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Kankakee County, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 06/03/2024

Overview

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, G, H, I, J, K, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, Muni. Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-211 (amendments). Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, F, H, I, J, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, Muni. Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-212 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Kankakee County, 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.

Kankakee County 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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2015 IRC(Kankakee County, IL Sec. 105-186. - Building codes.)

...control of buildings and structures as herein provided. (1) 2015 International Residential Code. (2) 2015 International Building...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Kankakee County ? Yes
Citation: Kankakee County, IL, Muni. Code § 105-211 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/kankakee_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIILADERE_CH105BUBURE_ARTIITECO_DIV3TEST_SDIIAMDEAD_S105-2112015INRECO
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(5) Table R301.2 (1)

Ground snow load 25
Wind speed 3 second 90 normal 75
Seismic design
category
B
Weathering Severe
Frost line depth 42 inches
Termite Moderate to heavy
Decay Slight to moderate
Winter design
temperature
-4 degrees
Ice shield 
underlayment
Yes
Flood hazard See local flood zone map
Air freezing index 2,000
Mean annual
temperature
50 degrees
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Nehls William Code Enforcement Officer wnehls@k3county.net 815/937-2940

Comments

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendices A, B, C, D, G, H, I, J, K, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, Muni. Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-211 (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 2015 IRC. 

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

Commercial Building Code

Kankakee County 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(Kankakee County, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, F, H, I, J, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, Muni. Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-212 (amendments). 

Existing Buildings

Please refer to § 101.4.7 of the adopted 2015 IBC. 

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

Other Building Codes

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-213 (amendments).

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-214 (amendments). 

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-215 (amendments).

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-216 (amendments). 

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-217 (amendments).

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the 2014 National Electric Code, with amendments. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption) and § 105-218 (amendments). 

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Plumbing Code. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption).

Kankakee County, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Accessibility Code. Kankakee County, IL, County Code § 105-186 (adoption).