Stairs Required?

The back door is 17" from the ground. What write ups and how would you say it? Thanks!

Yes, that or a barrier accross the opening.

Recommend a couple of steps, no big deal…

I will definitely recommend steps, but I can not find code for this. Is there a height from the ground that makes stairs a requirement?

Thanks for the input!

R311.3.1 Floor elevations at the required egress doors. Landings or floors at the required egress door shall not be more than 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) lower than the top of the threshold.

Exception: The **exterior landing or floor shall not be more than  7-3/4 inches (196 mm) below the top of the threshold provided the door  does not swing over the landing or floor. **

Excellent! Thank you!