Structural type of private dwelling

Status: This standard was approved as a recommended standard on September 11, 2013.


Structural type refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

Private dwelling refers to a separate set of living quarters with a private entrance either from outside the building or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway inside the building. The entrance to the dwelling must be one that can be used without passing through the living quarters of some other person or group of persons.


Though "structural type" applies to dwellings, a person or private household can be assigned a structural type of dwelling classification based on the dwelling in which the person or household usually resides.


Relation to previous version

  • Structural type of private dwelling September 11, 2013 to current

    This is the current standard.

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