Sterling, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Sterling, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC (for One and Two Family Dwellings) and IBC. Sterling, IL Muni. Codes § 18-29 (IRC adoption), § 18-29.5 (IRC amendments), § 18-26 (IBC adoption) and § 18-28 (IBC amendments). 

Helpful resources for Sterling, 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.

Sterling 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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See Muni. Code(Sterling, IL Sec. 18-29. - International Residential Code—Adoption.)

...(a) There is hereby adopted as the residential code of the city, for purposes of regulating and governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Sterling ? Yes
Citation: § 18-29.5
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/sterling/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CICO_CH18BUBURE_ARTIIBUCO_DIV1GE_S18-29.5SAME
Comments:

Section R301.2 (1). TABLE R301.2 (1).

 

GROUND 
SNOW 
LOAD
WIND DESIGN SEISMIC 
DESIGN 
CATE- 
GORY f
SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM WINTER DESIGN TEMP e ICE 
BAR- 
RIER 
UNDER- 
LAY- 
MENT 
RE- 
QUIRED h
FLOOD 
HAZ- 
ARDS g
AIR 
FREEZING 
INDEX i
MEAN 
ANNUAL 
TEMP j
Speed d 
(mph)
Topo- 
graphic effects k
Special 
wind 
region l
Wind- 
borne 
debris 
zone m
Weathering a Frost line depth b Termite c
                           
30 115 NO NO NO A SEV 42" M-H -4 YES 10/5/84 1700 49.3

 

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Code Enforcement 815/632-6624.

Comments

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

Section R313. Automatic Fire Sprinkler System , is deleted and replaced as follows:

R313.1 Townhouse automatic fire sprinkler systems. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system shall be installed in townhouses.

Exceptions: 1. 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.

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.

Sterling, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendix J. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-29.

Commercial Building Code

Sterling 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(Sterling, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Sterling, IL has adopted the 2015 IBC including appendices B, C, F, and G.

Existing Buildings

Sterling, IL has adopted the 2015 IEBC. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-32.

Other Building Codes

Sterling, IL also adopted the following codes:

2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-66.

1993 Illinois State Plumbing Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-106.

2015 International Mechanical Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-151.

2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-176.

2015 International Fuel Gas Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-261.

2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 18-281.

2015 International Fire Code. Sterling, IL Muni. Code § 42-51.