A.   Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, no owner, lienholder, or other person shall be legally entitled to take possession of a vehicle impounded under this chapter until the administrative fee and fees applicable under this chapter have been paid. However, whenever a person with a lien of record against an impounded vehicle has commenced foreclosure proceedings, possession of the vehicle shall be given to that person if he or she agrees in writing to refund the city the amount of the net proceeds of any foreclosure sale, less any amounts required to pay all lienholders of record, not to exceed the administrative fee, plus the applicable fees.
   B.   For purposes of this chapter, the "owner of record" of a vehicle is the record titleholder as registered with the secretary of state of the state of Illinois. (Ord. 2898, 12-1-2014)