625 ILCS 5/11-209)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-209)
Powers of municipalities and counties - Contract with
school boards, hospitals, churches, condominium complex unit owners'
associations, and commercial and industrial facility, shopping center,
and apartment complex owners for regulation of traffic.
(a) The corporate authorities of any municipality or the county
board of any county, and a school board, hospital, church, condominium
complex unit owners' association, or owner of any
commercial and industrial facility,
shopping center, or apartment complex which controls a parking area
located within the limits of the municipality, or outside the limits of
the municipality and within the boundaries of the county, may, by
contract, empower the municipality or county to regulate the parking of
automobiles and the traffic at such parking area. Such contract shall
empower the municipality or county to accomplish all or any part of the
1. The erection of stop signs, flashing signals,
person with disabilities parking area signs or yield signs at specified locations in a parking area and the adoption of appropriate regulations thereto pertaining, or the designation of any intersection in the parking area as a stop intersection or as a yield intersection and the ordering of like signs or signals at one or more entrances to such intersection, subject to the provisions of this Chapter.
2. The prohibition or regulation of the turning of
vehicles or specified types of vehicles at intersections or other designated locations in the parking area.
3. The regulation of a crossing of any roadway in the
parking area by pedestrians.
4. The designation of any separate roadway in the
parking area for one-way traffic.
5. The establishment and regulation of loading zones.
6. The prohibition, regulation, restriction or
limitation of the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified areas of the parking area.
7. The designation of safety zones in the parking
8. Providing for the removal and storage of vehicles
parked or abandoned in the parking area during snowstorms, floods, fires, or other public emergencies, or found unattended in the parking area, (a) where they constitute an obstruction to traffic, or (b) where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, and for the payment of reasonable charges for such removal and storage by the owner or operator of any such vehicle.
9. Providing that the cost of planning, installation,
maintenance and enforcement of parking and traffic regulations pursuant to any contract entered into under the authority of this paragraph (a) of this Section be borne by the municipality or county, or by the school board, hospital, church, property owner, apartment complex owner, or condominium complex unit owners' association, or that a percentage of the cost be shared by the parties to the contract.
10. Causing the installation of parking meters on the
parking area and establishing whether the expense of installing said parking meters and maintenance thereof shall be that of the municipality or county, or that of the school board, hospital, church, condominium complex unit owners' association, shopping center or apartment complex owner. All moneys obtained from such parking meters as may be installed on any parking area shall belong to the municipality or county.
11. Causing the installation of parking signs in
accordance with Section 11-301 in areas of the parking lots covered by this Section and where desired by the person contracting with the appropriate authority listed in paragraph (a) of this Section, indicating that such parking spaces are reserved for persons with disabilities.
12. Contracting for such additional reasonable rules
and regulations with respect to traffic and parking in a parking area as local conditions may require for the safety and convenience of the public or of the users of the parking area.
(b) No contract entered into pursuant to this Section shall exceed a
period of 20 years. No lessee of a shopping center or apartment complex
shall enter into such a contract for a longer period of time than the
length of his lease.
(c) Any contract entered into pursuant to this Section shall be
recorded in the office of the recorder in the county in which
the parking area is located, and no regulation made pursuant to the
contract shall be effective or enforceable until 3 days after the
contract is so recorded.
(d) At such time as parking and traffic regulations have been
established at any parking area pursuant to the contract as provided for
in this Section, then it shall be a petty offense for any person to do
any act forbidden or to fail to perform any act required by such parking
or traffic regulation. If the violation is the parking in a parking space
reserved for persons with disabilities under paragraph (11) of this Section, by
a person without special registration plates issued to a person with
disabilities, as defined by Section 1-159.1, pursuant to Section
3-616 of this Code, or to a veteran with a disability pursuant to Section 3-609 of
this Code, the local police of the contracting corporate municipal
authorities shall issue a parking ticket to such parking violator and issue
a fine in accordance with Section 11-1301.3.
(e) The term "shopping center", as used in this Section, means
premises having one or more stores or business establishments in
connection with which there is provided on privately-owned property near
or contiguous thereto an area, or areas, of land used by the public as
the means of access to and egress from the stores and business
establishments on such premises and for the parking of motor vehicles of
customers and patrons of such stores and business establishments on such
(f) The term "parking area", as used in this Section, means an area,
or areas, of land near or contiguous to a school, church, or hospital
building, shopping center, apartment complex, or condominium
but not the public highways or alleys, and used by
the public as the means of access to and egress from such buildings and
the stores and business establishments at a shopping center and for the
parking of motor vehicles.
(g) The terms "owner", "property owner", "shopping center owner",
and "apartment complex owner",
as used in this Section, mean the actual
legal owner of the shopping center parking area or apartment
the trust officer of a banking institution having the right to manage
and control such property, or a person having the legal right, through
lease or otherwise, to manage or control the property.
(g-5) The term "condominium complex unit owners' association", as used in
this Section, means a "unit owners' association" as defined in Section 2 of the
Condominium Property Act.
(h) The term "fire lane", as used in this Section, means travel
lanes for the fire fighting equipment upon which there shall be no
standing or parking of any motor vehicle at any time so that fire
fighting equipment can move freely thereon.
(i) The term "apartment complex", as used in this Section, means
premises having one or more apartments in connection with which there is
provided on privately-owned property near or contiguous thereto an area,
or areas, of land used by occupants of such apartments or their guests
as a means of access to and egress from such apartments or for the
parking of motor vehicles of such occupants or their guests.
(j) The term "condominium complex", as used in this Section, means
the units, common elements, and limited common elements that are located on the
parcels, as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the Condominium Property
(k) The term "commercial and industrial facility", as used in this
Section, means a premises containing one or more commercial and industrial
facility establishments in connection with which there is
privately-owned property near or contiguous to the premises an area or areas of
land used by the public as the means of access to and egress from the
commercial and industrial facility establishment on the premises and for the
parking of motor vehicles of customers, patrons, and employees of the
commercial and industrial facility establishment on the premises.
(l) The provisions of this Section shall not be deemed to
authorities from enforcing, on private property, local ordinances imposing
fines, in accordance with Section 11-1301.3, as penalties for use of any
place reserved for persons with disabilities, as defined by Section 1-159.1, or
veterans with disabilities by any person using a motor vehicle not bearing registration
plates specified in Section 11-1301.1 or a special decal or device as defined
in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a
person with disabilities or a veteran with a disability.
This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a prohibition upon the contractual
and associational powers granted by Article VII, Section 10 of the
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)