§ 1 This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Animal Control Act
§ 2 As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms …
§ 2.01 Administrator
§ 2.02 “Animal” means every living creature, other than man, which may be …
§ 2.03 “Animal Control Warden” means any person appointed by the …
§ 2.03a “Business day” means any day including holidays that the animal …
§ 2.04 “Board” means the county board in each county, as defined by Section …
§ 2.04a “Cat” means Felis catus
§ 2.05 “Confined” means restriction of an animal at all times by the owner, …
§ 2.05a “Dangerous dog” means (i) any individual dog anywhere other than upon …
§ 2.06 “Department” means the Department of Agriculture of the State of …
§ 2.07 Deputy Administrator
§ 2.08 “Director” means the Director of the Department of Agriculture of the …
§ 2.09 “District” means a geographic area consisting of 2 or more counties …
§ 2.10 “District Board” means the governing body created to act as a single …
§ 2.11 “Dog” means all members of the family Canidae
§ 2.11a “Enclosure” means a fence or structure of at least 6 feet in height, …
§ 2.11b “Feral cat” means a cat that (i) is born in the wild or is the …
§ 2.11c Intact animal
§ 2.12 “Has been bitten” means has been seized with the teeth or jaws so …
§ 2.12a “Impounded” means taken into the custody of the public animal control …
§ 2.13 “Inoculation against rabies” means the injection of an antirabies …
§ 2.14 “Leash” means a cord, rope, strap, or chain which shall be securely …
§ 2.15 “Licensed veterinarian” means a veterinarian licensed by the State in …
§ 2.16 Owner
§ 2.17 “Person” means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, …
§ 2.17a “Peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 2-13 of the …
§ 2.17b “Police animal” means an animal owned or used by a law enforcement …
§ 2.17c “Potentially dangerous dog” means a dog that is unsupervised and …
§ 2.18 “Pound” or “animal control facility” may be used interchangeably and …
§ 2.18a “Physical injury” means the impairment of physical condition
§ 2.18b Reckless dog owner
§ 2.19 “Registration certificate” means a printed form prescribed by the …
§ 2.19-3 Return
§ 2.19a “Serious physical injury” means a physical injury that creates a …
§ 2.19b “Vicious dog” means a dog that, without justification, attacks a …
§ 3 The County Board Chairman with the consent of the County Board shall …
§ 3.5 County animal population fund use limitation
§ 4 When the Boards of 2 or more counties, through mutual agreement, wish …
§ 5 Duties and powers
§ 7 All registration fees collected shall be remitted to the County …
§ 7.1 In addition to any other fees provided for under this Act, any county …
§ 8 Rabies inoculation. (a) Every owner of a dog 4 …
§ 9 Any dog found running at large contrary to provisions of this Act may …
§ 10 Impoundment; redemption
§ 11 Animal placement
§ 12 The owner of any animal which exhibits clinical signs of rabies, …
§ 13 Dog or other animal bites; observation of animal
§ 14 Whenever a case of rabies has occurred in a locality, or when the …
§ 15 (a) In order to have a dog deemed “vicious”, the Administrator, …
§ 15.1 Dangerous dog determination
§ 15.2 Dangerous dogs; leash
§ 15.3 Dangerous dog; appeal
§ 15.4 Potentially dangerous dog
§ 15.5 Reckless dog owner; complaint; penalty
§ 16 Animal attacks or injuries
§ 16.5 Expenses of microchipping
§ 17 For the purpose of making inspections hereunder, the Administrator, …
§ 18 Any owner seeing his or her livestock, poultry, or equidae being …
§ 18.1 The owner or keeper of a dog is liable to a person for all damages …
§ 19 Any owner having livestock, poultry, or equidae killed or injured by …
§ 20 The payment to any owner of sheep, goats, cattle, horses, mules, …
§ 22 The Department shall have general supervision of the administration …
§ 24 Limitations
§ 25 The invalidity of any Section or parts of any Section of this Act or …
§ 26 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person violating or …
§ 27 Any officer failing, refusing, or neglecting to carry out the …
§ 30 Rules
§ 35 Liability

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 510 ILCS 5 - Animal Control Act

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day on which the statute takes effect; and the word "hereafter" at any time after such day. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.17
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.