Wheaton, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendices A, B, C, G, H, and O, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-40 (IRC adoption) and § 22-41 (IRC amendments). Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including Appendices I and K, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-30 (IBC adoption) and § 22-31 (IBC amendments). Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), including Appendix B and Resource A, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-225 (adoption) and § 22-226 (amendments). 

Helpful resources for Wheaton, 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.

Wheaton adopted the 2018 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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2018 IRC(Wheaton, IL Sec. 22-40. - Adoption.)

...(a) The ICC International Residential Code/2018 with referenced standards and Appendices A, B, C, G, H, and O, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., together with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in this article, is hereby adopted by reference and made a...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Wheaton ? Yes
Citation: Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-41
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/wheaton/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH22BUBURE_ARTIVRECO_S22-41AM
Comments:

The adoption of the residential code included an amendment stating that ice barrier underlayment is required at the eaves

Table R301.2(1) Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria. Insert the following:

Ground Snow Load 25 psf
Wind speed 3 second 90 normal 75
Seismic design category A
Weathering Severe
Frost line depth 42 inches
Termite Moderate to heavy
Winter design temperature -4 degrees F
Ice shield underlayment Yes
Flood hazard June 15, 1979
Air freezing index 2000
Mean annual temperature 49.4 degrees F

Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-41 (IRC amendments).

Comments

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendices A, B, C, G, H, and O, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-40 (IRC adoption) and § 22-41 (IRC amendments). 

Section R313.2 One- and two-family dwelling automatic fire systems . Delete in its 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.

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 IRC, including Appendix J. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-40.

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), including Appendix A, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-130 (adoption) and § 22-131 (amendments).

Commercial Building Code

Wheaton adopted the 2018 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(Wheaton, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including Appendices I and K, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-30 (IBC adoption) and § 22-31 (IBC amendments). 

Existing Buildings

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), including Appendix B and Resource A, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Codes § 22-225 (adoption) and § 22-226 (amendments). 

Other Building Codes

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), including Appendix K, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22.50 (adoption) and § 22.51 (amendments).

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC). Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-60 (adoption) and § 22-61 (amendments). Note that the municipal code excludes all Appendices. 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC). Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-70 (adoption) and § 22-71 (amendments). 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22.80 (adoption).

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC). Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22.112 (adoption) and § 22-113 (amendments). 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the Current Illinois State Plumbing Code. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22.110 (adoption) and § 22-111 (amendments). 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC). Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-125 (adoption) and § 22-126 (amendments). 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), including Appendix A, with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-130 (adoption) and § 22-131 (amendments).

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-235 (adoption) and § 22-236 (amendments). 

Wheaton, Illinois, adopted the 2018 International Solar Energy Provisions with amendments. Wheaton, IL, Muni. Code § 22-245 (adoption) and § 22-246 (amendments).