CODE HISTORY

Provided below, in chronologic order, is a list of building-related codes adopted by the City of Wheaton, State of Illinois or the Federal Government. Boxes that are shaded in blue are Public Acts adopted by the State of Illinois; boxes in red are Acts passes by the Federal Government; boxes in green are associated codes by the American National Standard Institute and boxes not shaded contain Ordinances adopted by the City of Wheaton.

City Ordinances from 1996 until today are stored electronically and are available by going to the City of Wheaton web site at www.wheaton.il.us. Most, but not all, City adopted building codes are available at City Hall, Building and Code Enforcement Department, in book format going back to 1955.

ABBREVIATIONS:
City of Wheaton Ordinances
Building Officials and Code Administrators - BOCA
Council of American Building Officials - CABO
International Code Council - ICC
National Fire Protection Association - NFPA
Wheaton City Code - WCC
Wheaton Zoning Ordinance - WZO
State of Illinois Public Act
Federal Act
American National Standard Institute - ANSI
Adopt. Date
Ordinance or Act
Description
03-04-20
O-2020-05
Adoption of 2018 International Code Council Codes
 
PA
98-0224
(HB 1462)
Amend the Environmental Barriers Act to provide CDB shall begin process of updating 1997 IAC based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessibility Design no later than 01-01-2016.
01-04-14
 
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (01-04-14 effective on this date). Pipes, fittings, and fixtures that convey water for human consumption shall have a lead content not to exceed .25% (formerly 8.0%).
Per the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act 1974
06-01-13
097-0953
State of Illinois
Radon Resistant Construction Act
05-30-13
F-1712
New Fee Schedule for building permits
01-01-13
097-1033
(SB 3724)
State of Illinois.
ICC - International Energy Conservation Code 2012,
Passed on 06-01-12 and established the effective date of January 1, 2013
01-01-12
 
Illinois Elevator Safety Rules updated to include ASME, ANSI, and ASCE
Effective October 1, 2012
08-15-12
097-0965
State of Illinois.
Amended to The Roofing Industry Licensing Act, permit applicant is required to present a government-issued identification.
03-15-12
 
Department of Justice 2010 ADA Standards became mandatory, 2010 Standards for Accessible Design was signed by President Obama and published 09-15-10, effective 03-15-12. Since the IAC 1997 is still in place both the IAC and 2010 Standard has to be enforced with the more stringent being applicable. State will hire a consultant to evaluate both and then produce a new Illinois Accessibility Code in the form of the IAC 2010 by January 1, 2016.
07-01-11
096-0704
Does Not Apply to City of Wheaton
Areas of the State where building codes has not been adopted and registered with the Capital Board. All new commercial construction after July 1, 2011, must comply with the 2006 or later editions of the International Building Code; International Existing Building Code; International Property Maintenance Code and the 2008 or later edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
01-29-10
096-0778
State of Illinois.
The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code became effective as the energy code for residential buildings in Illinois.
08-28-09
PA 096-0778
State of Illinois.
The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Energy code for residential buildings was signed into law.
08-18-09
 
State of Illinois.
The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings is the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
01-01-09
 
Department of Justice
ADA 1990 signed into law July 26, 1990, effective Jan. 1, 2009
Title I - Employment
Title II - Public Entities (public transportation)
Title III - Public Accommodations (and commercial facilities)
Title IV - Telecommunications
Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions
08-03-09
F-1440
WCC Ch. 22 Fences
06-15-09
F-1433
WZO Article 2 Use of masonry materials
00-00-09
 
ANSI A117.1 The 2009 edition of the standard is the latest example of the A 117.1 committee’s effort to continue developing a standard that is compatible with the building code. (When CABO was consolidated into the International Code Council (ICC) in 1998, the Secretariat duties were assumed by ICC.) New to the 2009 edition are coordinated criteria for the various types of dwelling units that provide a step-down between the unit types; technical requirements for Type C (ViSitable) Units; Variable Message Signs (Le., signs that change the information they show such as gate information in train stations and airports); better consistency of sign requirements regarding when raised characters and braille are required; location of toilet paper dispenser (more design options, recessed fixtures addressed, single point of measurement, etc.); a new chapter for a variety of types of recreational facilities; an index and margin markings that will help users find requirements and identify changes from the 2003 edition. In addition, the new standard continued to provide a level of coordination between the accessible provisions of this standard and the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines (FHAG) and the newly released Americans with Disabilities Act a
12-01-08
F-1396
WCC Ch. 22 Open foundations safety fencing
12-01-08
F-1395
WCC Appendix B Fee Schedule, Ch. 18. Annexations, Ch. 26 Businesses, Ch 54. solid waste,
10-09-07
 
State of Illinois.
The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings law was revised to mandate the latest published edition, excluding supplements, of the International Energy Conservation Code.
TITLE 71: PUBLIC BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND REAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER I: CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD
SUBCHAPTER d: ENERGY CODES
PART 600 ILLINOIS ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
04-08-06
 
State of Illinois.
The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became effective April 8, 2006.
05-16-05
F-1044
WCC Ch. 22
ICC International Building Code 2003 including Appendix I
ICC International Residential Code 2003 including Appendix A, B, C, G, H, J
ICC Electrical Code, Administrative Provisions 2003
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code 2002
ICC International Mechanical Code 2003
ICC Fuel Gas Code 2003 including Appendix A, B, C
Illinois Plumbing Code 2004
ICC International Fire Code 2003 including Appendix E, F, G
ICC International Property Maintenance Code 2003
02-07-05
F-0997
WCC, Chapter 22, Article 11, Section 411(4)(e) Meeting with neighbors prior to demolition
08-­­_­_-04
PA-093-0936
State of Illinois.
Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings was signed into law.
00-00-04
 
Federal Government releases 2004 edition of ADA in draft form for President to sign, see 2010.
01-20-04
F-0879
WCC Appendix B, Article II Fee schedule
10-21-02
F-0765
WCC Ch. 22 In debt to City
03-18-02
F-0686
WCC Ch. 22 Overhead sewer
10-15-01
F-0640
WCC Ch. 22 Fences
12-04-20
F-0539
WCC Ch. 22 Commercial Re-occupancy
04-04-98
F-0238
WCC Ch. 22 Fences
06-01-98
F-0246
WCC Ch. 22 IPMC Masonry
00-00-98
 
ANSI A117.1 After further revision that included a special effort to remove application criteria (scoping requirements), the 1986 edition was published and, when requested in 1987, the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) assumed the Secretariat. Central to the intent of the change in the Secretariat was the development of a standard that, when adopted as part of a building code, would be compatible with the building code and its enforcement. The 1998 edition largely achieved that goal.
00-00-97
 
Illinois Accessibility Code was revised
12-15-97
F-0197
WCC Ch. 22 Demolition
11-18-96
F-0074
WCC Ch. 22 Elevator cab min. size
04-01-95
E-4087
WCC Ch. 22 Above ground storage tanks
07-23-04
 
The Access Board’s publication of the 2004 ADA/ABA Guidelines was the culmination of a long-term effort to facilitate ADA compliance by eliminating, to the extent possible, inconsistencies among Federal accessibility requirements and between Federal accessibility requirements and State and local building codes. The Department will refer to ADA Chapter 1, ADA Chapter 2, and Chapters 3 through 10 of the 2004 ADA/ABA Guidelines as the 2004 ADAAG.
07-26-91
 
The Department issued rules implementing title II and title III, which are codified at 28 CFR part 35 (title II) and part 36 (title III). Appendix A of the 1991 title III regulation, which is republished as Appendix D to 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 36, contains the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (1991 Standards), which were based upon the version of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (1991 ADAAG) published by the Access Board on the same date. (Note that ADAG was not as stringent as the IAC and a completely different format) Under the Department’s 1991 title III regulation, places of public accommodation and commercial facilities currently are required to comply with the 1991 Standards with respect to newly constructed or altered facilities.
07-26-90
 
President George H.W. Bush signed into law the ADA (which was similar to the Environmental Barriers Act), a comprehensive civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA broadly protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment, access to State and local government services, places of public accommodation, transportation, and other important areas of American life. Called for guidelines to be published.
09-04-90
E-3620
WCC Ch.8 & 12
BOCA National Building Code 1990
BOCA National Mechanical Code 1990
BOCA National Plumbing Code 1990
CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code 1989
BOCA National Property Maintenance Code 1990
ANSI/ NFPA 70 National Electrical Code 1990
BOCA National Fire Prevention Code 1990
00-00-88
 
State of Illinois publishes first Illinois Accessibility Code which references a national standard ANSI A117.1
08-05-85
E-3029
WCC Ch. 8 & 12
BOCA Basic/ National Building Code 1984 with 1985 supplements
BOCA Basic/ National Mechanical Code 1984 with 1985 supplements
BOCA Basic/ National Plumbing Code 1984 with 1985 supplements
CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code 1983
   with 1984 CABO supplements
BOCA Basic/ National Existing Structures Code 1984
ANSI/ ASME Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators 1981 with 1982 & 1983 supplements
NFPA/ ANSI National Electrical Code 1984
BOCA Basic/ National Fire Prevention Code 1984
NFPA National Fire Codes 1985
00-00-85
 
State of Illinois adopts the Environmental Barriers Act, all new buildings and all building being altered. Authorized the CDB to have the authority to interpret and to develop a code. Gave the Attorney General the authority to enforce and set fines for non-compliances.
10-19-81
E-1823
BOCA Basic/ National Building Code 1981
BOCA Basic/ National Mechanical Code 1981
BOCA Basic/ National Plumbing Code 1981
ANSI Elevator Code 1978 with supplements
One and Two Family Dwelling Code 1979 with supplements
National Electrical Code 1981
BOCA Basic/ National Fire Prevention Code 1981
NFPA National Fire Codes 1980 with supplements
02-04-80
E-1713
National Electrical Code 1978 (NFPA 70-1978 ANSI) with tentative interim amendments
00-00-80
 
ANSI A117.1 In 1974, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development joined the Secretariat and sponsored needed research, which resulted in the 1980 edition.
06-15-79
 
City entered National Flood Insurance Program
09-20-76
E-1424
BOCA Basic Building Code 1975 6th edition
BOCA Basic Plumbing Code 1975 3rd edition
BOCA Basic Mechanical Code 1975 2nd edition
American National Standard Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks A17.1- 1971
National Electrical Code 1975
CITY DID NOT ADOPT BOCA Basic Fire Protection 1975; BOCA Basic Housing – Property Maintenance 1975, BOCA Basic Industrialized Dwelling 1975.
02-17-75
E-1346
National Electrical Code 1975
01-06-75
E-1341
BOCA Basic Building Code 1970 as revised in 1971
National Electrical Code 1971
BOCA National Plumbing Code 1955 (ASME)
American National Standard Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks A17.1a- 1971
-73 
 
The Access Board was established by section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 29 U.S.C. 792. The Board consists of 13 public members appointed by the President, the majority of whom must be individuals with disabilities, and the heads of 12 Federal departments and agencies specified by statute, including the heads of the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Originally, the Access Board was established to develop and maintain accessibility guidelines for facilities designed, constructed, altered, or leased with Federal dollars under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA). 42 U.S.C. 4151 et seq The passage of the ADA expanded the Access Board’s responsibilities.
04-02-73
E-1242
BOCA Basic Building Code 1970 as revised in 1971
National Electrical Code 1971 (NFPA June 25, 1971)
00-00-71
 
ANSI A117.1 The National Easter Seal Society and the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities became members of the Secretariat, edition was reaffirmed in 1971.
07-06-70
E-1116
BOCA Basic Building Code 1970
06-16-69
E-1037
National Electrical Code 1968 (NFPA)
04-24-69
E-1003
Basic Building Code 1965 (BOCA)
National Electrical Code 1968 (NFPA)
National Plumbing Code 1955 (ASME)
00-00-68
 
Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
01-16-67
E-898
Chapter 10, Dwelling Code
(The Code of the City of Wheaton 1955)
00-00-61
 
ANSI A117.1 The 1961 edition of ANSI Standard A 117.1 presented the first criteria for accessibility to be approved as an American National Standard and was the result of research conducted by the University of Illinois under a grant from the Easter Seal Research Foundation.
09-14-59
02-25-57
E-483
Electrical Code
01-28-57
E-480
(Book)
The Code of the City of Wheaton 1955
(Chapter 8 Building Code)
11-08-47
E-354
Municipal Code of Wheaton 1931
(makes reference to the “Wheaton Zoning Ordinance”)
04-20-31
 
The Municipal Code of Wheaton of 1931, Passed 04-20-1931 and published in 12-31-1931
Article I. Administration and Supervision
562. Building Department created and established. Building Commissioner shall; inspect building under construction, buildings moved, buildings damaged by fire and for fire safety.
04-10-72
 
Illinois Municipal Code
65 ILCS 5/1-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-3)
Sec. 1-1-3. All existing municipalities which were incorporated or which changed their corporate organization under "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended, and all existing municipalities which were incorporated under any general act prior to July 1, 1872, shall be treated as properly incorporated under this Code.
All municipalities incorporated under any special act in effect prior to July 1, 1872, which at the date of the passage of this Code are still functioning under the special act which created them, shall remain as properly incorporated under that special act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
 
 
Wheaton incorporated as a village in 1859
 
 
Erastus Gary, Jesse Wheaton, and Warren Wheaton claimed hundreds of acres of land in northeastern Illinois in 1837 and 1838.

Revised 3/17/2014