State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Katie Stuart


625 ILCS 5/3-819  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-819

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Reduces the trailer flat weight tax for maximum loads of 3,000 pounds and less from $118 to $18. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 3-819 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/3-819)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-819)
7    Sec. 3-819. Trailer; Flat weight tax.
8    (a) Farm Trailer. Any farm trailer drawn by a motor
9vehicle of the second division registered under paragraph (a)
10or (c) of Section 3-815 and used exclusively by the owner for
11his own agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising
12operations and not used for hire, or any farm trailer utilized
13only in the transportation for-hire of seasonal, fresh,
14perishable fruit or vegetables from farm to the point of first
15processing, and any trailer used with a farm tractor that is
16not an implement of husbandry may be registered under this
17paragraph in lieu of registration under paragraph (b) of this
18Section upon the filing of a proper application and the
19payment of the $10 registration fee and the highway use tax
20herein for use of the public highways of this State, at the
21following rates which include the $10 registration fee:
23Gross Weight in Lbs.ClassTotal Amount



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1Including Vehicleeach
2and Maximum LoadFiscal Year
310,000 lbs. or lessVDD $160
410,001 to 14,000 lbs.VDE206
514,001 to 20,000 lbs.VDG266
620,001 to 28,000 lbs.VDJ478
728,001 to 36,000 lbs.VDL750
8    An owner may only apply for and receive two farm trailer
10    (b) All other owners of trailers, other than apportionable
11trailers registered under Section 3-402.1 of this Code, used
12with a motor vehicle on the public highways, shall pay to the
13Secretary of State for each registration year a flat weight
14tax, for the use of the public highways of this State, at the
15following rates (which includes the registration fee of $10
16required by Section 3-813):
20Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
21Including Vehicle andeach
22Maximum LoadClassFiscal Year
233,000 lbs. and lessTA$18 $118
245,000 lbs. and more than 3,000TB154
258,000 lbs. and more than 5,000TC158
2610,000 lbs. and more than 8,000TD206



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114,000 lbs. and more than 10,000TE270
220,000 lbs. and more than 14,000TG358
332,000 lbs. and more than 20,000TK822
436,000 lbs. and more than 32,000TL1,182
540,000 lbs. and more than 36,000TN1,602
6    Of the fees collected under this subsection, other than
7the flat weight tax for a Class TA trailer, $1 of the fees
8shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special
9Services Fund and $99 of the additional fees shall be
10deposited into the Road Fund.
11    (c) The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum
12load provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this
14(Source: P.A. 101-32, eff. 6-28-19.)
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.