Elburn, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/26/2024

Overview

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, F, G, J and K, with amendments. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1420.01 (adoption and amendments). Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1422.01 (adoption).

Helpful resources for Elburn, 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.

Elburn adopted the 2012 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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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Elburn ? Undetermined
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.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Brennan Tom Building Commissioner tbrennan@elburn.il.us 630/365-5061

Comments

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, F, G, J and K, with amendments. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1420.01 (adoption and amendments).

L.   R303.1 Townhouse Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems:   Delete this section.

M.   R313.2 One- and two-family dwellings automatic fire sprinkler systems:  Delete this section.

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 2012 IRC. 

Elburn, Illinois, did not adopt the IEBC.

Commercial Building Code

Elburn adopted the 2021 Virginia Building CodeYou can find a copy of the code here.

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Comments

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1422.01 (adoption).

Existing Buildings

Elburn, IL did not adopt the IEBC, therefore Chapter 34 of the IBC would apply.

Other Building Codes

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 1999 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Elburn, IL Muni. Code § 1428.01 (adoption).

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2003 International Mechanical Code (IMC). Elburn, IL Muni. Code § 1426.01 (adoption).

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 1998 State of Illinois Plumbing Code. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1424.01 (adoption).

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). Elburn, IL Muni. Code § 1480.01 (adoption).

Elburn, Illinois, adopted the 2003 International Fire Code (IFC), including appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, with amendments. Elburn, IL, Muni. Code § 1430.01 (adoption and amendments).