Doors In Stair Landings

Don't forget to follow the minimum stair landing width building code.

When the door has been opened as far as it can, the maximum distance from the finished wall to the farthest point of the door can't be more than 7 inches.


This wouldn't apply to doors that swing into the building, only doors that open into the landing space or area.


Reference: 2012 International Building Code - 1009.8 Page 255

If this stairway and door are part of an emergency exit, the door might require special hardware. Most emergency doors require panic hardware that can be opened easily into the main flow of traffic exiting the building, during an emergency situation.

Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated. Building codes are updated regularly and to some building departments have different interpretations for certain building codes.