Building Codes

Building Codes Adopted

On November 3, 2016, the City of DeKalb Building Code Board of Appeals voted to recommend to the City Council adoption of updated building-related codes. Please click here to view the proposed draft. Interested parties may submit written comments on this proposal to the City of DeKalb, Community Development Department, 200 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

he first reading will take place at the regular City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed updated codes, please contact Community Development Director Jo Ellen Charlton at 815-748-2371 or

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