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You can purchace the code books at Rockford City Hall @ 425 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61104 in the Permit Center or go online to the International Code Council.

You can also look at ALL of the codes for free here!  Please note, that the codes do NOT include the City of Rockford amendments.

Building Codes, Ordinances, and Amendments

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, 2016.


Subdivision Ordinance

Building Codes


2015 ICC [IBC] International Building Code (with local amendments)
2015 ICC [IEBC] International Existing Building Code (with local amendments)
2015 ICC [IRC] International Residential Code for 1 & 2 Family Dwellings (with local amendments)


The State of Illinois Capital Development Board has adopted by State Statute, th 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code and 2010 ADA 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.


Capital Development Board - Illinois Accessibility Code

ADA Website

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Single User Restroom Design Guidelines Published by ADA

The stricter of the following codes must be followed:
1997 CDB [IAC] Illinois Accessibility Code (April 24, 1997) (click here for a link to download a copy of code)

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (click here for a link to the code and reference material)

Energy Code

2015 ICC [IECC] International Energy Conservation Code as adopted by the Illinois Energy Efficient Building Act.

(2015 state amendments)

(2012-2015 summary of State of Illinois changes)

Fire Prevention

2015 ICC [IFC] International Fire Code(with local amendments)

Electrical/Mechanical / Plumbing

2014 NFPA 70 [NEC] National Electrical Code (with local amendments)

2015 ICC [IMC] International Mechanical Code (with local amendments)

2015 ICC [IFGC] International Fuel Gas Code (with local amendments)

2014 IDPH [IPC] Illinois Plumbing Code (with local amendments) - LINK TO ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEATLH PLUMBING PROGRAM

Property Standards/Existing Structures

2015 ICC [IPMC] International Property Maintenance Code (with local amendments)

Swimming Pool

2015 ICC [ISPC] International Swimming Pool Code (with local amendments)

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