Rochelle, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Rochelle, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC and IBC. Rochelle, IL Muni. Codes § 22-105 (IRC adoption), § 22-106 (IRC amendments), § 22-31 (IBC adoption) and § 22-32 (IBC amendments).

Helpful resources for Rochelle, 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.

Rochelle 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(Rochelle, IL Sec. 22-105. - Adopted by reference.)

...The International Code Council (ICC) Residential Code, 2015 edition, together with any supplements and any appendices or amendments thereto, as published by the ICC is hereby adopted in its entirety by reference as the building code for the city as though fully set forth herein. A copy of this code shall remain on file at the office of the...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Rochelle ? Yes
Citation: § 22-106
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/rochelle/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH22BUBURE_ARTVIIREDWCO_S22-106CLGEDECR
Comments:

(3)

Table R301.2(1). Table R301.2(1) shall be amended to read as follows:

Ground Snow Load Wind Design Seismic Design Category Subject to Damage From Winter Design Temp Ice Barrier Underlayment Required Flood Hazard Air Freezing Index Mean Annual Temp
Speed (mph) Topographic Effects Special Wind Region Wind-Borne Debris Zone Weathering Frost Line Depth Termite
                           
30 115 NO NO NO A SEVERE 42" MOD/ 
HEAVY
-4 DEG F YES   1197 51 DEG F
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Countryman Kip Building Inspector 815/561-2022

Comments

Rochelle, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendices E, F, G, H, J and M.

Section R313 Automatic Fire Sprinkler System. Section R313 Automatic Fire Sprinkler System is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

"Section R313

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

R313.1 Townhouse Automatic Fire Sprinkler System. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall be installed in townhouses.

Exception:

An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required where additions or alterations are made to existing townhouses that do not have an automatic residential fire sprinkler system installed, unless the installation of automatic fire sprinklers is required by local municipal ordinance or ordinance of the local fire protection district.

R313.1.1 Design and Installation. Automatic residential fire sprinkler systems for townhouses shall be designed and installed in accordance with the current edition of the Illinois Plumbing Code and the NFPA 13 D.

R313.1.2 Other Code Requirements. All structures built without automatic fire sprinkler systems shall comply with all other code requirements of the International Residential Code for non-sprinklered construction.

R313.2 One- and Two-Family Dwellings Automatic Fire Systems. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required to be installed in one- and two-family dwellings, including additions and alterations to such dwellings.

Exception:

This provision shall not apply where the installation of automatic fire sprinklers is required by local municipal ordinance or ordinance of the local fire protection district.

 

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.

Rochelle, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendix J. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-106.

Commercial Building Code

Rochelle 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(Rochelle, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Rochelle, IL has adopted the 2015 IBC including appendices F, G and I. 

Existing Buildings

Rochelle, IL has adopted the 2015 IEBC. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-121.

Other Building Codes

Rochelle, IL also adopted the following codes:

2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-44.

2004 Illinois State Plumbing Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-61.

2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-75.

2015 International Mechanical Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-88.

2015 International Fuel Gas Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-136.

2003 International Energy Conservation Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 22-151.

2015 International Fire Code. Rochelle, IL Muni. Code § 42-71.