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Fillable Printable AFH Local Building Inspection Checklist modified

Fillable Printable AFH Local Building Inspection Checklist modified

AFH Local Building Inspection Checklist modified

AFH Local Building Inspection Checklist modified

Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May
Adult Family Home (AFH) LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Code References: 2012 IRC Section R325 (WAC 51-51)
APPLICATION NUMBER:_____________________
SECTION 1 - PROPERTY INFORMATION
SITE ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________ ASSESSOR’S TAX/PARCEL#:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _
SECTION 2 - APPLICANT INFORMATION
PROPERTY OWNER NAME: ___________________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE: ____________________
AFH LICENSEE NAME
(IF DIFFER ENT): ___________________________________ __________________________ ___________ DAYTIME PHONE: ____________________
SECTION 3 – FLOOR PLAN
On a separate sheet of paper (8 ½ x 11) draw a floor plan (including all
floors) of your prospective AFH. Include all sleeping rooms (bedrooms)
indicating which bedroom is: A, B, C D, E and F.
Label all components for exiting i.e., stairs, ramps, platforms, lifts and
elevators.
I certify under penalty of perjury that the inf ormation furnished by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that I
am requestingor I
am authorized by the owner of the above premises to request inspection for the operation of an Adult Family
Home at this location
.
I agree to holdharmless the jurisdiction conducting such inspections, at my request, as to any claim
(including costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees incurred in the
investigation ofsuch claim), which may be made by any person,
including the undersigned, and filed against the jurisdiction, but only where suchclaim arises out of the reliance of the
jurisdiction, includingits officers and employees,upon the accuracy of the information supplied to the
jurisdiction as a part of
this applic ation
.
NAME/TITLE: _________________________________________________________________________ DATE: __________________________
PROPERTY OWNERAPPLICANTLICENSEE
SECTIONS 1
,
2
,
3
,
AND 4 MUST BE COMPLETED BY
A
PPLICANT BEFORE INSPECTION WILL BE PROCESSED
SECTION2
APPLICANTINFORMATION
SECTION1
PROPERTYINFORMATION
SECTION3
FLOORPLAN
SECTION4
DISCLAIMER/SIGNATUREBLOCK
Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May
(Effective July 1, 2013.)
WAC 51-51-0325
Section R325 — Adult family homes.
SECTION R325
ADULT FAMILY HOMES
R325.1 General. This section shall apply to all newly constructed adult family homes and all ex isting single family homes being
converted to adult family homes. This section shall not apply to those adult family homes licensed by the state of Washington
department of social and heal t h services prior to July 1, 2001.
R325.2 Submittal standards. In addition to those requirements in Section 106.1, the submittal shall identify the project as a Group
R-3 Adult Family Home Occupancy. A floor plan shal l be submitted identifying the means of egress an d the components in the
means of egress such as stairs, ramps, platform lifts and elevators. The plans sha ll indicate the rooms used for clients and the
sleeping room classification of each room.
R325.3 Sleeping room classification. Each sleeping room in an adult family home shal l be classified as:
1. Type S - Where the means of egress contains stairs, elevators or platform lifts.
2. Type NS1 - Where one means of egress is at grade level or a ramp constructed in accordance with R325.9 is provided.
3. Type NS2 - Where two means of egress are at grade level or ramps constructed in accordance with R325.9 are provided.
R325.4 Types of locking devices and door activation. All bedroom and bathroom doors shall be openable from the outside when
locked.
Every closet shall be readil y openable from the inside.
Operable parts of door handles, pulls, latche s, locks and other devices installed in adult family homes shall be operable with one
hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Pocket doors shall have graspable hard ware available
when in the closed or open position.
The force required to activate operable parts shall be 5.0 pounds (22.2 N) maximum. Require d e xit doors shall have no additional
locking devices.
Required exit door hardware shall unlock inside and outsi de mechanisms when exiting the buildi ng allowing reentry int o the adult
family home without the use of a key, tool or special knowledge.
R325.5 Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements. All adult family homes shall be equipped with smoke and carbo n
monoxide alarms installed as required in Sections R314 and R315.1. Alarms shall be installed in such a manner so tha t the
detection device warning is audible from all areas of the dwelling upon acti vation of a single alarm.
R325.6 Escape windows and doors. Every sleeping room shall be provided with emergency escape and rescue windows as
required by Section R310. No alternatives to the sill height such as steps, raised platforms or other devices placed by the openings
will be approved as meeting this req uirement.
R325.7 Fire apparatus access roads and water supply for fire protection. Adult family homes shall be served by fire apparatus
access roads and water supplies meeting the requirements of the local jurisdiction.
R325.8 Grab bar general requirements. Where facilities are designated for use by adult family home clients, grab b ars for water
closets, bathtubs and shower stalls shall be installed according to this section.
R325.8.1 Grab bar cross sec tion. Grab bars with a circular cross section shall have an outside diameter of 1 1/4 inches minimum
and 2 inches maximum. Grab bars with noncircular cross section shall h ave a cross section dimension of 2 inches maximum and a
perimeter dimension of 4 inches minimum and 4 5/8 inches maximum.
R325.8.2 Grab bar installation. Grab bars shall have a spacing of 1 1/2 inches bet ween the wall and the bar. Projecting objects,
control valves and bathtub or shower stall enclosure features above, belo w and at the ends of the grab bar shall have a clear space
of 1 1/2 inches to the grab bar.
EXCEPTION: Swing-up grab bars shall not be required to mee t the 1 1/2 inch spacing requirement.
Grabs bars shall have a structural strength of 250 pounds applied at any point on the gra b bar, fastener, mounting device or
supporting structural member. Grab bars shall not be supported directly by any residential grade fiberglass bathing or showering
unit. Acrylic bars found in bathing units shall be removed.
Fixed position grab bars, when mounted, shall not rotate, spin or move and have a grasp able surface finish.
Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May
R325.8.3 Grab bars at water closets. W ater closets shall have grab bars mounted on both sides. Grab bars can be a combination
of fixed position and swing-up bars. Grab bars shall meet the requ irements of R325.8. Grab bars shall mount between 33 inches
and 36 inches abov e floor grade. Centerline distance between grab bars, regardless of type used, shal l be between 25 inches
minimum and 30 inches maximum.
R325.8.3.1 Fixed position grab bars. Fixed position grab bars shall be a minimum of 36 inches in lengt h and start 12 inches from
the rear wall.
R325.8.3.2 Swing-up grab bars. Swing-up grab bars shall be a minimum of 28 inches in length from the rear wall.
R325.8.4 Grab bars at bathtubs. Horizontal and vertical grab bars shall meet the requirements of R325. 8.
R325.8.4.1 Vertical grab bars. Vertical grab bars shall be a minimum of 1 8 inches long and installed at the control en d wall and
head end wall. Grab bars shall mount within 4 inches of the exterior of the bath tub edge or within 4 inches within the bath tub. The
bottom end of the bar shall start bet ween 36 inches a nd 42 inches above floor grade.
EXCEPTION: The required vertical grab bar can be substituted with a floor to ceiling grab bar meeting the
requirements of R325.8 at the control end and head end entry points.
R325.8.4.2 Horizontal grab bars. Horizontal grab bars shall be provided at the control end, head end, and the back wall within the
bathtub area. Grab bars shall be mounted between 33 inches and 3 6 inches above floor grad e. Control end and head end grab bars
shall be 24 inches minimum in length. Back wall grab bar shall be 36 inches minimum in length.
R325.8.5 Grab bars at shower stalls. Where shower stalls are provided to meet the requirements for bathing facilities, grab bars
shall meet the requirements of R325.8.
EXCEPTION: Shower stalls with permanent built-in seats are not required to hav e vertical or horizontal grab
bars at the seat end wall. A vertical floor to ceiling grab bar shall be installed within 4 inches of
the exterior of the shower aligned with the nose of the built-in seat.
R325.8.5.1 Vertical grab bars. Vertical grab bars shall be 18 inches minimum in length and installed at the control end wall a nd
head end wall. Vertical bars shall be mounte d within 4 inches of the exterior of the shower stall or within 4 inches inside the shower
stall. The bottom end of vertical bars mount between 36 inches and 42 inches ab ove floor grade.
R325.8.5.2 Horizontal grab bars. Horizontal grab bars shall be installed on all sides of the shower stall mounted bet ween 33
inches and 36 inches abov e the floor grade. Horizontal grab bars shall be a maximum of 6 inches from adjacent walls. Horizontal
grab bars shall not interfere with sho wer cont rol valves.
R325.9 Ramps. All interior a nd exterior ramps, when provided, shall b e constructed in accordance with Section R311.8 with a
maximum slope of 1 vertical to 12 horizontal. The exception to R311.8.1 is not allowed for adult family homes. Handrails shall be
installed in accordance with R325.9.1.
R325.9.1 Handrails for ramps. Handrails shall be inst alled on both sides of ramps between the slope of 1 vertical to 12 horizont al
and 1 vertical and 20 horizontal in accordance with R311.6.3.1 through R3 11.6.3.3.
R325.10 Stair treads and ris ers. Stair treads and risers shall be constructed in accordance with R311.7.4. Handrails shall be
installed in accordance with R325.10.1.
R325.10.1 Handrails for treads and risers. Handrails shall be installe d on both sides of treads and risers numbering from one riser
to multiple risers. Handrails shall b e installed in accordance wit h R311.7.7 through R311.7.7.4.
R325.11 Shower stalls. Where provided to meet the requirements for bathing facilities, the minimum size of shower stalls for an
adult family home shall be 30 inches deep by 48 inches long.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. 13-04-068, § 51-51-0325, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory
Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. 10-18-036, § 51-51-0325, filed 8/25/10, effective 9/25/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.190, 19.27.020, and
chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. 09-04-023, § 51-51-0325, filed 1/27/09, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and
chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. 07-01-090, § 51-51-0325, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. 04-
01-109, § 51-51-0325, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.]
Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May
R325.3SleepingRoomClassification: EachsleepingroominanAdultfamilyHomeshallbeclassifiedas:
TypeSwherethemeansofegresscontainsstairs,elevatorsorplatformliftstoevacuateresidentstopublicarea.
TypeNS1where1meansofegressatgradelevel(hasnostairs)or
rampconstructedcompliantwithR325.9isprovidedtoevacuateresidentstopublicarea.
TypeNS2where2meansofegressatgradelevel(bothhavenostairs)orrampsconstructe dcompliantwithR325.9areprovidedtoevacuateresidentstopublicarea.
SLEEPINGROOMA
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed
SLEEPINGROOMB
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed
SLEEPINGROOMC
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed
SLEEPINGROOMD
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed
SLEEPINGROOME
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed
SLEEPINGROOMF
TypeSTypeNS1TypeNS2YESNO
Closetdoor/sarereadilyopenablefromtheinsideYesNoSmokealarmisinstalledinthebedroom
Bedroomdooropenseasilyandquicklyfromtheoutsidewhenlocked
Sleepingroomwindowhasanetopeningof5.7SF(minimumdimensionsatleast24”high;atleast20”wide)
EXCEPTperR310.1.1:atgradeescapewindowsmayhavenetclearanceopening5SF
Sleepingroomwindowhasamaximumsillheightof44”abovefloortoclearopening;nostepsunderwindowallowed

NAMEOFAFH:_________________________________________________________________________________________
SECTION5MUSTBECOMPLETEDBYTHEBUILDINGDEPARTMENTINTHEJURISDICTIONTHEHOMEWILLBELOCATED.
PLEASECHECKALLAPPLICABLEBOXES;MATCHTHELISTBELOWTOTHEAPPLICANT’SFLOORPLANUSINGTHEIRPROSPECTIVERESIDENT
BEDROOMDESIGNATIONSOF
A
BCDEAND
F
ANDCLASSIFICATIONCODES
NS1ORNS2.
SECTION5
BUILDINGINSPECTOR’SINSPECTIONCHECKLIST
Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May
Guard
36"min
minimum
3'x3'min
landing
Handrailbothsides
34"‐38"
3'x3'min
landing
minimum
Oneunitverticalintwelveunitshorizontal
isan8.3%slopeallalongsurfaceoftheramp.
Lessthan4"
3'
3'
GENERALYESNO
Bathroomdoorsareeasilyandquicklyopenablefromtheoutsidewhenlocked
CarbonMonoxidealarmsareinstalledasrequiredinR315.1oneachlevelofthehome.

Smokealarmsareinstalledonalllevelsofthedwelling,ineachresidentsleepingroom,outsideeachseparate
sleepingareaintheimmediatevicinityofsleepingrooms(R314).
SmokeandCarbonMonoxidealarmsareinstalledinsuchamannersothattheaudiblewarningmaybeheardinall
partsofthedwellinguponactivationofasingledevice.
Accessroadandwatersupplymeetlocalfirejurisdictionalrequirements.

R325.4Operablepartsofdoorhandles,pulls,latches,locksandotherdevicesinstalledinAFHshallbeoperablewithonehand
andshallnotrequiretightgrasping,pinchingortwistingofthewrist(levertype).
Pocketdoorsshallhavegraspablehardwareavailablewhenintheclosedoropenposition.
R311.8Ramps
YESNO
InsideRamp
N/A
R311.8.1MaximumSlopeoneunitverticalintwelveunitshorizontal(8.3%slope).(ExceptionR311.8.1NotallowedinAFH)
R311.8.2LandingRequirements:min.3X3footlandingattop/bottom,wheredoorsopenontoramps,andwhererampchanges
directions.
R325.9.1HandrailsrequiredonbothsidesoframpinaccordancewithR311.8.3.1R311.8.3.3.
OutsideRamp
N/A
YESNO
R311.8.1MaximumSlopeoneunitverticalintwelveunitshorizontal(8.3%slope).(ExceptionR311.8.1NotallowedinAFH)
R311.8.2LandingRequirements:min.3X3footlandingattop/bottom,wheredoorsopenontoramps,andwhererampchanges
directions.
R325.9.1HandrailsrequiredonbothsidesoframpinaccordancewithR311.8.3.1R311.8.3.3.
Guardsbelowaredepictedverticallyasanexampleonly.AllRampsmusthaveGuards
R311.2MeansofEgress
YESNO
R311.2Doormustbesidehingedwithmin.widthof32inchesbetweenfaceofdoorandstop.Heightnotlessthan78inches.
R325.4Operablepartsofdoorhandles,pulls,latches,locksandotherdevicesinstalledinAFHshallbeoperablewithonehand
andshallnotrequiretightgrasping,pinchingortwistingofthewrist(levertype).
R325.4Requiredexitdoorhardwareshallunlockinsideandoutsidemechanismswhenexitingthebuildingallowingreentry
withoutuseofkey,toolorspecialknowledge.
R311.7StairwaysN/A
YESNO
R311.7.4.1RiserHeight:Maxriserheightshallbe7¾inches(8inchesinstructuresbuiltpriortoJuly1,2004)
R311.7.4.2TreadDepth:Min.treaddepthshallbein10inches(9inchesinstructuresbuiltpriortoJuly1,2004)
R325.10.1HandrailsforTreadsandRisersshallbeinstalledonbothsidesoftreadsandrisersnumberingfromonerisertomultiple
risers.HandrailsshallbeinstalledinaccordancewithR311.7.7.1R311.7.7.4
Effective:2013July01
Updated:2013May

R325.8GrabBarsinBathroomsN/A
YESNO
Grabbarsshallbeinstalledforallwaterclosets(toilets),bathtubsandshowersaccordingtoR325.8.
WaterClosets(toilet)shallhavegrabbarsinstalledonbothsidesaccordingtoR325.8R325.8.3.2.
Bathtubsshallhavetwoverticalandthree horizontalgrabbarsinstalledaccordingtoR325.8R325.8.2&R325.8.4R325.8.4.2
ShowerstallshavetwoverticalandhorizontalgrabbarsmountedonallsidesofshoweraccordingtoR325.8R325.8.2&
R325.8.5R325.8.5.2.
Showerstallsmustbeminimumsizeof30inchesdeepby48incheslong(R325.11)
AG103AG105SwimmingPool,Spa,HotTub
YESNO
AF105.2Mustbesurroundedbyabarrierthatis48incheshigh,mayhavedoorsandorgatesthatmusthaveaudiblealarmswhen
opened.
AG105.5EXCEPTION:Pools,SpasorHotTubswithasafetycoverwhichcomplieswithASTMF1346
PASSEDCORRECTIONSREQUIREDPERMITREQUIRED
_________________________________________________________________________________
INSPECTOR’SNAME(PRINT)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSPECTOR’SSIGNATUREDATE:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSPECTOR’SOFFICEADDRESSPHONENUMBER:

ApplicationandinspectionchecklistdevelopedbyWashingtonAssociationofBuildingOfficials(WABO),incooperationwithDepartmentofSocialand
HealthServices(DSHS)forusebybothdepartmentsandlicensors.07/01/2013
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