Georgia Accessibility Code Comparison
Side-by-side comparison of the 2010 Department of Justice ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the 1994 Department of Justice ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the 1997 Georgia Accessibility Code.
HTML | August 2011
The following Technical Bulletins were produced in coordination with the State Fire Marshal's Office and are designed to answer questions and clarify sections of the Georgia Accessibility Code. However, these technical bulletins have not been updated to reflect the incremental changes in the new Georgia Accessibility Code, effective March 15, 2012; the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
- General - Georgia Accessibility Code (120-3-20 (.01-.08)) Q & A
- 104.1.1 Construction and Manufacturing Tolerances
- 202 Existing Buildings and Facilities - Change in Occupancy
- 202.4 Alterations Affecting Primary Function Areas
- 203.9 Employee Work Areas
- 206 Accessible Routes - 206.2.3 Multi-Story Buildings*
- 207 Means of Egress
- 208 and 209 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones for scoping requirements
- 213 Restrooms and Bathing Facilities - Toilet Compartments (604.8)
- 213 Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities - 606 Lavatories and Sinks
- 213 Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities - Clear floor space requirements
- 215 Fire Alarm Systems - 702 Visual Alarms
- 705 Detectable Warnings (Section 218, 810 Transportation Facilities)
- Places of Worship (120-3-20-.03 (3)/2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design)
Access To and Use of Public Facilities by Handicapped Persons 120-3-20 (.01-.08)
Effective March 15, 2012 | PDF
Accessibility Code for Buildings and Facilities (related to construction commenced prior to March 15, 2012), please see 120-3-(.01-.54): HTML|
*The Georgia Accessibility Code Technical Assistance Memo on Accessible Routes to multi-story buildings has an error, which differs from the ADA standards.
2010 ADA Standards Exception 1 to 206.2.3 is:
"EXCEPTIONS: 1. In private buildings or facilities that are less than three stories or that have less than 3000 square feet (279 m2) per story, an accessible route shall not be required to connect stories provided that…"
The memo listed above omits “or” in the first sentence and replaces it with a comma. This could be read as combining the two requirements that a building is exempt if it has less than three stories and with less than 3000 SF per story. This was not intended to be an additional Georgia requirement, it is an error in the copy of the sentence, as the State and Federal requirements are the same relative to this Exception.