(60 ILCS 1/30-130)
Sec. 30-130. Inoperable motor vehicles.
(a) The electors may by ordinance declare inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private property, to be a nuisance and may authorize fines to be levied for the failure of any person to obey a notice from the township stating that the person is to dispose of any inoperable motor vehicles under his or her control. The electors may authorize a law enforcement agency with applicable jurisdiction to remove, after 7 days from the issuance of the township notice, any inoperable motor vehicle or parts of such a vehicle.
(b) Nothing in this Section applies to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to an operable historic vehicle over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
(c) As used in this Section, "inoperable motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least 7 days or any longer period of time fixed by ordinance, the engine, wheels, or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels, or other parts have been altered, damaged, or otherwise treated so that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power. "Inoperable motor vehicle" does not include a motor vehicle that has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209; 88-62.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015