Niles, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Niles, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC and IBC. Niles, IL Muni. Codes § 18-30 (IRC adoption and amendments) and § 18-20 (IBC adoption and amendments).

Helpful resources for Niles, 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.

Niles 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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2021 IRC(Niles, IL Sec. 18-30. - Residential code adopted and amended.)

...Adoption. The 2021 International Residential Code, except as modified in this section, is hereby adopted and incorporated including Appendices AA, AB, AC, AF, and AG as if set out at length in this article. The residential code and amendments referenced in this subsection shall be known as part of the Village residential code....

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Niles ? Yes
Citation: § 18-30
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/niles/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH18BUBURE_ARTIIIRECO_S18-30RECOADAM
Comments:

301.2(1). is amended by completing it as follows:

Ground snow load—30 psf;

Wind Speed—90 Basic wind speed & exposure C;

Topographic effects—No;

Seismic zone—A;

Weathering—Severe;

Frost line depth—Yes, 42 inches below finished grade minimum;

Termite—Moderate; to heavy;

Winter design temperature—0 degrees Fahrenheit;

Ice barrier yes;

Flood hazards 1970;

Air freezing index 2000;

Mean annual temp 50;

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Ostman Charles Community Development Director cfo@vniles.com 847/588-8040

Comments

Niles, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendices A, B, C and G. 

 

Commercial Building Code

Niles 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(Niles, IL PART THIRTEEN - BUILDING CODE)

...PART THIRTEEN - BUILDING CODE...

Existing Buildings

Niles, IL has adopted the 2015 IEBC. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18.80.

Other Building Codes

Niles, IL also adopted the following codes:

2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-40.

2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-120.

Current Illinois State Plumbing Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-110.

2015 International Mechanical Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-50.

2015 International Fire Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-100.

2015 International Energy Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-70.

2015 International Fuel Gas Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-60.

2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-90.

1997 Illinois Accessibility Code. Niles, IL Muni. Code § 18-140.