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Building Codes and Ordinances

Zoning & Land Use

City of Rockford Zoning Ordinance

*As approved by City Council March 24, 2008.  Effective April 3, 2009.  As amended through March 31, 2017.

Development

Subdivision Ordinance

Building Codes

Link for all International Code Council  I-CODES Public Access

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IBC] International Building Code
Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IEBC] International Existing Building Code
Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IRC] International Residential Code for 1 & 2 Family Dwellings 

Accessibility

The State of Illinois Capital Development Board has adopted by State Statute, the Illinois Accessibility Code effective October 23, 2018 Standards for Accessible Design. Designers, owners and contractors need to follow the most stringent of these two codes as it relates to construction work in alterations, additions, and new construction.

Link

Capital Development Board – Illinois Accessibility Code

Energy Code

2018 state amendments

2015-2018 summary of State of Illinois changes

Fire Prevention

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IFC] International Fire Code

Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing

Local Amendments to 2014 NFPA 70 [NEC] National Electrical Code

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IMC] International Mechanical Code

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IFGC] International Fuel Gas Code

Local Amendments to 2014 IDPH [IPC] Illinois Plumbing Code

LINK TO ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PLUMBING PROGRAM

Property Standards/Existing Structures

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [IPMC] International Property Maintenance Code

Swimming Pool

Local Amendments to 2015 ICC [ISPC] International Swimming Pool Code