Tag:building=office

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Description
An office building Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: Buildings
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Status: de facto

Wikidata
Smaller office building, also taggable as building=office[1]

This tag is a popular way to tag office blocks.

Office block typically houses companies, but offices may be also rented by any other kind of organization like charities, government, any NGO etc.

Note that additional tags may be useful in some situations - for example amenity=townhall, or amenity=courthouse).

Typical office building will have one or more office=* objects inside.

Use building=retail if the building consists primarily of shops.

building=office is frequently inside landuse=commercial.

Note that some offices (marked with {{tag|office}) can be also in buildings of other types. For example former church building repurposed as an office will be still tagged as building=church, possibly with building:use=* on it.

Other tags for office buildings

It is preferable over building=commercial as commercial buildings include not only offices but also broad range of other building types - ranging from self-storage warehouses through cinemas to hotels and buildings intended as restaurants.

Possible tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

Consider using building=office + office=government instead.