2019 Georgia Code
Title 8 - Buildings and Housing
Chapter 2 - Standards and Requirements for Construction, and Alteration, of Buildings and Other Structures
Article 1 - Buildings Generally
Part 3 - Fire Escapes
§ 8-2-50. Providing of fire escapes by building owners; requirements regarding location and construction of fire escapes and exit doors

Universal Citation: GA Code § 8-2-50 (2019)
  • (a) Owners of buildings more than two stories in height, not including the basement, who utilize any level above the second story wholly or partially as a factory or workshop shall provide more than one exit from each story of the building above the second story by stairways on the inside or outside of the building.

  • (b) Such stairways shall be, as nearly as is practicable, at opposite ends of each story and so constructed that, in case of fire, the ground can readily be reached from the third and higher stories.

  • (c) All stairways on the outside of buildings covered by this Code section shall have suitable railed landings at each story above the first and shall connect with each of said stories by doors or windows opening outward; and such doors, windows, and landings shall at all times be kept clear of obstructions.

  • (d) All the main doors of such buildings, both inside and outside, shall open outward, and each story shall be amply supplied with fire-extinguishing devices.


Ga. L. 1889, p. 168, § 1; Civil Code 1895, § 2622; Civil Code 1910, § 3151; Code 1933, § 54-402.

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