Please refer to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22 and Section 13A for 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.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

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

 

PART A ADMINISTRATION

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

 

PART B BUILDING TYPES

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

 

 

PART C EXTERIOR

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

 

PART D INTERIOR

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

PART E DWELLING UNITS

 

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

 

 

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