Building Codes

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

Adopted Codes

As of July 1, 2022, these codes went into 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 local amendments to the 2018 code sets have also been updated as of July 1, 2022. Please see the new Chapter 18: Buildings and Building Regulations (PDF) for additional information.