International Building Code Section 1206


International Building Code 1206.1

General. This section shall apply to yards and courts
adjacent to exterior openings that provide natural light or ventilation.
Such yards and courts shall be on the same property as
the building.

International Building Code 1206.2

Yards. Yards shall not be less than 3 feet (914 mm) in
width for one- and two-story buildings. For buildings more
than two stories in height, the minimum width of the yard shall
be increased at the rate of 1 foot (305 mm) for each additional
story. For buildings exceeding 14 stories in height, the required
width of the yard shall be computed on the basis of 14 stories.

International Building Code 1206.3

Courts. Courts shall not be less than 3 feet (914 mm) in
width. Courts having windows opening on opposite sides shall
not be less than 6 feet (1829 mm) in width. Courts shall not be
less than 10 feet (3048 mm) in length unless bounded on one
end by a public way or yard. For buildings more than two stories
in height, the court shall be increased 1 foot (305 mm) in
width and 2 feet (310 mm) in length for each additional story.
For buildings exceeding 14 stories in height, the required
dimensions shall be computed on the basis of 14 stories.

Court access. Access shall be provided to the bottom
of courts for cleaning purposes.

Air intake. Courts more than two stories in height
shall be provided with a horizontal air intake at the bottom
not less than 10 square feet (0.93 m2) in area and leading to
the exterior of the building unless abutting a yard or public
way.

Court drainage. The bottom of every court shall
be properly graded and drained to a public sewer or other
approved disposal system complying with the International
Plumbing Code.

International Building Code 1206.3.1

Court access. Access shall be provided to the bottom
of courts for cleaning purposes.

International Building Code 1206.3.2

Air intake. Courts more than two stories in height
shall be provided with a horizontal air intake at the bottom
not less than 10 square feet (0.93 m2) in area and leading to
the exterior of the building unless abutting a yard or public
way.

International Building Code 1206.3.3

Court drainage. The bottom of every court shall
be properly graded and drained to a public sewer or other
approved disposal system complying with the International
Plumbing Code.