Building Codes & Ordinances

2015 Codes

The City of Rockford follows the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) code cycle. Below, you will find a copy of our local amendments to these codes. State law mandates the City follow the 2014 Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) plumbing code and the 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code (IECC). You will find links to the plumbing code and energy code on the right hand side, under Quick Links. 


The State of Illinois Capital Development Board has adopted by State Statute, the Illinois Accessibility Code effective October 23, 2018 Standards for Accessible Design. Designers, owners and contractors need to follow the most stringent of these two codes as it relates to construction work in alterations, additions, and new construction.