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Record #: O2021-5286   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/17/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-227 regarding licensing and regulation of tow trucks
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 227 Towing
Attachments: 1. O2021-5286.pdf


OFFTCE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

November 17, 2021










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding the licensing and regulation of tow trucks.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Chapter 4-227 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
4-227-010 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
"Storage lot" means any real property, including real property outside the City limits, owned by or in the lawful possession or control of a licensee under this chapter that, in accordance with the applicable provisions ofthe Zoning Code law, is used for the storage of vehicles towed from a location within the City.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

4-227-020 License - Required.

(a) No person shall engage in the business of towing damaged or disabled vehicles from the public way without first having obtained a towing license under this chapter; provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a licensee from towing vehicles from private property with the express written consent ofthe vehicle's owner or operator, in accordance with applicable law. The towing license shall be in addition to any other license, registration, certificate, or permit required by law. If any applicant undor this chaptor doos not possess an active Illinois Commorcial Vohiolo Rolooator Liconso, tho Dopartmont shall inspect tho storage lot and any promises or place of business that is to bo operated by tho liconsoo.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

4-227-030 Application -...

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