Building Codes

Building Code Adopted

On January 23, 2017, the DeKalb City Council approved adoption of the fully revised Municipal Code Chapter 24 Building Code (click here to view), effective February 1, 2017.

The 2015 International Code Council (ICC) code books referenced in the updated Building Code are available here. The City of DeKalb Building Division owns a set of these code books for reference use in the building.


The following building-related codes are required by state of Illinois mandate:
Illinois Plumbing Code
Illinois Energy Conservation Code
Illinois Accessibility Code

For more information about City building code please call the Building Division at 815-748-2070.