You can get information and a brochure about window guard requirements and window fall prevention. Buildings that have three or more apartments must provide and properly install approved window guards on all windows in apartments with children under 10 years of age. Windows leading onto fire escapes do not require guards.
The window guard requirement includes:
- Windows on the 1st floor
- Bathroom windows
- Windows leading onto a balcony or terrace in an apartment
All common area hallway windows in buildings where children under 11 years of age reside
Apartments on the 1st floor, where there are fire escapes on the upper floors, can have one window that remains unguarded.
Window guard requirements apply to rental buildings, condominiums, and co-operative (co-op) apartments.
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