Gurnee, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 05/14/2024

Overview

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, and K, with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-101 (adoption) and § 18-102 (amendments). Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices D, F, G, with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-71 (adoption) and § 18-72 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Gurnee, 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.

Gurnee 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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2012 IRC(Gurnee, IL Sec. 18-101. - Adoption.)

...addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures and their service equipment, as set forth in the 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family dwellings, with modifications and supplements set forth in section 18-102, are hereby adopted and made applicable, subject to exceptions made in this...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Gurnee ? Yes
Citation: § 18-102
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/gurnee/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=MUCO_CH18BUBURE_ARTIVOMIDWCO_S18-102MOSUEX
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Table R301.2.(1) CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

Enter values in the respective columns as follows:

Ground Snow load = 30

Wind speed (mph) = 90

Wind Design Topographic Effects = No

Seismic design Category = A

Weathering= Severe

Frost line depth = 42″

Termite = moderate to heavy

Winter Design Temp = -10 degrees F

Ice Barrier Underlayment Required = Yes

Flood Hazard Adoption = 6/24/74 (Ord. 74-19)

Flood Insurance Study Date = 9/7/2000

Comments

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, and K, with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-101 (adoption) and § 18-102 (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 2012 IRC. 

Gurnee, Illinois, did not adopt the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).

Commercial Building Code

Gurnee adopted the 2012 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(Gurnee, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices D, F, G, with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-71 (adoption) and § 18-72 (amendments). 

Existing Buildings

Gurnee, Illinois, did not adopt the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).

Other Building Codes

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2002 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2001), with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-133 (adoption) and § 18-134 (amendments).

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code. § 18-161 (adoption) and § 18-162 (amendments).

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 1998 State of Illinois Plumbing Code, with amendments. Gurnee, IL, Muni. Code § 18-191 (adoption) and § 18-192 (amendments).

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Gurnee, IL Muni. Code § 18-400 (adoption) and § 18-401 (amendments).

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Wildland Urban Interface Code (IWUIC), with amendments. Gurnee, IL Muni. Code § 18-500 (adoption) and § 18-501 (amendments).

Gurnee, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Gurnee, IL Muni. Code § 34-31 (adoption) and § 34-33 (amendments).