Chemung County Planning Department

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Chemung County Planning Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Chemung County Planning Department, a Building Department, at East Church Street, Elmira NY.

Chemung County Planning Department
400 East Church Street
Elmira, New York, 14901

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About the Chemung County Planning Department

The Chemung County Planning Department, located in Elmira, 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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Chemung County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Chemung County 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.

Chemung County Residential Housing Units
 Chemung CountyNew York
Total Housing Units38,7978,287,087
Occupied Housing Units34,373 (88.6%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Chemung County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Chemung CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes23,982 (69.8%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes743 (2.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments3,003 (8.7%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,767 (5.1%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,188 (3.5%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,989 (5.8%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,701 (4.9%)152,863 (2.1%)
Chemung County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Chemung CountyNew York
2014 or Later147 (0.4%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013388 (1.1%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20091,592 (4.6%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19994,033 (11.7%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19798,524 (24.8%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19598,080 (8,080.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier11,609 (33.8%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Chemung County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Chemung CountyNew York
1 Room328 (1.0%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms23,211 (67.5%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,239 (29.8%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,480 (36.3%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms8,780 (25.5%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Chemung County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Chemung CountyNew York
No Bedroom363 (1.1%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom3,569 (10.4%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms23,211 (67.5%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,230 (21.0%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Chemung County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Chemung CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities34,289 (99.8%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities34,085 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)