Buffalo Permits in Buffalo, New York

Popularity:#2 of 3 Building Departments in Buffalo#5 of 14 Building Departments in Erie County#157 of 338 Building Departments in New York#2,700 in Building Departments

Buffalo Permits Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Buffalo Permits, a Building Department, at Niagara Square, Buffalo NY.

Name
Buffalo Permits
Address
65 Niagara Square, Rm 304
Buffalo, New York, 14202
Phone
716-851-4959

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About the Buffalo Permits

The Buffalo Permits, located in Buffalo, New York, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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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%)