City Ordinances

The City of Aledo adopts laws known as "ordinances".  These laws are unique to Aledo and are only enforced by the City Police Department and Code Inspectors, as may be required.

City ordinances are sent to a company, who process the new ordinance into code form, also known as the Code of Ordinances.

Building Codes

The City also adopts its building and property maintenance codes by reference.  This means the actual code, which is often quite lengthy and written by a model code service, is not included in the code of ordinances in its entirety, but by reference only.

The City of Aledo is happy to provide short sections of its adopted building and maintenance codes to its customers and the codes may reviewed at city hall at any time during business hours.  Please note that while the code official and staff are happy to provide direction, city employees do not design or offer design assistance.  The front office clerks, permit technicians and other support staff are also not permitted to provide code interpretations.  Should you require an interpretation of a particular code, please contact the Building Official at 309-582-7241. 

All Construction Codes may be purchased from the International Code Council (ICC).  More information is available on the ICC Website at or by calling the ICC store at 1-800-786-4452.  The organization accepts major credit cards.  A copy of the city amendments to the code is available at city hall.

Model Codes

The ICC codes are "model" codes created by code and industry officials across the country and are the premier codes adopted by state and local governments.  These codes are updated every three years.  The City of Aledo now coordinates its code adoption with many other communities in Western Illinois so that the region has the same rules.  This makes it easier on designers and builders when planning a project in our area.  The next anticipated code adoption is the 2009 ICC codes.