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Wilmington, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Wilmington, IL has adopted the 2006 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2006 IRC and IBC. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 157.01 (adoptions and amendments).

Helpful resources for Wilmington, 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.

Wilmington 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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2021 IRC(Wilmington, IL 154.01 - Adoption of building code.)

...Electrical Code, 2021 International Existing Building Code, 2021 International Fire Code, 2021 International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 International Mechanical Code, 2021 International Residential Code, 2021 International Property Maintenance Code, 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, Illinois Energy Conservation Code (current), Illinois Plumbing...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: no

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Wilmington ? Yes
Citation: § 157.01
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/wilmington/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITXVLAUS_CH157BUCO_157.01ADBUCO
Comments:

While no formal online code for table 301.2 regarding ice barriers, was located, Rick Smith, from the Building Department of Wilmington, IL confirmed they are required. (Per email 3/30/19.)

R905.2.7.1; R905.4.3.1; R905.6.3.1; R905.8.3.1—Ice Barrier—is required in valleys and connection to structure, walls, or other type areas. And at edge of roof as a starter installed width wise.

Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Smith Rick Building Department rsmith@wilmington-il.com 815/476-2175 Ext. 233

Comments

Wilmington, IL has adopted the 2006 IRC including appendix E.

 

Commercial Building Code

Wilmington 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(Wilmington, IL Municipal Code)

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Existing Buildings

Wilmington, IL has adopted the 2006 IEBC. Wilmington, Il. Muni. Code § 157.01 (adoption and amendments).

Other Building Codes

Wilmington, IL also adopted the following codes:

Current Illinois State Plumbing Code. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 153.05.

Current National Electrical Code. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 154.03.

2006 International Fire Code. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 157.01.

2006 International Fuel Gas Code. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 157.01.

2006 International Mechanical Code. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 157.01.

Current Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings. Wilmington, IL Muni. Code § 157.01.