Single House - A complete structure intended for a single family or household, i.e. bungalow, 2-storey house, nipa hut.
Duplex - A structure intended for two households, with complete living facilities for each; it is a single structure divided into two dwelling units by a wall extending from the floor to the ceiling.
Apartment - A structure, usually of two storeys, made up of independent living quarters, with independent entrances from internal walls and courts.
Accessoria–Is a one or two-floor structure divided into several dwelling units, each dwelling unit having its own separate entrance from the outside.
Residential Condominium - A structure, usually of several storeys, consisting of multiple dwelling units.
Other residential constructions - Consist of school or company staff houses, living quarters for drivers and maids, and guardhouses.
Non-Residential Building - This type includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings.
Commercial Buildings - Office buildings and all buildings that are intended for use primarily in wholesale, retail and service trades; i.e. stores, hotels, restaurants, banks, etc.
Industrial Buildings - Buildings which are used to house the production, assembly and warehousing activities of industrial establishments; i.e. factories, plants, mills, repair shops, machine shops, printing press, storage plant, electric generating plants.
Institutional Buildings - Buildings that are primarily engaged in providing educational instructions and hospital/health care; ports, airports and other government buildings; i.e. school, museums, libraries, sanitaria, churches, hospitals.
Agricultural Buildings - Buildings which are used to house live stocks, plants and agricultural products such as barn, poultry house, piggeries, stables, greenhouses and grain mill.
Other Non-Buildings Constructions - These include cemetery structures, street furniture, waiting sheds, communication towers, etc.
Addition - Any new construction that increases the height or area of an existing building/structure.
Alteration - Construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof.
Repair – A remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of a building/structure to restore its original condition.
Floor Area of Building - The sum of the area of each floor of the building measured to the outer surface of the outer walls including the area of lobbies, cellars, elevator shafts and all communal spaces in multi-dwellings. Areas of balconies are excluded.
Total Value of Construction - The sum of the cost of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and others. The value is derived from the approved building permit and represents the estimated value of the building or structure when completed.