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92_SB0385 LRB9206081TAtm 1 AN ACT concerning counties. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing 5 Section 4-4001 as follows: 6 (55 ILCS 5/4-4001) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-4001) 7 Sec. 4-4001. County Clerks; counties of first and second 8 class. The fees of the county clerk in counties of the first 9 and second class, except when increased by county ordinance 10 pursuant to the provisions of this Section, shall be: 11 For each official copy of any process, file, record or 12 other instrument of and pertaining to his office, 50¢ for 13 each 100 words, and $1 additional for certifying and sealing 14 the same. 15 For filing any paper not herein otherwise provided for, 16 $1, except that no fee shall be charged for filing a 17 Statement of economic interest pursuant to the Illinois 18 Governmental Ethics Act or reports made pursuant to Article 9 19 of The Election Code. 20 For issuance of fireworks permits, $2. 21 For issuance of liquor licenses, $5. 22 For filing and recording of the appointment and oath of 23 each public official, $3. 24 For officially certifying and sealing each copy of any 25 process, file, record or other instrument of and pertaining 26 to his office, $1. 27 For swearing any person to an affidavit, $1. 28 For issuing each license in all matters except where the 29 fee for the issuance thereof is otherwise fixed, $4. 30 For issuing each marriage license, the certificate 31 thereof, and for recording the same, including the recording -2- LRB9206081TAtm 1 of the parent's or guardian's consent where indicated, $15. 2 For taking and certifying acknowledgments to any 3 instrument, except where herein otherwise provided for, $1. 4 For issuing each certificate of appointment or 5 commission, the fee for which is not otherwise fixed by law, 6 $1. 7 For cancelling tax sale and issuing and sealing 8 certificates of redemption, $3. 9 For issuing order to county treasurer for redemption of 10 forfeited tax, $2. 11 For trying and sealing weights and measures by county 12 standard, together with all actual expenses in connection 13 therewith, $1. 14 For services in case of estrays, $2. 15 The following fees shall be allowed for services 16 attending the sale of land for taxes, and shall be charged as 17 costs against the delinquent property and be collected with 18 the taxes thereon: 19 For services in attending the tax sale and issuing 20 certificate of sale and sealing the same, for each tract or 21 town lot sold, $4. The County Board of any county of the 22 first or second class may by ordinance authorize the County 23 Clerk to impose an additional $10 charge for issuing each 24 certificate of sale for the sole purpose of defraying the 25 cost of converting the County Clerk's tax extension and 26 redemption system to computers and micrographics and for 27 maintaining this system. The County Board of any county of 28 the first or second class may by ordinance authorize the 29 County Treasurer to establish a special fund for deposit of 30 the additional charge. Moneys in the special fund shall be 31 used solely to provide the equipment, material, and necessary 32 expenses incurred to help defray the cost of implementing and 33 maintaining the tax extension and redemption system. 34 For making list of delinquent lands and town lots sold, -3- LRB9206081TAtm 1 to be filed with the Comptroller, for each tract or town lot 2 sold, 10¢. 3
The foregoing fees allowed by this Section are the4 maximum fees that may be collected from any officer, agency,5 department or other instrumentality of the State. The county6 board may, however, by ordinance, increase the fees allowed7 by this Section and collect such increased fees from all8 persons and entities other than officers, agencies,9 departments and other instrumentalities of the State if the10 increase is justified by an acceptable cost study showing11 that the fees allowed by this Section are not sufficient to12 cover the cost of providing the service.13 A Statement of the costs of providing each service,14 program and activity shall be prepared by the county board.15 All supporting documents shall be public record and subject16 to public examination and audit. All direct and indirect17 costs, as defined in the United States Office of Management18 and Budget Circular A-87, may be included in the19 determination of the costs of each service, program and20 activity.21 The county clerk in all cases may demand and receive the22 payment of all fees for services in advance so far as the23 same can be ascertained.24 The county board of any county of the first or second 25 class may by ordinance authorize the county clerk to impose 26 an additional $2 charge for certified copies of vital records 27 as defined in Section 1 of the Vital Records Act, for the 28 sole purpose of defraying the cost of converting the county 29 clerk's document storage system for vital records as defined 30 in Section 1 of the Vital Records Act to computers or 31 micrographics, and for maintaining such system. 32 The county board of any county of the first or second 33 class may by ordinance authorize the county treasurer to 34 establish a special fund for deposit of the additional -4- LRB9206081TAtm 1 charge. Moneys in the special fund shall be used solely to 2 provide the equipment, material and necessary expenses 3 incurred to help defray the cost of implementing and 4 maintaining such document storage system. 5 (Source: P.A. 86-962.) 6 The fees allowed by this Section are the maximum fees 7 that may be collected from any officer, agency, department, 8 or other instrumentality of the State. The county board may, 9 however, by ordinance, increase the fees allowed by this 10 Section and collect these increased fees from all persons and 11 entities other than officers, agencies, departments, and 12 other instrumentalities of the State if the increase is 13 justified by an acceptable cost study showing that the fees 14 allowed by this Section are not sufficient to cover the cost 15 of providing the service. 16 A Statement of the costs of providing each service, 17 program, and activity shall be prepared by the county board. 18 All supporting documents shall be public records and subject 19 to public examination and audit. All direct and indirect 20 costs, as defined in the United States Office of Management 21 and Budget Circular A-87, may be included in the 22 determination of the costs of each service, program, and 23 activity. 24 The county clerk in all cases may demand and receive the 25 payment of all service fees in advance so far as these fees 26 can be ascertained in advance.
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