§ 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
§ 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

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Circuit clerk: means clerk of the circuit court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.26
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone, is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.10
  • Municipalities: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.27
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • police force: shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a municipality as members of the department of police, who are or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as policemen. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.20
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • sworn: shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Units of local government: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.28
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.