Building Safety

The Building Safety Department is responsible for:
  • Examining and approving building plans in accordance with adopted City codes
  • Issuing permits
  • Inspecting all construction within the City of Litchfield Park
Mission Statement
Plan and guide the orderly growth and development of the City through enforcement of adopted City codes in order to meet the quality of life, health and safety needs of the community and to deliver to its customers, efficient services.

Current Adopted Codes

2018 International Building Codes are effective as of January 1, 2020
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Fire Code
2017 National Electric Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2010 ADA Guidelines for Accessible Design

City Adopted Amendments to 2018 International Building Codes

Design Criteria

Seismic Design Category B
Wind Exposure Category B
Wind Speed 90 mph (3-second gust wind speed)
Frost depth 0
Ground Snow Load: 0
Load Bearing Value of Soil: 1,500 psf, unless determined otherwise by a licensed engineer's soils report.
Termite: Moderate to heavy
Winter design temperature: N/A  
Air freezing index: 0
Mean annual temperature: 70°F