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MAYORWatch: What Are the Specifications of a Bedroom Classification?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Question: Aloha, I would like to know if a 10-foot by 12-foot room can be classified as a bedroom, even though it doesn’t have a built-in closet. It does have windows that provide egress. Thank you.

Answer: My staff checked with the Development Services Administration and were told that current building codes do not have a closet requirement for a bedroom, or sleeping room. Staff believe that the closet requirement is a real estate (appraisal) requirement.

The public may discuss proposed conversions with the Building Plans Review Section staff of the Department of Public Works, DSA. Their phone number is 270-7236.

Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask theMayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]

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