S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:01:09 - Maintenance of exits and emergency escapes

The number of required exits for a building or each level of a building shall meet the requirements of section 1031 of the International Fire Code, 2015 edition. Each exit conforming to the requirements of the building code under the exit was constructed may be considered as a complying exit if, in the opinion of the authority having jurisdiction, the exit does not constitute a distinct hazard to life. The fire-resistive rating of any wall, ceiling, or opening that is part of an exit shall meet the minimum requirements of this chapter. No obstruction, including storage, may be placed in the required width of an exit. No exit may be obstructed in any manner. Each exit shall remain free of any material or matter whose presence would make the exit hazardous.


S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:01:09
18 SDR 107, effective January 1, 1992; 23 SDR 32, effective September 11, 1996; 27 SDR 75, effective February 7, 2001; 33 SDR 113, effective January 2, 2007; 37 SDR 235, effective June 28, 2011; 43 SDR 56, effective 10/17/2016

General Authority: SDCL 34-29B-2.

Law Implemented: SDCL 34-29B-2, 34-29B-10.

International Fire Code, 2015 edition, International Code Council. Copies may be obtained from the International Code Council, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478; $92.00 for members and $123.00 for nonmembers. Telephone: 1-888-422 -7233.

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