SECTION I: DISTANCE FROM THE LOT LINE Chapter 7 of the New York Building Code deﬁnes ﬁre separa=on distance as the distance measured from the building face to one of the following:
To an imaginary line between two buildings on the same tax lot
The closest interior tax lot line
To the centerline of the street, and alley or public space
Once the ﬁre separa=on distance has been established, BC Table 705.8 will be used to see if exterior openings are allowed, and how much.
Published on May 11, 2016