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Chapter 11B, Division 5 (General Site and Building Elements)

2019 CBC Revisions:
Accessibility Previw


Chapter 11B, Division 5 (General Site and Building Elements) 

Existing Multi-story Parking Facilities

11B-502.5 Vertical clearance. Parking spaces, access aisles and vehicular routes serving them shall provide a vertical clearance of 98 inches (2489 mm) minimum.

Exception: In existing multi-story parking facilities, car parking spaces, access aisles and vehicular routes serving them shall provide a vertical clearance of 80 inches (2032 mm) minimum. Existing vertical clearance in excess of 80 inches (2032 mm) and less than 98 inches (2489 mm) shall be maintained. This exception shall not apply to van parking spaces, access aisles, or vehicular routes serving them.

Restores compliance for existing non-van accessible parking constructed under previous accessibility standards where only 80 inches minimum vertical clearance was acceptable.