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65 ILCS 5/11-10-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-10-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-1)
(a) In each municipality or fire protection district, whether
incorporated under a general or special law, which has a fire department
established and maintained by municipal or fire protection district
ordinances, every corporation, company, and association which is not
incorporated under the laws of this state and which is engaged in effecting
fire insurance in the municipality or fire protection district, shall pay
to the foreign fire insurance board or to the secretary of the fire
protection district for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the fire
department thereof, a sum of 2% of the gross receipts received
from fire insurance upon property situated within the municipality or
corporation, company, and association shall pay the sum so prescribed by this subsection,
upon the amount of all premiums which have been received during the year
ending on every first day of July for all fire insurance effected or agreed
to be effected on property situated within the municipality or fire
protection district, by that corporation, company, or association
Every person who acts in any specified municipality or fire protection
district as agent, or otherwise, on behalf of a designated corporation,
company, or association, shall render to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board or secretary of the fire
protection district, on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, a
full and true account, verified by his oath, of all of the premiums which,
during the year ending on the first day of July preceding the report, were
received by him, or by any other person for him on behalf of that
corporation, company, or association. He shall specify in this report the
amounts received for fire insurance, and he shall pay to the treasurer or to the secretary of the fire protection district, or to the treasurer's or secretary's designee, at
the time of rendering this report, the sum
fixed by this subsection.
If this account is not rendered on or before the fifteenth day of July
of each year, or if the sum due remains unpaid after that day, it shall be
unlawful for any corporation, company, or association, so in default, to
transact any business in the municipality or fire protection district until
the sum due has been fully paid. But this provision shall not relieve any
corporation, company, or association from the payment of any loss upon any
risk that may be taken in violation of this requirement.
The amount of this license fee may be recovered from the
corporation, company, association, or any third party which owes it, or from its agent, by
an action brought by a foreign fire insurance board or fire
The foreign fire insurance board
or the secretary of the fire protection district, or the board's or secretary's authorized designee, may examine the books,
records, and other papers and documents of a designated agent, corporation,
company, or association for the purpose of verifying the correctness of the
report of the amounts received for fire insurance.
This subsection is applicable to receipts from contracts of
marine fire insurance.
(b) A foreign fire insurance board aggrieved by a violation of this Section may file suit in the Circuit Court in the county where the alleged violation occurred.
(c) The regulation of a foreign fire insurance board and its license fees are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A home rule municipality may not regulate a foreign fire insurance board and its license fees. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 102-740, eff. 1-1-23