Building Code Information

Codes & Amendments


The Village of Palatine Building and Inspections Divisions has adopted the following Codes and Amendments:
International Residential Code, 2009 Edition (with amendments).
(a) Sizing and Capacity of Gas Piping, Appendix A
(b) Sizing of Venting Systems, Appendix B
(c) Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems, Appendix C
(d) Radon Control Methods, Appendix F
(e) Swimming pools, Spas and Hot tubs, Appendix G
(f)  Patio covers, Appendix H
(g) Existing buildings and structures, Appendix J
International Building Code, 2009 Edition (with amendments).
(a) Patio Covers, Appendix I  
International Mechanical Code, 2009 Edition (with amendments).
International Fuel Gas Code, 2009 Edition (with amendments).
International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition 
International Fire Code, 2009 Edition (with amendments).
Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, 2000 Edition
National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition (with amendments).
Illinois Plumbing Code, 2014 Edition
Illinois Accessibility Code, Latest Edition

Effective, January 1, 2016, the State of Illinois Adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Law requires all new commercial and residential construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code. Renovations, alterations, additions, and repairs to most existing commercial and residential buildings must follow the Illinois Energy Conservation Code.

The Law requires design and construction professionals to follow the latest published edition of the International Energy Conservation Code which is currently the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1, 2013.

The Radon Resistant Construction Act Went into Effect June 1, 2013

As of June 1, 2013, all new residential construction in this State shall include passive radon resistant construction. New residential construction means any original construction of a single-family home or a dwelling containing 2 or fewer apartments, condominiums, or town houses.