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West Chicago, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

West Chicago, IL has adopted the 2015 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2015 IRC and IBC. West Chicago, IL Muni. Codes § 4-3 (IRC adoption and amendments) and  § 4-2 (IBC adoption and amendments).

Helpful resources for West Chicago, 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.

West Chicago 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(West Chicago, IL Sec. 4-3. - Single-family building code.)

...Adopted. There is hereby adopted by reference, as if fully set out herein, that certain code known as the "2015 International Residential Code," including Appendix Chapters A through K inclusive, M and U, as published by the International Code Council, Inc. together with the additions, insertions...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for West Chicago ? Yes
Citation: § 4-3
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/west_chicago/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH4BUBURE_ARTIBUCO_S4-3SIMIBUCO
Comments:

TABLE 301.2(1) 
CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

GROUND 
SNOW 
LOAD
WIND DESIGN SEISMIC 
DESIGN 
CATEGORY
SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM WINTER 
DESIGN 
TEMP
ICE 
BARRIER 
UNDER- 
LAYMENT 
REQUIRED
FLOOD 
HAZARDS
AIR 
FREEZING 
INDEX
MEAN 
ANNUAL 
TEMP
  Speed 
(mph)
Topographic effects   Weathering Frost line 
depth
Termite          
                       
25 lb/ft 2 90 NO B Severe 42" Moderate 
to heavy
-2 YES DuPage 
County 
Ord. No. 
OSM-001- 
99
2000 45
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Guttman Michael City Administrator 630/293-2200

Comments

West Chicago, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M and U.

R313.2 One- and two-family dwellings. Delete this section and subsections in their entirety.

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.

West Chicago, IL has adopted the 2015 IRC including appendix J. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-3.

Commercial Building Code

West Chicago 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(West Chicago, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

West Chicago, IL has adopted the 2015 IBC including appendices F, G, H, I and J. 

Existing Buildings

West Chicago, IL has adopted the 2015 IEBC. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-9.

Other Building Codes

West Chicago, IL also adopted the following codes:

2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-4.

2014 National Electric Code (NFPA 70). West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-5.

2015 International Mechanical Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-6.

2015 International Fuel Gas Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-7.

2000 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-10.

2015 International Fire Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-11.

1997 Illinois Accessibility Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-12.

2015 Swimming Pool and Spa Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 4-13.

2015 International Property Maintenance Code. West Chicago, IL Muni. Code § 7-16.