International Building Code Section 3202


International Building Code 3202.1

Encroachments below grade. Encroachments below
grade shall comply with Sections 3202.1.1 through 3202.1.3.

Structural support. A part of a building erected
below grade that is necessary for structural support of the
building or structure shall not project beyond the lot lines,
except that the footings of street walls or their supports
which are located at least 8 feet (2438 mm) below grade
shall not project more than 12 inches (305 mm) beyond the
street lot line.

Vaults and other enclosed spaces. The construction
and utilization of vaults and other enclosed space below
grade shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the
authority or legislative body having jurisdiction.

Areaways. Areaways shall be protected by grates,
guards or other approved means.

International Building Code 3202.1.1

Structural support. A part of a building erected
below grade that is necessary for structural support of the
building or structure shall not project beyond the lot lines,
except that the footings of street walls or their supports
which are located at least 8 feet (2438 mm) below grade
shall not project more than 12 inches (305 mm) beyond the
street lot line.

International Building Code 3202.1.2

Vaults and other enclosed spaces. The construction
and utilization of vaults and other enclosed space below
grade shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the
authority or legislative body having jurisdiction.

International Building Code 3202.1.3

Areaways. Areaways shall be protected by grates,
guards or other approved means.

International Building Code 3202.2

Encroachments above grade and below 8 feet in
height. Encroachments into the public right-of-way above
grade and below 8 feet (2438 mm) in height shall be prohibited
except as provided for in Sections 3202.2.1 through 3202.2.3.
Doors and windows shall not open or project into the public
right-of-way.

Steps. Steps shall not project more than 12 inches
(305 mm) and shall be guarded by approved devices not less
than 3 feet (914 mm) high, or shall be located between columns
or pilasters.

Architectural features. Columns or pilasters,
including bases and moldings shall not project more than 12
inches (305 mm). Belt courses, lintels, sills, architraves,
pediments and similar architectural features shall not project
more than 4 inches (102 mm).

Awnings. The vertical clearance from the public
right-of-way to the lowest part of any awning, including
valances, shall be 7 feet (2134 mm) minimum.

International Building Code 3202.2.1

Steps. Steps shall not project more than 12 inches
(305 mm) and shall be guarded by approved devices not less
than 3 feet (914 mm) high, or shall be located between columns
or pilasters.

International Building Code 3202.2.2

Architectural features. Columns or pilasters,
including bases and moldings shall not project more than 12
inches (305 mm). Belt courses, lintels, sills, architraves,
pediments and similar architectural features shall not project
more than 4 inches (102 mm).

International Building Code 3202.2.3

Awnings. The vertical clearance from the public
right-of-way to the lowest part of any awning, including
valances, shall be 7 feet (2134 mm) minimum.

International Building Code 3202.3

Encroachments 8 feet or more above grade.
Encroachments 8 feet (2438 mm) or more above grade shall
comply with Sections 3202.3.1 through 3202.3.4.

Awnings, canopies, marquees and signs. Awnings,
canopies, marquees and signs shall be constructed so
as to support applicable loads as specified in Chapter 16.
Awnings, canopies, marquees and signs with less than 15
feet (4572 mm) clearance above the sidewalk shall not
extend into or occupy more than two-thirds the width of the
sidewalk measured from the building. Stanchions or columns
that support awnings, canopies, marquees and signs
shall be located not less than 2 feet (610 mm) in from the
curb line.

Windows, balconies, architectural features and
mechanical equipment. Where the vertical clearance
above grade to projecting windows, balconies, architectural
features or mechanical equipment is more than 8 feet (2438
mm), 1 inch (25 mm) of encroachment is permitted for each
additional 1 inch (25 mm) of clearance above 8 feet (2438
mm), but the maximum encroachment shall be 4 feet (1219
mm).

Encroachments 15 feet or more above grade.
Encroachments 15 feet (4572 mm) or more above grade
shall not be limited.

Pedestrian walkways. The installation of a
pedestrianwalkway over a public right-of-way shall be subject
to the approval of local authority having jurisdiction.
The vertical clearance from the public right-of-way to the
lowest part of a pedestrian walkway shall be 15 feet (4572
mm) minimum.

International Building Code 3202.3.1

Awnings, canopies, marquees and signs. Awnings,
canopies, marquees and signs shall be constructed so
as to support applicable loads as specified in Chapter 16.
Awnings, canopies, marquees and signs with less than 15
feet (4572 mm) clearance above the sidewalk shall not
extend into or occupy more than two-thirds the width of the
sidewalk measured from the building. Stanchions or columns
that support awnings, canopies, marquees and signs
shall be located not less than 2 feet (610 mm) in from the
curb line.

International Building Code 3202.3.2

Windows, balconies, architectural features and
mechanical equipment. Where the vertical clearance
above grade to projecting windows, balconies, architectural
features or mechanical equipment is more than 8 feet (2438
mm), 1 inch (25 mm) of encroachment is permitted for each
additional 1 inch (25 mm) of clearance above 8 feet (2438
mm), but the maximum encroachment shall be 4 feet (1219
mm).

International Building Code 3202.3.3

Encroachments 15 feet or more above grade.
Encroachments 15 feet (4572 mm) or more above grade
shall not be limited.

International Building Code 3202.3.4

Pedestrian walkways. The installation of a
pedestrianwalkway over a public right-of-way shall be subject
to the approval of local authority having jurisdiction.
The vertical clearance from the public right-of-way to the
lowest part of a pedestrian walkway shall be 15 feet (4572
mm) minimum.

International Building Code 3202.4

Temporary encroachments. Where allowed by the
local authority having jurisdiction, vestibules and storm enclosures
shall not be erected for a period of time exceeding 7
months in any one year and shall not encroach more than 3 feet
(914 mm) nor more than one-fourth of the width of the sidewalk
beyond the street lot line. Temporary entrance awnings
shall be erected with a minimum clearance of 7 feet (2134 mm)
to the lowest portion of the hood or awning where supported on
re movable steel or other approved noncombustible support.