Definition of a Bedroom
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Definition of a Bedroom

Type of Room that Qualifies as a Bedroom

For the purposes of permitting an onsite wastewater system (OWS), a bedroom is: a room with a closet, a window and with private access such that access to other rooms does not have to be gained by going through the bedroom.

Basement Bedrooms

For basement bedrooms, the windows must meet this egress code: A minimum clear width of 20″, a minimum clear height of 24″, with a total net clear opening of 5 sq. ft. for grade level windows and 5.7 sq. ft. for all others. Sill height must be not more than 44″ above the finished floor.

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