Offenses Requiring Fees

The use of motor vehicles in certain criminal and traffic offenses has been declared a public nuisance by the Town of Normal Municipal Code 17.10-1, as required in the “Administrative Impound” law, 625 ILCS 5/11-208.7, effective 1/1/2012.

Vehicles used in the following listed offenses are hereby declared contraband and subject to seizure and impoundment:

  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, an offense for which a motor vehicle may be seized and forfeited pursuant to Section 36-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/36-1];
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, another drug or drugs, an intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, in violation of Section 11-501 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/11-501];
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, a felony or in violation of the Cannabis Control Act [720 ILCS 550/1 et seq.];
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, an offense in violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570/100 et seq.];
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, an offense in violation of Section 24-1, 24-1.5, or 24-3.1 or the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/24-1, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.5 or 720 ILCS 5/24-3.1];
  • Driving while a driver's license, permit, or privilege to operate a motor vehicle is suspended or revoked pursuant to Section 6-303 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/6-303]; except that vehicles shall not be subjected to seizure or impoundment if the suspension is for an unpaid citation (parking or moving) or due to failure to comply with emission testing;
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle while soliciting, possessing, or attempting to solicit or possess cannabis or a controlled substance, as defined by the Cannabis Control Act or the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 550/1 et seq. or 720 ILCS 570/100 et seq.];
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle with an expired driver's license, in violation of Section 6-101 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/6-101], if the period of expiration is greater than one year;
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle without ever having been issued a driver's license or permit, in violation of Section 6-101 of this Code, or operating a motor vehicle without ever having been issued a driver's license or permit due to a person's age;
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle by a person against whom a warrant has been issued by a circuit clerk in Illinois for failing to answer charges that the driver violated Section 6-101, 6-303, or 11-501 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/6-101, 625 ILCS 5/6-303, or 625 ILCS 5/11-501];
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, an offense in violation of Article 16 or 16A of the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/16-1 et seq. or 720 ILCS 5/16A-1 et seq.]; or
  • Operation or use of a motor vehicle in the commission of, or in the attempt to commit, any other misdemeanor or felony offense in violation of the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq.]
For more information regarding vehicle reclamation procedures, call the general information line at (309) 454-9535.