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Arlington Heights, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices J, K, M, O, with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-201 (adoption) and § 23-202 (amendments). Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including appendix C. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-301 (adoption) and § 23-302 (amendments). Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-701 (adoption) with amendments at § 23-702 (amendments).

Helpful resources for Arlington Heights, Illinois include the following.

Residential Building Code

Illinois has yet to adopt a statewide residential code. Local laws will control.See PLRB, Illinois Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Arlington Heights adopted the 2018 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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See Muni. Code(Arlington Heights, IL Municipal Code)

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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Arlington Heights ? Yes
Citation: Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-202 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/arlington_heights/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH23BURE_ARTIIRESTOMIDW_S23-202MOAMDEVASEINRECO
Comments:

Insert the following values corresponding to the listed criteria:

Ground Snow Load – 25 psf

Wind Design:

Speed(mph) …..115

Topographic effects …..No

Special wind region …..No

Windborne debris zone …..No

Seismic Design Category …..A

Subject To Damage From:

Weathering …..Severe

Frost Line Depth …..42 inches

Termite Moderate to …..Heavy

Winter Design Temp …..-4° F

Ice Barrier Underlayment Required Yes

Flood Hazards

a. November 6, 2000;

b. August 19, 2008;

c. August 19, 2008 (all panels) Panel Numbers—0044J, 0063J, 0064J, 0182J, 0184J, 0192J, 0201J, 0202J, 0203J, 0204J, 0211J, 0212J.

Air Freezing Index …..2000

Mean Annual Temp …..47.6° (Waukegan 4 WSW station)

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Torris Jorge Director building@vah.com 847/368.5560

Comments

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices J, K, M, O, with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-201 (adoption) and § 23-202 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

Please refer to Appendix J of the adopted 2018 IRC.

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-701 (adoption) with amendments at § 23-702 (amendments).

 

Commercial Building Code

Arlington Heights adopted the 2018 IBC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2018 IBC(Arlington Heights, IL Section 23-301 - Adoption of the 2018 International Building Code and Appendices for Other Than One- and Two-Family Dwellings.)

...There is hereby adopted by reference the 2018 Edition of the International Building Code (IBC), including Appendix C, except as modified by Section 23-302 of this Article....

Comments

Arlington Heights, IL adopts the International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix C. Arlington Heights, IL Muni. Code § 23-301 (page 12) (adoption) with amendments at § 23-302 (page 12).

Existing Buildings

Arlington Heights, IL adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition. Arlington Heights, IL Muni. Code § 23-701 (page 23) (adoption) with amendments at § 23-702 (page 23).

 

Other Building Codes

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-401 (adoption) and § 23-402 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-501 (adoption) § 23-502 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA), with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-601 (adoption) and § 23-602 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC). Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 23-801 (adoption) and § 23-802 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the State of Illinois Plumbing Code, with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL Muni. Code § 23-901 (adoption) § 23-903 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 26-101 (adoption) and § 26-102 (amendments).

Arlington Heights, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), including appendix D with amendments. Arlington Heights, IL, Muni. Code § 27-101 (adoption) and § 27-102 (amendments).