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1800.5900 CLASSES OF BUILDINGS.

In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 326.02, subdivision 5, and 326.03, subdivision 2, the following classes of buildings are exempt subject to the limitations of the elements listed below:

Classifications Elements that must be met to be exempt*
Assembly (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group A2: Dining and drinking less than 50 persons) Not greater than one story with no basement; and
Seating for not more than 20 persons; and
Not greater than 1,000 gross square footage (GSF)
Business (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group B) Not greater than two story with a basement; and
Not greater than 2,250 GSF
Factory (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group F2) Not greater than one story with no basement; and
Not greater than 3,000 GSF
Mercantile (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group M) Not greater than two story with a basement; and
Not greater than 1,500 GSF
Residential (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group R) Apartment houses/condominiums (three units or less), dwellings, lodging houses, attached single-family dwellings/townhomes, and congregate residences (each accommodating ten persons or less)
Storage (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group S1: Aircraft hangars and helistops) Not greater than one story with no basement; and
Not greater than 3,000 GSF
Storage (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group S2 except for parking garages, open or enclosed) Not greater than one story with no basement; and
Not greater than 5,000 GSF
Utility (as defined by the MSBC under occupancy group U except for fences higher than 8', tanks and towers, and retaining walls with over 4' of vertical exposed face) Not greater than one story with no basement; and
Not greater than 1,000 GSF

*All terms used in this table are defined in the Minnesota State Building Code (MSBC).

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326.06

History:

32 SR 367

Published Electronically:

July 7, 2011