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Highland Park, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 05/21/2024

Overview

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, O, Q, and T, with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.401 (adoption) and § 170.403 (amendments). Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N, with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.201 (adoption) and § 170.202 (amendments). Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.1102 (adoption) and § 170.1103 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Highland Park, 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 Park 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(Highland Park, IL Sec. 170.401. - International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings Adopted by Reference.)

...erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, additions, use or maintenance of one- and two- family dwellings and townhouses, the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2018 Edition, as follows: Chapters 1-10, 12-44, along with Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, O, Q, and T thereto...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Highland Park ? Yes
Citation: Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.403 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/highland_park/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITXVIIBURE_CH170BUCO_ARTIVRECO_S170.403AMINRECOOMIDW
Comments:

Table R301.2(1): Ground snow load-30; Wind speed-90; Seismic design category-A; Weathering-Severe; Frost line depth-42 inches; Termite-slight to moderate; Winter design temp.-4 degree; Ice barrier required-yes; Flood hazards-Yes; Air freezing index-1,700; Mean annual temp.-50 degrees.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Fontane Joel Director of Community Development jfontane@cityhpil.com 847.432.0808

Comments

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, O, Q, and T, with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.401 (adoption) and § 170.403 (amendments).

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Section R314.2 shall be amended to read as follows:

R314.2 Household Fire Alarm Systems and Smoke Detection required: Household fire alarm systems and smoke detection shall be provided in accordance with this section.

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Section R314.2.1 shall be amended to read as follows:

R314.2.1 New Construction: Where alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit occur, the individual dwelling unit shall be equipped with interconnected smoke alarms located as required for new dwellings.

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 Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.1102 (adoption) and § 170.1103 (amendments). 

Commercial Building Code

Highland Park 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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See Muni. Code(Highland Park, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N, with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.201 (adoption) and § 170.202 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.1102 (adoption) and § 170.1103 (amendments). 

Other Building Codes

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.301 (adoption) and § 170.302 (amendments).

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.502 (adoption) and § 170.503 (amendments).

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.602 (adoption) and § 170.603 (amendments).  

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the Illinois State Plumbing Code, with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.703 (adoption) and § 170.704 (amendments). 

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.802 (adoption) and § 170.803 (amendments).

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code. Highland Park, IL Muni. Code § 170.901

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the current Illinois Accessibility Code. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.1001 (adoption). 

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL, Muni. Code § 170.1202 (adoption) and § 170.1203 (amendments). 

Highland Park, Illinois, adopted the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Highland Park, IL Muni. Code § 174.102 (adoption) and § 174.103 (amendments).