Building Codes

Effective July 1, 2022, the 2018 version of the International Code Council sets will be in effect, along with updated local amendments.

Want to see some highlights? Take a look at our 
Building Code Update Flyer (PDF) for some quick and easy information!

Adopted Codes

These building codes went into effect in January 2011:
  • 2009 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code
  • 2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • 2008 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) National Electrical Code
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code
  • 2009 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Fire Code
As of July 1, 2022, these codes will be in effect:
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
The City will also comply with the state and national code requirements, including, but not limited to:
  • Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • Illinois Accessibility Code
  • National Fire Protection Agency Life Safety Ave
  • Illinois State Elevator Safety and Regulation Act
  • Illinois-adopted International Energy Conservation Code
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Watershed Management Ordinance


The City made amendments to the 2009 Building Codes. View the Buildings and Building Regulations Amendment Ordinance (PDF) for more information.

The City local amendments to the 2018 code sets are also being updated. Please see the new Chapter 18: Buildings and Building Regulations (PDF) for additional information.