(35 ILCS 515/8) (from Ch. 120, par. 1208)
    Sec. 8. Failure to pay tax; lien. If any local services tax imposed by this Act is not paid when due, the county treasurer of the county in which the mobile home is located shall have a lien on the mobile home for the amount of the tax, addition to the tax, penalty and interest due. The treasurer shall notify the taxpayer in writing of the existence of the lien. Such lien shall terminate (i) unless the county treasurer files with the county recorder of the county in which the mobile home is located a notice of lien within one year of such tax due date or (ii) if the county treasurer applies for judgment and order of sale for delinquent taxes on mobile homes pursuant to the provisions of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act and the taxes are sold. From the time of the filing, the amount set forth in the certificate also constitutes a lien upon all property of the taxpayer then owned by him or thereafter acquired by him in the period before the expiration of the lien. Such liens have the same force, effect and priority as a judgment lien and continue for 10 years from the date of the recording unless sooner released or otherwise discharged. The county treasurer may, at any time, release all or any portion of the property subject to any lien provided for in this Act or subordinate the lien to other liens if he determines that the taxes are sufficiently secured by a lien or other property of the taxpayer or that the release or subordination of the lien will not endanger or jeopardize the collection of the taxes.
    If the owner of a mobile home upon which the tax has not been paid does not make payment within 6 months after a lien has been filed, civil action may be instituted by the collector for the amount of the tax, plus interest, penalties and costs. If sale of the property is ordered, the court may direct the sale to be made in cash or on such terms as it may deem in the best interests of all parties. The court may direct that such sale be held by the sheriff or in open court.
(Source: P.A. 92-807, eff. 1-1-03.)