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I believe a legal stall width is 8 feet, which is tight for a SUV.


So, 16 feet would be a 2 car garage.


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From: joseph goldbronn [mailto:jgoldbronn(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:30 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Garage sizes


I know this is not an engineering question but I thought I would give it a try considering there are some architects on this list server.  My question is; Is there a legal definition of the minimum size of a 2 car garage?  I have a home owner dispute on whether a garage is a 2 car or 1+ car garage.  With today’s large SUV’s what used to hold 2 cars can barely hold 1 H2.  I always thought if the garage door was 8’ or 9’ wide then it would be considered 1 car and if the door was 16’ wide then it would be a 2 car.  This may be one of those in the eye of the beholder questions but any help would be appreciated.


Joseph Goldbronn

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