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Building Codes

The Village has adopted new model building codes effective August 1, 2019 – view more information.


Building permit applications submitted prior to August 1, 2019, will be reviewed under the following model codes and local amendments.   

All building and fire safety permit applications submitted on or after August 1, 2019, will be reviewed for compliance with the new model codes, local amendments to these codes, as well as other existing Village and other applicable governmental regulations. In the near future, we will be posting links to the new model building codes as well as the newly adopted local amendments.

When reviewing model codes through the links below, it is IMPORTANT to cross reference the linked model codes with the Village’s local amendments for an accurate picture of the Village of Winnetka’s building codes.


Building Codes with Local Amendments

   1   2009 ICC International Building Code  
(does not apply to one- and two- family dwellings)
Winnetka Amendments
   2   2009 ICC International Residential Code Winnetka Amendments

2015 ICC International Energy Conservation Code


Illinois Energy Code - supplemental standards

   4   2009 ICC International Mechanical Code Winnetka Amendments
   5   2009 ICC International Fuel Gas Code Winnetka Amendments
   6   2014 Illinois Plumbing Code Winnetka Amendments
   7   2008 NFPA National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) Winnetka Amendments
   8   2009 ICC Property Maintenance Code Winnetka Amendments
   9 Illinois Accessibiilty Code (Latest edition)  


Winnetka Village Code sections pertaining to Buildings and Construction

   1   Winnetka Village Code, Title 15 – Buildings and Construction
   2   Chapter 15.24 – Sewer Code
   3   Chapter15.28 – Tree Enhancement and Protection
   4   Section 15.32.140 – Construction hours
   5   Section 15.32.150 –Construction site management
   6   Chapter 15.36 – Certificates of Occupancy Required
   7   Section 15.44.080 – Alternative materials and equipment
   8   Section 15.44.090 – Fire Limits (limitations on combustible materials)


Fire Prevention and Life Safety Codes

   1   Chapter 15.16 Winnetka Village Code - Fire Prevention & Life Saftey Codes  
   2   International Fire Code, 2009 Edition (NFPA 1) Winnetka Amendments
   3 International Life Safety Code, 2009 Edition (NFPA 101) Winnetka Amendments
   3   Standards for the Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems, 2010 Edition (NFPA 13) Winnetka Amendments
   4   Standards for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2010 Edition (NFPA 14) Winnetka Amendments
   5   National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 Edition (NFPA 72)  



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