Public Review and Comment on New Building Codes

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The Village of Northbrook is currently utilizing the 2012 series of ICC building codes and the 2011 National Electrical Code with a series of local amendments.  We are planning to transition to the 2018 series of ICC building codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. The Department of Development & Planning Services has been working with the Electrical Commission, Architectural Control Commission and Board of Trustees to review the new set of codes and some revised local amendments. They are now deemed ready for adoption.

The Village is planning to adopt the new codes on March 10, 2020, with the new codes having an effective date of May 1, 2020.  Any new application filed after May 1, 2020 will be subject to the new set of building codes, unless otherwise approved by the Northbrook Building Official.

The Village is posting all of the proposed local building code amendments for review and public comment.  Links to the PDF versions of each of the proposed local amendments are provided below:

The Village is accepting written comments on the proposed amendments until Monday, March 2, 2020.

If you have any comments on the proposed amendments, please direct them to Jackie Clawson, the Village’s building official at  

All written comments received concerning the proposed code amendments will be shared with the Board of Trustees prior to their action on the amendments on March 10, 2020.