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(725 ILCS 5/124B-910)
Notice to or service on owner or interest holder.
(a) Whenever notice of pending forfeiture or service of an in rem complaint is required under this Article, the notice or service shall be given or made as follows:
(1) If the owner's or interest holder's name and
current address are known, then notice or service shall be given or made either by personal service or by mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to that address. For purposes of notice under this Section, if a person has been arrested for the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture, then the address provided to the arresting agency at the time of arrest shall be deemed to be that person's known address. If an owner's or interest holder's address changes before the effective date of the notice of pending forfeiture, however, the owner or interest holder shall promptly notify the seizing agency of the change in address. If the owner's or interest holder's address changes after the effective date of the notice of pending forfeiture, the owner or interest holder shall promptly notify the State's Attorney or Attorney General of the change in address.
(2) If the property seized is a conveyance, then
notice or service shall be given or made to the address reflected in the office of the agency or official in which title or interest to the conveyance is required by law to be recorded. Notice shall be given by mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to that address.
(3) If the owner's or interest holder's address is
not known and is not on record as provided in paragraph (2), then notice of pending forfeiture shall be given by publication for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the seizure occurred.
(b) Notice of pending forfeiture served under this Article is effective upon personal service, the last date of publication, or the mailing of written notice, whichever is earlier.
(Source: P.A. 96-712, eff. 1-1-10.)