Public Act 094-0337
HB3831 Enrolled LRB094 06075 AJO 36136 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Fire Protection District Act is amended by
adding Section 16d as follows:
    (70 ILCS 705/16d new)
    Sec. 16d. Transfer of property between districts. When a
fire protection district has another fire protection district
adjoining it and the adjoining district can provide better fire
protection to an area of land of no more than 60 acres,
consisting of one or more tracts, that is within the corporate
limits of the fire protection district, the area may be
disconnected from the district and annexed to the adjacent
district when each district adopts an ordinance to accomplish
the disconnection and annexation.
    At least 60 days before the property is disconnected from a
district, the disconnecting district must send notice to the
owner or owners of record of the area of land stating that the
disconnecting and annexing districts intend to adopt
ordinances that would disconnect and annex the area under this
Section. The notice shall name the annexing district and
include a description of the territory to be disconnected and
annexed, the reason for doing so, and a map of the territory.
The notice must also set forth the time and place of each
meeting at which the ordinance will be an agenda item and must
state that there will be an opportunity for public comment at
each of those meetings. The notice shall be sent by certified
mail return receipt requested, but if the name or address of an
owner is not known, then the district must publish the notice
once a week for 2 successive weeks. The notice shall be
published in a newspaper published in the county where the area
is located. Each district's ordinance shall designate the same
date for the effective date of the disconnection and
    No earlier than 60 days after the delivery of the notice to
the last of the owners involved or 60 days after the date of
the first publication of the notice, whichever is later, the
disconnecting and annexing districts may adopt an ordinance
accomplishing the disconnection and annexation.
    After it adopts the ordinance, each fire protection
district shall send a certified copy of the ordinance to the
proper county clerk or clerks for filing and to the office of
the State Fire Marshal.

Effective Date: 1/1/2006