|Public Act 093-0993
||LRB093 16437 MKM 42076 b
AN ACT concerning special assessments.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
Section 9-2-4.5 as follows:
(65 ILCS 5/9-2-4.5 new)
Special assessment for payment of costs
associated with certain ordinance violations.
(a) For purposes of this Section, "Code" means any
municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of
grass and weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal
of inoperable motor vehicles, and rodent and vermin abatement.
(b) In addition to any other method authorized by law, if
(i) a property owner is cited with a Code violation, (ii)
non-compliance is found upon reinspection of the property after
the due date for compliance with an order to correct the Code
violation or with an order for abatement, (iii) costs for
services rendered by the municipality to correct the Code
violation remain unpaid at the point in time that they would
become a debt due and owing the municipality, as provided in
Division 31.1 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, and
(iv) a lien has been filed of record by the municipality in the
office of the recorder in the county in which the property is
located, then those costs may be collected as a special
assessment on the property under this Division. Upon payment of
the costs by the owner of record or persons interested in the
property, the lien shall be released by the municipality and
the release shall be filed of record in the same manner as the
filing of notice of the lien.