Kane County Development and Community Services DepartmentDevelopment and Community Services - Building & Zoning Division
On November 9, 2021, the Kane County Board adopted Ordinance #21-475 - Amending the Kane County Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations. The amendments adopt the 2021 editions of the ICC Codes and are applicable for all unincorporated areas of Kane County as well as the villages of Big Rock, Kaneville and Virgil. The new codes are effective January 1, 2022, for all building permit applications received on or after that date. For questions, comments, or for additional information, please email them direct to:
Effective January 1, 2022: 2021 International Residential Code 2021 International Building Code2021 International Existing Building Code2021 International Mechanical Code2020 National Electric CodeIllinois Energy Conservation Code (2018 International Energy Conservation Code currently in effect statewide, soon to be updated to 2021)Illinois State Plumbing Code (2014 edition currently in effect statewide)Illinois Accessibility Code (2018 edition currently in effect statewide)
Kane County is continuing to accept and process building and zoning permit applications as well as administering our other programs. Our team is prepared, equipped and committed to serving residents and businesses as well as the development and construction community through this time.
We request that the public conduct business by phone and email as much as possible. In-person submittals may be made at our office during regular business hours, by taking the elevator to the fourth floor after receiving a temperature check at the first floor entrance. Please note the following changes to our policies and procedures for submittals: