Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement provides for permitting and inspections for code compliance in the City. The City monitors code compliance to ensure quality construction of all structures to protect the safety, health, property value and general welfare of its citizens.

To review the City Ordinances, please visit our Ordinances page.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at 212 Third Avenue. Regularly scheduled meetings begin at 7:00pm. 

In monitoring for code compliance, the City performs the following inspections:

  • Building
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Property Maintenance
  • Zoning

The following codes are enforced in the City of Sterling:

2015 International Building Code 
2015 International Residence Code for one and two family dwellings
2014 National Electric Code with amendments
2015 International Mechanical Code
2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code
2015  International Fire Prevention Code
2018  International Energy Conservation Code
2015 International Property Maintenance Code
2015  Fuel Gas Code
2015  International Existing Building Code
  Illinois Accessability Code - Most Recent Version