Hometown, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 05/23/2024

Overview

Hometown, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices AA, AB, AC, AD, AF, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AM, AN, AP, AT, with amendments. Hometown, IL, Muni. Code § 21.02 (adoption and amendments). Hometown, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices D, F, G, H, J, K, with amendments. Hometown, IL, Muni. Code § 21.01 (adoption and amendments). 

Helpful resources for Hometown, 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.

Hometown 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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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Hometown ? Undetermined
Comments:

Table R301.2, insert: “The building official shall determine the applicable criteria from the referenced tables and figures.”

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Forbes James Building Commissioner 708/424-7500
Berkery James Assistant Building Commissioner 708/424-7500

Comments

Hometown, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices AA, AB, AC, AD, AF, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AM, AN, AP, AT, with amendments. Hometown, IL, Muni. Code § 21.02 (adoption and 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 AJ of the adopted 2021 IRC.

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

Commercial Building Code

Hometown 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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Comments

Hometown, Illinois, adopted the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices D, F, G, H, J, K, with amendments. Hometown, IL, Muni. Code § 21.01 (adoption and amendments). 

Existing Buildings

Please refer to § 101.4.7 of the adopted 2021 IBC. 

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

Other Building Codes

Hometown, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Hometown, IL, Muni. Code § 21.03 (adoption and amendments).

Hometown, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code. Hometown, IL Muni. Code § 21.04 (adoption).