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Lake Bluff, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 06/06/2024

Overview

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), A, B, C, G, K and O, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-3-1 (adoption) and § 9-3-3 (amendments). Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, F, H, I, K, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-2-1 (adoption) and § 9-2-3 (amendments). Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-16-1 (adoption) and § 9-16-2 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Lake Bluff, 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.

Lake Bluff 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(Lake Bluff, IL 9-3-1: ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE BY REFERENCE:)

...9-3-1: ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE BY REFERENCE: The 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, as promulgated and published by the International Code Council, Inc. (“international residential code”), is hereby adopted by reference. The international residential code applies to all single-family detached dwellings and two-family dwellings and all buildings and structures accessory thereto that are expressly regulated by the international residential code....

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Lake Bluff ? Yes
Citation: Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-3-3 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/lakebluffil/latest/lakebluff_il/0-0-0-17033
Comments:

R301.2 Delete entire table R301.2(1) and replace as follows:

Table R301.2(1)
Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria
Ground snow load 30 psf minimum
Wind speed 115 mph
Seismic design category A
Weathering Severe
Frost line depth 42 inches
Termite Slight to moderate
Decay Slight to moderate
Winter design temperature 0 degrees
Ice shield underlayment Yes
Flood hazard See local flood zone map
Air freezing index 2000
Mean annual temperature 50 degrees
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Croak Michael Building Codes Supervisor 847/283-6885
Shank Jeff Building Code Inspector 847/283-6885

Comments

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), A, B, C, G, K and O, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-3-1 (adoption) and § 9-3-3 (amendments).

 R313.1 Delete the exception.

R313.2 Delete sections R313.2 and R313.2.1 and replace as follows:

“R313.2 One And Two Family Dwellings Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems.

Notwithstanding anything contained in sections R313.2 and R313.2.1 in the international residential code:

R313.2.1 Fire Sprinkler Systems. All new single-family, single family attached with two or more units and two family or more dwellings constructed shall have a fire sprinkler system installed in compliance with the latest edition of the NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, or NFPA 13 (as required) and the international residential code with the following local amendments:

  1.   Fire sprinkler suppression systems shall be installed throughout all areas in all new single family, single family attached with two or more units, two family or more residential dwelling units and multi family dwelling buildings and townhouses.
  2.   Fire sprinkler suppression systems shall be installed throughout all areas in all residential unit additions and existing structures where the total addition and/or project totals 75% of the finished product as measured by the calculations for the floor area ratio outlined in section 10-5-6 of the Lake Bluff zoning code. Square footage for an existing structure is to be calculated on areas where wall and ceilings are removed down to structural members.
  3.   A weather proof audio-visual device shall be installed on the exterior of the structure as part of the fire sprinkler suppression system so that the operation of the fire sprinkler suppression system will cause the audio-visual device to be sensed from the fronting street. A bell shall be installed in the interior of the structure, and shall be mounted, if possible, on the HVAC return air system, to reverberate the sound of a bell throughout the structure, to signal the activation of water flow to the sprinkler system. Bells may be required on each level of the structure.
  4.   Fire sprinkler suppression systems shall be installed in all attached garages and attached screen rooms, other attached rooms and multi season rooms of all aforementioned dwellings and attached porches and the like with fireplaces. Dry sidewall or pendant sprinklers could be used in all these attached garages, screen rooms and multi season rooms of these dwellings. Fire sprinkler suppression systems shall be installed in all new accessory structures over 1,000 square feet as measured by the calculations for the floor area ratio outlined in section 10-5-6 of the Lake Bluff zoning regulations, subject to review by village building department and fire department staff.
  5.   Fire sprinkler suppression systems shall be installed in all new detached accessory structures with habitable rooms as defined in section 10-1-2 of the Lake Bluff zoning code with exceptions provided in this section.
  6.   Any and all multi-purpose piping systems (potable supply and water used for fire suppression) or networking systems as defined by the NFPA 13D shall be installed using type L copper. Stand alone sprinkler systems are permitted to use chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) per ASTM F 422 or other approved materials as listed in the latest edition of the NFPA 13D.
  7. Prior to village plan review, fire sprinkler suppression system plans shall be stamped and sealed by a National Institute For Certification In Engineering Technology (NICET) level 3 engineer or an equal qualification approved by NICET.
  8. Fire sprinkler suppression system contractors shall be licensed by the state of Illinois.”

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.

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-16-1 (adoption) and § 9-16-2 (amendments). 

Commercial Building Code

Lake Bluff 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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Comments

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), including appendices C, F, H, I, K, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-2-1 (adoption) and § 9-2-3 (amendments).

Existing Buildings

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-16-1 (adoption) and § 9-16-2 (amendments). 

Other Building Codes

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-4-1 (adoption) and § 9-4-2 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-5-1 (adoption) and § 9-5-3 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Plumbing Law, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-6-1 (adoption) and § 9-6-3 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-7-1 (adoption) and § 9-7-2 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-8-1 (adoption) and § 9-8-2 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the Illinois Accessibility Law. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-9-1 (adoption).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-10-1 (adoption).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL, Muni. Code § 9-11-1 (adoption) and § 9-11-2 (amendments).

Lake Bluff, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), with amendments. Lake Bluff, IL Muni. Code § 9-15-1 (adoption) and § 9-15-2 (amendments).