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Springfield, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Springfield, IL has adopted the 2012 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2012 IRC and IBC. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 170.10.03 (adoptions and amendments).

Helpful resources for Springfield, 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.

Springfield adopted the 2012 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(Springfield, IL § 170.10.03. - Adoption of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Property Maintenance Code, and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.)

...(a) The 2012 International Building Code (IBC), the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), and the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), all published by the International Code Council, Inc., and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Springfield ? Yes
Citation: § 170.10.03
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/springfield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITXVIIBURE_CH170BUCO_ARTIBUCO_DIV1GEPR_S170.10.03ADINBUCOINRECOINEXBUCOINPRMACONF101LISACO
Comments:

Add the following information to Table R301.2(1):

GROUND SNOW LOAD 30 PSF; WIND SPEED 90 MPH, EXPOSURE "C" OR "D"; No; SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY "B"; WEATHERING "SEVERE"; FROST LINE DEPTH 36"; TERMITE "MODERATE TO HEAVY"; DECAY "SLIGHT TO MODERATE"; WINTER DESIGN TEMPERATURE 2 DEGREES; ICE SHIELD UNDERLAYMENT IS REQUIRED; FLOOD HAZARDS AS PER www.co.sangamon.il.us/floodplain/floodinsurance.htm; AIR FREEZING INDEX 1,285; MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE 52.6 DEGREES.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Powell Abby Administrator Abigail.Powell@springfield.il.us 217/789-2377 Ext. 5469

Comments

The following are deleted from the International Residential Code:

Section R313.1 – Townhouse automatic fire sprinkler systems.

Section R313.2 – One- and two-family dwellings automatic fire (sprinkler) systems.

 

Commercial Building Code

Springfield adopted the 2012 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(Springfield, IL Municipal Code)

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Existing Buildings

Springfield, IL has adopted the 2012 IEBC. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 170.10.03.

Other Building Codes

Springfield, IL also adopted the following codes:

2012 International Property Maintenance Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 170.10.03.

2000 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 170.10.03.

Current Illinois State Plumbing Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 171.10.03.

2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 172.10.03.

2012 International Mechanical Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 173.10.03.

2012 International Fuel Gas Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 173.10.03.

Current Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 174.10.03.

1997 Illinois Accessibility Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 175.10.03.

2006 International Fire Code. Springfield, IL Muni. Code § 94.10.