Stay compliant with the ADA bathroom layout guidelines and avoid potential liability issues later when installing commercial bathroom stalls in your building. The ADA civil monetary penalties for noncompliance can range from $75,000 to $150,000. These costs can be devastating for many businesses. Ensure your facilities are compliant with the ADA toilet requirements and that they meet the required toilet stall dimensions with this guide.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a mandate that prohibits discrimination against those who suffer from disabilities. All new commercial facilities and places of public accommodation must be constructed and designed to be usable and accessible by all disabled persons. All structurally practicable facilities constructed must be updated to standard based on the provided Standards for Accessible Design.
The Department of Justice published the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) title III regulations, which included the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (1991 Standards), on July 26, 1991. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, "2010 Standards."
Yes. If your bathroom stalls do not meet the federal guidelines the laws will be enforced at a federal level. Failure to maintain documented standards can result in fines not exceeding $75,000 for the first violation and not exceeding $150,000 for the following violations.
The ADA toilet requirements classify toilet partitions as either a standard stall or an alternative stall. A visual representation of these two can be found easily by reviewing figure 30(a) for standard stalls and figure 30(b) for alternative stalls.
Make sure to follow additional ADA guidelines when installing commercial bathroom stalls including the correct location of the grab bars, toilet tissue dispensers, and water closets.
In addition to the ADA toilet requirements there are other guidelines and rules to follow when building a bathroom layout. For example:
Reach out to our experts if you need help ensuring your bathroom layout is ADA compliant and how our toilet partitions can help you meet these requirements.