Guide to the Rock Island Housing Code

A Quick Guide to the Property Maintenance Code


The City of Rock Island requires property owners to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare as regulated by the International Property Maintenance Code with City amendments (IPMC). The IPMC applies to all properties. Please view the Guide to the Rock Island Housing Code.

Conditions that determine a property to be substandard are as follows:

  • Inadequate sanitation
  • Nuisance hazardous
  • Hazardous plumbing
  • Weatherproofing
  • Faulty materials of construction
  • Inadequate exits
  • Inadequate fire protection or firefighting equipment
  • Structural hazards
  • Electrical wiring
  • Hazardous mechanical equipment
  • Protection fire hazard
  • Hazardous or unsanitary premises
  • Improper occupancy

If you believe a property is in violation of the IPMC, contact the Inspection Division.