You may include the lower level sq. ft. in the total sq. ft. field for a property only if the following apply:
1. The house is a split level (i.e. tri-level, quad-level etc.) and the lower level is finished in the same quality as the rest of the house.
2. All exterior walls of the lower level must be more than five (5) feet above ground and the lower level is finished in the same quality as the rest of the house.
Lower level sq. ft. may not be included in the total sq. ft. if the lower level is a basement. This includes walkout lower levels and if any of the exterior walls are more than five (5) feet below ground.