Please refer to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22 and Section 13Afor more information about the Architectural Access Board

Copies of our Rules and Regulations (521 CMR) are available at the State Bookstore, Room 116, State House, Boston, MA 02133 (617) 727-2834.

Microsoft WORD (.DOC) FORMAT

IMPORTANT: The following sections are in Microsoft Word format. You will need to have Microsoft Word for Windows 98 or greater to view them.

Please note that due to formatting issues, the pages on the website regulations do not coincide with the pages in the hard copy 521 CMR


Section 1 Authority doc format of    521001.doc
Section 2 Purpose and Scope doc format of    521002.doc
Section 3 Jurisdiction doc format of    521003.doc
Section 4 Appeal and Variance doc format of    521004.doc
Section 5 Definitions doc format of    521005.doc
Section 6 Space Allowance and Reach Ranges doc format of    521006.doc


Section 7 Retail Establishments doc format of    521007.doc
Section 8 Transient Lodging Facilities doc format of    521008.doc  Section 9 Multiple Dwellings doc format of    521009.doc
Section 10 Public Use and Common Use Spaces in Multiple Dwelling doc format of    521010.doc  Section 11 Commercial Buildings doc format of    521011.doc
Section 12 Educational Facilities doc format of    521012.doc
Section 13 Medical Care Facilities doc format of    521013.doc
Section 14 Places of Assembly doc format of    521014.doc
Section 15 Detention Facilities doc format of    521015.doc
Section 16 Houses of Worship doc format of    521016.doc
Section 17 Restaurants doc format of    521017.doc
Section 18 Transportation Terminals doc format of    521018.doc
Section 19 Recreational Facilities doc format of    521019.doc


Section 20 Accessible Route doc format of    521020.doc
Section 21 Curb Cuts doc format of    521021.doc
Section 22 Walkways doc format of    521022.doc
Section 23 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones doc format of    521023.doc


Section 24 Ramps doc format of    521024.doc
Section 25 Entrances doc format of    521025.doc
Section 26 Doors and Doorways doc format of    521026.doc
Section 27 Stairs doc format of    521027.doc
Section 28 Elevators doc format of    521028.doc
Section 29 Floor Surfaces doc format of    521029.doc
Section 30 Public Toilet Room doc format of    521030.doc
Section 31 Bathing Rooms doc format of    521031.doc
Section 32 Kitchens doc format of    521032.doc
Section 33 Dressing, Fitting and Changing Rooms doc format of    521033.doc
Section 34 Storage doc format of    521034.doc
Section 35 Tables and Seating doc format of    521035.doc
Section 36 Drinking Fountains doc format of    521036.doc
Section 37 Public Telephones doc format of    521037.doc
Section 38 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) doc format of    521038.doc
Section 39 Controls doc format of    521039.doc
Section 40 Alarms doc format of    521040.doc
Section 41 Signage doc format of    521041.doc


Section 42 Group 1 Bathrooms doc format of    521042.doc
Section 43 Group 1 Kitchens doc format of    521043.doc
Section 44 Group 2 Bathrooms doc format of    521044.doc

Section 45 Group 2 Kitchens doc format of    521045.doc
Section 46 Group 1 Bedrooms doc format of    521046.doc
Section 47 Group 2 Bedrooms doc format of    521047.doc