The minimum ceiling height in a habitable room shall be not less than seven feet six inches except as follows:
Rooms under sloping roofs shall have a minimum ceiling height of seven feet six inches for not less than 50 percent of the floor area having a ceiling height of five feet or more. No portion of the floor area having a ceiling height of less than five feet shall be considered as a part of the required floor area.
In any room, beams or furred spaces constituting not more than 20 percent of the ceiling area may have a height of not less than seven feet.
In intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled – 15 or less, toilet, storage and closet rooms shall have a minimum ceiling height of seven feet, six inches. All other rooms in such facilities shall have a minimum ceiling height of eight feet.
(Prior code § 52-5; Amend Coun. J. 12-21-84, p. 12140)