Toilet Partitions ADA Compliance Guide

ADA Handicap Compliant Toilet Partitions Guide:

Note from Metpar:  Toilet partition ADA handicap codes are national guidelines set forth for local government to enforce. Metpar will always make every effort to conform to these guidelines when designing the layouts for toilet partitions. But local building codes, whether they enforce those same guidelines or enforce more strict codes, will always take precedence over ADA codes. It is not possible for Metpar to be aware of every local building code. Therefore it is the responsibility of the local Metpar distributor to make certain that the layout of toilet partitions will meet local building codes, and to do so before they release any order to Metpar for fabrication.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

  • Standards adopted by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
  • (ANSI A117.1-1986) American National Standard for Buildings and Handicapped People.

ADAAG defines 5 different types of accessible toilet compartments

  1. Types A & B are defined as Standard Compartments (having a minimum inside clear width of 60”).
  2. Type C is defined as a Walk-In Compartment, or ambulatory accessible stall, for washrooms with 6 or more toilets and is not intended for wheelchair use.
  3. Types D & E are defined as Alternate Compartments and are only acceptable in alterations where Standard  Compartments are technically unfeasible. One requires a 36” width [MINIMUM & MAXIMUM], and the other a 48” minimum width.

Type A “Standard” Compartment

  • Stall Width: 60” Minimum (inside clear).
  • Stall Depth: 56” Minimum (inside clear) with wall mounted toilets OR 59” Minimum (inside clear) with floor mounted toilets.
  • Required for all new construction and alterations.
  • Out-swing door must be as shown.
  • Toilet must be offset on back wall with centerline 18” from side wall.
  • Grab bar must be on back and side wall closest to toilet.

Type B “Standard Alcove” Compartment

  • Stall Width: 60” Minimum (inside clear)
  • Stall Depth: 92” Minimum (inside clear) with wall mounted toilets OR 95” Minimum (inside clear) with floor mounted toilets.
  • Required for all new construction and alterations.
  • In-swing door must be as shown.
  • Toilet must be offset on back wall with centerline 18” from side wall.
  • Grab bar must be on back and side wall closest to toilet.

Type C Standard Walk-In (36” Wide) Compartment 

  • Stall Width: 36” Minimum & Maximum (inside clear)
  • Stall Depth: 60” Minimum (inside clear) required by CABO/ ANSI 92.
  • Ambulatory Accessible for washrooms with 6 or more toilets.
  • Toilet must be centered on back wall.
  • Horizontal grab bars to be mounted on each side wall.

Type D Alternate Compartment 36″ Wide

  • Stall Width: 36” Minimum & Maximum (inside clear).
  • Stall Depth: 66” Minimum (inside clear) with wall mounted toilets OR 69” Minimum (inside clear) with floor mounted toilets.
  • Acceptable in alterations where Standard Compartments are technically unfeasible.
  • Toilet must be centered on back wall.
  • Horizontal grab bars must be mounted on each side wall.

Type E Alternate Compartment 48″ (min) Wide

  • Alternate Wheelchair Accessible
  • Stall Width: 48” Minimum (inside clear)
  • Stall Depth: 66” Minimum (inside clear) with wall mounted toilets OR 69” Minimum (inside clear) with floor mounted toilets.
  • Acceptable in alterations where Standard Compartments are technically unfeasible.
  • Toilet must be offset 18” from the nearest wall.
  • Horizontal grab bars must be mounted on the back wall and along the nearest side wall.
  • This is the least wheelchair accessible configuration