Building Codes
Building Codes

The following are the major codes and ordinances administered and enforced by the Code Enforcement department. These codes and ordinances are adopted by the City Council to ensure minimum life/safety standards for the citizens of the City of Mount Carmel. For A list of Frequently Needed Codes Click Here 

  • Building Code Chapter 6 Building and Building Regulations
  • Zoning Codes Appendix A Zoning
  • International Building Code 2006
  • International Residential Code 2006
  • International Mechanical Code 2006
  • International Fire Code 2006
  • International Property Maintenance Code 2006
  • National electric Code 2008
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety 2015 Edition 
  • Illinois Accessibility Code

Illinois Floodplain Maps (DFIRM) 

What is a DFIRM? The Database is a digital version of the FEMA flood insurance rate map that is designed for use with digital mapping and analysis software.

The State of Illinois requires a license for Plumbers

Federal EPA Lead Laws

The State of Illinois EPA asbestos Unit is the delegated authority to enforce the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for regulated asbestos during demolition, renovation and disposal.

Owners and operators subject to (NESHAP) are required to submit the combined notification of Demolition and Renovation form. 

The State of Illinois requires a license for Roofers.

(225 ILCS 335/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 7505)

(a) Each State licensed roofing contractor shall affix the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, to all contracts and bids. In addition, the official issuing building permits shall affix the roofing contractor license number to each application for a building permit and on each building permit issued and recorded.

(a-3) A municipality or a county that requires a building permit may not issue a building permit to a roofing contractor unless that contractor has provided sufficient proof of current licensure as a roofing contractor by the State. Holders of an unlimited roofing license may be issued permits for residential, commercial, and industrial roofing projects. Holders of a limited roofing license are restricted to permits for work on residential properties consisting of 8 units or less.

(a-5) A person who knowingly, in the course of applying for a building permit with a unit of local government, provides the roofing license number or name of a roofing contractor whom that person does not intend to have perform the work on the roofing portion of the project commits identity theft under paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of Section 16-30 of the Criminal Code of 2012.

The link below will allow you to check the status of your contractors license.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations License Look-up

Email: mgidcumb [at] (subject: City%20Inspector) (City Inspector)

The purpose behind building codes has always been the health and safety of our communities. Today’s building codes give us reasonable assurance that a home or commercial property is safe from structural failure, fire hazards, electrical shock and from health risks.

The first building code was established in 1758 B.C. by King Hammurabi in Babylon. The code written in stone stated, “If a builder has built a house for a man and his work is not strong, and if the house he has built falls in and kills the householder, that builder shall be slain.”

Even though the penalty was harsh it was still all about safety of the community.


The City of Mount Carmel has adopted codes to ensure the health and safety of our residents. The building codes are minimum standards.