Joliet, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 05/30/2024

Overview

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with amendments. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-175 (adoption and amendments). Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-175 (adoption and amendments). 

Helpful resources for Joliet, 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.

Joliet adopted the 2015 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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See Muni. Code(Joliet, IL Sec. 8-175. - International Building Code and the International Residential Code, adopted; exceptions.)

...or equipment regulated by the International Residential Code or amendments to the International Residential Code as set forth in this section, or cause same to be done, in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of the International Residential Code or amendments to the International Residential Code as set forth in this section....

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Joliet ? 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
Pallisard Don Building Services Director 815/724-4070

Comments

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with amendments. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-175 (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.

The city prohibits “patching” repairs to shingled roofs and vinyl siding.

My name is Kyler Paeper and I work for the building department for the city of Joliet. Jason forwarded me your email about the siding ordinance so I could answer you while he’s away. Unfortunately our siding and roofing ordinances are sweeping and absolute and we do not allow repairs at all of any kind only replacements regardless of the fact the it may have been installed and permitted under the current rules. Stated below are our specific requirements. I have also attached PDF files.

Siding Requirements

  1. Patching of siding will not be permitted, and all siding work needs to be permitted. Patching is the mixing of existing and new siding on any individual elevation of siding. See attached Siding repair standards memo. Therefore we will only permit full elevations of siding. As the ordinance is appearance based we do require that all elevations of siding match when viewed from the public right of way. If replacing a single elevation of siding that is visible from the public right of way you will need to provide a photo of the existing siding directly next to the new siding product. If the match is acceptable the permit will be written for the single elevation replacement. If the siding match is not accepted the scope of work will have to be altered to include the other visible elevations.
  2. Vapor barrier is required to be installed. See Vapor barrier handout, attached, for details.
  3. All vinyl siding is required to be a minimum of .042” thick, see siding ordinance handout attached. Once non-compliant siding is detached from a structure it cannot be reinstalled.

Please note that this an appearance based ordinance. This information is also available at the City of Joliet website by clicking HERE. I hope this clarifies the siding ordinance for you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or would like clarification on anything listed. Thank you for your time and have a great rest of your day.

 

With Regards,

Kyler Paeper

Building and Safety Inspector

Desk:815-724-4068

Cell:331-280-7281

kpaeper@joliet.gov

(03/04/2024)

Commercial Building Code

Joliet adopted the 2015 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(Joliet, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-175 (adoption and amendments). 

Existing Buildings

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

Other Building Codes

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2014 National Electrical Code. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-211 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fire Prevention Code (IFPC), excluding appendices C, D. Joliet, IL, Muni. Code § 8-279 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 1990 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 704). Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-279.1 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC). Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-300 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC). Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-300 (adoption). 

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-300 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-335 (adoption).

Joliet, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Plumbing Code. Joliet, IL Muni. Code § 8-325 (adoption).