TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER II: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 1010 CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
SECTION 1010.195 PROCEDURES AND DISCLOSURES FOR VEHICLES PREVIOUSLY TITLED IN AREAS FLOODED AS A RESULT OF A NATURAL DISASTER


 

Section 1010.195  Procedures and Disclosures for Vehicles Previously Titled in Areas Flooded as a Result of a Natural Disaster

 

As used in this Section, the term "areas flooded as a result of a natural disaster" (hereinafter, "flooded area") shall refer to a geographic area that has been declared a natural disaster by state or federal officials and flooded to a depth in excess of one foot, in an area in excess of one square mile. 

 

a)         An application for an Illinois certificate of title for a vehicle that was last titled in a flooded area will be subject to the following procedures:

 

1)         the vehicle will be checked against the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) database to determine if the vehicle is a known flood-damaged vehicle; and  

 

2)         if the vehicle is not in the NICB database as a known flood-damaged vehicle, the Secretary shall determine whether the vehicle was last registered in a county (or parish in Louisiana) that was included in the flooded area.

 

b)         Any vehicle listed by NICB as a known flood-damaged vehicle shall be issued an Illinois salvage certificate with the brand "flood". 

 

c)         The applicant for a title for a vehicle that was not in the NICB database as a known flood-damaged vehicle, but was last registered in a county included in a flood area, shall be required at the time of application to complete a flood disclosure statement.  This statement shall require the applicant to disclose whether the vehicle sustained physical damage or water damage as a result of the flooding and, if there was damage, the extent of damage the vehicle sustained. 

 

d)         If a vehicle is not listed by NICB as a known flood-damaged vehicle and was last registered in a county included in a flood area, and the application is accompanied by a flood disclosure statement, that vehicle shall be issued an Illinois certificate of title or salvage certificate, as determined by the information in the flood disclosure statement.

 

e)         If a vehicle is not listed by NICB as a known flood-damaged vehicle and was last registered in a county included in a flood area, and the application is not accompanied by a flood disclosure statement, that vehicle shall be issued an Illinois salvage certificate with the brand "flood".

 

f)         Vehicles titled in Illinois that had a title branded from the previous state will receive a similar Illinois branded title.   

 

g)         The Secretary will utilize these procedures for up to 12 months after the date of the natural disaster declaration. 

 

(Source:  Added at 37 Ill. Reg. 4340, effective March 22, 2013)