What’s My Occupancy Limit?

occupancyAs businesses reopen, some are restricted to certain limitations based on a percentage of total occupancy. Below is information to help you determine the occupancy capacity for your business.

Restaurants and Bars, please see your posted occupancy load certificate or refer to your Liquor License Agreement.

Mercantile (stores, retail/wholesale stores, sales rooms) if you do not have a predetermined occupancy load by design then use the following calculation: Square footage of sales area divided by 60.  Square footage of storerooms, stock, shipping areas divided by 300.  Add both numbers, this is your occupancy load.

Business (banks, barber shops/salons, professional services) if you do not have a predetermined occupancy load by design then use the following calculation: Square footage of area divided by 150 100*, this is your occupancy load.

Once the occupant load is known, divide the occupant load by the reduction per Executive Order(s).

*This change reflects a Fire Code change from 2015 – 2020.  If the salon or barber shop was built before 3/31/20 they can use the 100.  150 represents a newly constructed (after 3/31/20) building.

If you have any questions, you can contact city staff for Mankato or North Mankato.

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