State: Illinois

May 1, 2023

Illinois Department of Public Health

Modular Dwellings and Mobile Structures Code, Part 880 Amended to Reflect Updated Codes

Effective March 21, 2023, the Modular Dwellings and Mobile Structures Code, Part 880 was amended to update the incorporated and referenced codes listed in Section 880.15 (link below). (more…)

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit
January 31, 2020

As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available. (more…)

Illinois – Third Party Inspection Agency Review and Approval of Plans
November 26, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, per Section 880.50 of the Illinois Modular Dwelling and Mobile Structure Code, the Department will require all plans be reviewed and approved by the third party inspection agency with documentation submitted from the third party inspection agency indicating the subject plans are in compliance with the requirements (more…)

Habitable Attic Egress Requirements
July 3, 2018

Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)