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California Building Code Excerpt

Section 11B-210 Stairways

Code excerpt regarding scoping requirements for stairways.

11B-210 Stairways

11B-210.1 General. Interior and exterior stairs shall comply with Section 11B-504.

Exceptions:

  1. In detention and correctional facilities, stairs that are not located in public use areas shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-504.
  2. In alterations, stairs between levels that are connected by an accessible route shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-504, except that striping complying with Section 11B-504.4.1 and handrails complying with Section 11B-505 shall be provided when the stairs are altered.
  3. In assembly areas, aisle stairs shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-504 except that striping complying with Section 11B-504.4.1 shall be provided.
  4. Stairs that connect play components shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-504 except that striping complying with Section 11B-504.4.1 shall be provided.

Stairs are usually not part of an accessible route (per Section 11B-402.2), but they still have general requirements to make them accessible to persons with disabilities who are capable of using stairs.