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Prospect Heights, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Prospect Heights, IL has adopted the 2012 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2012 IRC and IBC. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Codes § 4-2-1 (IRC adoption), § 4-2-2 (IRC amendments), § 4-1-1 (IBC adoption) and § 4-1-2 (IBC amendments). 

Helpful resources for Prospect Heights, 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.

Prospect Heights 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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2012 IRC(Prospect Heights, IL 4-2-1: ADOPTION OF CODE:)

...4-2-1: ADOPTION OF CODE: A certain document, entitled the International Residential Code, 2012 edition, and all appendices thereto, published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the Residential Code of the City of Prospect Heights. Three (3) copies of the document shall be kept on file with the City Clerk....

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Prospect Heights ? Yes
Citation: § 4-2-2
Municipal Code https://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=920&chapter_id=73487#s747295
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R-301.2 (1) Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria Table
 

Ground snow load   30 P.S.F.  
Wind speed   90 mph, 3 second gust – fig 301.2(4)  
  75 mph, fastest mile – table 301.2.1.3  
Seismic design category   B  
Weathering   Severe  
Frost line depth   42" below finished grade (minimum)  
Termite   Slight to moderate  
Decay   Slight to moderate  
Winter design temperature   -4 degrees Fahrenheit  
Ice shield underlayment required   Yes  
Flood hazards   Contact engineering  
Air freezing index   1750  
Mean annual temperature   50 degrees Fahrenheit  
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Peterson Dan Director of Building & Development dpeterson@prospect-heights.org 847/398-6070 Ext. 208

Comments

Prospect Heights, IL has adopted the 2012 IRC including all appendices with the exception of appendices L-P.

R-905.2.7.1 Ice Protection (i.e. Self-Adhesive Ice/Water Shield)

Ice protection shall be provided for asphalt shingled roofs that consists of a self-adhering polymer modified bitumen sheet, which shall be used in lieu of normal underlayment and shall extend from the eaves edge to a point at least 24 inches inside the exterior wall line of the building.

 

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.

Prospect Heights, IL has adopted the 2012 IRC including appendix J. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-2-1

Commercial Building Code

Prospect Heights 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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2012 IBC(Prospect Heights, IL 4-1-1: ADOPTION OF CODE:)

...4-1-1: ADOPTION OF Code:A. Adoption: A certain document, entitled the International Building Code, 2012 edition, and all appendices thereto, publish...

Comments

Prospect Heights, IL has adopted the 2015 IBC including all appendices.

Existing Buildings

Prospect Heights, IL has adopted the 2012 IEBC. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Codes § 4-12-1.

Other Building Codes

Prospect Heights, IL also adopted the following codes:

2012 International Mechanical Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-3-1.

2012 International Property Maintenance Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-4B-1.

2012 International Fire Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-11-1.

2012 International Fuel Gas Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-4C-1.

2011 National Electric Code (NFPA 70). Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-4A-1.

2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-4-1.

2015 International Energy Code. Prospect Heights, IL Muni. Code § 4-4D-1.