Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(a) Every dwelling shall have safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to safe and open space at ground level.
(b) In all one, two and three-family dwellings of more than two rooms, every occupied room (exclusive of area used solely for storage) shall have at least two means of egress, at least one of which shall be a door providing a means of unobstructed travel to the outside of the building at street level, and not more than one of which may be a window. No room or space shall be occupied which is accessible only by a ladder, folding stairs or through a trap door.
(c) No required path of travel to the outside from any room shall be through another bedroom, nor through a bathroom or other space subject to locking.
(d) All exterior doors providing means of egress shall be not less than thirty-two inches in width. Every area containing a sleeping room shall have a door between it and the remainder of the building. At least one exterior door must be thirty-six inches in width.
(e) Every sleeping room, unless it has a door leading directly outside of the building, shall have at least one outside window which can be opened from the inside without the use of tools, to provide a clear opening of not less than twenty-two inches in the least dimension, and 576 square inches in area, with the bottom of the opening not more than three feet, six inches above the finished floor.
(f) Every building having a floor area of 800 square feet or more shall have at least two exit ways, remote from each other.
(Ord. 42-1981. Passed 2-23-81.)