Zoning Ordinances & Building Codes

To facilitate good building practices, the City of Princeton has adopted a Zoning and Land Development Code, and as well has adopted the International Building Codes listed below. Any structure occupying square footage, or any signage, in the City of Princeton must first have an approved Building Permit. Applications for a Building Permit are available at City Hall or on this website.

Specific questions about building projects can be directed to the Zoning Administrator at City Hall at 815-875-2631, extension 1007.

Adopted Building Codes
All construction must comply with the City's adopted building codes:

  • International Building Code 2003
  • International Residential Code 2003
  • International Property Maintenance Code 2003
  • International Mechanical Code 2003
  • International Fire Code 2003
  • NFPA Life Safety Code 2003
  • Illinois Plumbing Code 2004
  • National Electrical Code 2005 (Local amendments apply)

Local Zoning Ordinances & Building Codes

For those seeking Zoning Ordinance & Building Code information for the surrounding areas beyond Princeton's city limits, please contact our friends at the Bureau County Planning & Zoning Department.

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