TITLE 8
BUILDING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS
SECTION:
8-1-1: Building Codes Adopted
8-1-2: Reserved
8-1-3: Building Code Violations
8-1-4: Habitable Buildings
8-1-5: Construction Materials And Processes
8-1-6: Certificate Of Compliance
8-1-7: Off Street Parking Specifications
8-1-8: Condominium Conversions
8-1-9: Satellite Antennas
8-1-10: House Numbering
8-1-11: Additional Regulations
8-1-12: Transfer Of Ownership
8-1-1: BUILDING CODES ADOPTED:
   A.   International Building Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international building code, 2009 edition, as published in February 2009 by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the building code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international building code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1), insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 101.4.1 Gas (page 1), delete "international fuel gas code" and insert "fuel gas code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 101.4.2 Mechanical (page 1), delete "international mechanical code" and insert "mechanical code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 101.4.3 Plumbing (page 1), delete "international plumbing code" and insert "plumbing code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 101.4.4 Property Maintenance Code (page 1), delete "international property maintenance code" and insert "property maintenance code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 101.4.5 Fire Prevention (page 1), delete "international fire code" and insert "fire code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 102.2 Other Laws, add the following:
When there are conflicts between this code and any other code or standard adopted or referenced by this code or other village of Forest Park codes, the stricter of the requirements shall apply.
Section 102.6 Existing Structures (page 2), replace "international property maintenance code and international fire code with property maintenance code and fire code adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 103 (page 1-4), delete "department building safety" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section 103.1 Creation Of Enforcement Agency (page 1-4) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety shall be known as the building official."
Section 103.2 Appointments (page 1), delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park".
Section 103.3 Deputies (page 1-5), amend the last sentence to read:
"For the maintenance of existing properties, see the property maintenance code".
Section 107.2.2 Plan Submittals, insert the following:
The construction plans shall provide adequate information and details to show compliance with the code. The plans shall:
      1.   Be on suitable material.
      2.   Be on a scale which is legible.
      3.   Show all dimensions, heights, room sizes.
      4.   Show the location of all building equipment.
      5.   Include a floor plan for all floors levels or stories.
      6.   Include a reflected ceiling plan and roof plan.
      7.   Include a wall, door, window and a finish schedule.
      8.   Include all design loads.
      9.   Include all appropriate details.
      10.   Include all details showing energy conservation.
      11.   Include a description of the use of all areas.
      12.   Include all appropriate elevations.
      13.   Include all calculations.
      14.   Include information on the building mechanical, plumbing, electric and fire protection and suppression systems.
      15.   Include details for all stairs, guard rails and hand rails.
      16.   Include details showing all details and dimensions showing accessibility.
      17.   Include details and information showing compliance with all Forest Park codes, ordinances and amendments.
      18.   The final approved plan shall be submitted as a PDF file or there will be an additional fee to create this file, see the fee schedule for the fee.
Section 108.2 Violation Penalties, add the following sentence:
All penalties shall be as established by the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 108.3 Temporary Power (page 6), delete "ICC electrical code" and insert "electrical code as adopted by the village of Forest Park".
Section 109.2 Fees (page 6), add the following sentence:
All fees shall be as established by the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 111.5 Partial Occupancy (page 8) shall be inserted and read as follows:
"The building official is authorized to issue a partial occupancy for the installation of machines, equipment, furniture or other items required before the commencement of business. The portion of the building or structure that is to be occupied must meet all health and safety standards and requirements."
Section 113 (page 8), delete entire section and insert:
"In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, the commissioner of public health and safety shall be the governing authority. The commissioner of public health and safety shall adopt rules or procedures for conducting business".
All requests for appeals shall be submitted to the building official within thirty (30) days of the plan review or inspection. All appeals shall be submitted in writing with an explanation of the basis for the appeal.
The building official shall review the appeal to determine the validity and correct application of the related code requirements. After the building official has determined the validity of the appeal, it shall be forwarded to the International Code Council for an interpretation of the code section.
The interpretation of the International Code Council shall be used as the basis for the final decision of the appeal.
Any appeals of the application of any local amendments to the adopted codes shall be made by the building official.
The person or entity requesting the appeal has the ability to appeal the decision of the building official to the entire village board.
Section 406.1.4 Separation (page 4-29) shall be amended to read as follows:
"1. The private garage shall be separated from the dwelling unit and its attic by means of a minimum 5/8 inch type 'X" gypsum board applied to the garage side. Garages beneath habitable rooms shall be separated from all habitable rooms above by walls and a floor ceiling assembly including beams and columns not less than 5/8 inch type 'X" gypsum board or equivalent. Door openings between the garage and residence shall be equipped with solid wood doors not less than 13/8 inches in thickness, solid or honeycomb core steel doors not less than 13/8 inches thick, or 20 minute fire-rated doors. Doors shall be equipped with an U.L. approved self closer. There shall be a six inch high curbing provided at the common walls between the garage and the habitable space, or the garage floor shall be constructed not less than six inches below the adjoining floor. Opening from a garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted."
Section 501.2.1, add the following:
Tenant Identification: "All buildings with multiple tenants or units shall have signs in the corridor across from the elevator door. This direction signage shall indicate the direction to each number tenant space. All tenant spaces shall have a sign, which indicates the tenant space number. The signs shall be constructed of durable materials, be permanently installed and be readily visible. Letters and numbers shall contrast with the background and shall be a minimum of 2 inches in height".
Section 503 and table 503, delete type IIIA, IIIB, IV, VA and VB construction types.
Sections 602.3 (Type III Construction), 602.4 (Type IV Construction) and 602.5 (Type V Construction), delete these section in their entirety. These types of construction are not allowed.
Delete sections 903.2.1 through 903.2.11 and insert:
All new buildings of any group shall require an automatic sprinkler system.
Exception: Detached structures, which comply with all of the following, do not require automatic fire sprinklers:
      1.   Less than five hundred (500) square feet in area.
      2.   Single story.
      3.   Not used as a dwelling or sleeping unit.
      4.   Not an high hazard group.
      5.   Not used for high hazard products or hazardous materials.
      6.   No basements.
      7.   Minimum separation to other buildings 20 feet.
When a building has a change of use or is renovated and all of the following conditions occurs, it shall have a complete automatic sprinkler system.
      1.   The wall and ceiling finish for more than 75% of the walls and ceilings is removed.
      2.   New walls are constructed which equal more than 75% of the existing wall and ceiling surface. The square footage of both sides is used when both sides of the wall are exposed to the building interior.
      3.   The building renovation exceeds 75% of the replacement cost of the building. The Dodge report or the Means report are used to establish construction and replacement costs.
      4.   The building or space has a total of more than 2,500 square feet.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.7 Outside Sprinkler Alarm Devices. The outside alarm device for fire sprinkler systems shall be a horn strobe in a location approved by the fire department.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.8 Floor Plans. When any building has multiple risers on any floor a floor layout for the sprinkler system showing all sprinkler zones shall be provided at the main sprinkler riser.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.9 Electric Vaults. The main service electric vault shall not require sprinkler protection with the following conditions:
      1.   The room shall be enclosed with two hour fire rated walls, floor and floor/ceiling assemblies. All doors shall have a 11/2 hour fire rating with closers.
      2.   All other penetrations shall maintain the two hour fire rating.
      3.   The room shall not be used for storage.
      4.   The room shall have a floor drain.
This area without sprinkler will not eliminate any sprinkler design alternatives which would apply to a fully sprinklered building.
Section 905.3.8 Standpipes Where Required, add the new section:
When the fire department hose lay from where the fire department establishes operations to any point in the building exceeds 150 feet a class I standpipe system is required.
Section 907.2.24, add the following:
Systems Out Of Service: Fire alarm systems shall be maintained in service at all times. Systems shall not be out of service for more than forty eight (48) hours for maintenance or repair.
Section 916, add the following section:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Section 916.1 Definitions
Carbon Monoxide Alarm An electrical device, which meets the requirements of UL standard 2034 for detecting and warning individuals of the presence of carbon monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide Monitor An electrical device for detecting and warning individuals of the presence of carbon monoxide. These devices do not meet UL standard 2034 because they detect and alarm smaller quantities of carbon monoxide than UL 2034 allows.
Section 916.2 General
      1.   Carbon monoxide alarms where required by this code shall meet the current UL standard 2034 or its equivalent. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed per the requirements of NFPA 720.
      2.   Carbon monoxide monitors where allowed by this code shall be installed and maintained per the manufacturer's recommendations.
      3.   All carbon monoxide monitor wiring must be in its own raceway.
Section 916.3 Where Required - Living Spaces
      1.   Carbon monoxide alarms are required in any building with sleeping facilities that relies on combustion of fossil fuel for heat, ventilation, hot water, or fireplace within the building, and for buildings with attached garages.
         a.   Exception No. 1 Sleeping facilities in existing buildings built under and in full compliance with the codes in force at the time of construction or alteration thereof and that have been properly maintained and continually occupied as originally permitted.
         b.   Exception No. 2 Carbon monoxide alarms may be replaced by carbon monoxide monitors where individuals, whose age, pregnancy or chronic health conditions make them adversely susceptible to low levels of carbon monoxide.
      2.   In buildings with multi-sleeping facilities, with completely separate fossil fueled steam or hot water heating appliances are located in an area completely separated from the sleeping quarters, the carbon monoxide alarm does not need to be in the sleeping area but must have one alarm in the fossil fueled appliances area.
      3.   Existing buildings, with sleeping facilities, that are renovated or altered and the work would normally require a city permit to accomplish, after adoption of this ordinance shall be required to install a carbon monoxide alarm per this ordinance.
      4.   Existing buildings with sleeping facilities that replace a furnace or hot water heater with a fossil fueled furnace or hot water heater or install a fireplace shall be required to install a carbon monoxide alarm per this ordinance.
Section 1009.9 Spiral Stairways (page 232), amend the first paragraph to read as follows:
"Spiral stairways are not permitted to be used as a component of means of egress within a dwelling unit. Spiral stairways (in other than dwellings) are permitted to be used as a component of means of egress from a space not more than 250 square feet in area and serving not more than five occupants, or from galleries, catwalks and gridirons in accordance with section 1014.6".
Section 1013.2 Height (page 236), delete exception number 3.
Section 1612.3, date of flood study not applicable.
Section 1801.3, add the following new section:
Wood Footings And Foundations: The use of wood footing and foundation systems is not allowed.
Section 3410.2, insert date of original code adoption.
Chapter 35 Referenced Standards.
   ICC, delete the following codes:
International private sewage disposal code - 2009.
International urban-wildland interface code - 2009.
International plumbing code, all references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
   NFPA, all volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
The following appendices or sections of the appendices shall be adopted: D, H105, H106, I and J.
(Ord. O-23-10, 5-24-2010)
   B.   International Residential Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international residential code, 2009 edition, as published February 2009 by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the residential construction code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international residential code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section R101.1 Title (page 1) - Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section R103 (page 1) - Delete "department building safety" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section R103.1 Creation Of Enforcement Agency (page 1) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety shall be known as the building official."
Section R103.2 Appointments (page 1) - Delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park".
Section R105.2 Work Exempt From Permit (page 3) - Amend "Building" by deleting items number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10.
Section R108.2 Fees - Add the following sentence:
All fees shall be as established by the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section R112 Board Of Appeals - Delete the entire section see the appeal requirements in the building code.
Section R301.2(1) Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria (page 24) shall be amended to read as follows:
 
Ground
Snow
Load
Wind
Speed
(mph)
Seismic
Design
Category
Subject To Damage From
Winter Design Temp.
Weathering
Frost Line Depth
Termite
Decay
25 psf
90 mph
Zone B
Severe
42"
Moderate to heavy
Slight to moderate
-4°F
 
 
Ice Shield Under-layment Required
Flood Hazard
Air Freezing Index
Mean Annual Temp
Yes
Refer to FIRM
2000
45°F
 
Section R302.5.1 Opening Protection shall have the following added:
Doors shall be equipped with an U.L. approved self closer. There shall be a six inch high curbing provided at the common walls between the garage and the habitable space, or the garage floor shall be constructed not less than six inches below the adjoining floor. Opening from a garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted.
Table 302.6 - Change 1/2 inch gypsum to 5/8th type X gypsum.
Add the following to the row:
"from habitable rooms above garage (ceiling, walls, beams and columns)".
Section R303.3 Bathroom (page 53) shall be amended to read:
"Bathrooms, water closets and similar rooms shall be mechanically vented to the exterior (directly or with duct work) using wall louvers or roof caps with insect screens. Vent discharge shall be directly to the exterior of the building. The minimum ventilation rate shall be 50 cfm for intermittent ventilations or 20 cfm for continuous ventilation."
Section R303.3 Bathrooms (page 53) - Delete exemptions.
Section R311.2 - Insert the following:
"All single family detached dwellings shall have a minimum of two separate means of egress doors. The overhead garage door can not be one of the required egress doors".
Section R313 shall be changed as follows:
Section R313.2 One And Two Family Automatic Fire Systems - Delete the exception and add the following:
"Additions
      1.   Any structure where the footprint of the building is increased by more than 50% over a three year period".
Section R313.3.2.1 - Add the following:
"Sprinklers shall be installed in attached garages to protect common wall ceilings and openings. The location and coverage shall be determined by the fire code official".
Chapter 11 Energy Conservation - Delete the chapter in its entirety and insert the international energy conservation code per the Illinois law.
Section G2412.9 - Add the following:
"Multi family detached buildings shall have separate gas meter and piping system for each dwelling unit and public area".
Chapters 25 through chapter 32 - Delete in their entirety and insert the Illinois plumbing code.
Chapters 34 through chapter 43 - Delete in their entirety and insert the electric code as adopted by the village of Forest Park.
Chapter 43 Referenced Standards.
   ICC - Delete the following codes:
International private sewage disposal code - 2003.
International plumbing code - All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
The following appendices or sections of the appendices shall be adopted: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K.
(Ord. O-30-10, 5-24-2010)
   C.   International Mechanical Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international mechanical code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the mechanical code of the village of Forest Park in the state of Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international mechanical code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1): Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 103 (page 2): Delete "department of inspection" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section 103.1 General (page 2) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety, or his designee shall be the code official responsible for the enforcement of this code."
Section 103.2 Appointments (page 2): Delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park".
Section 106.6.2 Fees: Insert the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 108.4 Violation Penalties: Insert the penalties from the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 109 Means Of Appeal: Delete the entire section. See the section on appeals in the building code.
Chapter 15 Referenced Standards.
   ICC: Delete the following codes:
International private sewage disposal code - 2009.
International urban-wildland interface code - 2009.
International plumbing code: All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
   NFPA: All volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
The following appendices or sections of the appendices shall be adopted: A, B and C.
(Ord. O-28-10, 5-24-2010)
   D.   International Fuel Gas Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international fuel gas code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the fuel gas code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international fuel gas code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1): Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 103 (page 2): Delete "department of inspection" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section 103.1 General (page 2) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety, or his designee shall be the code official responsible for the enforcement of this code."
Section 103.2 Appointments (page 2): Delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park;"
Section 106.6.2 Fees: Insert the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 108.4 Violation Penalties: Insert the penalties from the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 109 Means Of Appeal: Delete the entire section. See the section on appeals in the building code.
Section 401.6: Add the following:
Multi family building and multi tenant commercial and industrial building shall have separate gas meter and piping system for each dwelling unit, public area and tenant space.
Chapter 15 Referenced Standards.
   ICC: Delete the following codes:
International private sewage disposal code - 2009.
International urban-wildland interface code - 2009.
International plumbing code: All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
   NFPA: All volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
The following appendices or sections of the appendices shall be adopted: A, B and C.
(Ord. O-27-10, 5-24-2010)
   E.   International Fire Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international fire code, 2009 edition, as published in February 2009 by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the fire code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures, fire hazards and hazardous materials as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international fire code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1): Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 102.4 Application Of The Building Code: Add the following:
or the international existing building code.
Section 102.5 Historic Buildings: Add the following:
or the international existing building code.
Section 102.10: Add the following:
Other laws add the following: When there are conflicts between this code and any other code or standard adopted or referenced by this code or other village of Forest Park codes, the stricter of the requirements shall apply.
Section 103.2 Appointment (page 2) shall read:
"The fire chief or his designate shall be the fire code official."
Section 202 Definition Of Fire Apparatus Access Road: Delete the term public street from the definition.
Delete sections 903.2.1 through 903.2.11 and insert:
All new buildings of any group shall require an automatic sprinkler system.
Exception: Detached structures, which comply with all of the following, do not require automatic fire sprinklers:
      1.   Less than five hundred (500) square feet in area.
      2.   Single story.
      3.   Not used as a dwelling or sleeping unit.
      4.   Not an high hazard group.
      5.   Not used for high hazard products or hazardous materials.
      6.   No basements.
      7.   Minimum separation to other buildings 20 feet.
When a building has a change of use or is renovated and all of the following conditions occurs, it shall have a complete automatic sprinkler system.
      1.   The wall and ceiling finish for more than 75% of the walls and ceilings is removed.
      2.   New walls are constructed which equal more than 75% of the existing wall and ceiling surface. The square footage of both sides is used when both sides of the wall are exposed to the building interior.
      3.   The building renovation exceeds 75% of the replacement cost of the building. The Dodge report or the Means report are used to establish construction and replacement costs.
      4.   The building or space has a total of more than 2,500 square feet.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.7 Outside Sprinkler Alarm Devices: The outside alarm device for fire sprinkler systems shall be a horn strobe in a location approved by the fire department.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.8 Floor Plans: When any building has multiple risers on any floor a floor layout for the sprinkler system showing all sprinkler zones shall be provided at the main sprinkler riser.
Add new section:
Section 903.3.9 Electric Vaults: The main service electric vault shall not require sprinkler protection with the following conditions:
      1.   The room shall be enclosed with two hour fire rated walls, floor and floor/ceiling assemblies. All doors shall have a 11/2 hour fire rating with closers.
      2.   All other penetrations shall maintain the two hour fire rating.
      3.   The room shall not be used for storage.
      4.   The room shall have a floor drain.
This area without sprinkler will not eliminate any sprinkler design alternatives which would apply to a fully sprinklered building.
Section 905.3.8 Standpipes Where Required: Add the new section:
When the fire department hose lay from where the fire department establishes operations to any point in the building exceeds 150 feet a class I standpipe system is required.
Section 907.2.24: Add the following:
Systems Out Of Service: Fire alarm systems shall be maintained in service at all times. Systems shall not be out of service for more than forty eight (48) hours for maintenance or repair.
Section 1009.9 Spiral Stairways (page 130): Amend the first paragraph to read as follows:
"Spiral stairways are not permitted to be used as a component of means of egress within a dwelling unit. Spiral stairways (in other than dwellings) are permitted to be used as a component of means of egress from a space not more than 250 square feet in area and serving not more than five occupants, or from galleries, catwalks and gridirons in accordance with section 1014.6."
Section 1013.2 Height (page 135): Delete exception number 3.
Section 3204.2.9.6.1: Insert:
This applies to the municipality in its entirety.
Section 3206.2.4.4: Insert:
This applies to the municipality in its entirety.
Section 3506.2: Insert:
This applies to the municipality in its entirety.
Section 3804.2: Insert:
This applies to the municipality in its entirety.
Section 4603.5 Standpipes: Change 50 feet to 40 feet.
Section 4603.6.6: Group R-2 change automatic or manual to automatic and manual and change 16 dwelling units to ten (10) or more dwelling units.
Delete exception #2
Section 4604.5.2 Exit Stair Illumination: All means of egress stairs in building which require emergency illumination shall have emergency illumination in the means of egress stairways.
   ICC: Delete the following codes:
International urban-wildland interface code - 2009.
International plumbing code: All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
   NFPA: All volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
The following appendices shall be adopted: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J.
(Ord. O-26-10, 5-24-2010)
   F.   International Existing Building Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international existing building code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the existing building code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international existing building code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1): Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 103 (page 3): Delete "department of building safety" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section 103.1 General (page 3) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety, or his designee shall be the code official responsible for the enforcement of this code."
Section 103.2 Appointments (page 3): Delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park".
Section 108.2 Fees: Insert the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 112 Means Of Appeal: Delete entire section. See the section on appeals in the building code.
Section 113.4 Violation Penalties: Insert the penalties from the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 1301.10: Add the following:
The assigned point value for the building shall not change or affect the local amendments in any of the adopted codes. A point value which indicates code compliance without the required fire protection systems is not applicable and does not demonstrate code compliance.
   NFPA: All volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
(Ord. O-24-10, 5-24-2010)
   G.   International Energy Conservation Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international energy conservation code, 2009 edition, as published in February 2009 by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the energy conservation code of the village of Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international energy conservation code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title: Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Chapter 104 Referenced Standards.
   ICC: Delete the following codes:
International private sewage disposal code - 2009.
International plumbing code: All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
(Ord. O-25-10, 5-24-2010)
   H.   International Property Maintenance Code:
      1.   Code Adopted; Amendments: The international property maintenance code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is adopted as the property maintenance code of the village of Forest Park in the state of Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the international property maintenance code, 2009 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
Section 101.1 Title (page 1): Insert in blank "the village of Forest Park".
Section 103 (page 2): Delete "department of property maintenance inspection" and insert "department of public health and safety".
Section 103.1 General (page 2) shall read:
"The department of public health and safety shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of this code. The director public health and safety, or his designee shall be the code official responsible for the enforcement of this code."
Section 103.2 Appointments (page 2): Delete, "The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction" and insert "The code official shall be hired in accordance with the standard procedures of the village of Forest Park."
Section 103.5 Fees: Insert the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 106.4 Violation Penalties: Insert the penalties from the village of Forest Park fee schedule.
Section 111 Means Of Appeal: Delete entire section. See the section on appeals in the building code.
Section 302.4 Weeds: Insert 10 inches.
Section 404 Overcrowding: Delete the entire section and insert the following:
Section 404.5: Dwelling units shall not be occupied by more than permitted by the minimum area requirements of table 404.5.
   Table 404.5
   Minimum Area Requirements
 
Space
Minimum Area In Square Feet
1-2 Occupants
3-5 Occupants
6 Or More Occupants
Living room a,b
No requirements
120
150
Dining rooma,b
No requirements
80
100
Bedrooms
Shall comply with section 404.4
 
         a.      See section 404.5.2 for combined living room/dining room spaces.
         b.      See section 404.5.1 for limitations on determining the minimum occupancy area for sleeping purposes.
Section 404.5.1 Sleeping Area: The minimum occupancy area required by table 404.5 shall not be included as a sleeping area in determining the minimum occupancy area for sleeping purposes. All sleeping areas shall comply with section 404.4.
Section 404.5.2: Combined living room and dining room spaces shall comply with the requirements of table 404.5 if the total area is equal to that required for separate rooms if the space is located so as to function as a combination living room/dining room.
Section 602.2 Insect Screens: Insert April 1 and November 1.
Section 602.3: Insert October 1 to April 1.
Section 602.4: Insert October 1 to April 1.
Chapter 15 Referenced Standards.
   ICC: Delete the following codes:
International plumbing code: All references to the international plumbing code shall be changed to the Illinois plumbing code - 2004.
International zoning code - 2009.
   NFPA: All volumes of the national fire code with referenced standards and not the recommended practices. The most current edition on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
The following appendices or sections of the appendices shall be adopted: A.
(Ord. O-29-10, 5-24-2010)
   I.   National Electric Code:
      1.   Code Adopted: The national electric code, 2008 edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., is adopted as the electric code of the village of Forest Park in the state of Illinois, for the control of properties, buildings and structures electric systems as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the national electric code, 2008 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes as follows:
A certain document, one copy of which is on file in the office of the village clerk of the village of Forest Park, being marked and designated as the NFPA 70 national electrical code, 2008 edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association be and is hereby adopted as and shall be known as the electrical code of the village of Forest Park, governing installations of electric conductors and equipment within or on public or private building or other structures, including mobile homes, recreational vehicles, and floating buildings; and other premises such as yards, carnival, parking, and other lots and industrial substations; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the NFPA 70 national electrical code, 2008 edition, are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in this chapter. It shall be mandatory that all equipment, material, devices, and appliances covered by the provisions of this code shall be tested and listed by a standard testing laboratory, of nationally accepted stature, which performs services equal to, or greater than, in those performed by the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. In those instances where it is impossible to receive such a listing or label, the department of code administration shall make the determination of acceptability.
         a.   Definitions: As used in this subsection:
   CODE OFFICIAL: The director of public health and safety or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or a duly authorized representative.
   ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of installing or altering by contract, electrical equipment for the utilization of electricity supplied for light, heat, or power, not including apparatus, conductors, or other equipment installed for, or by, public utilities, including common carriers which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois commerce commission for use in their operation as public utilities; but the term "electrical contractor" does not include employees employed by any person, firm, or corporation to supervise such work.
   ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: Conductors and equipment installed for the utilization of the electricity supplied for light, heat, or power, but does not include radio apparatus or equipment for wireless reception of sounds and signals, and does not include apparatus, conductors and other equipment installed for, or by, public utilities, including common carriers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois commerce commission for use in their operation as public utilities.
   OWNER-OCCUPANT: Any person who is the owner and occupant of a single-family detached residence, not being used for any rental purposes, where specific electrical work is to be done.
         b.   Department Of Code Administration: The department of public health and safety is responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations relating to the installation and alteration and use of all electrical equipment, as herein provided.
         c.   Permits Required:
            (1)   Any person, firm or corporation installing or altering electrical equipment shall apply to the department of code administration for an electrical permit. Electrical plans and specifications for proposed installation or alteration of multiple-family dwellings, commercial or industrial, must be submitted to the department of public health and safety for approval and shall be sealed by a registered architect or professional engineer. The approved plans shall be available on the job site at all times.
            (2)   Permits for work performed under this code may be issued only to registered electrical contractors or to the owner-occupant of single-family detached residences doing their own work, except that all service installations and upgrades shall be done by registered electrical contractors. Electrical contractors shall furnish bona fide proof of their current electrical contractor's registration. Owners shall satisfy the prequalification provisions of the city prior to being granted a permit.
            (3)   Work on rental property by other than registered and bonded contractors is not permitted.
            (4)   Contractors should apply for and secure permits rather than require the owner to do it.
            (5)   Homeowners that are issued a permit and that enlist the services of a contractor for help or assistance are required to use a registered and bonded contractor.
            (6)   Permits for service upgrades or new services will only be issued to registered electric contractors.
            (7)   Work shall be defined as the installation of new conduit, tube, pipe, wiring system, replacement of wire within existing pipe, conduit or tubes, installation of new wire or the replacement or enlargement of the service. It shall not include the replacement of a switch, receptacle or fixture.
         d.   Inspections Required:
            (1)   Electrical Work Inspected: Electrical work shall be inspected prior to being concealed or covered and upon completion. Failure to receive an approved required inspection shall result in the uncovering or opening up for inspection at the direction of the code official. All safety and code compliance of work performed shall be the continuing responsibility of the permit applicant. A final inspection approval is required by the village of Forest Park. The permit shall be responsible for ensuring that a final inspection is completed by the village of Forest Park appropriate inspector immediately upon completion of the permitted project. A permit which does not show any inspection to confirm continuing work for over a six (6) month period, shall be considered expired. A renewal fee may be paid to extend the permit prior to its expiration.
            (2)   Service Installation Inspection: When a temporary or permanent service is installed, the applicant shall request an inspection. The code official shall then notify the local utility upon approval of the work.
            (3)   Notice Of Approval: The department of public health and safety shall be notified eight (8) regular working hours in advance for service, underslab, rough and final inspection. When the work has been approved, a notice of approval will be posted on or in the building.
            (4)   Required Electric Inspections: The following inspections are required and this text is to be used as a guide. There are potentially more inspections to be performed however they are too numerous to list, so be sure to consult with the electric inspector and/or code official prior to assuming or acting in such a manner as to conceal any work without approvals being provided.
Underground: Open trench - prepour - before backfill and/or concrete is poured. All conduits installed and properly supported.
A safe and hazard free means of access shall be provided to perform the electric underground inspections. A dry means shall be provided for foot traffic to perform the electric underground inspections.
Service: Complete. Meter trim, main panel, service entrance conductors, grounding conductors, bonding conductors, bonding bushings, ground rod, ground identification tags, conduit(s), conduit supports.
If the water meter is not installed at the time of service inspection, conduit shall be installed for water ground and cable shall be installed in said conduit coiled up ready for installation when the water meter is installed.
A safe and hazard free means of access shall be provided to perform the electric service inspection. Basements shall be free of standing water and mud. If this is not possible, a dry means shall be provided for foot traffic to perform the electric inspection.
Ceiling: Before ceiling tile or other ceiling finishes are applied (industrial and commercial).
Rough-In: A rough-in inspection is required after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place and all components to be concealed are complete. No wires installed.
All conduit(s) shall be installed including the required conduit(s) for low voltage installations.
Final: All electric work complete and all devices connected, installed and functional.
All appliances are to be installed and functional.
Panels shall be labeled legibly and directory shall be affixed to the panel cover.
         e.   Reinspection Fees: Reinspection fees will be charged for any inspection that is not ready at seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. for A.M. inspections and twelve o'clock (12:00) noon for P.M. inspections.
         f.   Adoption Of Local Utility Company Information And Requirements For The Supply Of Electric Service:
            (1)   Installations, Alterations And Use Of Equipment: The provisions of the rules and regulations regarding the installations, alterations, and use of electrical equipment as last adopted by the electrical supply company now supplying the village are hereby made a part of this subsection. A copy of such rules and regulations shall be on file in the department of code administration.
            (2)   Adoption Of Metering Sequences And Location Of Metering Equipment: The provisions of the rules and regulations regarding the installation, alteration, and use of metering equipment as last adopted by the local utility company now supplying the city and identified as operating instruction are, hereby, made a part of this subsection; a copy of such rules and regulations being now on file in the office of the department of public health and safety.
         g.   Service Capacity And Equipment; All Occupancies:
            (1)   Minimum Service Capacity: The minimum service capacity for each dwelling unit shall be a one hundred (100) amp service with a minimum twenty (20) branch circuit panel. Four (4) spaces for branch circuits shall be provided for future use. Split bus and tandem breakers are prohibited. Panel schedules and load calculations shall be required for each installation.
            (2)   Means Of Disconnection: Where the disconnecting means is installed within a building it shall be located within five feet (5') of the point where such conduit enters the building.
            (3)   Service Entrance Conductors: Service entrance conductors shall be continuous (without splice), from service head to meter fitting and service disconnecting means. Duplex service entrance conductors shall have an ampacity of two (2) #1 and one #2 copper conductors when one service riser is used in an overhead installation. All single-family and duplex dwellings requiring separate riser installation shall have a minimum service capacity of three (3) #3 copper conductors.
Note: Revision of services not requiring a change in service panel may continue the use of tandem breakers. All other revisions will conform to new service requirements.
            (4)   Service Risers: Service risers shall be steel rigid metal conduit from service head to disconnecting means. Electrical metallic tubing may be used for temporary services. Service risers shall be a minimum of one and one-fourth inches (11/4") in size and a minimum of two and one-half inches (21/2") in size when used as a support for the service drop. Roof plates shall not be used as a service drop support.
            (5)   Panels: Panels shall be installed in each occupancy in newly constructed buildings. Each service main breaker must be marked so it is easily identified as to which unit is being served, twenty (20) circuit minimum.
            (6)   Fittings: There shall be no junction or outlet boxes in a service run. Weathertight fittings shall be used in service runs from service head to meter cabinets. Revision of services shall conform to new service requirements.
         h.   Grounding:
            (1)   Services shall be grounded to a metallic cold water pipe and to a supplementary electrode, as provided by the national electrical code. Where this supplementary electrode is a ground rod, the rod shall be minimum five-eighths inch by eight feet (5/8" x 8') one piece copper clad or stainless clad rod driven to a depth of at least nine feet six inches (9'6"). Where ground rods are used, there shall be one rod installed for services up to four hundred (400) amps and two (2) rods installed for services larger than four hundred (400) amps with spacing between rods as per the national electrical code. Ground rods for four hundred (400) amp and larger will be three-fourths inch by ten feet (3/4" x 10') long.
            (2)   Grounding to building fire sprinkler systems is prohibited.
            (3)   The grounding electrode conductor shall be an insulated copper conductor. This conductor shall be routed to avoid physical damage to the conductor, and connected to street side of water meter. No projections of the ground rod shall be left above to present a hazard. Connection to the ground rod shall be made using a listed direct burial "acorn" type connector (revised pipe clamp connectors should not be used on ground rods).
            (4)   A bonding conductor shall be installed around the water meter and shutoff valves on all services.
            (5)   An equipment bonding jumper shall be used to connect the grounding terminal of a grounding type receptacle to a grounded box (NEC 250-146, deleting exceptions A through D).
            (6)   Electrical continuity at service equipment where concentric or eccentric knockouts are used shall be assured by the use of bonding type (grounding) buildings.
            (7)   All raceways in other than residential occupancies shall contain an insulated grounding conductor sized in accordance with the national electrical code and bonded to all metallic boxes, wiring devices, motors, utilization equipment, and all devices requiring grounding.
            (8)   Spas, hot tubs, hydromassage bathtub pumps and equipment shall be bonded to the nearest continuous metallic cold water pipe. Their dedicated circuits shall be GFCI.
         i.   Wiring Methods:
            (1)   The following wiring methods shall be prohibited. Delete the following articles:
Article 320 armored cable.
Article 322 flat cable assemblies: type FC.
Article 324 flat conductor cable: type FCC.
Article 326 integrated gas spacer cable: type IGS.
Article 328 medium voltage cable: type MV.
Article 330 metal clad cable: type MC.
Article 332 mineral insulated, metal sheathed cable: type MI.
Article 334 nonmetallic sheathed cable: types NM, NMC and NMS.
Article 336 power and control tray cable: type TC.
Article 338 service entrance cable: type SE and USE.
Article 340 underground feeder and branch circuit cable: type UF.
Article 352 rigid nonmetallic conduit: type RNC.
Article 353 high density polyethylene conduit: type HDPE.
Article 354 nonmetallic underground conduit with conductors: type NUCC.
Article 356 liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit: type LNFC.
Article 360 flexible metallic tubing: type FMT.
Article 362 electrical nonmetallic tubing: type ENT.
Article 370 cablebus.
Article 378 nonmetallic wireways.
Article 382 nonmetallic extensions.
Article 388 surface nonmetallic raceways.
Article 394 concealed knob and tube wiring.
Article 396 messenger supported wiring.
Article 398 open wiring on insulators.
Article 604 manufactured wiring systems.
Chapter 9 table 5A.
Open wiring on insulators.
Delete the use of aluminum wiring throughout the code.
            (2)   When electric services are upgraded in existing residential occupancies, all new wiring in exposed areas shall be installed in conduit. Existing flexible wiring methods concealed in walls may be exposed for a maximum of eighteen inches (18") in exposed areas in order to connect to the new wiring system. Existing electrical systems which are of inadequate capacity shall be replaced with a new system or shall be supplemented with new wiring and equipment, as necessary, to meet the requirements of these guidelines.
         j.   Outlet Boxes:
            (1)   An outlet box shall be installed for all types of outlets. All outlet boxes shall be metal and they shall provide at least the minimum free space for the maximum number of wires indicated in the national electrical code. Boxes shall not be less than one and one-half inches (11/2") in depth unless it would be impossible, owing to the construction of the building. Boxes shall be fitted with covers and/or plates to form a complete enclosure. Unused and open knockouts shall be securely closed.
            (2)   All boxes shall be fully accessible in a manner to permit inspection or modification of wiring contained therein without removing any portion of the structure of finished surfaces.
            (3)   All outlet boxes shall be independently and solidly supported from the structure. Raceways entering boxes shall not be construed as proper support, nor shall the box be the support for the raceway.
            (4)   A four inch (4") square box shall be used with suitable flush cover as outlet demands. Should it be impossible, owing to construction of the building, a single gem box with the depth not less than one and one-half inches (11/2") may be used, provided not more than one raceway enters. Ganging of gem boxes is prohibited in new construction.
            (5)   A four inch (4") octagon box, minimum depth one and one-half inches (11/2"), may be used in unfinished basements or garages for lights, commercial or industrial lighting, when using a four inch (4") porcelain light receptacle or swivel type cover with rigid conduit stem to the light bulb socket, provided that not more than two (2) knockouts are used. A factory made assembly consisting of an octagon box may be used for paddle fans where specifically designed for that purpose.
         k.   Fixtures And Outlets Required; Residential Occupancies:
            (1)   The minimum number of outlets for connection of permanent lighting fixtures and convenience receptacles in residential buildings shall be as follows: a light shall be installed directly over every kitchen sink, bathroom lavatory, and utility sink in addition to the general lights in the room. Stairways, halls, passageways, corridors, garages, patios, basements, and rooms accessible by more than entry or exit shall have a ceiling light or outlet controlled by three-way or four-way switches, one lighting outlet for each three hundred (300) square feet, or fraction thereof, in basements or cellars.
            (2)   All outlet receptacles shall be three (3) pole ground type and shall be installed so that no point along the floor line in any wall space is more than six feet (6'), measured horizontally, from an outlet in that space including any wall space two feet (2') wide or greater, and the wall space occupied by fixed panels in exterior walls. The receptacle outlets shall, insofar as practicable, be spaced equal distances apart. Floor receptacles may be installed in each hallway, foyer, or stair landing. Outside receptacles shall be watertight (GFCI protected and the proper cover over the cord connection) and approved receptacle to meet load requirement.
            (3)   Not less than one fixture or wall receptacle in each room shall be controlled by a wall switch adjacent to entry doors.
            (4)   An outside light fixture controlled by an interior switch or by photocell shall be installed at each entrance and porch.
            (5)   Garages, attached or detached, shall have switch controlled interior lighting. At least one easily accessible GFCI receptacle shall be provided in each garage.
            (6)   Each clothes closet or storage area of six (6) square feet, or larger, shall have a ceiling light. Walk-in closets shall have a light controlled by a wall switch.
            (7)   All new construction shall have at least one general lighting circuit for each five hundred (500) square feet of area, or fraction thereof.
            (8)   Smoke detectors shall be installed in each sleeping room, outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the dwelling, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics.
            (9)   Carbon monoxide detectors in hallways by the bedrooms.
         l.   Conductors:
            (1)   The use of aluminum conductors is prohibited.
Exception: This shall not apply to temporary exterior overhead and direct burial wiring on construction sites covered by a current electrical permit.
            (2)   All conductors shall be insulated and of a type approved for the purpose for which they are used.
Exception: Uninsulated conductors may be placed in the earth for purposes of forming a grounding grid.
            (3)   Conductors installed in raceways which are in concrete slabs or walls in direct contact with earth, fill, or are otherwise subject to excessive moisture, shall have not less than type THWN, MTW, and AWM insulation.
            (4)   Connections of conductors to terminal parts shall be mechanically and electrically secure without damaging the conductors and shall be made by means of pressure connectors (including set screw type), or splices to flexible leads either soldered, brazed, or welded, except that #8 AWG or smaller conductors may be connected by means of clamps or screws with terminal plates having upturned lugs. Terminals for more than one conductor shall be so listed.
            (5)   Conductors shall be so spliced or joined as to be mechanically and electrically secure. Joints must be soldered with a fusible metal or alloy, brazed, or welded, unless an approved splicing device is used. Insulation piercing type splicing devices shall be prohibited. All splices and joints and the free ends of conductors shall be covered with an insulation equal to that on the conductors. If the power supply wires to individual fixtures are cut, then each separate free conductor (pigtail), a minimum length of six inches (6") each, shall be provided and such splices shall conform to this section.
         m.   Overcurrent Protection:
            (1)   Except as may be specifically approved by the electrical inspector, each occupancy shall be provided with fuse or circuit breaker type branch circuit overcurrent devices for the number of circuits as required to serve the minimum loads stated herein, except that for single-family dwellings, the minimum shall not be less than one circuit for every three hundred fifty (350) square feet, or fraction thereof, of floor areas. The floor area shall be computed from the outside dimensions of the building or area involved, including one-half (1/2) the area of basement, enclosed porches, garages, and breezeways.
            (2)   Disconnects shall be installed within sight for all fractional horsepower motors, paddle fans, and water heating equipment. In commercial occupancies, disconnects shall be installed for all water equipment.
            (3)   On new installations for buildings with new existing four hundred (400) amp or larger services, the permit applicant shall include load and fault current calculations to show methods utilized which will ensure that the available fault current will not exceed the ratings of all devices and equipment.
         n.   Underground Service:
            (1)   All detached structures requiring electrical service shall be served by underground conductors installed in an approved manner and shall be protected against physical damage with a minimum three-fourths inch (3/4").
All existing residential garages must contain a minimum of one 15-amp circuit, with one lamp holder, one wall switch, and one GFCI receptacle. All detached garages and/or outbuildings shall be supplied by an underground feeder only, using PVC or rigid conduit using minimum three (3) no. 12 conductors, one of the three (3) shall be a green or bare conductor, the ground conductor shall be case grounded to the metal junction box at each end, to ensure that the electric system of the garage or outbuilding is sufficiently grounded.
In addition, all new attached or detached garages shall have a separate circuit and one lamp holder per stall plus one ceiling receptacle located for use of each electric door operator per door opening sized for automobiles.
         o.   Raceways Or Conduit:
            (1)   Approved Raceways: All interior installations or alterations shall be approved metal raceways. All raceways exposed to the weather shall be rigid steel metal conduit with approved boxes and fittings. Rigid aluminum conduit can only be used by special written permission from the code official.
            (2)   Raceways In Concrete: Rigid steel metal conduit, PVC coated steel conduit, floor duct, and PVC schedule 40 to 80 are the only acceptable raceway types for use in concrete slabs if the slab is in any manner resting on, or contacting, the earth. Any permanently exposed risers emerging from the concrete base or slab shall be rigid steel metal conduit.
            (3)   Underground Raceways: Rigid steel metal conduit, PVC coated steel conduit, and PVC schedule 40 or 80 are the only acceptable raceways types for use underground. Direct burial cable methods shall be prohibited.
            (4)   Raceway Fittings: All raceway fittings, locknuts, bushings, couplings, or connectors shall provide secure mechanical and electrical joints.
            (5)   Bushings: Where a raceway enters a box or other fitting, an insulating bushing shall be used to protect the wires from abrasion unless the design of the box or fitting is such as to afford equivalent protection.
            (6)   Classified Areas: Intermediate metal conduit shall not be allowed in hazardous classified areas.
            (7)   Temporary Services: Electrical metallic tubing shall be allowed for temporary services.
            (8)   Fasteners: All raceways shall be securely fastened by means of an approved electrical fastener to the building structure at least every ten feet (10') and within three feet (3') of every box.
         p.   Electric Signs: All wiring for permanent freestanding electrical signs and billboards shall be installed underground.
         q.   Conflicts With Other Provisions: When the provisions of this subsection conflict with any other provision of the village of Forest Park code regulating the same subject matter, the more stringent or restrictive provision shall apply.
      2.   Amendments:
         a.   Requirements Service Upgrade Or Revision a/o Panel Upgrade Or Revision: All existing Greenfield, BX, Romex, knob & tube and the like entering the new panel(s) shall be removed and replaced with properly sized, approved wire and installed in an approved conduit system.
            (1)   Removal and replacement of the above materials shall be taken back to a point where an approved spliced connection can be made without the removal of finished walls or ceilings.
            (2)   All current service bonding and grounding codes shall apply to service and/or panel upgrades or revisions.
         b.   All panels for installations other than residential shall be bolt on breakers and absolutely no aluminum or clad materials shall be utilized. All bus bars and the like shall be copper. All panel boards or distribution centers shall have a main breaker in each panel as well as any other required disconnecting means. In all cases, panel boards, whether primary or secondary, shall have an internal main breaker sized accordingly.
All panel board installations that are installed below grade to a concrete or masonry wall shall be fastened to a moisture resistant sheet of plywood or approved equivalent.
         c.   Notching:
            (1)   Floor joists, ceiling joist, roof truss, shall not be notched for any electrical installation of materials, equipment or "devices".
            (2)   Floor joists and/or ceiling joists may be drilled for the purpose of inserting a conduit system, however, it shall be noted that a minimum of two inches (2") of wood shall be remaining on the bottom of said floor joists and/or ceiling joists when the conduit system installation is complete. Any drilling shall be done in complete compliance with the specifications, plans and direction of the manufacturers' design engineer and such documentation shall be provided to the code official as necessary. If, during any inspection review, any floor joists and/or ceiling joists are found to be less than two inches (2") of wood remaining on the bottom of said construction materials, it shall be the responsibility of the electrical contractor, or person(s) for which an electrical permit has been issued, to replace any floor joists and/or ceiling joists to the original construction standards as set forth by the building codes as adopted by the village of Forest Park.
         d.   Requirements For Exit Lights And Emergency Lights:
            (1)   All exit signs and/or fixtures shall be a combination type, one hundred twenty (120) volt and a totally self-contained battery operated unit. All new and replacement installations of exit signs devices shall be of LED type fixtures. All exit signs shall be internally illuminated units, which shall consist of an approved LED illumination device, which shall operate one hundred twenty (120) volts and shall be capable of being operated from the internal battery unit.
All exit signs, emergency egress lighting and the associated battery backup systems, are to be defined as components of emergency lighting systems.
All circuit breakers utilized for the emergency system shall either be in a separate sub panel or an isolated, bottom right location, of the service panel.
Lock out clamp on the breaker is mandatory.
Any wires that are associated with any current that supplies electric energy to any of the so defined emergency system shall be independently piped from the source of power to the termination point. No other wires can occupy that raceway or any of its components except by written permission of the building code official of the city.
            (2)   All exit signs and emergency lighting systems shall be battery operated, self contained units with a minimum of one and one-half (11/2) hour operating period and shall be maintained at all times to provide this requirement.
            (3)   All wiring systems and/or circuiting installed for the purpose of the emergency system shall be installed in a separate conduit system and shall be completely independent and separate system and shall not intermingle with any other circuiting and/or wiring system that does not pertain to the said emergency system.
            (4)   There shall be a separated identified neutral conductor installed for each emergency lighting circuit and/or connected to any other electrical device other than the dedicated emergency lighting circuit.
            (5)   The minimum size of the branch circuit conductors for the entire emergency lighting system and to include the exit lighting system shall be #12 AWG gauge wires size minimum.
            (6)   Breakers shall be used as the branch circuit protection device(s) of the emergency lighting system.
            (7)   All branch circuit breakers or branch circuit fuse devices installed for the branch circuit wiring and/or circuiting of the emergency systems shall not exceed fifteen (15) amperes.
110.8 Wiring Methods. The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
110.8 Wiring Methods.
(A)   All branch circuit conductors shall be connected to receptacles, switches, by the means of a screw terminal(s) that are designed and/or manufactured with the said device.
The insertion and/or installation of any conductor into the screw-less terminals of any electrical device shall not be the accepted method of connection and/or installation of the conductor and will not be permitted.
(B)   All branch circuit conductors shall be "made up" and/or spliced in such a manner as to provide a single conductor to be connected and/or installed to any electrical device screw terminal as the terminal(s) so designed and manufactured on receptacles, switches, fixtures, etc.
Note: In a typical wiring installation the branch circuit conductor and/or the grounded neutral conductor is required to be cut and/or have open ends at the device, the conductors shall be spliced in such a manner as to provide a "pigtail" to properly attach and/or install the branch circuit conductor and/or the grounded neutral conductor to the said device.
(C)   The continuity of any branch circuit conductor including any identified grounded neutral conductor shall not depend upon device connections, such as lamp holders, receptacles, etc., where the removal of such devices would interrupt the continuity.
(D)   No more than one (1) conductor shall be connected and/or installed to a single screw terminal on any electrical device.
110.9 Interrupting Rating (Circuit Breakers). The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
110.9 Interrupting Rating (Circuit Breakers).
(A) All circuit breakers shall be fully sized in dimensions and for proper insertion into the panel board, as set forth by the switchboard and panel board manufacturer and as listed by a recognized laboratory. Substitution in a space designed or previously occupied by a lesser number shall not be approved; (this includes tandem or duplex circuit breakers.)
(B) The application and/or installation of connecting more than one (1) conductor to a circuit breaker terminal or a fuse holder terminal shall not be approved.
(C) In wiring installation where it is required to install parallel sets of conductors, each conductor shall be connected and/or attached to a lug or terminal so designed or sized as to accept not more than one (1) conductor.
(D) Commercial/Industrial: All branch circuit breakers including circuit breakers used for feeders and/or sub- feeders shall be of the bolt on type.
(E) Exception: Existing residential dwellings that may conduct and/or convert a portion of said dwelling for day care services, may be permitted to utilize the existing wiring system and related branch circuiting in said dwelling, provided that said systems is in full compliance with other sections of this code, including bringing all existing non-complying systems to current requirements.
210.8 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection For Personnel. The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
210.8 Ground Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection For Personnel. GFCI protection for personnel - Note: All GFCI circuits shall be limited to being contained within the room or space of which they are required.
210.8(A)(1) shall further require that when a GFCI or any receptacle protected by a GFCI circuit is installed, it shall not be within 24" of a tub, shower or whirlpool fixture unless separated by walls.
210.8(A)(6) shall be further modified to require when there are three or more outlets/receptacles along any kitchen counter top, the outlets shall be wired in such a fashion as to provide a minimum of two separate circuits and such circuits shall be located at alternating locations along the counter top.
210.11(C) Dwelling Units. The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
210.11(C) Dwelling Units.
(3)   Bathroom Branch Circuits.
In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, each and every residential bathroom shall have a separate 20-ampere circuit per bathroom to supply bathroom receptacle outlet(s). Such circuits shall have no other outlets.
General lighting for residential bathrooms shall be independent from GFCI or AFCI protected circuits.
Exception: Lights approved for the purpose directly over spas, whirlpools, steam rooms, showers, bathtubs and the like are required and shall be permitted to be supplied by the GFCI protected receptacle outlet circuit from the load side.
(4)   Four 20 amp appliance branch circuits shall be added to the dwelling unit kitchen. One for each of the following:
1.   Refrigerator, 2. Microwave 3. Disposal and 4. Dishwasher. These circuits shall not be connected to any other power-consuming device.
Note: Where additional refrigeration equipment (such as freezers, wire coolers etc.) is installed, an additional dedicated twenty - (20) amp rated circuit shall be installed for each appliance.
(5)   All permanently installed automatic dishwashers shall be "hard" wired with the use of electrical metallic tubing and a minimum of three eighths (3/8") trade size flexible metal conduit, which said flexible conduit shall not exceed six feet (6') in length.
Each permanently installed automatic dishwasher shall have an approved disconnecting means for the purpose of disconnecting the ungrounded conductors. The disconnecting means shall be a minimum of twenty (20) ampere rated. There shall be a green ground wire installed in this wiring system.
The disconnecting means shall be installed on the wall of the building structure or on the wall within the circuit and in the immediate vicinity of the automatic dishwasher appliance as approved by the building code official and/or electrical inspector. Disconnecting means installed within the cabinet and the immediate vicinity of the automatic dishwasher shall be mounted on a vertical wall. Disconnecting means mounted horizontally (bottom of said cabinet) will not be accepted.
Disconnect switch for garbage disposal shall be no more than three (3) feet from centerline of disposal unit. A listed "button" type switch may be used on the backsplash if no wall space is available with the approval of the building official or electrical inspector.
(6)   Laundry equipment (such as electric dryers) and electric cooking appliances (such as stoves, ranges, cook tops) that require two hundred and twenty (220/240) volts for operations shall be installed on separate and dedicated branch circuits. Said dedicated circuit(s) shall not be connected to and/or serve any other electrical device, appliance, and/or equipment. Said circuit shall be independently piped from source to termination.
Note: The tapping of conductors and/or alteration or de-rating of any dedicated two hundred and twenty (220/240) volt circuit conductor for the purpose of supplying electricity to operate any one hundred and twenty (120) volt device shall not be permitted and will not be accepted.
An identified neutral conductor shall be installed with all branch circuit conductors that operate at one hundred and twenty (120) or two hundred and forty (240) volts between conductors and said neutral conductor shall be sized equal to the rating of said branch circuit conductors.
210.52(D) Bathrooms. Amend this section as follows:
210.52(D) Bathrooms And Powder Rooms.
            (1)   In dwelling units, at least one wall receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms and powder rooms adjacent to the basin location.
            (2)   An approved exhaust fan shall be installed in each bath-room. The plumbing and/or building inspector - having jurisdiction shall approve the methods of exhausting the bathroom to outside air.
Note - Each bathroom and/or rooms that are required to be ventilated by an electrically operated mechanical means (such as by the use of an approved exhaust fan) shall be controlled by a wall switch. The switching device shall not control and/or operate any other device than the mechanical exhaust device and/or system. The light of the same unit shall be switched separately.
            (3)   Switches to control the proper operation of the exhaust fan(s) and/or receptacles shall not be located and/or installed immediately adjacent to and/or directly over any sink and shall not be located and/or installed within two (2) feet of shower stalls, bath tubs, whirlpools, etc.
210.52(E) Dwelling Units. The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
210.52(E) Outdoor Outlets.
            (1)   A minimum of one (1) switched out of door weatherproofed duplex receptacle shall be installed and suitably located at the exterior, front and in the rear of a single family dwelling, apartment unit and/or apartment complex, condominium, townhouse, multifamily structures, etc. In all screened/three season or other recreational rooms attached to any building there shall be GFCI protection for all outlets, interior or exterior.
Note: Weatherproofed duplex receptacles installed on the front and rear of an apartment unit and/or apartment complex or condominium for general maintenance purposes may not be required to be switched.
            (2)   A minimum of one (1) out of door weatherproofed duplex receptacle shall be installed and suitably located on the exterior of any directly connected porch, patio, balcony, sun room, screened porch or any similar type structure.
210.70(A)(2)(d) Add new section as follows:
210.70(A)(2)(d) Basement Illumination.
               (i)   A minimum of one (1) switched lighting fixture shall be installed in the immediate area of the top and bottom stair tread of all staircases that lead to any basement areas.
               (ii)   The switch devices that are required to control both upper and lower lighting fixtures shall be installed at readily accessible locations of the staircase.
Note: Said lighting fixtures as noted above may be relocated because of the stair case layout where it may be necessary to provide sufficient illumination on the general stair tread areas as deemed necessary by the building code official and/or the electrical inspector.
               (iii)   Panel boards that are installed in basement areas shall have a minimum of one (1) lighting fixture installed within three feet (3') of the panel board cover. Such light shall not be placed upon the other circuits within the basement. It can be placed upon the circuit for the required outlet at the panel.
               (iv)   A minimum of one (1) lighting fixture shall be installed within four feet (4') of the furnace and/or heating systems that are installed in basement areas.
               (v)   A minimum of one (1) lighting fixture shall be installed over any laundry tub or laundry equipment that is located and/or installed in any basement area.
Note: In installations where the lighting fixture (as required above) are located in areas where the illumination is obstructed by ducts, beams, etc., said lighting fixtures may require relocation and/or lighting fixtures may be required as per the electrical inspector approval.
               (vi)   In addition to the lighting fixtures as required there shall be additional lighting installed to provide a minimum of one (1) foot candle of illumination per square foot throughout the entire basement area.
               (vii)   The entire basement lighting scheme shall not be connected to one (1) individual circuit or phase. The lighting fixtures shall be evenly divided and/or separated as to be connected to more than one (1) individual circuit and on different phases.
210.70(E) Add new section as follows:
210.70(E) Outdoor Lighting Fixtures.
            (1)   A minimum of one (1) out of door weatherproofed lighting fixture shall be installed on the exterior of the structure at each of the front, rear and side entrances to any single family dwelling, condominium, apartment unit and/or complex, townhouse type structure and multifamily type structure. They shall be switched from within the main building structure of the dwelling complex, apartment unit or townhouse etc.
            (2)   A minimum of one (1) switched out of door weatherproofed lighting fixture shall be installed on the exterior of all structures such as patios, balconies, sun rooms and screened in porch for the purpose of providing illuminations in the immediate area of the entrance and/or exit to these areas.
            (3)   Switching devices that are required for these exterior lighting fixtures shall be in a readily accessible location, within the building not to exceed two (2) feet from the entrance and/or exit areas of the residential structure.
Note: Where the switching device(s) is installed in rooms and/or areas that may be subject to weather conditions it shall be installed in a weatherproofed enclosure. And - out of doors lighting fixtures that are installed in an apartment unit and/or apartment complex, condominium, or a multi-family type structure may not be required to be switched providing that said lighting fixtures are controlled by a photo cell or timing device and the circuit(s) originate from a public panel board.
210.70(F) Add new section as follows:
210.70(F) Fixtures Over Sinks.
            (1)   A switched lighting fixture is required and shall be installed over any kitchen sink(s), bathroom sink(s), etc.
Note: A switching device that is installed and/or manufactured in any lighting fixture shall not be approved as the required switching arrangement.
            (2)   An approved switching device to control the operation of said lighting fixtures shall be located and/or installed in the wall a minimum of twelve (12) inches and a maximum of twenty-four (24) inches from the end line of any kitchen and/or bathroom sink(s).
            (3)   Switches to control the operation of lighting fixtures and/or any other electrically operated device shall not be located and/or installed within two feet (2) of shower stalls, bath tubs, whirlpools, etc.
210.70(G) Add new section as follows:
210.70(G) Commercial/Industrial Outlets.
            (1)   In all commercial and industrial buildings, a minimum of one switched lighting fixture shall be required for any office, ware-house area, sales area, etc.
Note: Where an office and/or warehouse area has more than one entrance and/or exit, three way switching shall be installed.
Exception: Switched lighting fixtures may not be required providing sufficient illumination is maintained from unswitched lighting fixtures that are served from dedicated night lighting circuits. Said lighting circuit shall have a lock out device installed on the circuit breaker.
            (2)   All switching devices installed in any commercial and/or industrial structure, shall be a minimum of twenty (20) ampere rated.
210.70(H) Add new section as follows:
210.70(H) Special Use Rooms. In all utility rooms, furnace rooms, refrigeration equipment rooms, areas housing electrical equipment, fire pump rooms, emergency generators, mechanical system rooms, etc. the lighting circuit serving said rooms shall be on a separate circuit from all other circuits in said rooms.
210.70(I) Add new section as follows:
210.70(I) Potential Sleeping Quarters. In all residential applications, any rooms, bonus rooms, loft or spare room that can be easily utilized as a sleeping room, whether temporary or permanent other than walk in closets of less than 70 square feet, as deemed by a code official shall comply with all applicable codes including smoke alarm protection.
210.70(J) Add new section as follows:
210.70(J) Central Vacuum Systems. Central vacuum systems electrical contact points providing power to vacuum attachments shall be 24 volts or less.
210.70(K) Add new section as follows:
210.70(K) Switched Receptacles. Switched receptacles in residential applications shall be identified at the receptacle with a factory installed marking.
Prior to any service work being performed, contact Commonwealth Edison or your electrical energy supplier for their rules and regulations.
Figure 230.1 Services. The provisions of the 2008 version of the national electrical code (NFPA 70) for this section are adopted and are further amended by the adoption of the additional following language:
Figure 230.1 Services. The load on any service entrance conductor, main service disconnect switchgear and panel boards shall not exceed eighty (80) percent of the rating of the service entrance conductor or the main service disconnect means, switchgear or panel boards.
A 100 amp service shall have 3 #3 copper conductors installed in 11/4 inch heavy wall with a #8 copper ground in 1/2 inch EMT.
A 200 amp service shall have 3 #2-0 copper conductors installed in 2 inch heavy wall with a #4 copper ground in 3/4 inch EMT.
230.2 Services. Amend this section as follows:
230.2 Services. Where more than one set of service conductors is permitted by approval of the authority having jurisdiction, or in any existing prior to the adoption of the code, a permanent plaque and/or diagram mounted in a plexiglas enclosure shall be installed at each service drop or lateral or at each service equipment location designating all other services on or in that building or structure.
(A) Special Conditions. Additional services shall be permitted to supply the following:
   (1)   Fire pumps.
   (2)   Emergency systems.
   (3)   Legally required standby systems.
   (4)   Optional standby systems.
   (5)   Parallel power production systems.
   (6)   Systems designed for connection to multiple sources of supply for the purpose of enhanced reliability.
(B) Special Occupancies. By special permission, additional services shall be permitted for either of the following:
   (1)   Multiple occupancy buildings where there is no available space for service equipment accessible to all occupants.
   (2)   A single building or other structure sufficiently large to make two or more services necessary.
(C) Capacity Requirements. Additional services shall be permitted under any of the following:
   (1)   Where the capacity requirements are in excess of 2,000 amperes at a supply voltage of 600 volts or less.
   (2)   Where the load requirements of a single-phase installation are greater than the serving agency normally supplies through one service.
   (3)   By special permission.
(D) Different Characteristics. Additional services shall be permitted for different voltages, frequencies, or for different uses, such as for different rate schedules.
(E) Identification. Where a building or structure is supplied by more than one service, or any combination of branch circuits, feeders, and services, a permanent plaque or directory shall be installed at each service disconnect location denoting all other services, feeders, and branch circuits supplying that building or structure and the area served by each. See 225.37.
(F) Multiple Services. No single family residential occupancy or property shall have more than one (1) service installed. No exceptions.
(Ord. O-31-10, 5-24-2010)
   J.   Illinois Plumbing Code:
      1.   Code Adopted: The current edition of the Illinois state plumbing code (77 Ill. adm. code 890) promulgated by the Illinois department of public health is hereby adopted as the plumbing code of the village of Forest Park, to establish regulations for the minimum control of plumbing materials and fixtures, and for the design, construction and installation of plumbing systems in the village, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions, and terms of the Illinois state plumbing code, promulgated by the Illinois department of public health are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set forth in this section as amended by the local amendments set forth in subsection J2 of this section.
      2.   Amendments:
Required Use Of WaterSense Products. Pursuant to 17 Ill. admin. code 3730.307(c)(4) and subject to the Illinois plumbing code (77 Ill. admin. code 890) and the lawn irrigation contractor and lawn sprinkler system registration code (77 Ill. admin. code 892), be it hereby ordained that in the village of Forest Park, all new and replacement plumbing fixtures and irrigation controllers installed after September 30, 2015 shall bear the WaterSense label (as designated by the U.S. environmental protection agency WaterSense program), when such labeled fixtures are available.
(Ord. O-27-15, 10-26-2015)
   K.   Illinois Accessibility Code:
      1.   Code Adopted: The Illinois accessibility code, 1997 edition, as published in 1997 by state of Illinois, is adopted as the accessibility code of the village of Forest Park in the state of Illinois, for the control of accessibility to buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the Illinois accessibility code, 1997 edition, are referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subsection. (Ord. O-22-10, 5-24-2010)
8-1-2: RESERVED:
(Ord. O-23-10, 5-24-2010)
8-1-3: BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS:
The provisions of the state of Illinois, designated as 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-31.1 et seq., entitled "building code violations", as from time to time amended, is hereby adopted by reference, and any person charged with a building code violation pursuant to any applicable village ordinance or state law may be prosecuted under and in accordance with the provisions thereof. (Ord. O-14-99, 6-14-1999)
8-1-4: HABITABLE BUILDINGS:
It shall be unlawful to maintain, occupy or use any building, structure, or part thereof, that has been erected, or altered, in violation of the provisions of the building code of the village. No building or structure shall be occupied unless it is in a safe and habitable condition, as prescribed by this code. (Village code § 10-4)
8-1-5: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND PROCESSES:
Nothing in this Code shall be construed to prevent the use of any material, or method of construction, whether or not specifically provided for in this Code. If, upon presentation of plans, methods of analysis, test data or other necessary information to the Director of Public Health and Safety, the Director of Public Health and Safety is satisfied that the proposed material or method of construction, complies with the specific provisions of, or conforms to the intent of this Code. (Village Code § 10-5; amd. Ord. O-7-10, 2-8-2010)
8-1-6: CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE:
   A.   Required:
      1.   The ownership or interest in any structure or building shall not be sold or transferred unless the seller furnishes the buyer with a certificate of compliance based on an inspection of said structure made within four (4) months of the date of any contract for sale or transfer of ownership or interest.
      2.   The certificate of compliance must state that the building complies with all applicable building and zoning regulations of the Village, or if the property is in noncompliance with the building and/or zoning regulations, the nature of that noncompliance.
      3.   By virtue of the issuance of said certificate of compliance, the Village does not guarantee the subject premises to be free from mechanical, electrical or structural defects, and the Village shall not be responsible or liable for any claims arising from such defects.
      4.   The inspection fee for such inspection made at the request of any buyer, seller or real estate broker shall be at the rate schedule set forth in subsection 8-2-3I of this title, payable in advance at the time of the request.
A single reinspection to assure compliance is included in the initial fee. If an additional reinspection is required, the fee shall be forty dollars ($40.00) per inspection.
   B.   Temporary Certificate: In the event that a certificate of compliance is not issued after completion of the inspection by the Department of Health and Safety, an owner may sell, transfer or convey improved real property upon issuance of a temporary certificate of compliance upon completion of the following subsections:
      1.   Deposit of one hundred dollars ($100.00) with the Village as a prepaid reinspection fee after the abatement of all violations;
      2.   Written confirmation on the part of the buyer, grantee or transferee certifying to the Village that such buyer, grantee or transferee has assumed the obligation to abate all violations of the Municipal Code within four (4) months of the issuance of the temporary certificate of compliance. (Ord. O-21-17, 7-24-2017)
   C.   Violation; Penalty: A person who participates in a sale or transfer in violation of this section as a seller, buyer or agent shall be fined no less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for such offense. (Ord. O-17-01, 3-26-2001)
8-1-7: OFF STREET PARKING SPECIFICATIONS 1 :
   A.   All off street parking areas shall have access and egress.
   B.   All open off street parking areas, except the single parking space accessory to a single-family dwelling, shall be paved and have a dust free surface. The minimum requirement standards for an open off street parking area pavement shall be a six inch (6") thick crushed stone base surfaced with a minimum thickness of two inches (2") of bituminous concrete. If the pavement is to be concrete, it shall have a minimum thickness of six inches (6") and shall be laid upon a two inch (2") thick cushion of crushed stone.
   C.   The surface drainage from an open off street parking area shall be in such manner as not to overflow onto adjoining property. Open off street parking areas covering less than one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet may have their surface drainage discharge across public sidewalks onto public rights-of- way. Off street parking areas covering less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet may have their surface drainage discharge onto public alleys. Open off street parking areas that exceed these limitations shall have their surface drainage contained within their paved areas and removed by means of drainage structures and storm sewers. Where storm sewers must connect to the existing village combined sewer system, the connection shall be preceded by a catch basin structure having a half trap device on its outlet pipe and a flow restrictor in its inlet pipe. The sizing of the flow restrictor shall be based upon the metropolitan water reclamation district of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) stormwater detention requirements and all storm sewer installations shall be in compliance with the MWRDGC requirements for storm sewer installed within combined sewer areas. (Ord. O-19-94, 10-10-1994)
8-1-8: CONDOMINIUM CONVERSIONS:
   A.   Definitions: The following definitions shall apply to this section:
   CERTIFICATE OF CODE COMPLIANCE: A written instrument issued by the village as evidence of a condominium's compliance with applicable housing code standards of the village.
   CODE INSPECTION REPORT: A written report issued by the village as evidence that all units and common elements in a condominium project have been inspected for compliance with applicable housing code standards of the village.
   PROPERTY REPORT: A property report required by this section and in accordance with the Illinois condominium property act 2 . (Village code § 10-15)
   B.   Contents Of Property Report: At least thirty (30) days prior to closing a sales contract on any condominium unit in a condominium project, a developer shall furnish purchaser with a property report and shall certify by affidavit that all disclosures are true to the best of his knowledge and belief. Said report shall be furnished to prospective buyer and contain at least the following information about the condominium project:
      1.   A statement indicating the name and address of the developer of the condominium property.
      2.   A plat of survey showing the size and dimensions of the condominium property.
      3.   A floor plan of the condominium unit offered for sale.
      4.   A report from a professional engineer or architect, licensed by the state of Illinois, describing the condition and expected useful life of the following structural elements:
         a.   Roof.
         b.   Foundation.
         c.   External and supporting walls.
         d.   Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and structural elements.
         e.   All other common facilities.
To the extent possible, all said descriptions shall be provided together with an estimate of repair and replacement costs at current market prices for those elements which need repair or replacement.
   C.   Conversion Notification Requirements: No less than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to recording the declaration submitting a property to the provisions of the Illinois condominium property act, a developer shall give notice of said intent to record to all persons who are tenants of the property on the date notice is given. (Ord. O-23-79, 10-22-1979)
8-1-9: SATELLITE ANTENNAS:
   A.   Permit Required: No satellite antenna shall be located, constructed or installed in the village without a permit being issued therefor. A "satellite antenna" is described as any reflector used to receive microwave impulses. It is also referred to herein as a "dish".
   B.   Area Restrictions: No satellite antenna shall be permitted in an area zoned low density residential district, medium density residential district or high density residential district 3 unless:
      1.   The possession of the antenna is permitted by applicable law.
      2.   If the antenna consists of a dish, the dish shall be the least size required for reception, not exceed eleven feet (11') in diameter and be mounted on a concrete base. The dish shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') in height from the concrete base. The mounting of a dish shall not be permitted on a structure of any kind.
      3.   Construction shall conform to all village ordinances.
      4.   Not more than one such dish shall be installed on any lot of record.
      5.   The dish shall be located on the rear of the lot but not within the rear or side yard requirements; the color and structural quality shall blend with existing use of the property and adjacent properties and be screened by landscaping. All electrical connections shall be Underwriters Laboratory approved and the current shall be of low voltage.
   C.   Requirements: In all other zoned districts a satellite antenna shall not be permitted unless:
      1.   The possession of the antenna is permitted by applicable law.
      2.   If the antenna consists of a dish, the dish shall be the least size required for reception.
      3.   Construction shall conform to all village ordinances.
      4.   Not more than one such dish shall be installed on any lot of record.
      5.   In the case of the property abutting a residential district, the dish shall be located on the rear of the lot but not within the rear or side yard requirements.
      6.   The color and structural quality of the dish shall blend with existing use of the property and adjacent properties, if it abuts a residential district, and be screened by landscaping. All electrical connections shall be Underwriters Laboratory approved and the current shall be of low voltage.
   D.   Permit Application: A permit for the installation of an antenna shall be issued by the building department upon presentation of an application, compliance with this section and the permit fee as set forth from time to time by the village council 4 . Applications shall be accompanied by sufficient documentation to demonstrate compliance, with the provisions of this section.
   E.   Variations: Variations in the application of this section may be granted by the zoning board of appeals as in the cases of procedures for variations from the zoning ordinance of the village. (Ord. O-16-84, 12-17-1984)
8-1-10: HOUSE NUMBERING:
   A.   Requirements: All buildings and structures in the village shall be numbered in accordance with the chart, including the numbers of lots, maintained in the office of the director of public health and safety. (Village code § 2-23; amd. Ord. O-7-10, 2-8-2010)
   B.   Display Of Numbers: It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of a building or structure in the village to post numbers, visible from the street, in figures at least two and one-half inches (21/2") high indicating the number of the building or structure. (Village code § 2-24)
8-1-11: ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS:
   A.   Sewer Areas, Downspouts And Drains:
      1.   Combined Sewers: In buildings located in areas served by combined storm and sanitary sewers, the following regulations are applicable:
         a.   Downspouts: All downspouts or roof drains shall discharge onto the ground or be connected to storm or combined sewers. No downspouts or roof drains shall be connected to the sanitary sewer.
         b.   Footing Drains: Footing drains shall be connected to sump pumps and discharge shall be made into storm sewers, combined sewers or drainage ditches. No footing drains or drainage tile shall be connected to the sanitary sewer. (Ord. O-6-71, 7-12-1971)
         c.   Transfer To New Storm Sewer: In the event that a separate storm sewer system is constructed in an area, all existing stormwater drainage systems (downspouts, footing drains, inlets/gutters, etc.) that currently discharge to the combined sewer system shall be directed to the new storm sewer within twenty four (24) months.
         d.   Separate Connection Provided: Any new construction or renovation of a building that discharges to the combined sewer system shall provide separate connections for domestic waste and direct stormwater inflow sources to facilitate disconnection, in the event that a storm sewer becomes available. (Ord. O-19-06, 3-27-2006)
      2.   Separate Sewers: In buildings located in areas served by separate storm and sanitary sewers, the following regulations are applicable:
         a.   Downspouts: All downspouts or roof drains shall discharge onto the ground or be connected to a storm sewer. No downspouts or roof drains shall be connected to the sanitary sewer.
         b.   Footing Drains: Footing drains shall be connected to sump pumps, and discharge shall be made into storm sewers or drainage ditches. No footing drains or drainage tile shall be connected to the sanitary sewer. (Ord. O-6-71, 7-12-1971)
   B.   Family Fallout Shelters:
      1.   Permit Required; Fee: No person shall construct a family fallout shelter upon private property unless a permit shall have been issued therefor. The permit shall be issued without fee to the applicant, provided the plans for said family fallout shelter in all respects comply with the standards set forth in this Code. (Village Code §§ 12-13, 12-17)
      2.   Application: Application for a permit required under this section shall be made to the Director of Public Health and Safety on forms provided by said Director. Such application shall be accompanied by plans and specifications subject to approval of the Director of Public Health and Safety and the Fire Chief. (Village Code § 12-14; amd. Ord. O-7-10, 2-8-2010)
      3.   Construction: Family fallout shelters shall comply with the minimum standards set forth by the Office of Civil Defense and mobilization in publication designated as MP-15, dated June 1959, reprinted November 1960, and publication designated NP-10-2 entitled "Guide for Architects and Engineers" dated May 1960. (Village Code § 12-15)
      4.   Use: Family fallout shelter shall be used for the sole purpose of protection from fallout during a national emergency and for no other purpose. (Village Code § 12-16)
8-1-12: TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP:
   A.   Inspection And Issuance Of Certificate Of Compliance:
      1.   Inspection Request: When an owner, or any person acting on his behalf, offers to sell or transfer the ownership of any residential or nonresidential building, condominium or apartment, he shall complete a request for inspection and submit the same to the Village Building Department. The request for inspection must be submitted to the Building Department at least ten (10) working days prior to the date scheduled for closing.
      2.   Code Compliance: Upon receipt of such request for inspection, the Building Department shall cause an inspection to be made of the subject property to determine compliance with all applicable codes including, but not limited to, the Village's building and zoning regulations, Electrical and Plumbing Codes, as well as all incorporated national codes.
      3.   Certificate Issued: If such property passes inspection, a certificate of compliance shall be issued to the owner. If such property does not pass inspection in one or more areas, the Director of Public Health and Safety or his designee shall issue a written order of correction to the owner, specifying the violations which exist for that particular property. Upon the correction of all defects and following reinspection by the Village, a certificate of compliance shall be issued.
      4.   Fees:
         a.   The inspection fee schedule is set forth in subsection 8-2-3I of this title.
         b.   One follow up inspection is included in the original inspection fee, if required. For each additional reinspection that is required, the fee shall be one-half (1/2) the original inspection fee.
         c.   For a mixed use building, a combination of fees shall apply.
      5.   Transfer Prohibited: It is unlawful for any owner or person acting on his behalf to sell or transfer the ownership of a building within the Village without complying with this section prior to closing.
      6.   No Guarantee: The issuance of a certificate of compliance, as delineated above, is in no way a guarantee that said property is free from mechanical, electrical, structural or other defects, and the Village is not responsible or liable for any claims or actions arising from such defects.
      7.   Term: The certificate of compliance once issued shall be valid for four (4) months or unless otherwise extended by the Village Administrator or his designee.
   B.   Conditional Certificate Of Compliance:
      1.   A conditional certificate of compliance may be issued in lieu of a certificate of compliance if the following conditions are met:
         a.   Payment of a one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) administrative fee if the estimated cost of repairs does not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00). If the estimated cost of repairs exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) a fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be required. After successful remediation of items noted on the conditional certificate of occupancy, three hundred dollars ($300.00) will be returned to the holder of the conditional certificate.
         b.   Written agreement between the seller and the buyer or transferee and the Village certifying that such buyer or transferee has agreed to correct any and all violations, as specified in the agreement, within three (3) months of the sale or transfer of ownership of the subject property.
      2.   The issuance of such conditional certificate of compliance is wholly within the discretion of the Building Department.
      3.   It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase or be transferred ownership of any building in violation of this section.
   C.   Document Review And Stamp:
      1.   Submission Of Documents: The ownership of, or ownership interest in, any building in the Village shall not be sold or otherwise transferred unless the seller or agent of the seller provides to the Village Clerk a copy of the original deed and document of transfer of ownership.
      2.   Stamp Required: The Village Clerk shall provide a property compliance stamp which is to be affixed upon the original deed or document prior to recording same if the subject property has passed the required inspection and obtained a certificate of compliance, or conditional certificate of compliance as provided above, and the seller, buyer, transferor or transferee, as the case may be, has paid any and all fines, fees or penalties owed to the Village in connection with the subject property. (Ord. O-21-17, 7-24-2017)
   D.   Procedural Rules:
      1.   The Village Administrator or his designee is charged with establishing procedural rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section.
      2.   The Village Administrator may, from time to time, raise inspection fees as necessary to cover administrative and enforcement costs.
   E.   Penalties: Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined no less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per violation. (Ord. O-01-02, 1-14-2002)

 

Notes

1
1. For zoning regulations, see title 9, chapter 8 of this Code.
2
1. 765 ILCS 605/1 et seq.
3
1. See title 9, chapter 3 of this code.
4
1. See section 8-2-3 of this title.