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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-6

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-6 heading)
Division 5-6. Adoption of Codes and Records by Reference

55 ILCS 5/5-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6001)
    Sec. 5-6001. Definitions. As used in the text of this Division, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated as follows, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Code" shall mean and include any published compilation of rules and regulations which have been prepared by various technical trade or service associations and shall include specifically, but shall not be limited to, building codes; plumbing codes; electrical wiring codes; fire prevention codes; codes for the slaughtering, processing, and selling of meats and meat products for human consumption; codes for the production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products, together with any other code which embraces rules and regulations pertinent to a subject which is a proper county legislative matter;
    "Public record" shall mean and include any county, state, or federal statute, rule, or regulation adopted prior to the exercise by any county of the authority to incorporate by reference herein granted; provided, however, that this definition shall not include the county ordinances or resolutions, rules or regulations of any county except those of the county which is exercising the right to incorporate by reference, nor shall this definition include the state laws, rules, or regulations of any state other than the State of Illinois;
    "Published" shall mean printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed, or otherwise reproduced.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6002)
    Sec. 5-6002. Adoption of codes and public records by reference. Any county is authorized to adopt by reference the provisions of any code or portions of any code as herein defined, without setting forth the provisions of such codes in full, provided that at least 3 copies of such code which is incorporated or adopted by reference are filed in the office of the county clerk and there kept available for public use, inspection, and examination. Any county is likewise authorized and empowered to adopt by reference the provisions of any public records, provided, likewise, that 3 copies of such public record are kept on file in the office of the county clerk as provided above for codes. The filing requirement herein prescribed shall not be deemed to be complied with unless the required copies of such code or public record are filed with the county clerk for a period of 15 days prior to adoption of the ordinance or resolution which incorporates such code or public record by reference.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6003)
    Sec. 5-6003. Publication of adopting ordinance or resolution. Nothing contained in this Division shall be deemed to relieve any county from the requirement of publishing the ordinance or resolution in full which adopts such code or public record by reference, and all provisions applicable to such publication shall be fully and completely carried out as if no code or public record was incorporated therein.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6004)
    Sec. 5-6004. Adoption of penalty clauses by reference prohibited. Nothing contained in this Division shall be deemed to permit the adoption of the penalty clauses by reference which may be established in the code or public record which is being incorporated by reference, and such penalty clauses shall be set forth in full in the adopting ordinance or resolution and be published along with and in the same manner as the adopting ordinance or resolution is required to be published.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6005)
    Sec. 5-6005. Amendments to codes or public records. Any amendment which may be made to any code or public record incorporated by reference by a county hereunder, may be likewise adopted by reference provided that the required number of amended or corrected copies are filed with the county clerk for inspection, use, and examination by the public. Ordinances or resolutions adopting amendments by reference shall be required to be published as any other ordinances or resolutions of the county and the requirement as to prior filing before passage shall apply likewise to amendments.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-6006)
    Sec. 5-6006. Ratification of previous adoptions by reference. Any county which has heretofore enacted a code or public record by reference thereto shall not be required to re-enact such code or public record by reason of this Division, and all previous incorporations by reference which would have been valid if this Division had then been in effect, are hereby ratified and declared effective, provided, however, that the requisite number of copies are forthwith filed with the county clerk, if they have not already been so filed.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-6008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-6008)
    Sec. 5-6008. Building permits. Once a building permit is issued, the applicable building codes of any unit of local government that are in effect at the time of the issuance of the permit shall be the only building codes that apply for the duration of the building permit.
(Source: P.A. 95-512, eff. 1-1-08.)