This chapter of the Minnesota State Building Code contains the minimum standards for change of occupancy, alteration, or repair of existing buildings and structures. Subjects regulated include various life-safety provisions applicable to alterations to existing buildings and occupancies undergoing a change in use. Minnesota's Existing Building code consists of chapters one to six of the Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (GREB) as published by the International Conference of Building Officials and the amendments to that document located in chapter 1311.
This chapter of the code and the 2000 Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (GREB) may also be viewed at the office of your local building official and many local libraries. Copies of Chapter 1311 as part of the Minnesota State Building Code may be purchased from Minnesota's Bookstore.