Updated Building Codes

Updated Building Codes Effective March 1, 2020
Posted on 02/20/2020

The Village will begin using updated building codes as of March 1, 2020. Over several months, the Village conducted a comprehensive review of the latest standard codes with keeping an eye towards enforceability, fairness, and clarity for users. The work was focused on minimizing local amendments currently in our code as well as bringing our codes up to contemporary industry standards. These changes will bring greater clarity to both inspectors and those individuals who build and invest in our community. For details of the changes, please review the Building Code Update packet.

At the February 17th Village Board meeting, the Board adopted the following construction and property maintenance standards for the Village:

  • ICC 2018 International Building Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Residential Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Fire Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Existing Building Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Mechanical Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code with amendments NFPA 2017 National Electrical Code with amendments
  • ICC 2018 International Property Maintenance Code with amendments

This update also includes changes to the Administrative language of Chapter 23 and some minor changes to fees in Chapter 7. Changes to other Chapters are housekeeping in nature by updating cross-references between Municipal Code Chapters. For more information about the Building & Life Safety Services Department, please click here.

The Village recognizes how important an efficient and business friendly permit review process is for our community’s continued economic prosperity. The updates to the code are one part of an overall effort to improve our Building and Life Safety Processes and customer service over the coming months. Other efforts currently underway include electronic process improvements that will increase speed and consistency, better communication with applicants that will increase understanding, a new customer service feedback tool that will allow us to better respond to problems that are identified, and a new Fee structure.