2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 430 - PUBLIC SAFETY
430 ILCS 160/ - Peephole Installation Act.

(430 ILCS 160/0.01) (was 720 ILCS 665/0.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Peephole Installation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(430 ILCS 160/1) (was 720 ILCS 665/1)
Sec. 1. The owner of every multiple dwelling on which construction is commenced after the effective date of this Act shall provide and maintain peepholes in the entrance door of each housing unit within such multiple dwelling. The peephole must be located so as to enable a person in such housing unit to view from the inside of the entrance door any person immediately outside the entrance door.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1803.)


(430 ILCS 160/2) (was 720 ILCS 665/2)
Sec. 2. As used in this Act "multiple dwelling" means any dwelling containing 5 or more independent housing units which are rented, leased, let or hired out to the tenant for use as a residence.
This Act shall not apply to hotels, apartment hotels, motels, dormitories, hospitals, convents or public institutions.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1803.)


(430 ILCS 160/3) (was 720 ILCS 665/3)
Sec. 3. Any tenant affected by a violation of this Act by the owner may compel the owner to install such peepholes by bringing an appropriate action in the circuit court. Any violation of this Act by the owner is a petty offense and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each housing unit constructed without a peephole in the entrance door. Each day that a violation continues is a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 79-1362.)


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