Maximum Landing Length - Straight Run Stairs

Whenever you need to break up a straight set of stairs, the maximum landing length can't be greater than 48 inches. This building code usually applies to stairways that exceed the maximum rise distance of 12 feet.

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 This information could be incorrect or outdated.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.

Exceptions: Would be a door located at the landing.