Building Codes and Regulations

Code Regulations

The State of Illinois has not adopted statewide building codes. Instead, units of local government such as cities and counties can adopt codes of their choice. The best and most accurate answers to building code questions must be answered by your city, village, or county code official.

To assist the public in navigating these local codes, CDB has been tasked with identifying and publishing them on its website.

CODE REQUIREMENTS

Illinois statute requires that all local jurisdictions must follow the most current versions of the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, Illinois Accessibility Code, and the Illinois Plumbing Code.

COUNTY & MUNICIPAL CODE REPORTING 

By statute, all municipalities with a population of less than 1,000,000 or counties adopting a new building code or amending an existing building code must

  • at least 30 days before adopting the code or amendment,
  • provide an identification of the code, by title and edition, or the amendment to CDB. 
Use the County Municipal Code Reporting Form to notify CDB of your new or amended code.

BUILDING CODE QUESTIONS

To assist you, CDB provides two directories; one of local building codes and the other listing state regulations and statutes for your convenience. More information can be found on the Building Codes & Regulations FAQ page.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR COUNTY & MUNICIPAL CODE REPORTING AND BUILDING CODE QUESTIONS 
Building Codes & Regulations 
401 South Spring Street
3rd Floor, Stratton Building 
Springfield, IL 62706
CDB.BuildingCodes@illinois.gov
Springfield: 217-782-8530 Chicago: 312-793-0345
TDD: 217-524-4449