2018 Building Code Update

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2018 Building Code Update

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, and is proposing an update to most building codes to the 2018 ICC codes.  

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  The City is also taking the opportunity to repeal amendments that are outdated and ineffective. 

The City is planning 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 are scheduled for February 28 and March 13

Proposed 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 
 March 20, 2018  City Council meeting to consider adoption
 November 1, 2018  2018 Codes go into effect.  


Give Your Feedback

If you are not able to make it to one of the open houses, you can also contact Michael Magnussen, Building Commissioner, at 815-356-3605 or at building@crystallake.org



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