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2015 Minnesota Building Code Administration

2015 Minnesota Accessibility Code

Chapter 11 Of the 2012 Ibc With Minnesota Amendments

Chapter 1 Application and Administration

Chapter 2 Scoping

Chapter 3 Building Blocks

Chapter 4 Accessible Routes

Chapter 5 General Site and Building Elements

Chapter 6 Plumbing Elements and Facilities

Chapter 7 Communication Elements and Features

Chapter 8 Special Rooms and Spaces

Chapter 9 Built-In Furnishings and Equipment

Chapter 10 Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units

Chapter 11 Recreational Facilities

Dwelling units and sleeping units required to be Accessible units, Type A units, Type B units, Type C (Visitable) units or units with accessible communication features by the scoping provisions adopted by the administrative authority shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 10.
Accessible units shall comply with Section 1002.
The accessible primary entrance shall be on an accessible route from public and common areas. The primary entrance shall not be to a bedroom unless it is the only entrance.
Accessible routes within Accessible units shall comply with Section 1002.3.
At least one accessible route shall connect all spaces and elements that are a part of the unit. Accessible routes shall coincide with or be located in the same area as a general circulation path.
Exception: An accessible route is not required to unfinished attics and unfinished basements that are part of the unit.
All rooms served by an accessible route shall provide a turning space complying with Section 304.
Exceptions:

1. A turning space shall not be required in toilet rooms and bathrooms that are not required to comply with Section 1002.11.2.

2. A turning space is not required within closets or pantries that are 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum in depth.

Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following elements: walking surfaces with a slope not steeper than 1:20, doors and doorways, ramps, elevators, and platform lifts.
Walking surfaces that are part of an accessible route shall comply with Section 403.
The primary entrance door to the unit, and all other doorways intended for user passage, shall comply with Section 404.
Exceptions:

1. Existing doors to hospital patient sleeping rooms shall be exempt from the requirement for space at the latch side provided the door is 44 inches (1120 mm) minimum in width.

2. In toilet rooms and bathrooms not required to comply with Section 1002.11.2, maneuvering clearances required by Section 404.2.3 are not required on the toilet room or bathroom side of the door.

3. A turning space between doors in a series as required by Section 404.2.5 is not required.

4. Storm and screen doors are not required to comply with Section 404.2.5.

5. Communicating doors between individual sleeping units are not required to comply with Section 404.2.5.

6. At other than the primary entrance door, where exterior space dimensions of balconies are less than the required maneuvering clearance, door maneuvering clearance is not required on the exterior side of the door.

Ramps shall comply with Section 405.
Elevators within the unit shall comply with Section 407, 408, or 409.
Platform lifts within the unit shall comply with Section 410.
Lighting controls, electrical panelboards, electrical switches and receptacle outlets, environmental controls, appliance controls, operating hardware for operable windows, plumbing fixture controls, and user controls for security or intercom systems shall comply with Section 309.
Exceptions:

1. Receptacle outlets serving a dedicated use.

2. Where two or more receptacle outlets are provided in a kitchen above a length of counter top that is uninterrupted by a sink or appliance, one receptacle outlet shall not be required to comply with 309.

3. Floor receptacle outlets.

4. HVAC diffusers.

5. Controls mounted on ceiling fans.

6. Where redundant controls other than light switches are provided for a single element, one control in each space shall not be required to be accessible.

7. Reset buttons and shut-offs serving appliances, piping and plumbing fixtures.

8. Electrical panelboards shall not be required to comply with Section 309.4.

Washing machines and clothes dryers shall comply with Section 611.
At least one toilet and bathing facility shall comply with Section 1002.11.2. All other toilet and bathing facilities shall comply with Section 1002.11.1
At fixtures in toilet and bathing facilities not required to comply with Section 1002.11.2, reinforcement in accordance with Section 1004.11.1 shall be provided.
Exception: Reinforcement is not required where Type B units are not provided in the structure.
At least one toilet and bathing facility shall comply with Section 603. At least one lavatory, one water closet and either a bathtub or shower within the unit shall comply with Sections 604 through 610. The accessible toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single toilet/bathing area, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel through other parts of the unit.
If vanity counter top space is provided in dwelling or sleeping units not required to be Accessible units within the same facility, equivalent vanity counter top space, in terms of size and proximity to the lavatory, shall also be provided in Accessible units.
Mirrors above accessible lavatories shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 40 inches (1015 mm) maximum above the floor.
Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with Section 804. At least one work surface, 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in length, shall comply with Section 902.
Exception: Spaces that do not provide a cooktop or conventional range shall not be required to provide an accessible work surface.
Windows shall comply with Section 1002.13.
Operable windows required to provide natural ventilation shall comply with Sections 309.2 and 309.3.
Operable windows required to provide an emergency escape and rescue opening shall comply with Section 309.2.
Where storage facilities are provided, at least one of each type shall comply with Section 905.
Exception: Kitchen cabinets shall not be required to comply with Section 1002.14.
In at least one sleeping area, a minimum of five percent, but not less than one bed shall comply with Section 1002.15.
A clear floor space complying with Section 305 shall be provided on both sides of the bed. The clear floor space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.
Exception: Where a single clear floor space complying with Section 305 positioned for parallel approach is provided between two beds, a clear floor space shall not be required on both sides of the bed.
At least one bed shall be provided with an open bed frame.
Type A units shall comply with Section 1003.
The accessible primary entrance shall be on an accessible route from public and common areas. The primary entrance shall not be to a bedroom unless it is the only entrance.
Accessible routes within Type A units shall comply with Section 1003.3.
At least one accessible route shall connect all spaces and elements that are a part of the unit. Accessible routes shall coincide with or be located in the same area as a general circulation path.
Exception: An accessible route is not required to unfinished attics and unfinished basements that are part of the unit.
All rooms served by an accessible route shall provide a turning space complying with Section 304.
Exceptions:

1. A turning space is not required in toilet rooms and bathrooms that are not required to comply with Section 1003.11.2.

2. A turning space is not required within closets or pantries that are 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum in depth.

Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following elements: walking surfaces with a slope not steeper than 1:20, doors and doorways, ramps, elevators, and platform lifts.
Walking surfaces that are part of an accessible route shall comply with Section 403.
The primary entrance door to the unit, and all other doorways intended for user passage, shall comply with Section 404.
Exceptions:

1. Thresholds at exterior sliding doors shall be permitted to be 3/4 inch (19 mm) maximum in height, provided they are beveled with a slope not greater than 1:2.

2. In toilet rooms and bathrooms not required to comply with Section 1003.11.2, maneuvering clearances required by Section 404.2.3 are not required on the toilet room or bathroom side of the door.

3. A turning space between doors in a series as required by Section 404.2.5 is not required.

4. Storm and screen doors are not required to comply with Section 404.2.5.

5. Communicating doors between individual sleeping units are not required to comply with Section 404.2.5.

6. At other than the primary entrance door, where exterior space dimensions of balconies are less than the required maneuvering clearance, door maneuvering clearance is not required on the exterior side of the door.

Ramps shall comply with Section 405.
Elevators within the unit shall comply with Section 407, 408, or 409.
Platform lifts within the unit shall comply with Section 410.
Lighting controls, electrical panelboards, electrical switches and receptacle outlets, environmental controls, appliance controls, operating hardware for operable windows, plumbing fixture controls, and user controls for security or intercom systems shall comply with Section 309.
Exceptions:

1. Receptacle outlets serving a dedicated use.

2. Where two or more receptacle outlets are provided in a kitchen above a length of counter top that is uninterrupted by a sink or appliance, one receptacle outlet shall not be required to comply with Section 309.

3. Floor receptacle outlets.

4. HVAC diffusers.

5. Controls mounted on ceiling fans.

6. Where redundant controls other than light switches are provided for a single element, one control in each space shall not be required to be accessible.

7. Reset buttons and shut-offs serving appliances, piping and plumbing fixtures.

8. Electrical panelboards shall not be required to comply with Section 309.4.

Washing machines and clothes dryers shall comply with Section 611.
At least one toilet and bathing facility shall comply with Section 1003.11.2. All toilet and bathing facilities shall comply with Section 1003.11.1.
Reinforcement shall be provided for the future installation of grab bars complying with Section 604.5 at water closets; grab bars complying with Section 607.4 at bathtubs; and for grab bars and shower seats complying with Sections 608.3, 608.2.1.3, 608.2.2.3 and 608.2.3.2 at shower compartments.
Exceptions:

1. At fixtures not required to comply with Section 1003.11.2, reinforcement in accordance with Section 1004.11.1 shall be permitted.

2. Reinforcement is not required in a room containing only a lavatory and a water closet, provided the room does not contain the only lavatory or water closet on the accessible level of the dwelling unit.

3. Reinforcement for the water closet side wall vertical grab bar component required by Section 604.5 is not required.

4. Where the lavatory overlaps the water closet clearance in accordance with the exception to Section 1003.11.2.4.4 reinforcement at the water closet rear wall for a 24-inch (610 mm) minimum length grab bar, centered on the water closet, shall be provided.

At least one toilet and bathing facility shall comply with Section 1003.11.2. At least one lavatory, one water closet and either a bathtub or shower within the unit shall comply with Section 1003.11.2. The accessible toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single toilet/bathing area, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel through other parts of the unit.
Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space or clearance for any fixture.
Exception: Where a clear floor space complying with Section 305.3 is provided within the room beyond the arc of the door swing.
Lavatories shall comply with Section 606.
Exception: Cabinetry shall be permitted under the lavatory, provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the lavatory;

(b) The floor finish extends under the cabinetry; and

(c) The walls behind and surrounding the cabinetry are finished.

Mirrors above accessible lavatories shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 40 inches (1015 mm) maximum above the floor.
Water closets shall comply with Section 1003.11.2.4.

FIGURE 1003.11.2.4
WATER CLOSETS IN TYPE A UNITS

The water closet shall be positioned with a wall to the rear and to one side. The centerline of the water closet shall be 16 inches (405 mm) minimum and 18 inches (455 mm) maximum from the sidewall.
Clearance around the water closet shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in width, measured perpendicular from the side wall.
Clearance around the water closet shall be 56 inches (1420 mm) minimum in depth, measured perpendicular from the rear wall.
The required clearance around the water closet shall be permitted to overlap the water closet, associated grab bars, paper dispensers, coat hooks, shelves, accessible routes, clear floor space required at other fixtures, and the wheelchair turning space. No other fixtures or obstructions shall be located within the required water closet clearance.
Exception: A lavatory measuring 24 inches (610 mm) maximum in depth and complying with Section 1003.11.2.2 shall be permitted on the rear wall 18 inches (455 mm) minimum from the centerline of the water closet to the side edge of the lavatory where the clearance at the water closet is 66 inches (1675 mm) minimum measured perpendicular from the rear wall.
The top of the water closet seat shall be 15 inches (380 mm) minimum and 19 inches (485 mm) maximum above the floor, measured to the top of the seat.
Flush controls shall be hand-operated or automatic. Hand operated flush controls shall comply with Section 309. Hand-operated flush controls shall be located on the open side of the water closet.
The accessible bathing fixture shall be a bathtub complying with Section 1003.11.2.5.1 or a shower compartment complying with Section 1003.11.2.5.2.
Bathtubs shall comply with Section 607.
Exceptions:

1. The removable in-tub seat required by Section 607.3 is not required.

2. Counter tops and cabinetry shall be permitted at one end of the clearance, provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The countertop and cabinetry can be removed;

(b) The floor finish extends under the countertop and cabinetry; and

(c) The walls behind and sur-rounding the countertop and cabinetry are finished.

FIGURE 1003.11.2.5.1
CLEARANCE FOR BATHTUBS IN TYPE A UNITS

Showers shall comply with Section 608.
Exception: At standard roll-in shower compartments complying with Section 608.2.2, lavatories, counter tops and cabinetry shall be permitted at one end of the clearance, provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The countertop and cabinetry can be removed;

(b) The floor finish extends under the countertop and cabinetry; and

(c) The walls behind and surrounding the countertop and cabinetry are finished.

Note: Lavatory permitted per Section 608.2.2

FIGURE 1003.11.2.5.2
STANDARD ROLL-IN-TYPE SHOWER
COMPARTMENT IN TYPE A UNITS

Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with Section 1003.12.
Clearance complying with Section 1003.12.1 shall be provided.
Clearance between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 40 inches (1015mm) minimum.

FIGURE 1003.12.1.1
MINIMUM KITCHEN CLEARANCE IN TYPE A UNITS

In kitchens with counters, appliances, or cabinets on three contiguous sides, clearance between all opposing base cabinets, countertops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum.

FIGURE 1003.12.1.2
U-SHAPED KITCHEN CLEARANCE IN TYPE A UNITS

Clear floor spaces required by Sections 1003.12.3 through 1003.12.5 shall comply with Section 305.
At least one section of counter shall provide a work surface 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in length complying with Section 1003.12.3.

FIGURE 1003.12.3
WORK SURFACE IN KITCHEN FOR TYPE A UNITS

A clear floor space, positioned for a forward approach to the work surface, shall be provided. Knee and toe clearance complying with Section 306 shall be provided. The clear floor space shall be centered on the work surface.
Exception: Cabinetry shall be permitted under the work surface, provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the work surface,

(b) The floor finish extends under the cabinetry, and

(c) The walls behind and surrounding the cabinetry are finished.

The work surface shall be 34 inches (865 mm) maximum above the floor.
Exception: A counter that is adjustable to provide a work surface at variable heights 29 inches (735 mm) minimum and 36 inches (915 mm) maximum above the floor, or that can be relocated within that range without cutting the counter or damaging adjacent cabinets, walls, doors, and structural elements, shall be permitted.
There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under the exposed portions of work surface counters.
The sink shall comply with Section 1003.12.4.

FIGURE 1003.12.4
KITCHEN SINK FOR TYPE A UNITS

A clear floor space, positioned for a forward approach to the sink, shall be provided. Knee and toe clearance complying with Section 306 shall be provided.
Exceptions:

1. The requirement for knee and toe clearance shall not apply to more than one bowl of a multi-bowl sink.

2. Cabinetry shall be permitted to be added under the sink, provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the sink,

(b) The floor finish extends under the cabinetry, and

(c) The walls behind and surrounding the cabinetry are finished.

The front of the sink shall be 34 inches (865 mm) maximum above the floor, measured to the higher of the rim or counter surface.
Exception: A sink and counter that is adjustable to variable heights 29 inches (735 mm) minimum and 36 inches (915 mm) maximum above the floor, or that can be relocated within that range without cutting the counter or damaging adjacent cabinets, walls, doors and structural elements, provided rough-in plumbing permits connections of supply and drain pipes for sinks mounted at the height of 29 inches (735 mm), shall be permitted.
Faucets shall comply with Section 309.
Water supply and drain pipes under sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under sinks.
Where provided, kitchen appliances shall comply with Section 1003.12.5.
All appliance controls shall comply with Section 1003.9.
Exceptions:

1. Appliance doors and door latching devices shall not be required to comply with Section 309.4.

2. Bottom-hinged appliance doors, when in the open position, shall not be required to comply with Section 309.3.

A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach, shall be provided at each kitchen appliance.
A clear floor space, positioned adjacent to the dishwasher door, shall be provided. The dishwasher door in the open position shall not obstruct the clear floor space for the dishwasher or an adjacent sink.
Cooktops shall comply with Section 1003.12.5.4.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach to the cooktop, shall be provided.
Where the clear floor space is positioned for a forward approach, knee and toe clearance complying with Section 306 shall be provided. The underside of the cooktop shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect from burns, abrasions, or electrical shock.
Where the clear floor space is positioned for a parallel approach, the clear floor space shall be centered on the appliance.
The location of controls shall not require reaching across burners.
Ovens shall comply with Section 1003.12.5.5. Ovens shall have controls on front panels, on either side of the door.
A clear floor space shall be provided. The oven door in the open position shall not obstruct the clear floor space for the oven.
Side-hinged door ovens shall have a countertop positioned adjacent to the latch side of the oven door.
Bottom-hinged door ovens shall have a countertop positioned adjacent to one side of the door.
The location of controls shall not require reaching across burners.
Combination refrigerators and freezers shall have at least 50 percent of the freezer compartment shelves, including the bottom of the freezer 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the floor when the shelves are installed at the maximum heights possible in the compartment. A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel approach to the refrigerator/freezer, shall be provided. The centerline of the clear floor space shall be offset 24 inches (610 mm) maximum from the centerline of the appliance.
Windows shall comply with Section 1003.13.
Operable windows required to provide natural ventilation shall comply with Sections 309.2 and 309.3.
Operable windows required to provide an emergency escape and rescue opening shall comply with Section 309.2.
Where storage facilities are provided, at least one of each type shall comply with Section 905.
Exception: Kitchen cabinets shall not be required to comply with Section 1003.14.
Type B units shall comply with Section 1004.
The accessible primary entrance shall be on an accessible route from public and common areas. The primary entrance shall not be to a bedroom unless it is the only entrance.
Accessible routes within Type B units shall comply with Section 1004.3.
At least one accessible route shall connect all spaces and elements that are a part of the unit. Accessible routes shall coincide with or be located in the same area as a general circulation path.
Exceptions:

1. An accessible route is not required to unfinished attics and unfinished basements that are part of the unit.

2. One of the following is not required to be on an accessible route:

2.1. A raised floor area in a portion of a living, dining, or sleeping room; or

2.2. A sunken floor area in a portion of a living, dining, or sleeping room; or

2.3. A mezzanine that does not have plumbing fixtures or an enclosed habitable space.

Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following elements: walking surfaces with a slope not steeper than 1:20, doors and doorways, ramps, elevators, and platform lifts.
Walking surfaces that are part of an accessible route shall comply with Section 1004.4.
Clear width of an accessible route shall comply with Section 403.5.
Changes in level shall comply with Section 303.
Exception: Where exterior deck, patio or balcony surface materials are impervious, the finished exterior impervious surface shall be 2 inches (50 mm) below the floor level of the adjacent interior spaces of the unit.
Doors and doorways shall comply with Section 1004.5.
The primary entrance door to the unit shall comply with Section 404.
Exception: Storm and screen doors serving individual dwelling or sleeping units are not required to comply with Section 404.2.5.
Doorways intended for user passage shall comply with Section 1004.5.2.
Doorways shall have a clear opening of 313/4 inches (805 mm) minimum. Clear opening of swinging doors shall be measured between the face of the door and stop, with the door open 90 degrees.
Where the operable parts on an inactive leaf of a double leaf doorway are located more than 48 inches (1220 mm) or less than 15 inches (380 mm) above the floor, the active leaf shall provide the clearance required by Section 1004.5.2.1.
Thresholds shall comply with Section 303.
Exception: Thresholds at exterior slidng doors shall be permitted to be 3/4 inch (19 mm) maximum in height, provided they are beveled with a slope not steeper than 1:2.
Automatic doors shall comply with Section 404.3.
Ramps shall comply with Section 405.
Elevators within the unit shall comply with Section 407, 408, or 409.
Platform lifts within the unit shall comply with Section 410.
Lighting controls, electrical switches and receptacle outlets, environmental controls, electrical panelboards, and user controls for security or intercom systems shall comply with Sections 309.2 and 309.3.
Exceptions:

1. Receptacle outlets serving a dedicated use.

2. Where two or more receptacle outlets are provided in a kitchen above a length of counter top that is uninterrupted by a sink or appliance, one receptacle outlet shall not be required to comply with Section 309.

3. Floor receptacle outlets.

4. HVAC diffusers.

5. Controls mounted on ceiling fans.

6. Controls or switches mounted on appliances.

7. Plumbing fixture controls.

8. Reset buttons and shut-offs serving appliances, piping and plumbing fixtures.

9. Where redundant controls other than light switches are provided for a single element, one control in each space shall not be required to be accessible.

10. Within kitchens and bathrooms, lighting controls, electrical switches and receptacle outlets are permitted to be located over cabinets with counter tops 36 inches (915 mm) maximum in height and 251/2 inches (650 mm) maximum in depth.

Washing machines and clothes dryers shall comply with Section 1004.10.
A clear floor space complying with Section 305.3, shall be provided. A parallel approach shall be provided for a top loading machine. A forward or parallel approach shall be provided for a front loading machine.
Toilet and bathing fixtures shall comply with Section 1004.11.
Exception: Fixtures on levels not required to be accessible.
Reinforcement shall be provided for the future installation of grab bars and shower seats at water closets, bathtubs, and shower compartments. Where walls are located to permit the installation of grab bars and seats complying with Section 604.5 at water closets; grab bars complying with Section 607.4 at bathtubs; and for grab bars and shower seats complying with Sections, 608.3, 608.2.1.3, 608.2.2.3 and 608.2.3.2 at shower compartments; reinforcement shall be provided for the future installation of grab bars and seats complying with those requirements.
Exceptions:

1. In a room containing only a lavatory and a water closet, reinforcement is not required provided the room does not contain the only lavatory or water closet on the accessible level of the unit.

2. At water closets reinforcement for the side wall vertical grab bar component required by Section 604.5 is not required.

3. At water closets where wall space will not permit a grab bar complying with Section 604.5.2, reinforcement for a rear wall grab bar 24 inches (610 mm) minimum in length centered on the water closet shall be provided.

4. At water closets where a side wall is not available for a 42-inch (1065 mm) grab bar complying with Section 604.5.1, reinforcement for a sidewall grab bar, 24 inches (610 mm) minimum in length, located 12 inches (305 mm) maximum from the rear wall, shall be provided.

5. At water closets where a side wall is not available for a 42-inch (1065 mm) grab bar complying with Section 604.5.1 reinforcement for a swing-up grab bar complying with Section 1004.11.1.1 shall be permitted.

6. At water closets where a side wall is not available for a 42-inch (1065 mm) grab bar complying with Section 604.5.1 reinforcement for two swing-up grab bars complying with Section 1004.11.1.1 shall be permitted to be installed in lieu of reinforcement for rear wall and side wall grab bars.

7. In shower compartments larger than 36 inches (915 mm) in width and 36 inches (915 mm) in depth reinforcement for a shower seat is not required.

A clearance of 18 inches (455 mm) minimum from the centerline of the water closet to any side wall or obstruction shall be provided where reinforcement for swing–up grab bars is provided. When the approach to the water closet is from the side, the 18 inches (455 mm) minimum shall be on the side opposite the direction of approach. Reinforcement shall accommodate a swing–up grab bar centered 153/4 inches (400 mm) from the centerline of the water closet and 28 inches (710 mm) minimum in length, measured from the wall to the end of the horizontal portion of the grab bar. Reinforcement shall accommodate a swing-up grab bar with a height in the down position of 33 inches (840 mm) minimum and 36 inches (915 mm) maximum. Reinforcement shall be adequate to resist forces in accordance with Section 609.8.
Exception: Where a water closet is positioned with a wall to the rear and to one side, the centerline of the water closet shall be 16 inches (405 mm) minimum and 18 inches (455 mm) maximum from the sidewall.

FIGURE 1004.11.1.1
SWING-UP GRAB BAR FOR WATER CLOSET

Clear floor spaces required by Section 1004.11.3.1 (Option A) or 1004.11.3.2 (Option B) shall comply with Sections 1004.11.2 and 305.3.
Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space or clearance for any fixture.
Exception: Where a clear floor space complying with Section 305.3, excluding knee and toe clearances under elements, is provided within the room beyond the arc of the door swing.
Clear floor space at fixtures shall be permitted to include knee and toe clearances complying with Section 306.
Either all toilet and bathing areas provided shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1 (Option A), or one toilet and bathing area shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.2 (Option B).
Each fixture provided shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.
Exceptions:

1. Where multiple lavatories are provided in a single toilet and bathing area such that travel between fixtures does not require travel through other parts of the unit, not more than one lavatory is required to comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.

2. A lavatory and a water closet in a room containing only a lavatory and water closet, provided the room does not contain the only lavatory or water closet on the accessible level of the unit.

A clear floor space complying with Section 305.3, positioned for a parallel approach, shall be provided at a lavatory. The clear floor space shall be centered on the lavatory.
Exception: A lavatory complying with Section 606 shall be permitted. Cabinetry shall be permitted under the lavatory provided the following criteria are met:

(a) The cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the lavatory; and

(b) The floor finish extends under the cabinetry; and

(c) The walls behind and surrounding the cabinetry are finished.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.1.1
LAVATORY IN TYPE B UNITS—OPTION A BATHROOMS

The water closet shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.2.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.1.2
CLEARANCE AT WATER CLOSETS IN TYPE B UNITS

The centerline of the water closet shall be 16 inches (405 mm) minimum and 18 inches (455 mm) maximum from one side of the required clearance.
Clearance around the water closet shall comply with Sections 1004.11.3.1.2.2.1 through 1004.11.3.1.2.2.3.

Exception: Clearance complying with Sections 1003.11.2.4.2 through 1003.11.2.4.4.

Clearance around the water closet shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in width, measured perpendicular from the side of the clearance that is 16 inches (405 mm) minimum and 18 inches (455 mm) maximum from the water closet centerline.
Clearance around the water closet shall be 56 inches (1420 mm) minimum in depth, measured perpendicular from the rear wall.
Where a forward approach is provided, the clearance shall be 66 inches (1675 mm) minimum in depth, measured perpendicular from the rear wall.
A vanity or other obstruction 24 inches (610 mm) maximum in depth, measured perpendicular from the rear wall, shall be permitted to overlap the required clearance, provided the width of the remaining clearance at the water closet is 33 inches (840 mm) minimum.
Where provided, a bathtub shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.3.1 or 1004.11.3.1.3.2 and a shower compartment shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.3.3.
A clearance 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in length and 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in width shall be provided in front of bathtubs with a parallel approach. Lavatories complying with Section 606 shall be permitted at the control end of the clearance. A lavatory complying with Section 1004.11.3.1.1 or a water closet shall be permitted at one end of the bathtub if a clearance of 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in length and 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in width for a parallel approach is provided in front of the bathtub.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.1.3.1
PARALLEL APPROACH BATHTUB IN TYPE B UNITS—OPTION A BATHROOMS

A clearance 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in length and 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in width shall be provided in front of bathtubs with a forward approach. A water closet and a lavatory shall be permitted in the clearance at one end of the bathtub.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.1.3.2
FORWARD APPROACH BATHTUB IN
TYPE B UNITS—OPTION A BATHROOMS

If a shower compartment is the only bathing facility, the shower compartment shall have dimensions of 36 inches (915 mm) minimum in width and 36 inches (915 mm) minimum in depth. A clearance of 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in length, measured perpendicular from the shower head wall, and 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in depth, measured from the face of the shower compartment, shall be provided. Reinforcing for a shower seat is not required in shower compartments larger than 36 inches (915 mm) in width and 36 inches (915 mm) in depth.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.1.3.3
TRANSFER-TYPE SHOWER
COMPARTMENT IN TYPE B UNITS

One of each type of fixture provided shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.2. The accessible fixtures shall be in a single toilet/bathing area, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel through other parts of the unit.
Lavatories shall comply with Sections 1004.11.3.1.1 and 1004.11.3.2.1.1.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.2.1
LAVATORY IN TYPE B UNITS—OPTION B BATHROOMS

The front of the lavatory shall be 34 inches (865 mm) maximum above the floor, measured to the higher of the rim or counter surface.
The water closet shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.2.
The accessible bathing fixture shall be a bathtub complying with Section 1004.11.3.2.3.1 or a shower compartment complying with Section 1004.11.3.2.3.2.
A clearance 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in length measured perpendicular from the control end of the bathtub, and 30 inches (760 mm) minimum in width shall be provided in front of bathtubs.

FIGURE 1004.11.3.2.3.1
BATHROOM CLEARANCE IN
TYPE B UNITS—OPTION B BATHROOMS

A shower compartment shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.3.3.
Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with Section 1004.12.
Clearance complying with Section 1004.12.1 shall be provided.
Clearance between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 40 inches (1015 mm) minimum.

FIGURE 1004.12.1.1
MINIMUM KITCHEN CLEARANCE IN TYPE B UNITS

In kitchens with counters, appliances, or cabinets on three contiguous sides, clearance between all opposing base cabinets, countertops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum.

FIGURE 1004.12.1.2
U-SHAPED KITCHEN CLEARANCE IN TYPE B UNITS

Clear floor space at appliances shall comply with Sections 1004.12.2 and 305.3.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel approach to the sink, shall be provided. The clear floor space shall be centered on the sink bowl.
Exception: A sink with a forward approach complying with Section 1003.12.4.1.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach to the dishwasher, shall be provided. The dishwasher door in the open position shall not obstruct the clear floor space for the dishwasher.
Cooktops shall comply with Section 1004.12.2.3.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach to the cooktop, shall be provided.
Where the clear floor space is positioned for a forward approach, knee and toe clearance complying with Section 306 shall be provided. The underside of the cooktop shall be insulated or otherwise configured to prevent burns, abrasions, or electrical shock.
Where the clear floor space is positioned for a parallel approach, the clear floor space shall be centered on the appliance.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach adjacent to the oven shall be provided. The oven door in the open position shall not obstruct the clear floor space for the oven.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel approach to the refrigerator/freezer, shall be provided. The centerline of the clear floor space shall be offset 24 inches (610 mm) maximum from the centerline of the appliance.
A clear floor space, positioned for a parallel or forward approach to the trash compactor, shall be provided.
Type C (Visitable) dwelling units shall comply with Section 1005.
At least one unit entrance shall be on a circulation path complying with Section 1005.5 from a public street or sidewalk, a dwelling unit driveway, or a garage.
A circulation path complying with Section 1005.5 shall connect the unit entrance complying with Section 1005.2 and with the spaces specified in Section 1005.4.
The entrance level shall include a toilet room or bathroom complying with Section 1005.6 and one habitable space with an area 70 square feet (6.5 m2) minimum. Where a food preparation area is provided on the entrance level, it shall comply with Section 1005.7.
Exception: A toilet room or bathroom shall not be required on an entrance level with less than 120 square feet (11.1 m2) of habitable space.
Circulation paths shall comply with Section 1005.5.
The circulation path shall consist of one or more of the following elements: walking surfaces with a slope not steeper that 1:20, doors and doorways, ramps, elevators complying with Sections 407 through 409, and wheelchair (platform) lifts complying with Section 410.
Walking surfaces with slopes not steeper than 1:20 shall comply with Section 303.
The clear width of the circulation path shall comply with Section 403.5.
Doors and doorways shall comply with Section 1005.5.3
Doorways shall have a clear opening of 313/4 inches (805 mm) minimum. Clear opening of swinging doors shall be measured between the face of the door and stop, with the door open 90 degrees.
Thresholds shall comply with Section 303.
Exception: Thresholds at exterior sliding doors shall be permitted to be 3/4 inch (19 mm) maximum in height, provided they are beveled with a slope not steeper than 1:2.
Ramps shall comply with Section 405.
Exception: Handrails, intermediate landings and edge protection are not required where the sides of ramp runs have a vertical drop off of 1/2 inch (13 mm) maximum within 10 inches (255 mm) horizontally of the ramp run.
The clear width of the circulation path shall comply with Section 403.5.
At a minimum, the toilet room or bathroom required by Section 1005.4 shall include a lavatory and a water closet. Reinforcement shall be provided for the future installation of grab bars at water closets. Clearances at the water closet shall comply with Section 1004.11.3.1.2.
At a minimum, the food preparation area shall include a sink, a cooking appliance, and a refrigerator. Clearances between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances or walls within the food preparation area shall be 40 inches (1015 mm) minimum in width.
Exception: Spaces that do not provide a cooktop or conventional range shall be permitted to provide a clearance of 36 inches (915 mm) minimum in width.
Receptacle outlets and operable parts of lighting controls shall be located 15 inches (380 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum above the floor.
Exception: The following shall not be required to comply with Section 1005.8.

1. Receptacle outlets serving a dedicated use.

2. Controls mounted on ceiling fans and ceiling lights.

3. Floor receptacle outlets.

4. Lighting controls and receptacle outlets over countertops.

Units required to have accessible communication features shall comply with Section 1006.
Where provided, unit smoke detection shall include audible notification complying with NFPA 72 listed in Section 105.2.2.
Where a building fire alarm system is provided, the system wiring shall be extended to a point within the unit in the vicinity of the unit smoke detection system.
Visible notification appliances, where provided within the unit as part of the unit smoke detection system or the building fire alarm system, shall comply with Section 1006.4.
Visible notification appliances shall comply with Section 702.
All visible notification appliances provided within the unit for smoke detection notification shall be activated upon smoke detection. All visible notification appliances provided within the unit for building fire alarm notification shall be activated upon activation of the building fire alarm in the portion of the building containing the unit.
The same visible notification appliances shall be permitted to provide notification of unit smoke detection and building fire alarm activation.
Visible notification appliances used to indicate unit smoke detection or building fire alarm activation shall not be used for any other purpose within the unit.
Communication features shall be provided at the unit primary entrance complying with Section 1006.5.
A hard-wired electric doorbell shall be provided. A button or switch shall be provided on the public side of the unit primary entrance. Activation of the button or switch shall initiate an audible tone within the unit.
A means for visually identifying a visitor without opening the unit entry door shall be provided. Peepholes, where used, shall provide a minimum 180-degree range of view.
Where a system permitting voice communication between a visitor and the occupant of the unit is provided at a location other than the unit entry door, the system shall comply with Section 1006.6.
The public or common-use system interface shall include the capability of supporting voice and TTY communication with the unit interface. When requested to be provided by a unit occupant, the cost of providing the public or common-use component of the voice and TTY interface shall not be borne by the unit occupant.
The unit system interface shall include a telephone jack capable of supporting voice and TTY communication with the public or common-use system interface.
Where a closed-circuit communication system is provided, the public or common-use system interface shall comply with Section 1006.6.1, and the unit system interface in units required to have accessible communication features shall comply with Section 1006.6.2.
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