Building Classification | City of New York

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 Building
 Code        Description

    A0         CAPE COD

    A1         TWO STORIES - DETACHED SM OR MID

    A2         ONE STORY - PERMANENT LIVING QUARTER

    A3         LARGE SUBURBAN RESIDENCE

    A4         CITY RESIDENCE ONE FAMILY

    A5         ONE FAMILY ATTACHED OR SEMI-DETACHED

    A6         SUMMER COTTAGE

    A7         MANSION TYPE OR TOWN HOUSE

    A8         BUNGALOW COLONY - COOPERATIVELY OWNED LAND

    A9         MISCELLANEOUS ONE FAMILY

 Building
 Code        Description

    B1         TWO FAMILY BRICK

    B2         TWO FAMILY FRAME

    B3         TWO FAMILY CONVERTED FROM ONE FAMILY

    B9         MISCELLANEOUS TWO FAMILY

 Building
 Code        Description

    C0         THREE FAMILIES

    C1         OVER SIX FAMILIES WITHOUT STORES

    C2         FIVE TO SIX FAMILIES

    C3         FOUR FAMILIES

    C4         OLD LAW TENEMENT

    C5         CONVERTED DWELLINGS OR ROOMING HOUSE

    C6         WALK-UP COOPERATIVE

    C7         WALK-UP APT. OVER SIX FAMILIES WITH STORES

    C8         WALK-UP CO-OP; CONVERSION FROM LOFT/ WAREHOUSE

    C9         GARDEN APARTMENTS

    CM         MOBILE HOMES/TRAILER PARKS

 Building
 Code        Description

    D0          ELEVATOR CO-OP; CONVERSION FROM LOFT/WAREHOUSE

    D1          ELEVATOR APT; SEMI-FIREPROOF WITHOUT STORES

    D2          ELEVATOR APT; ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

    D3          ELEVATOR APT; FIREPROOF WITHOUT STORES

    D4          ELEVATOR COOPERATIVE

    D5          ELEVATOR APT; CONVERTED

    D6          ELEVATOR APT; FIREPROOF WITH STORES

    D7          ELEVATOR APT; SEMI-FIREPROOF WITH STORES

    D8          ELEVATOR APT; LUXURY TYPE

    D9          ELEVATOR APT; MISCELLANEOUS

 Building
 Code        Description

    E1          FIREPROOF WAREHOUSE

    E2          CONTRACTORS WAREHOUSE

    E3          SEMI-FIREPROOF WAREHOUSE

    E4          METAL FRAME WAREHOUSE

    E7          SELF-STORAGE WAREHOUSES

    E9          MISCELLANEOUS WAREHOUSE

 Building
 Code        Description

    F1          FACTORY; HEAVY MANUFACTURING - FIREPROOF

    F2          FACTORY; SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION - FIREPROOF

    F4          FACTORY; INDUSTRIAL SEMI-FIREPROOF

    F5          FACTORY; LIGHT MANUFACTURING

    F8          FACTORY; TANK FARM

    F9          FACTORY; INDUSTRIAL-MISCELLANEOUS

 Building
 Code        Description

    G0         GARAGE; RESIDENTIAL TAX CLASS 1

    G1         ALL PARKING GARAGES

    G2         AUTO BODY/COLLISION OR AUTO REPAIR

    G3         GAS STATION WITH RETAIL STORE

    G4         GAS STATION WITH SERVICE/AUTO REPAIR

    G5         GAS STATION ONLY WITH/WITHOUT SMALL KIOSK

    G6         LICENSED PARKING LOT

    G7         UNLICENSED PARKING LOT

    G8         CAR SALES/RENTAL WITH SHOWROOM

    G9         MISCELLANEOUS GARAGE OR GAS STATION

    GU         CAR SALES/RENTAL WITHOUT SHOWROOM

    G9         CAR WASH OR LUBRITORIUM FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

   HB        BOUTIQUE: 10-100 ROOMS, W/LUXURY FACILITIES, THEMED, STYLISH, W/FULL SVC ACCOMMODATIONS   

   HH        HOSTELS- BED RENTALS IN DORMITORY-LIKE SETTINGS W/SHARED ROOMS & BATHROOMS 

   HR        SRO- 1 OR 2 PEOPLE HOUSED IN INDIVIDUAL ROOMS IN MULTIPLE DWELLING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

   HS         EXTENDED STAY/SUITE: AMENITIES SIMILAR TO APT; TYPICALLY CHARGE WEEKLY RATES & LESS EXPENSIVE THAN FULL-SERVICE HOTEL 

   H1         LUXURY HOTEL

   H2         FULL SERVICE HOTEL

   H3         LIMITED SERVICE; MANY AFFILIATED WITH NATIONAL CHAIN

   H4         MOTEL

   H5         HOTEL; PRIVATE CLUB, LUXURY TYPE

   H6         APARTMENT HOTEL

   H7         APARTMENT HOTEL - COOPERATIVELY OWNED

   H8         DORMITORY

   H9         MISCELLANEOUS HOTEL

 Building
 Code        Description

    I1           HOSPITAL, SANITARIUM, MENTAL INSTITUTION

    I2           INFIRMARY

    I3           DISPENSARY

    I4           HOSPITAL; STAFF FACILITY

    I5           HEALTH CENTER, CHILD CENTER, CLINIC

    I6           NURSING HOME

    I7           ADULT CARE FACILITY

    I9           MISCELLANEOUS HOSPITAL, HEALTH CARE FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

    J1          THEATRE; ART TYPE LESS THAN 400 SEATS

    J2          THEATRE; ART TYPE MORE THAN 400 SEATS

    J3          MOTION PICTURE THEATRE WITH BALCONY

    J4          LEGITIMATE THEATRE, SOLE USE

    J5          THEATRE IN MIXED-USE BUILDING

    J6          TELEVISION STUDIO

    J7          OFF BROADWAY TYPE THEATRE

    J8          MULTIPLEX PICTURE THEATRE

    J9          MISCELLANEOUS THEATRE

 Building
 Code        Description

    K1         ONE STORY RETAIL BUILDING

    K2         MULTI-STORY RETAIL BUILDING (2 OR MORE)

    K3         MULTI-STORY DEPARTMENT STORE

    K4         PREDOMINANT RETAIL WITH OTHER USES

    K5         STAND-ALONE FOOD ESTABLISHMENT

    K6         SHOPPING CENTER WITH OR WITHOUT PARKING

    K7         BANKING FACILITIES WITH OR WITHOUT PARKING

    K8         BIG BOX RETAIL: NOT AFFIXED & STANDING ON OWN LOT W/PARKING, E.G. COSTCO & BJ'S 

    K9         MISCELLANEOUS STORE BUILDING

 Building
 Code        Description

    L1          LOFT; OVER 8 STORIES (MID MANH. TYPE)

    L2          LOFT; FIREPROOF AND STORAGE TYPE WITHOUT STORES

    L3          LOFT; SEMI-FIREPROOF

    L8          LOFT; WITH RETAIL STORES OTHER THAN TYPE ONE

    L9          MISCELLANEOUS LOFT

 Building
 Code        Description

    M1         CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, CHAPEL

    M2         MISSION HOUSE (NON-RESIDENTIAL)

    M3         PARSONAGE, RECTORY

    M4         CONVENT

    M9         MISCELLANEOUS RELIGIOUS FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

    N1         ASYLUM

    N2         HOME FOR INDIGENT CHILDREN, AGED, HOMELESS

    N3         ORPHANAGE

    N4         DETENTION HOUSE FOR WAYWARD GIRLS

    N9         MISCELLANEOUS ASYLUM, HOME

 Building
 Code        Description

    O1         OFFICE ONLY - 1 STORY

    O2         OFFICE ONLY 2 - 6 STORIES

    O3         OFFICE ONLY 7 - 19 STORIES

    O4         OFFICE ONLY WITH OR WITHOUT COMM - 20 STORIES OR MORE

    O5         OFFICE WITH COMM - 1 TO 6 STORIES

    O6         OFFICE WITH COMM 7 - 19 STORIES

    O7         PROFESSIONAL BUILDINGS/STAND ALONE FUNERAL HOMES

    O8         OFFICE WITH APARTMENTS ONLY (NO COMM)

    O9         MISCELLANEOUS AND OLD STYLE BANK BLDGS.

 Building
 Code        Description

    P1         CONCERT HALL

    P2         LODGE ROOM

    P3         YWCA, YMCA, YWHA, YMHA, PAL

    P4         BEACH CLUB

    P5         COMMUNITY CENTER

    P6         AMUSEMENT PLACE, BATH HOUSE, BOAT HOUSE

    P7         MUSEUM

    P8         LIBRARY

    P9         MISCELLANEOUS INDOOR PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

 Building
 Code        Description

    Q1         PARKS/RECREATION FACILTY

    Q2         PLAYGROUND

    Q3         OUTDOOR POOL

    Q4         BEACH

    Q5         GOLF COURSE

    Q6         STADIUM, RACE TRACK, BASEBALL FIELD

    Q7         TENNIS COURT

    Q8         MARINA, YACHT CLUB

    Q9         MISCELLANEOUS OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

    RA         CULTURAL, MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, ETC.

    RB         OFFICE SPACE

    RG         INDOOR PARKING

    RH         HOTEL/BOATEL

    RK         RETAIL SPACE

    RP         OUTDOOR PARKING

    RR         CONDOMINIUM RENTALS

    RS         NON-BUSINESS STORAGE SPACE

    RT         TERRACES/GARDENS/CABANAS

    RW        WAREHOUSE/FACTORY/INDUSTRIAL

    R0         SPECIAL CONDOMINIUM BILLING LOT

    R1         CONDO; RESIDENTIAL UNIT IN 2-10 UNIT BLDG.

    R2         CONDO; RESIDENTIAL UNIT IN WALK-UP BLDG.

    R3         CONDO; RESIDENTIAL UNIT IN 1-3 STORY BLDG.

    R4         CONDO; RESIDENTIAL UNIT IN ELEVATOR BLDG.

    R5         MISCELLANEOUS COMMERCIAL

    R6         CONDO; RESID.UNIT OF 1-3 UNIT BLDG-ORIG CLASS 1

    R7         CONDO; COMML.UNIT OF 1-3 UNIT BLDG-ORIG CLASS 1

    R8         CONDO; COMML.UNIT OF 2-10 UNIT BLDG.

    R9         CO-OP WITHIN A CONDOMINIUM

    RR         CONDO RENTALS

 Building
 Code        Description

    S0          PRIMARILY 1 FAMILY WITH 2 STORES OR OFFICES

    S1          PRIMARILY 1 FAMILY WITH 1 STORE OR OFFICE

    S2          PRIMARILY 2 FAMILY WITH 1 STORE OR OFFICE

    S3          PRIMARILY 3 FAMILY WITH 1 STORE OR OFFICE

    S4          PRIMARILY 4 FAMILY WITH 1 STORE OR OFFICE

    S5          PRIMARILY 5-6 FAMILY WITH 1 STORE OR OFFICE

    S9          SINGLE OR MULTIPLE DWELLING WITH STORES OR OFFICES

 Building
 Code        Description

    T1          AIRPORT, AIRFIELD, TERMINAL

    T2          PIER, DOCK, BULKHEAD

    T9          MISCELLANEOUS TRANSPORTATION FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

    U0         UTILITY COMPANY LAND AND BUILDING

    U1         BRIDGE, TUNNEL, HIGHWAY

    U2         GAS OR ELECTRIC UTILITY

    U3         CEILING RAILROAD

    U4         TELEPHONE UTILITY

    U5         COMMUNICATION FACILITY OTHER THAN TELEPHONE

    U6         RAILROAD - PRIVATE OWNERSHIP

    U7         TRANSPORTATION - PUBLIC OWNERSHIP

    U8         REVOCABLE CONSENT

    U9         MISCELLANEOUS UTILITY PROPERTY

 Building
 Code        Description

    V0         ZONED RESIDENTIAL; NOT MANHATTAN

    V1         ZONED COMMERCIAL OR MANHATTAN RESIDENTIAL

    V2         ZONED COMMERCIAL ADJACENT TO CLASS 1 DWELLING: NOT MANHATTAN

    V3         ZONED PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL; NOT MANHATTAN

    V4         POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENT

    V5         SCHOOL SITE OR YARD

    V6         LIBRARY, HOSPITAL OR MUSEUM

    V7         PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

    V8         NEW YORK STATE OR US GOVERNMENT

    V9         MISCELLANEOUS VACANT LAND

 Building
 Code        Description

    W1         PUBLIC ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR OR SENIOR HIGH

    W2         PAROCHIAL SCHOOL, YESHIVA

    W3         SCHOOL OR ACADEMY

    W4         TRAINING SCHOOL

    W5         CITY UNIVERSITY

    W6         OTHER COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

    W7         THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

    W8         OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOL

    W9         MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATIONAL FACILITY

 Building
 Code        Description

    Y1         FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Y2         POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Y3         PRISON, JAIL, HOUSE OF DETENTION

    Y4         MILITARY AND NAVAL INSTALLATION

    Y5         DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE

    Y6         DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION

    Y7         DEPARTMENT OF PORTS AND TERMINALS

    Y8         DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

    Y9         DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 Building
 Code        Description

    Z0         TENNIS COURT, POOL, SHED, ETC.

    Z1         COURT HOUSE

    Z2        PUBLIC PARKING AREA

    Z3         POST OFFICE

    Z4         FOREIGN GOVERNMENT

    Z5         UNITED NATIONS

    Z7         EASEMENT

    Z8         CEMETERY

    Z9         OTHER MISCELLANEOUS