Wilmette, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Wilmette, IL has adopted the 2006 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2006 IRC (for One and Two Family Dwellings) and IRC. Wilmette, IL Muni. Codes § 8-105 (IRC adoption and amendments) and § 8-104 (IBC adoption and amendments). 

Helpful resources for Wilmette, 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.

Wilmette adopted the 2006 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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2006 IRC(Wilmette, IL Sec. 8-105. - One- and two-family residential construction.)

...(a) There is adopted by the village that building code known as the 2006 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended. Three copies shall be kept on file in the office of the Village Clerk, and the same is hereby...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: no

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Wilmette ? Yes
Comments:

While no formal online code was located regarding ice barriers, Scott Berg, Plan Reviewer of Wilmette, IL has confirmed they are required. (Per email 4/1/19.)

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Adler John Community Development Director adlerj@wilmette.com 847/853-7528

Comments

   (i)   An approved automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed in all new one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses in accordance with Section 903.3.1 of the International Building Code, Section 903 et. seq. of the Fire Prevention Code of the Village of Wilmette as adopted and the other applicable standards set forth by the Village if light weight frame construction is used in new construction:

   Light weight frame construction shall be defined as a type of construction whose vertical and horizontal structural elements are primarily formed by a system of repetitive wood or cold-formed steel framing members. 

The wood elements are comprised of engineered structure elements such as trusses, glue laminated beams, truss-type open-web or perforated floor joists, I-joists, structural composite lumber, structural insulated panels, and wood structural panels.  Traditional milled or sawn-cut dimensional lumber such as "2×4","2×6", "2×8", "2×10" and continuing are not considered as lightweight frame construction.

   (j)   An approved automatic fire sprinkler system may be installed in all new one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses in accordance with Section 903.3.1 of the International Building Code, Section 903 et. seq. of the Fire Prevention Code of the Village of Wilmette as adopted and the other applicable standards set forth by the Village for construction not using light weight frame construction.  Where the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system is not made mandatory by this code, the voluntary installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system shall nevertheless be in accordance with Section 903.3.1 of the International Building Code, Section 903 et. seq. of the Fire Prevention Code of the Village of Wilmette as adopted and the other applicable standards set forth by the Village. 

Commercial Building Code

Wilmette adopted the 2006 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(Wilmette, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Wilmette, IL has adopted the 2006 IBC with the deletion of appendices G, H, J and K. 

Existing Buildings

Wilmette, IL did not adopt the IEBC, therefore Chapter 34 of the IBC would apply.

Other Building Codes

Wilmette, IL also adopted the following codes:

2007 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-382.

2005 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-382

2006 International Mechanical Code. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-530.

2006 International Fire Code. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-524.

2006 International Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-529.

2005 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Wilmette, IL Muni Code § 8-476.

Illinois State Plumbing Code. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-499.

1997 Illinois State Accessibility Code. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-532.

2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Wilmette, IL Muni Code § 8-533.

2006 International Property Maintenance Code. Wilmette, IL Muni. Code § 8-3.