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General Building Requirements

  • The Village of Mundelein has adopted the 2015 IFC Fire Codes with amendments.
  • Fire alarms shall be installed on all new construction or change of occupancy class.
  • Sprinkler systems are required on all new construction or if an addition or alteration occurs and calls for it in the 2015 IFC.
  • A 10 lb fire extinguisher is required by each exit door and then 75’ of travel beyond that area.
  • A Knox box is required on all buildings with a fire alarm or sprinkler system. This item can be ordered at www.knoxbox.com.  Additional units may be required depending on the size of the building.
  • Address numbers shall be posted on the front and rear of the building.
  • Fire lanes are required to be 18’ wide and are designated by the Mundelein Fire Prevention Bureau and enforced by the Mundelein Police Department.
  • Fire hydrants shall be spaced 300’ apart PDF’s of building floor plans are required to be sent to the Fire Prevention Bureau for preplan purposes.
  • If you require further information please email fdbureau@mundelein.org.  A representative will get back to you as soon as possible.