City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.070
Section 17F.070.220

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.220 Doors and Openings
  1. The requirements of IBC Sections 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, and 1020 apply, except that:
    1. an existing, solid, bonded wood core door, one and three-eighths inch thick, or an equivalent, may be kept; and
    1. a door or other opening protected on both sides by an approved thermal detection or sprinkler system may open on an exit, so long as the opening does not lead to a special area to be protected, as defined in SMC 17F.080.090.
  1. Transoms and openings (except doors from corridors to rooms) must be fixed closed and covered with material equivalent to the surrounding separation.
  1. A door, when open, must not reduce the minimum required width of an exit way more than seven inches.

Date Passed: Monday, June 7, 2010

Effective Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

ORD C34600 Section 11