Pekin, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Pekin, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC (for One and Two Family Dwellings) and IBC. Pekin, IL Muni. Codes § 7-1B-1 (IRC adoption), § 7-1B-2 (IRC amendments), § 7-1A-1 (IBC adoption) and § 7-1A-2 (IBC amendments). 

Helpful resources for Pekin, 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.

Pekin 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(Pekin, IL Sec. 4-1-2-1. - Adoption; affirmation of International Building Code.)

...which is on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Pekin, being marked and designated as "The International Building Code, 2015 edition," "The International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015 edition," and "The International Existing Building Code, 2015 edition," as published by the International Code Council...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Pekin ? Yes
Comments:

While no formal online code was located regarding ice barriers, Mick Lutz, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer of Pekin, IL confirmed they are required. (Per email 2/25/19.)

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Lutz Michael Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer mlutz@ci.pekin.il.us 309/477-5367

Comments

Pekin, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendices E, F and J.

 

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.

Pekin, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendix J. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1B-3.

Commercial Building Code

Pekin 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(Pekin, IL Sec. 5-2-1. - Definitions.)

...accommodations of such guests and which may have one or more public dining rooms where meals are served to such guests. IBC means the International Building Code most currently adopted by the City of Pekin. IFC means the International Fire Code most currently adopted by the City of Pekin....

Comments

Pekin, IL has adopted the 2015 IBC including appendices H and I.

Existing Buildings

Pekin, IL has adopted the 2015 IEBC. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1A-1.

Other Building Codes

Pekin, IL also adopted the following codes:

Current Illinois State Plumbing Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1C-1.

2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1D-2.

2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1E-1.

2015 International Mechanical Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1F-1.

2015 International Fuel Gas Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1G-1.

2015 International Energy Conservation Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 7-1H-1.

2006 International Fire Prevention Code. Pekin, IL Muni. Code § 6-8C-1.