Bedroom above garage

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Are there any stairwell/fire codes for building a room/ above a garage in a SOG side by side condominium, if i were to put a stairwell inside of the living space, entering off of a landing above the garage where the opening of a bedroom or office would be?

@Steven Nitschke The garage is seen as a different use occupancy, so a 1 hour-rated partition between the garage and living spaces is required. A layer of 5/8" type-x drywall on the ceiling and min. 1/2" drywall around structures ( garage walls) supporting the partition would be required. 

But you should certainly get the approval from HOA, and verify that city/county that the addition you're interested in would be allowed.