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(210 ILCS 117/25)
(a) Before removing an abandoned mobile home, the
municipality shall send written
notice as provided in subsection (c) by certified mail, return receipt
each owner and each
lienholder who appears on the records of the
Secretary of State, and to each owner of record of
the land upon which the mobile home is located.
The notice shall also be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested,
to the last person who paid the mobile home privilege tax on the
mobile home as shown on the records of the County Treasurer of the county
where the mobile home is located.
(b) If the owner, lienholder, or other
legally entitled person does not sign for the notice sent to him or her by
certified mail, then that
person shall be notified by publication as provided in subsection (c) in
a newspaper of general
circulation in the municipality or a newspaper of general circulation in
the county if no newspaper exists in the municipality or the county is
responsible for the notice. The notice must be published once a week for 3
If the Secretary of State
has no record of title for the mobile home, and if after diligent
search, the name and address of the owner, lienholder or other legally
entitled person cannot be ascertained, then
the municipality shall publish the notice as provided in subsection (c) in a newspaper
of general circulation in
the municipality once a week for 3 consecutive weeks.
(c) The notice required under this Section shall be in substantially the
Date of Notice:______________
You are notified that the (name municipality) has
declared that a certain mobile home (describe mobile home in terms of size, color, make, and model, if known) located at (give address or describe location) is an abandoned mobile home within the meaning of the Abandoned Mobile Home Act. Unless all delinquent mobile home privilege taxes (including penalty and interest) are paid and electric and water service restored to this mobile home within 30 days of the date of this notice, the (name of municipality) shall remove and dispose of the mobile home, and it shall be disposed of or sold at public auction free and clear of any existing liens.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, you
should contact the following person.
(Agent for municipality)
If notice was mailed, the effective date of the notice shall be the date it
was mailed, if notice was published, the effective
date shall be the first date the notice appeared in the newspaper.
(Source: P.A. 88-516