Attic Access

The following items must be shown, detailed and/or noted:

  • Size and location (section R807.1, I.R.C.)
***Please note: If located in the garage, the framing, trim out and attic scuttle lid must be covered with minimum 5/8" type 'x' G.W.B. The scuttle lid to framed trim out must be tight in fit.

  • Appliances in an attic, reference section M1305.1.3, I.R.C.
***Please note: Attic mounted appliances (HVAC, etc.) must be shown and labeled on the drawings. The maximum attic passageway length from the attic scuttle opening to the attic mounted appliance is 20 feet, reference section M1305.1.3, I.R.C.

  • A minimum of 30-inch unobstructed headroom is required above the attic scuttle, reference section R807.1, I.R.C.