water closets compliance guide

604.3 – Clearances

604.3 Clearance.

604.3.1 Size.
Clearance around a water closet shall be 1525 mm (60″) minimum measured perpendicular from the side wall and 1420 mm (52″) minimum measured perpendicular from the rear wall.

604.3.2 Overlap.
The required clearance around the water closet shall be permitted to overlap the water closet, associated grab bars, dispensers, sanitary napkin disposal units, coat hooks, shelves, accessible routes, clear floor space and clearances required at other fixtures, and the turning space.  No other fixtures or obstructions shall be located within the required water closet clearance.