Ordances Are Arranged
"Organizatin of the Ordinance" is estaablished soley as a guide to the
proper use of the Cook County Building Ordinance, and shall not be
construed to be part thereof for purposes of construction, or
interpretation or otherwqise.
To facilitate its use, this ordinance is arranged in wuch a
manner that the user can readily locate any and all pertinent
reuqiremnts. The major Parts of the ordinance are explained below:
The first seven (7) articlesa of this ordinance conatitute the
administrativ and introductory sections, whrein the general,
administrative and enforcement provisions are established.
In Part A, the applicant detrmines the classificatino of his building
or structure, both as to occupancy class and construction type, which
is necessary for the proper interpretation of Parts B and C.
Determination of construiton type is also essential in the application
of the conflagration district limitations established in Article VII.
The second major Part of the ordinance consists of eleven (1) special
requirement articles bearing titles which reflect the class of building
occupancy established in Article VI of Part A.
After detemining -- in Part A -- the correct occupancy class and
construciton type of the building involved, the applicant then turns to
the article in Part B which is applicable to his particular
building. Within said article the applicant further isolates
pertinent requirements by directing his attention only thosae
applicalbe to teh particular construction type of his building.
Threfore, an applicant need only refer to one of the the elevan
articles within Part B; this one article supplies him with all special
requirements peculiar to his particular building.
This segment of the ordinance contains the general building
requirements, applicable to all buildings regardless of occupancy class
or construction type. Unlike Part B, the applicant must comply
with every requirement in each article of Part C -- Articles XIX
This portion of the building ordinancne is comprised of the necessary
and desirable appendices, which will aid the user significantly in the
interpretation and application of the provisions of the Cook County
Building Ordinance. In addition, a general index to the contents
of the ordinance will be found in Part D.
Permit Fee Schedule ofr Cook County Department of Building and Zoning
Cook County Environmental Control Ordinance
Title 14 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, comprising the Chicago
Electrical Code which is considred accepted engineering practice for
sitautions not covered in Article XXXVII, Electrical Requirements.