Ceiling height for bedrooms in Baltimore City?

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Hi does anyone know the requirements in Baltimore City for ceiling height when converting a basement to a bedroom for it to be a legal or legit BR?  Also is it different for a section 8 vs market tenant?

thanks jeff

I don't know, but I do know there are some other requirements. There has to be a window in the bedroom to let in light. There has to be a second for of egress, usually a basement door to the outside. although a large enough window may count. The furnace, Water heater etc., needs to be in a separate area. 

Thanks Ned I have all the other items. I was at a REIA meeting tonight and someone said the minimum height is 7' 1" - does that sound right?

I met you last friday at the investor lunch btw - cheers jeff

@Jeffrey Goers I didn't realize it was you.  Heck Jeff  I figured you'd be one of the guys I'd go to to ask that.

I used to think it was 7' even. Then I heard it was higher but I didn't get a clear answer of how high. seven feet 1" sounds believable but I wouldn't count on my say so.

call baltimore housing, get the real answer instead of just educated guesses. 

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