Fitting Rooms

Min. clear width of accessible doors to be 32” when door is open 90 degrees.
CBC 1133B.2

Mirrors to be 18” wide, 54” tall, mounted with bottom edge 20” max. from floor.  Mounted to provide view to person on bench as well as standing.
CBC 1117B.8

Clothing hooks to be mounted 48” max. from the floor – unless behind bench where max. height = 46”
CBC 1117B.8

Provide 24”x48” bench fixed to wall along long dimension, 17”-19” above finish floor.   Provide clear floor space along side to allow for parallel transfer.  Note: 2010 ADA requires 30” clear space at end of bench.
CBC 1117B.8  2010 ADA 903.2

Min. 60”x 60” clear space within room.  Door swing cannot encroach into clear space.
CBC 1117B.8 ADAAG 4.35.2

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4 Responses to Fitting Rooms

  1. Shawn says:

    Do the doors have to be specific for the ADA fitting room? Swinging, special hinges, etc?

    Thank you.

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      No special hinges. Fitting room doors should swing out – not into the clear space required inside the room. The doors should provide 32″ clear opening when the door is open 90 deg. Do not use surface mounted flush bolts to secure / lock the door.
      I hope that helps.

  2. Maggie says:

    Does a retail space still have to provide an ADA compliant dressing room (with 60″ turn and bench, etc.) if all dressing rooms are curtained? Or, do curtained rooms eliminate the requirement for the larger fitting room area?

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      If your dressing rooms are defined by curtains – and you can essentially combine 2 dressing rooms by retracting the curtain between them to provide the required clear space & a bench – then you would be ok. Otherwise, simply having curtains on the dressing rooms doesn’t eliminate the need for the required turning space and bench etc.

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