Ask The Mayor: Does a Room Need a Closet to List as a Bedroom?
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.
Q: 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.
A: 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.
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Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, ninth floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.
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