Chapter 8 - Buildings and Building Regulations *

21 December 2017

CHAPTER 8

 

BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS

 

 

Art. I               General Building Code, Secs. 8‑1 ‑ 8‑5

Art. II              Residential Building Code, Secs. 8‑6 ‑ 8‑10

Art. III                        Mechanical Code, Secs. 8‑11 ‑ 8‑12

Art. IV                        Gas Code, Secs. 8‑13 ‑ 8‑15

Art. V              Property Maintenance Code, Secs. 8‑16 ‑ 8‑20

Art. VI                        Plumbing Code, Secs. 8‑21

Art. VII           Electrical Installations, Secs. 8‑140

Art. VIII         ILLINOIS ACCESSIBILITY CODE, Secs. 8-31 - 8-35

          Div. l.    Generally, Secs. 8‑35 ‑ 8‑48

          Div. 2.   Registration of Electrical Contractors,   

                        Secs. 8‑49 ‑ 8‑59

          Div. 3.   Permits, Secs. 8‑60 ‑ 8‑67

          Div. 4.   Standards of Electrical Design

Secs. 8‑68 ‑ 8‑109

Art. IX                        VACANT BUILDING CODE, Secs. 8-36 – 8-49

Art. X              Contractors Registration, Secs. 8-151-8-162

Art. XI                        Donation Drop Box Registration, Secs. 8-164-8-172

 

ARTICLE I. BUILDING CODE

 

Section 8-01. Adoption of building code.  That a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee, being marked and designated as the International Building Code, 2003 edition (Excluding Appendices A through J) as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the City of Kankakee, in the State of Illinois, regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and, the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, citations and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed herein.

 

Section 8-02. Revisions to building code. The following additions, insertions, deletions and changes are hereby made:

 

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of the City of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 101.4.1 Electrical – Change “ICC Electrical Code” to “National Electric Code”

 

Section 101.4.4 Plumbing - Change “International Plumbing Code” to “Illinois State Plumbing Code”

           

Section 105.2 Work exempt from permit.

Building:

#1 Replace “120” with “60”.

#2 Delete entire sentence.

#3 Delete entire sentence.

#5 Delete entire sentence.

#6 Delete entire sentence.

 

R105.5 Expiration.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 30 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is not completed within 180 days after issuance of the permit. The Building Official or Authorized Building Inspector are authorized to grant one or more extensions of time, for periods not to exceed 60 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

 

Section 106.2.1 Grading Survey.  At the time of application for any new construction, the applicant shall furnish the City, a plat of survey, signed and surveyed by an Illinois Licensed land Surveyor containing and/or portraying the following information:

 

1.           The elevation of and the four (4) corners of the lot;

2.           The footprint of the structure in relation to all property lines;

3.           Proposed elevation of top of foundation and actual elevation of curb, if any;

4.           All drainage swales and direction of surface water flow on the property;

5.           Location of all public utilities, including telephone and electrical pedestals;

6.           Utility service routing lines which should be run parallel with and at least two (2) feet within side property line;

7.           Proposed finished grade.

           

Section 106.2.2 Certification of Top of Foundation Wall Elevation.  After installation of foundation, drain tile, Damp-proofing and Back fill but before any further work, the applicant, shall submit to the City, a current plat of survey certification from an Illinois Licensed Surveyor that the Top of Foundation elevation and the structure footprint conforms with all applicable City ordinances and an approved grading survey with a tolerance of plus or minus six (6) inches from the top of foundation.

 

 

Section 106.2.3 Final Plat of Survey.  Within four (4) months after issuance of a Temporary Occupancy Certificate, the Building Permit applicant shall deliver to the City, a current plat of survey signed by an Illinois Licensed Surveyor or engineer.

1.                     Conforms to all applicable ordinances and regulations of the City.

2.                     Conforms to all City approved final engineering plans and specifications;

3.                     Conforms to the grading survey showing grade contour lines, including the final              grade.

 

Section 106.6 CERTIFICATION OF FINAL GRADE PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT

No building permit shall be issued for an intended building unless the proposed drawings, earthwork and other improvements are in conformance with the site development plan approved previously as part of the application for a building permit.

 

Following completion of the building, and prior to issuance of an occupancy permit, a final grading survey, as well as a Final Grading Certification, shall be required after the lot has been final graded and topsoil is in place. This survey shall be a topographic survey by a registered land surveyor of the state of Illinois depicting final grade spot elevations at all lot corners, at twenty-five (25) foot intervals along the perimeter of the lot, and at all locations of spot elevations shown on the approved grading plan. These elevations shall be referenced to U.S.G.S. datum.

 

A copy of the survey and the Final Grading Certification shall be furnished to the City prior to occupancy permit being issued.

 

Section 106.7 Review by City Engineer:  In addition to complying with all City and other requirements, no building permit shall be issued for any commercial development or commercial property, or industrial development or industrial property, until all of the proposed development plans have been reviewed and approved by the City Engineer.

 

Section 107.2.1 All Weather Road Requirements:  In addition to complying with all City and other requirements, an all weather road must be in existence in each new phase of a subdivision development, before any building permits may be issued.

 

108.2 Schedule of permit fees.  On buildings, structures, electrical, gas,

mechanical, and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each

permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the following schedule:

 

Section 108.2.1 Schedule of permit fees for but not limited to:  buildings, structures, signs, electrical, gas, mechanical, and plumbing systems requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the following schedule:

 

                        A.        One and two-family dwellings:  Minimum fee of $35.00 plus $10.00

                                    per thousand (or 1%) of valuation of work.  Maximum fee not to exceed

                                    $5,000.00.  Demolition of a residential structure shall cost $50.00.

 

                        B.        Structures classified with respect to occupancy in groups listed in

                                    Section 302.1 of the International Building Code:  Minimum fee of                                                $100.00 plus $15.00 per thousand (or 1.5%) of valuation of work.

                                    Demolition of a commercial structure shall cost $150.00.

           

                       

 

 

                        C.        A $35.00 administrative fee for the cost of processing and handling

                                    of permit applications shall be charged to all non-for-profit agencies,

                                    groups, clubs and business filing for exemption through the Enterprise

                                    Zone.

 

                        D.        Illuminated and non-illuminated signs:  Minimum fee of $50.00 plus

                                    1% per square foot of signage.

 

                        E.         Permits are all encompassing.  Individual trade permits will not be issued

                                    for new construction, renovations or additions.

 

                        F.         Reinspection or extra inspections needed or requested: $50.00

 

Section 108.2.2 Any work that affects the property boundaries in any way requires a plat of survey and zoning department approval.

 

Section 108.2.3 Valuation of work as defined by 108.3 of the International Building Code shall include all trade (plumbing, electrical and mechanical) costs.  Separate trade permits shall be required; if applicable, but no additional permit fees will be charged if the proposed work is covered by a building permit.

 

Section 108.2.4 Duty of Building Permit Holder to Clean Work Site Each Day.

 

Any person, firm or corporation who shall be issued a building permit for any work in the city shall be responsible to insure that the work site is free of debris, litter or any construction material or refuse at the end of each workday.  Said person, firm or corporation shall provide proper containers of a sufficient number on the construction site and shall have trash collection by a duly licensed scavenger operator.  Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars nor more than Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) Dollars for each offense and when deemed necessary the building official will take such action as may be necessary to effect a stop work order on specified work site until there is compliance with the provisions of this section.

 

Section 112 Appeals

 

Section 112.1 General. Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations of all authorized city staff and the Code Official shall be subject to the following provisions;

 

  1. An appeal of any decision or determination of authorized city staff must be submitted in writing to the Code Official within 10 days of the date of mailing thereof.  The Code Official shall then notify the authorized owner or agent of the administrative decision on the appeal within 10 days of receiving the written appeal request.  The decision of the Code Official constitutes the final administrative action of the City.

 

  1. Any person or entity seeking review of any tickets issued by authorized city staff for violation of this code may appear before the Adjudication Court. The decision of the Adjudication Court shall constitute the final administrative act of the City.

 

  1. The foregoing procedures do not apply if the City opts to file within the Circuit Court for injunctive relief or monetary damages or fines.

 

Section 113.4 Violation penalties. The Violator shall be subject to a fine of not less than hundred ($100.00) Dollars nor more than Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) Dollars for each day the violation occurs.

 

602.1.2 Prohibited Buildings. The construction of Pole Barn Buildings and Prefabricated Steel Buildings shall be prohibited as a primary structure on all zoning lots.

 

Section 708.2.1 Fire separation Requirements: All structures of Residential Group R shall be constructed of concrete/ masonry material.  Interior walls thereof separating units or apartments shall be constructed of non-combustible material and have a minimum of a two (2) hour fire-resistance rating.

 

Section 708.3 Fire resistance rating. - Exception #2: Change (½ hour) to 1 (hour)

 

Section 710.3 Fire resistance rating. – Exception: Change (½ hour) to (1 hour)

 

Section 901.8 KNOX ELECTRONIC CUT OFF SWITCH: A Knox Model (KS-2P) pre-emptive cut off switch is required in all buildings of all Use Groups with multiple electric panel rooms or locations or in buildings with a service of 800 or more amps. The cut off switch shall be located at the main front entrance or vestibule in which the Knox Box is located or other approved location in accordance with the Fire Department and Mounted not higher than 6 feet off the floor.

 

Section 903.2 Where (sprinklers) Required.  “In all construction Use Group’s, if the building area exceeds 5,000 square feet, an approved sprinkler system shall be provided unless an area less than 5,000 square feet is specified for that grouping.”

 

Section 903.3.1 StandardMULTIPLE STORY BUILDINGS: In multiple story buildings, provide floor control valves with water flow switches for each floor.

 

Section 903.3.5WATER SUPPLY: The fire protection system water supply shall be separate from the domestic water supply. Provide separate lead-ins from the public water main.

 

Section 905.2.1 STORAGE HOSE VALVES: In all warehouse storage areas, where storage exceeds 12 feet high, provide inside 2 1/2 inch fire hose valves with 1 1/2 inch reducer to a 1 1/2 inch connection with 100 feet of 1 1/2 inch hose and fog nozzle shall be spaced at each door entrance to the warehouse and/or storage area. Provide additional fire hose valves so that no portion of the warehouse and/or storage area is more than 120 feet maximum travel distance to a fire hose valve. Show the location of all obstructions and/or racks on the drawing.

 

            The fire hose valves system piping shall be:

            a.         A separate piping system.

b.         Hydraulically calculated for a minimum of 250 gpm at 75 psi to the most hydraulically remote fire hose valve

 

Section 907.2 Where required: (Fire alarm and Detection System)  In new and remodeled /renovated building a monitored automatic fire detection system shall be installed and maintained in full operational condition in all use groups in this code.

 

Section 911.2 FIRE PUMPS:  All fire pumps shall have an outside test header. Provide an OS&Y gate valve on all fire pump test headers. Provide a ball drip between the OS&Y control valve and the outside test header. The test header shall have the minimum 2 1/2 foot test valves required by NFPA 20.

 

Section 1402:1: FRONT EXTERIOR WALL: The vertical exterior wall, including the exterior wall surface, that faces the front lot line of a property, or a lot line abutting a public or private street right-of-way.

 

1404.1.1 Exterior front walls. The front exterior wall veneer of any new building or structure, including additions to existing buildings or structures, classified with respect to occupancy in one or more of the Groups listed in Section 302.1 (excluding Factory, High hazard and Residential Groups F, H and R) shall be constructed, covered, surfaced or faced, a minimum vertical distance of 3 feet as measured from finished grade, with one or more of the materials listed below.

 

1.         Wall construction materials shall include, but are not limited to, brick masonry (calcium silicate, clay, shale or concrete), stone (cast artificial or natural), structural glass or ceramics, and precast or poured concrete.

 

2.         Wall covering, surface or facing materials shall include, but are not limited to, stone facing or slab type veneers (precast artificial or natural), glass or tile veneers, stucco or exterior cement plaster, cast-in-place or precast concrete, terra cotta, and approved exterior insulation and finish systems.

 

3.         Unless otherwise specified herein, wall construction, covering, surface or facing materials, including, but not limited to, vinyl siding, aluminum and other metal siding and veneers, exterior plywood, particle board, fiberboard & hardboard siding, fiber cement lap & panel siding, and metal composite materials, shall not be used to comply with the requirements of this section.

 

1612.3 Establishment of flood hazard areas.  To establish flood hazard areas, the governing body shall adopt a flood hazard map and supporting data. The flood hazard map shall include, at a minimum, areas of special flood hazard as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an engineering report entitled “The Flood Insurance Study for the City of Kankakee, Illinois,” dated May 5 , 2003, as amended or revised with the accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this section.

 

Section 1808.0 SUMP PUMP DISCHARGES

 

Section 1808.1 UNDERGROUND CONNECTION REQUIRED: Sump pumps for all residential buildings shall discharge to a storm sewer or drainage line, if one is available, to serve the property. Connections are to be made by a contractor licensed by the City, including the connection to the storm sewer and the entire pipe from the house to the storm sewer.

 

Section 1808.2 DISCHARGE LINE: The sump pump discharge line shall come out of the house above the ground and turn downward using an elbow. It shall then extend just into a gravity receiving pipe that is sticking out of the ground a few inches. The gravity pipe shall be four (4) inch diameter PVC and shall have a minimum of one (1) percent grade to the storm outlet location.

 

Section 1808.3 CONNECTION:  The tap into the storm sewer main shall be made based on the type of receiving storm sewer pipe as follows:

 

1.      N-12 STORM SEWER (Heavy Black Plastic Pipe with a Smooth Interior): An "INSERTA TEE" by Advanced Drainage Systems shall be used for connection of the four (4) inch PVC gravity sump pump line to the N-12 storm pipe.

 

2.   CONCRETE STORM SEWER: A hole shall be sawed into the existing concrete storm sewer or storm structure. Three galvanized metal screws, a minimum of two (2) inches long, are to be installed in the end of the four (4) inch PVC sump pump discharge pipe, at a distance from the end equal to the thickness of the concrete, to create a stoop barrier. The screws shall be equally spaced around the PVC pipe and screwed in no more than 1/4 inch. The four (4) inch PVC pipe is to be inserted into the concrete until the screws rest against the outside of the concrete causing the end of the PVC pipe to be flush with the interior of the concrete pipe or structure. The PVC pipe shall then be concreted and/or grouted in place with care taken to prevent the cement materials from entering the pipe or structure.

 

Section 1808.4 INSPECTIONS REQUIRED: Trenches and connections are not to be backfilled until an inspection is made by the City Inspector.

           

3410.2 Applicability.  Structures existing prior to December 31, 2007, in which there is work involving additions, alterations or changes of occupancy shall be made to conform to the requirements of this section or the provisions of Sections 3403 through 3407. The provisions in Sections 3410.2.1 through 3410.2.5 shall apply to existing occupancies that will continue to be, or are proposed to be, in Groups A, B, E, F, M, R, S and U. These provisions shall not apply to buildings in Group H or I.

 

Section 8-03 to 8-05.  Reserved.

 

ARTICLE II.  RESIDENTIAL CODE

 

Section 8-06.  Adoption of residential code.  That a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee, being marked and designated as the International Residential Code, 2003 edition (Excluding Appendices A through J) as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Residential Code of the City of Kankakee, in the State of Illinois, regulating and governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, location, removal and demolition of detached one and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height with separate means of egress as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of such Residential Code on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed herein.

 

Section 8-07.  Revisions to residential code. The following additions, insertions, deletions and changes are hereby made:

 

R101.1 Title.  These provisions shall be known as the Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings of the City of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

 

                        R105.2 Work exempt from permit.

            Building:

            #1 Replace “200” with “60”.

            #2 Delete entire sentence.

            #5 Delete entire sentence.

 

R105.5 Expiration.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 30 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is not completed within 180 days after issuance of the permit. The Building Official or Authorized Building Inspector are authorized to grant one or more extensions of time, for periods not to exceed 60 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

 

R106.2.1 Plats required.  New construction requires, Top of Foundation Plat (TOF) with elevation of walls and set back requirement.  This plat shall be submitted with an Illinois licensed surveyor seal and reviewed after the foundation walls are set and before any more construction continues.  As part of the final Inspection for the certificate of occupancy, an engineer sealed plot plan showing the TOF as built conformance of the final topography of the lot with the approved Grading plan.

 

 

R108.2 Schedule of permit fees. On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical, and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the schedule specified in Section 108 of the International Building Code, as revised by Section 8-02 of this Ordinance.

 

 

 

SECTION 112 APPEALS

112.1 General.  Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations of authorized city staff relative to the application and interpretation of the International Residential Code, and its revisions with this Ordinance, shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Article I, Section 8-02of this Ordinance, i.e., revision of Section 112 of the International Building Code.

 

 

TABLE R301.2 (1)

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

 

Ground Snow Load = 15, Wind Speed = 90 mph, Seismic Design Category = B, Weathering = Severe, Frost Line Depth = 42 inches, Termite = Moderate to heavy, Decay = Slight to moderate, Winter Design Temp = O°F, Ice Shield Underlayment Required =Yes, Flood Hazards = May 5, 2003, Air Freezing Index = 1,500, Mean Annual Temp = 49.9°F.

 

SECTION R305.1 Minimum height  Habitable rooms including finished or unfinished basements shall have a minimum ceiling height of not less than 7 feet 6 inches. Not more than 50 percent of the required area may have a sloped ceiling less than 7 feet 6 inches in height with no portion of the required area less than 5 feet in height.

 

Exceptions:

1.      Beams and girders may not project more than 10-inches below the required ceiling height.

2.      Duct or other obstructions may project to within 6-feet 8-inches of the finished floor.

3.      Kitchens, Bathrooms, and hallway may have a ceiling height of 7-feet from finished floor to finished ceiling

4.      Not more than 50% of the required floor area of a room is permitted to have a slope ceiling less than 7-feet 6-inches with no portion of the required floor area less than 5-feet in height.

 

Section R309.2 Separation required.

Replace the wording “1/2 inch Gypsum Board” with “5/8 fire rated gypsum board”.

ADD “All joints, Nail heads, holes, and cracks shall be taped and spackled.  The perimeter of the parking area adjacent to any occupiable space shall be curbed to a minimum height of 4-inches above the finished surface of the garage floor and at a width of not less than 4-inches.

 

Section R310.1 Emergency escape and rescue required.

 Delete the wording “with habitable space” (Basements are required escape windows)

 

Section R313.1 Single and multiple-station smoke alarms.

Add 4.  In Attics or crawl spaces with mechanical equipment, Smoke alarms are required.

 

Section 313.3 Carbon Monoxide Detector. 

CO Detectors shall be installed within fifteen feet of sleeping areas IAW Illinois State Code.

 

Section R317.1 Two-Family Dwelling.

Replace the wording “by wall and /or floor assembly of not less than 1-hour” with “by a Non-Combustible wall and/or floor assembly of not less than 2-hour rating”.

Delete Exception.

 

Section R317.2 Townhouses.

Delete the wording “meeting the requirements of section R302 for exterior walls” and Insert the wording “of Non-Combustible walls of not less than 2-hour rating”. 

 

Section 402.1 Wood Foundations

Delete Section R402.1 Wood Foundations in its entirety and replace with:

“Wood Foundations and Wood footings are prohibited in the City of Kankakee.”

 

Section R405.2.3.1 Sump pump Drainage.  In new construction, sump pumps shall be connected to the storm drains

 

Section R408 Under-Floor Space

Delete Section R408.3 Access in its entirety and rename as follows:

 

Section R408.3 Height.  The minimum clearance from the surface of the Under-floor area to the bottom of the lowest point of the floor joists shall be 36”.  Mechanical fixtures suspended between or under the floor joists shall not be less than 30 inches.

 

Section R408.3.1 Access  An access crawl hole of not less than 30 inches by 22 inches shall be provided to the under-floor space

 

Change Section R408.5 Finished grade in its entirety to “The finished grade of under-floor surface may be located at the bottom of the footing.  The floor shall be constructed of a minimum of 4” of crushed stone, a vapor barrier, and toped with minimum of 2 inches of concrete.  The concrete shall be sloped toward a floor drain.

 

Section R503 Floor Sheathing

Section R503.2 Wood Panel Sheathing.   Sub floors shall be a tongue & groove type, Sized IAW Table R503.2.1

 

Section R503.2.3 Installation.   All Sub-floors shall be glued to the joist with sub-floor adhesive with screws or ring shank nails sized and spaced IAW the appropriate tables.

 

Section R907.3 Recovering versus replacement (Roofing)

Add    #4. Where the first shingles Installed are architectural style shingles.

 

 

Section M1305.1.3 Appliances in Attics.

Insert the wording “with a fixed ladder, folding stairs, or a permanent stair case” Between “access shall be provided” and “with an opening”.

 

Chapter 25 to 32 Part VII - Plumbing.

The adopted Illinois State Plumbing Code and the City Code, Section 9-2, Chapter 2, has precedence over the International Residential Code.”

 

Chapter 33 to 42 Part VIII - Electrical.

The adopted National Electric Code and the City Code 9-3-1 Chapter 3, has precedence over the International Residential Code.”

 

 P2603.6.1 Sewer depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 42 inches below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 42 inches below grade.

 

P3103.1 Roof extension. All open vent pipes which extend through a roof shall be terminated at least 42 inches above the roof or 42 inches above the anticipated snow accumulation, except that where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vent extensions shall be run at least 7 feet (2134 mm) above the roof.

 

Section 8-08 to 8-10. Reserved.

 

ARTICLE III.  MECHANICAL CODE

 

Section 8-11.  Adoption of mechanical code.  That a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee, being marked and designated as the International Mechanical Code, 2003 edition (Excluding Appendices A & B) as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Mechanical Code of the City of Kankakee, in the State of Illinois regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of mechanical systems as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, citations and terms of said Mechanical Code on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed herein.

 

Section 8-12.  Revisions to mechanical code.  The following additions, insertions, deletions and changes are hereby made:

 

101.1 Title.  These regulations shall be known as the Mechanical Code of the City of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

 

106.4.3 Expiration.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 30 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is not completed within 180 days after issuance of the permit. The Building Official or Authorized Building Inspector are authorized to grant one or more extensions of time, for periods not to exceed 60 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

 

106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for mechanical work shall be as specified in Section 108 of the International Building Code, as revised by Section 8-02 of this Ordinance.

 

106.5.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy “50%, 0”

 

108.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a municipal code violation, punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 dollars or more than $750.00 dollars. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

 

108.5 Stop work orders.  Upon notice from the code official that mechanical work is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or the owner’s agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be guilty of a municipal code violation, punishable by a fine as prescribed in Section 108.4.

 

SECTION 109 APPEALS

 

109.1 General. Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations of authorized city staff relative to the application and interpretation of the International Mechanical Code, and its revisions with this Ordinance, shall be made in accordance with the appeal provisions of Article I, Section 8-02 of this Ordinance, i.e., revision of Section 112 of the International Building Code.

 

ARTICLE IV GAS CODE

 

Section 8-13.  Adoption of Gas Code.  That a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee, being marked and designated as the International Gas Code, 2003 edition (Excluding Appendices A & B) as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Mechanical Code of the City of Kankakee, in the State of Illinois regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of mechanical systems as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, citations and terms of said Mechanical Code on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed herein.

 

Section 8-14.  Revisions to Gas code.  The following additions, insertions, deletions and changes are hereby made:

 

Section 101.1 insert:  City of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois.

 

106.4.3 Expiration.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 30 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is not completed within 180 days after issuance of the permit. The Building Official or Authorized Building Inspector is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time, for periods not to exceed 60 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

 

106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for mechanical work shall be as specified in the International Building Code, as revised by Section 8-02 of this Ordinance.

 

Sections 106.5.3 Insert: “50%, 0%”

 

108.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a municipal code violation, punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 dollars or more than $750.00 dollars. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

 

SECTION 109   APPEALS

109.1 General.  Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the code (or building) official relative to the application and interpretation of the International Gas Code,and its revisions within this Ordinance, shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Section 112 of the International Building Code.

 

409.1 Shut off valve in fire place. Equipment shut off valves located in the fire box of a fire place shall be in stalled in accordance with the appliance manufacturer’s instructions.  “An additional shutoff valve shall be installed outside the firebox within 6 feet of the appliance.”

 

Section 8-15. Reserved.

 

ARTICLE V. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE*

 

Section 8-16.  Adoption of property maintenance code.  That a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Kankakee, in the State of Illinois, regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the Code Official of the City of Kankakee are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed herein.  

 

Section 8-17.  Revisions to property maintenance code. The following additions, insertions, deletions and changes are hereby made:

 

101.1 Title.  These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois hereinafter referred to as "this code.”

 

      103.5 Fees.  The fees for activities and services performed by the City of Kankakee and its Departments in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as established by

            the corporate authorities, or as otherwise provided herein. Each day that a violation continues after due notice shall be deemed a separate offence.

 

106.3 Prosecution of violation. Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with Section 107 shall be deemed guilty of a municipal code violation. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the code official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant to thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.

 

      106.4 Any person found to be in violation of any provision of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than One Hundred ($100) Dollars nor more than Seven Hundred Fifty ($750)

      Dollars for each offense.

 

107.2 Form. Such notice prescribed in Section 107.1 shall be in accordance with all of the following;

 

1.         Be in writing.

2.         Include a description of the real estate sufficient for identification.

3.         Include a statement of the violation or violations and why the notice is being sent.

4.         Include a correction order allowing a reasonable time to make the repairs and improvements required to bring the dwelling unit or structure into compliance with the provisions of this code.

5.         Inform the authorized agent or owner of the right to appeal subject to the provisions set forth in Section 112 of the International Building Code, as revised by Section 80-2 of this Ordinance.

 

107.3 Method of service. Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served if a copy thereof is;

 

1.         Delivered personally;

2.         Sent by certified or first-class mail addressed to the last known address; or,

3.         If the notice is returned showing that the letter was not delivered, a copy thereof shall be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice.

 

Service of such notice shall be presumed sufficient if served upon the last person identified as the owner of the premises as shown in the official records of the Office of the Supervisor of Assessments of Kankakee County, Illinois.

 

          109.2.1 Boarding of Buildings. Boarding is a temporary solution to prevent unauthorized entry into a building and that boarded buildings are a public nuisance. A building may

          not remain boarded longer than six (6) months unless an extension of that time is part of a plan approved by the Building Official.

 

          109.2.2 Board-up Standards.

         

          The following are the specifications for board-up within the City of Kankakee:

  • Plywood shall be half inch exterior CDX only.
  • Two and a half inch galvanized wood screws to be used, four to six inches on center.
  • Plywood to be inset in window frames.
  • Approval by the department is needed for any variations of wood inset on individual properties.
  • All plywood to be painted with exterior flat black paint.
  • All plywood shall be painted prior to installation.
  • Removal of window framing is prohibited.
  • Addresses of properties shall be added to any premise that lacks the minimum requirement of four inches tall and a half inch stroke width.
  • One Door to the structure shall be available for authorized entry and shall be secured and locked in an approved manner.
  • Board-up debris removal is required.
  • All board-ups are to be done in a workmanlike manner.

SECTION 111  APPEALS

            111.1 General. Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations of authorized city staff relative to the application and interpretation of the International Property Maintenance Code,  

          and its revisions within this Ordinance, shall be made in accordance with the appeal provisions of Article I, Section 8-02 of this Ordinance, i.e., revision of the International Building

         Code.

 

 

SECTION 112 LICENSING OF DWELLINGS

 

112.1 Requirement for license. No person, corporation or other entity shall rent, lease or allow a person other than the legal owner to occupy any dwelling unit within the City of Kankakee, unless the City of Kankakee has issued a current unrevoked operating license in the name of the legal owner of record for the specific dwelling unit.

 

112.2 Initial license. An initial operating license shall be issued upon the inspection of the premises and the determination by the City of Kankakee that the premises are in compliance with the applicable Property Maintenance, Fire and Life Safety Codes as amended. Upon the issuance of an initial license, every operating license, with the exception of Section 8 properties which shall require a 1 year annual operating license, shall be issued for a period of 2 years from its date of issuance, unless sooner revoked as provided pursuant to the applicable sections of this code.

 

112.3 Applications for license. All applications for operating licenses shall be submitted on forms provided by the City of Kankakee and shall be verified by the legal owners of record. In the event that the legal owner of the premises designates a manager or agent other than the legal owner to be responsible for the maintenance or leasing of said premises, the name, address and phone number of the designated manager and/or agent shall also be included upon the application and the application shall also be verified by the manager/agent.

 

112.4 Inspection to be accomplished and effective failure to pass inspection. Upon receipt of a fully completed application, the City of Kankakee shall within 30 days of receipt of the completed application, schedule and conduct an inspection of the premises for which a license is sought. A license shall be sought for each dwelling unit, however, all dwelling units within a building shall be inspected simultaneously.  The City shall refuse to issue an operating license for a building if any dwelling unit is found, after either the initial or any subsequent inspections, not to meet all applicable requirements of all codes of the City of Kankakee and statutes of the State of Illinois.  In the event that a property, upon inspection, fails to pass said codes, the City of Kankakee and the owner shall schedule a re-inspection. In the event that any building fails to meet the code on the second inspection, the City of Kankakee shall conduct additional inspections as necessary to assure compliance with applicable codes. However, the third inspection after application shall require the payment of a $100.00 dollars fee for the purposes of paying for said inspection. Each additional inspection shall require payment of $750.00 dollars for each such inspection. All payments shall be required prior to the inspections occurring.

 

112.5 Application information required. All applications for operating license shall include the name and address of the tenants who are or will be residing in said dwelling unit and the total number of persons residing in said unit. If the property has not been leased at the time of the inspection, the license holder shall supply the names of the tenants within 30 days of the commencement date of the lease. It is the duty of the license holder to supply the identity of the tenant within 30 days after a change of occupancy. A change of occupancy is defined as the elimination of occupancy by one tenant and the initiation of occupancy of the dwelling unit by a different tenant.

 

112.6 Schedule of inspections. Sixty days prior to the expiration of an operating license, the City shall send a “Notice of Renewal Inspection” to the owner or designated manager/agent setting forth the requirement of the owner or manager/agent to schedule an inspection. The property shall thereupon be inspected for verification that the property continues to meet all applicable codes, statutes and regulations adopted by the City of Kankakee and the State of Illinois. Renewal licenses shall be issued upon a determination by the inspector that the building and all dwelling units within said building meets all applicable codes, statutes and regulations adopted by the City of Kankakee and the State of Illinois. Inspection or re-inspection procedures and costs for renewals of operating licenses shall be the same as for the initial operating license.

 

112.7 Alternate dates. Owners and designated managers/agents shall be allowed to reschedule an inspection on one occasion within the 30 day inspection period. Refusal to make the building or any dwelling unit within said building available for inspection on the designated date or on the one rescheduled date shall be grounds for revocation of the rental license.

 

112.8 Transfer of ownership. In addition to renewal inspections, inspections shall also be required to occur within 30 days of any transfer of ownership. Transfer of ownership shall be defined by the delivery of deed or by the notice of intent to transfer title by a contract lawfully recorded in office of the Kankakee County Recorders Office. In the event the property is not sold by recorded contract, the person whose name is currently shown as the owner on the last recorded title shall remain solely responsible for the renewal of this license until such time as a transfer of ownership is recorded. Inspection or reinspection procedures and costs for an issuance of operating license upon transfer of ownership shall be the same as for the initial license described herein. The grantor of any contract shall remain liable for any violations that have been identified and documented by the City of Kankakee Code Department prior to the said transfer.

 

112.9 Complaint inspection. Inspection shall also take place within 5 days upon the receipt by the City of Kankakee of a report of a suspected violation of the codes of the City of Kankakee. An inspection shall also take place in the event that a complaint is made by either the tenant or by an occupant of the rental building or by any law enforcement agency or government official. The license holder shall be provided with a written summary of the complaint and with the results of the inspection upon its completion. Follow up inspections shall also occur with reasonable notice given to the license holder to determine whether deficiencies found in previous inspections have been corrected. Compliant inspections shall not be based upon anonymous complaints.

 

112.10 Information provided by the city. The City of Kankakee shall provide all information which it may legally provide regarding prior written police contacts or prior residential addresses of any tenant candidates to license holders upon a written request, which request shall include authorization by the prospective tenant to release said information.

 

112.11 Limit on occupancy. No operating license shall be issued or renewed unless the applicant verifies on the application for operating license that they have limited or will limit the number occupants so as not to exceed the minimum area requirements of this code pursuant to Section 404.5.

 

112.12 Designation of manager/agent. No operating license shall be issued or renewed if the property owner is not a resident of the County of Kankakee, unless<