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Park Ridge, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Park Ridge, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC (for One and Two Family Dwellings) and IBC. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Codes § 15-3-1 (IRC adoption), § 15-3-1 to § 15-3-14 (IRC amendments), § 15-2-1 (IBC adoption) and § 15-2-2 to § 15-2-8 (IBC amendments).

Helpful resources for Park Ridge, 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.

Park Ridge 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(Park Ridge, IL 15-3-1 - ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS)

...There is hereby adopted as a municipal ordinance of the City by reference as though fully set forth therein and made a part thereof the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code For One and Two Family Dwellings, published by the International Code Council, Inc., for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the design...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Park Ridge ? Undetermined
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Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria: Buildings constructed within the City shall be built according to the following design criteria:

Roof Load, 20 psf;

Roof Snow Load, 30 psf;

Wind Pressure, 40 psf;

Seismic Condition, Zone 1;

Weathering, severe;

Frost Line Depth, 42 inches;

Termite, slight to moderate;

Decay, slight to moderate.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Building Department 847/318-5291

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Commercial Building Code

Park Ridge 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(Park Ridge, IL 15-2-1 - ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE)

...There is hereby adopted as a municipal ordinance of the City by reference as though fully set forth herein and made a part thereof the 2015 edition of the International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the design, installation and construction, alteration...

Existing Buildings

Park Ridge, IL did not adopt the IEBC, therefore Chapter 34 of the IBC would apply.

Other Building Codes

Park Ridge, IL also adopted the following codes:

2015 International Mechanical Code. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 15-4-1.

2014 National Electrical Code. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 15-5-1.

Illinois State Plumbing Code. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 15-6-1.

Illinois Accessibility Code. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 15-2-9.

2015 International Fire Code. Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 7-1-1.

2015 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Park Ridge, IL Muni. Code § 7-1-1.