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.


2015 International Building Code
2015 IBC Amendments

2015 International Residential Code
2015 IRC Amendments
IRC Wall Bracing Options

2015 International Fire Code
2015 IFC Amendments

2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 IMC Amendments

2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2015 IFGC Amendments

2014 National Electrical Code
2014 NEC Amendments

2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
ILPC Amendments

2018 Illinois Accessibility Code
Illinois Accessibility Code Site

2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code
Illinois Amendments with Modifications Shown

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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
1988 Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSA)


International Code Council

ICC Web Site
ICC Code Development Process