Construction Codes

About Warrenville’s Building Codes

The City of Warrenville adopts building and safety codes published by nationally recognized code agencies such as the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to assure structures in this community are constructed to the safest standards in the world. Specific code adoption and amendments to the adopted codes can be found in Title 8 of the City’s Municipal Code.

For your convenience, you may access the adopted published codes and amendments by clicking on any of the buttons or titles shown above.  For additional information on specific permits see the link to the FAQ sheets

Please contact the Community Development Department for specific code requirements or interpretations.

Navigating Title 8 and the Building Codes

Title 8 Building Regulations
Title 8 of the Warrenville Municipal Code is organized to provide a simple flow for matching published building codes with our amendments. The first ten chapters are dedicated to the corresponding construction type code. Within each chapter, amendments pertaining to that code are placed in the second part of the chapter. Each amendment has a sub-section numbers and title to correspond with the published version of the construction code.

Chapters 11 through 19 and 21 are designated for other ordinances pertaining to property development. Permit fees are located in Chapter 20.

ICC Codes
To view any of the ICC codes, simply click on the links above. This will open the ICC web page. You may search the code book and year. Once you select the book, you can utilize the table of contents provided on the left to navigate through the book. A hard copy of the current code is available for perusal in the Community Development department.

NEC Electrical Code
To view the NEC electrical code, click on the 2020 National Electrical Code link above. This will open the NFPA web page. Look for the Free Access button, scroll down to Select the Free Access Edition, select the 2020 edition from the list, and click the View button. Finally, click I Agree button and the Cover of the 2020 NEC will appear. From there you can review the electrical code.

Need Further Assistance?
Please contact the Community Development Department for specific code requirements or interpretations.

  1. Construction Site Regulations