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Buffalo Grove, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, F, G, J, K, with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.05.010 (adoption) and § 15.05.020 (amendments). Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.04.010 (adoption) and § 15.04.020 (amendments). Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.10.010 (adoption) and § 15.10.020 (amendments).

 

Helpful resources for Buffalo Grove, 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.

Buffalo Grove 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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2018 IRC(Buffalo Grove, IL 15.05.010 - Adoption by reference.)

...The 2018 edition of the International Residential Code One- and Two-Family Dwellings is adopted by reference. (Ord. No. 2018-055, § 2, 12-3-2018)...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Buffalo Grove ? Yes
Comments:

No amendments to Table R301.2(1) were found in the municipal code or city website; Therefore, it is unclear if ice barrier underlayment is required.

Comments

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, F, G, J, K, with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.05.010 (adoption) and § 15.05.020 (amendments).

Section R313.2 One- and two- family dwellings automatic fire systems. (Amend to read as follows.) An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall be required to be installed in two-family dwellings.

Exceptions:

1. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required to be installed in one-family dwellings. Any new Development, as defined by Chapter 16.10.070 of the Buffalo Grove Municipal Code shall offer prospective buyers of a new one-family dwelling the option to purchase an automatic residential fire sprinkler system in a manner acceptable to the Authority having Jurisdiction.

2. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required for additions or alterations to existing buildings that are not already provided with an automatic residential sprinkler system.

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.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.10.010 (adoption) and § 15.10.020 (amendments).

Commercial Building Code

Buffalo Grove 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(Buffalo Grove, IL 15.04.010 - Adoption by reference.)

...The 2018 Edition of the International Building Code is adopted by reference. (Ord. No. 2018-55, § 1, 12-3-2018)...

Comments

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.04.010 (adoption) and § 15.04.020 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.10.010 (adoption) and § 15.10.020 (amendments).

Other Building Codes

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.14.010 (adoption) and § 15.14.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.06.010 (adoption) and § 15.06.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.07.010 (adoption) and § 15.07.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.09.010 (adoption) and § 15.09.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Buffalo Grove IL, Muni. Code  § 15.11.010 (adoption) and § 15.11.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Code Council Electrical Code, with amendments. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.15.010 (adoption) and § 15.15.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.08.010 (adoption) and § 15.08.020 (amendments). 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2014 State of Illinois Plumbing Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 890). Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.12.010 (adoption) and § 15.12.020 (amendments).  

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Performance Code for Existing Buildings and Facilities. Buffalo Grove, IL, Muni. Code § 15.13.010 (adoption).

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, adopted the 2018 State of Illinois Accessibility Code. Building Codes. Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Village Government. Accessed March 28, 2024. https://cms9files.revize.com/buffalogroveil/Document_center/Your%20government/Village%20services/Building%20&%20Zoning%20Services/Forms%20and%20applications/Project%20Guidelines/Building%20Codes.pdf