What is an egress window and when is it required?

An egress window is an operable window, which provides a means for emergency escape emergency response access in residential occupancies.  Basements in dwelling units and each sleeping room below the fourth story need to have at least one (1) operable window or door which meets the requirements for emergency escape or rescue, and opens directly to the exterior of the building.  For more information and size requirements, see brochure number BP-59 Basic Requirements for Emergency Escape (PDF).

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. What construction codes are in effect in the unincorporated areas of the County?
3. What design criteria do I use for designing a building?
4. How long is my permit good for?
5. What is the basic minimum snow load for Spokane County?
6. Do I need a permit for a fence?
7. Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?
8. Is there radon in Spokane County?
9. Do I have to mitigate my home for radon?
10. How do I apply for a manufactured home permit?
11. What is an egress window and when is it required?
12. What hours can construction noise take place?
13. How do I get an address assigned to my property?
14. Where do I get my electrical permit?
15. How high can a fence be?
16. How often can you amend the Comprehensive Plan?
17. What are my setbacks?
18. What are Critical Areas?
19. What requirements apply within critical Areas?
20. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
21. What are Critical Areas?
22. What requirements apply within Critical Areas?
23. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
24. What is Construction Stormwater Permit Coverage?
25. How do I obtain a Food Establishment permit?
26. What are the requirements for septic system inspections and permits?