2018 Building Code Update

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2018 Building Code Update

The City Council approved updating the City's Building Codes on April 17, 2018. The new codes will take effect on November 1, 2018, with the exception of the Property Maintenance Code, which is now in effect.

The City of Crystal Lake last had a significant update in its building codes in 2008, when it adopted the 2006 International Code Council codes.  The City has been reviewing various updates that have been published by the ICC and other agencies since that time.  

The updated codes represent the most current advances in life safety building codes.  The City is also repealed amendments that are outdated and ineffective. 

The City held two open house sessions to present the proposed code changes and to gather feedback from the public and the building community about the changes. The open houses were held February 28 and March 13

Approved Changes

Here is some detailed information about the code update:

Adoption Timeline

Here is the proposed timeline for adopting the updated codes:

 February 20, 2018  City Council Meeting - Introduce 2018 ICC Building Code Information
 February 22, 2018  Information posted on City Website
 February 28, 2018  Open House Meeting, 4:00 PM, City Hall
 March 13, 2018  Open House Meeting, 4:00 PM, City Hall 
 April 17, 2018  City Council adopted the updated building codes. 
 April 17, 2018  The Property Maintenance Code goes into affect
 November 1, 2018  All other codes go into affect   


Give Your Feedback

If you have any questions about the newly adopted codes, please contact Michael Magnussen, Building Commissioner, at 815-356-3605 or at building@crystallake.org



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