Highland, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 05/19/2024

Overview

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices G, H, with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-6-2 (amendments). Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices G, H, J, with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-2-2 (amendments). Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-7-2 (amendments).

 

Helpful resources for Highland, 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.

Highland 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(Highland, IL Sec. 18-1-1. - Adoption.)

...The "2012 International Residential Code," published by the International Code Council, Inc., et al. including Appendix G and H and the amendments thereto prescribed in section 18-6-2 of this chapter is hereby adopted as the "Residential Code of the City of Highland, Illinois" (the "Residential Code");...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Highland ? 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
Mike Hanna Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer mhanna@highlandil.gov (618)-654-7115
Straub Chris Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer cstraub@highlandil.gov (618)-654-7115

Comments

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices G, H, with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-6-2 (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.

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-7-2 (amendments).

Commercial Building Code

Highland 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(Highland, IL 13.44.034 Technical Necessity Exception/conditional Uses)

...13.44.034 Technical Necessity Exception/conditional Uses...

Comments

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices G, H, J, with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-2-2 (amendments).

 

Existing Buildings

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Code § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-7-2 (amendments).

Other Building Codes

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-3-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-4-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-9-2 (amendments). 

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-8-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Highland, IL, Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-5-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Highland, IL Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-10-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Highland, IL Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-12-2 (amendments).

Highland, Illinois, adopted the State of Illinois Plumbing Code. Highland, IL Muni. Codes § 18-1-1 (adoption) and § 18-11-2 (amendments).