Does a Bedroom Need a Closet? The 2018 Florida Statutes Definition of a Bedroom

In Florida, in addition to your bedroom serving as a place to sleep, it must also have a closet. According to the 2018 Florida Statutes, 381.0065, it must also meet these five (5) requirements:


  • For site-built dwellings, has a minimum of 70 square feet of conditioned space;
  • For manufactured homes, is constructed according to the standards of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and has a minimum of 50 square feet of floor area;
  • Is located along an exterior wall;
  • Has a closet and a door or an entrance where a door could be reasonably installed; and
  • Has an emergency means of escape and rescue opening to the outside in accordance with the Florida Building Code.