Construction Codes

  1. Navigating Warrenville's Codes
  2. Construction Site Regulations

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.

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 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 title (link) in the following section. This will open the ICC web page to the codebook referenced in the title. In the left-hand select the chapter you want to review.

NEC Electrical Code
To view the NEC electrical code, click on the 2014 National Electrical Code (link) in the following section. This will open the NFPA web page. Look for the Free Access button, scroll down to Select the Free Access Edition, select the 2014 edition from the list, and click the View button. Finally, click I Agree button and the Cover of the 2014 NEC will appear. From there you can review the electrical code.

Need Further Assistance?
Please feel free to contact the Chief Code Official for specific code requirements or interpretations.

Building Codes

The City of Warrenville adopted the 2015 International Building Codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). ICC is dedicated to producing and publishing construction codes that have been thoroughly vetted through a governmental process involving construction and code administration experts. These codes are used in all fifty states and several countries internationally. The list of adopted codes and amendments includes the: 2015 International Building Code for commercial structures.

For your convenience, you can access any of the adopted published codes and amendments by clicking on any of the buttons or titles in the section below. 

Please feel free to contact the Chief Code Official for specific code requirements or interpretations.