Elmhurst, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/29/2024

Overview

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, F, with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments). Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments). Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Elmhurst, 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.

Elmhurst adopted the 2021 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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2012 IRC(Elmhurst, IL 24.04 - Adoption of model codes.)

...Code, 2012 edition; 2. The ICC InternationalResidential Code, 2012 edition; 3. The IllinoisPlumbing...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Elmhurst ? Yes
Citation: Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.05 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/elmhurst/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH24BUCO_ARTIGEPR_24.05ADINDECHADCO
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R-301.2 (1) Climatic, Geographic Design & Structural Design Criteria Table

Roof Snow Load 30 P.S.F. (Min. – No Reductions)
Wind Speed 90 mph., 3 second gust-Fig 301.2(2)
75 mph, fastest mile – Table 301.2.1.3
Seismic Design Category A
Weathering Severe
Front Line Depth 48″ Below Finished Grade (minimum)
Termite Slight to Moderate
Decay Slight to Moderate
Winter Design Temperature -4 Degrees Fahrenheit
Ice Shield Underlayment Required Yes
Flood Hazards Contact Engineering
Air Freezing Index 1750
Mean Annual Temperature 50 Degrees Fahrenheit
All Habitable Levels of the House 40 lbs/s.f. Live Load
Decks & Balconies 60 lbs/s.f. Live Load

Comments

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, F, with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments).

41. R-313 Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems in Single Family Homes and Townhouses – Not Required

Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall not be required for one and two family dwellings or townhouses. Fire Sprinkler Systems are highly recommended but, shall be the option of the homeowner and/or builder. If the house is constructed with the manufactured “I” joists, then a Fire Sprinkler System shall be required.

 

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.

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Commercial Building Code

Elmhurst adopted the 2021 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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See Muni. Code(Elmhurst, IL Chapter 24 - BUILDING CODE)

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Comments

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments).

37a. 903.2 Automatic Sprinkler Systems – Where Required

A Fire Sprinkler System (i.e. Automatic Sprinkler System) and Fire Alarm System shall be installed in all new buildings.

EXCEPTIONS: The following are not required to have a Fire Sprinkler System installed:

1. One and two family Dwellings and townhomes or their garages.

2.  single story building without a basement, which has 1,000 s.f. or less area within the exterior walls and is separated from all other structures by not less than ten feet.

 

Existing Buildings

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 (adoption) and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Other Building Codes

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 Illinois Plumbing Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Mechanical Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Fuel Gas Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the current edition of the ICC Energy Conservation Code as mandated by the State of Illinois. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Property Maintenance Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments). 

Elmhurst, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Fire Code. Elmhurst, IL, Muni. Code § 24.04 and § 24.05 (amendments).