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Building Code Updates

The City of Bloomington Community Development Department is currently working with the Building Board of Appeals and the Property Maintenance Review Board on the proposed update of the City of Bloomington Building Codes and Property Maintenance Code. 

These Boards have the authority to make advisory recommendations to the City Council concerning text amendments to various chapters of the City Code including Chapter 10 (the Building Code), Chapter 15 (the Electrical Code), Chapter 34 (the Plumbing Code) and Chapter 45 (the Property Maintenance Code).   

The City Council had previously adopted the 2012 International Code Council editions of the Building, Residential, Fire, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Energy Codes and the 2014 edition of the National Electric Code.  Since that time, the ICC has released the 2015 and the 2018 editions of the family of codes.   The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has also released the 2017 and 2020 editions of the National Electric Code. 

The following Codes are proposed to be adopted after review and approval by the City Council: 

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Illinois Accessibility Code
  • 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code (2018 International Energy Conservation Code)
  • 2020 National Electric Code  

Below is the link for the ICC website where online versions of the various codes can be accessed.  You will need to click on the "Free View" button below the specific code that you are trying to access. Then look to the left Toolbar for the individual Chapters to the code book.

Current Building Codes

The following are the major codes and ordinances administered and enforced by the Building Safety Division of Planning and Code Enforcement. These codes and ordinances are adopted by the City Council to ensure minimum life/safety standards for the citizens of the City of Bloomington.

Building Code, Chapter 10, Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
International Building Code 2012
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
International Residential Code 2012
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
Illinois Accessibility Code/2018 and ICC/ANSI A117.1 - 2009
  State of Illinois Capital Development Board
3rd Floor Wm. G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
International Fuel Gas Code 2012
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
International Mechanical Code 2012
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
Plumbing Code, Chapter 34, Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Illinois State Plumbing Code 2014
  State of Illinois Department of Public Health
Springfield, IL 62706
Electricity, Chapter 15, Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
National Electric Code 2014
  International Association of Electrical Inspectors, NFPA
470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Property Maintenance Code, Chapter 45 Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Zoning Code, Chapter 44, Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Sign Code, Chapter 3, Bloomington City Code
  Office of the City Clerk
109 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
International Fire Code 2012
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795
NFPA 13/13R 2010 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
PO Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9904
NFPA 72  2010 National Fire Alarm Code
  National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
PO Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9904
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  International Code Council, Inc.
4051 W. Flossmoor Rd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795