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Litchfield, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 06/17/2024

Overview

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.005 (adoption and amendments). Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), excluding appendix H, with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.001 (adoption and amendments). Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.002 (adoption and amendments).

Helpful resources for Litchfield, 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.

Litchfield 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 Amlegal(Litchfield, IL CHAPTER 151 BUILDING REGULATIONS; CONSTRUCTION)

...CHAPTER 151 BUILDING REGULATIONS; CONSTRUCTION Section Adoption of Codes 151.001 International Building Code adopted 151.002 Existing Building Code adopted 151.003 National Electrical Code adopted 151.004 State Plumbing Code compliance; certification required 151.005 International Residential Building Code adopted 151.006 International Mechanical Code adopted 151.007 International Fire Code adopted 151.008 Life Safety 101 Code adopted 151.009 International Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial and Residential Buildings adopted Building Permits 151.020 Remodeling and construction; permits, plans, fees, and inspections 151.021 Footing size may be required 151.022 Subdivision improvements; completion 151.023 Street completion required prior to permit; exception 151.024 Permit fees nonrefundable Construction Regulations 151.035 Building Inspector 151.036 Survey stakes required for construction 151.037 Site clean-up prior to final inspection 151.038 Commercial and multiple-family buildings; landscaping plans 151.039 Construction or excavation near high-pressure petroleum pipeline restricted Construction of Post-Frame Buildings 151.055 Definitions 151.056 Minimum specifications Housing and Building Code Hearing Department 151.070 Establishment 151.071 Organization 151.072 Procedures and remedies not exclusive 151.073 Definitions 151.074 Hearing officers; training and qualifications 151.075 Hearing officers; duties and powers 151.076 Department duties 151.077 Hearing room security personnel 151.078 Ordinance enforcement administrator; appointment 151.079 Violation notice and report; hearing; defense 151.080 Findings, decision, and order 151.081 Judicial review 151.082 Collection of fines; judgment for recovery 151.083 Orders transfer with property 151.999 Penalty Cross-reference: Property Maintenance, see Ch. 156...

See Muni. Code(Litchfield, IL Municipal Code)

...Adoption not found...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Litchfield ? 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
Baker Gary Building Inspector gbaker@cityoflitchfieldil.com 217/324-8140

Comments

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.005 (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.

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.002 (adoption and amendments).

Commercial Building Code

Litchfield 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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2015 IBC(Litchfield, IL Sec. 151.001. - International Building Code adopted.)

...marked and designated as the International Building Code, 2015 Edition, including Appendix, excepting that part of the Appendix that deals with Signs and which is Appendix H, and all amendments thereto, as published by the International Code Council, be, and the same is, hereby adopted as the Building Code of the City of Litchfield, in the State...

See Amlegal(Litchfield, IL Municipal Code)

...Adoption not found...

Comments

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), excluding appendix H, with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.001 (adoption and amendments).

Existing Buildings

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.002 (adoption and amendments).

Other Building Codes

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the latest edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.003 (adoption).

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the State Plumbing Code. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.004 (adoption). 

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), with amendments. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.006 (adoption and amendments).

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC). Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.007 (adoption).

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the latest edition of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.008 (adoption).

Litchfield, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Illinois Energy Conservation Code. Litchfield, IL, Muni. Code § 151.009 (adoption).