Building Departments in Buffalo, New York

There are 3 Building Departments in Buffalo, New York, serving a population of 259,574 people in an area of 41 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 86,524 people, and 1 Building Department per 13 square miles.

In New York, Buffalo is ranked 241st of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 236th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Buffalo Building Departments

Find Buffalo, New York building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Buffalo Building Department 65 Niagara Square Buffalo, NY

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About the Buffalo Building Department

Building Departments in Buffalo, NY are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Buffalo DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Buffalo, New York building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Buffalo building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Buffalo, NY zoning laws and requirements

Buffalo Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Buffalo Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Buffalo Residential Housing Units
 BuffaloErie County
Total Housing Units131,868427,147
Occupied Housing Units110,701 (83.9%)387,847 (90.8%)
Buffalo Occupied Residential Buildings
 BuffaloErie County
Single-Family Detached Homes40,875 (36.9%)237,682 (61.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,353 (3.0%)10,993 (2.8%)
2 Apartments40,039 (36.2%)64,172 (16.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments7,951 (7.2%)21,149 (5.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,739 (4.3%)17,907 (4.6%)
10 or More Apartments13,473 (12.2%)30,719 (7.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing271 (0.2%)5,225 (1.3%)
Buffalo Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 BuffaloErie County
2014 or Later439 (0.4%)3,239 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013657 (0.6%)5,151 (1.3%)
2000 to 20091,723 (1.6%)19,219 (5.0%)
1980 to 19995,674 (5.1%)51,855 (13.4%)
1960 to 19799,691 (8.8%)88,256 (22.8%)
1940 to 195923,206 (23,206.0%)105,047 (105,047.0%)
1939 or Earlier69,311 (62.6%)115,080 (29.7%)
Buffalo Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 BuffaloErie County
1 Room3,064 (2.8%)5,670 (1.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms74,467 (67.3%)265,056 (68.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms35,235 (31.8%)121,429 (31.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms43,660 (39.4%)147,813 (38.1%)
8 or More Rooms17,556 (15.9%)85,303 (22.0%)
Buffalo Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 BuffaloErie County
No Bedroom3,246 (2.9%)6,130 (1.6%)
1 Bedroom13,928 (12.6%)32,710 (8.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms74,467 (67.3%)265,056 (68.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms19,060 (17.2%)83,951 (21.6%)
Buffalo Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 BuffaloErie County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities109,938 (99.3%)386,370 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities108,770 (98.3%)383,547 (98.9%)