Building Codes

The City of Champaign has adopted the following as its Building Code. The building code regulations are enforced by the Building Safety Division of the Champaign Fire Department. Code books may be purchased directly from International Code Council. Code and commentary books are also available for viewing at the Champaign Public Library.



On January 9th, 2024 the City Council voted to adopt the 2021 International Codes. All projects submitted for permit on or after February 1st, 2024 will follow the newly adopted codes and amendments. Please see the Council Bill that provides more information regarding the code and amendments.


2021 International Building Code
2021 IBC Amendments

2021 International Existing Building Code
2021 IEBC Amendments

2021 International Residential Code
2021 IRC Amendments

2021 International Mechanical Code
2021 IMC Amendments

2021 International Fuel Gas Code
2021 IFGC Amendments

2021 International Fire Code
2021 IFC Amendments

2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2021 ISPC Amendments

2020 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
2014 ILPC Amendments

2018 Illinois Accessibility Code
Illinois Accessibility Code Site

2021 Illinois Energy Conservation Code
Illinois Energy Conservation Code site

US Department of Energy – RESCheck and COMCheck site

Additional Energy Conservation Information
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center  (SEDAC)
Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program
Green Building Advisor


Public Right-of-Way

If the project involves work in the public right-of-way, permits from Engineering Division may be required.


Subdivision Regulations and Manual of Practice 

Subdivision Regulations concern the dividing of tracts of land in the City and within 1.5 miles of the City Limits. Technical standards are published in the Manual of Practice to support the Subdivision Regulations. These regulations are also the standard for construction of public infrastructure that is under the City’s jurisdiction. The primary users of this Manual are architects, engineers, planners, and other design professionals who are designing private developments and public infrastructure. This is also used by contractors and developers in the course of their work. These regulations are administered by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.


Local Regulatory Districts Where Separate Permits May Also Be Required

Other Construction Regulatory Agencies


These federal regulations also apply to buildings constructed in the City of Champaign including, but not limited to:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


International Code Council

ICC Web Site
ICC Code Development Process