Douglas County Building Department

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Douglas County Building Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Douglas County Building Department, a Building Department, at West 27th Street, Lawrence KS.

Douglas County Building Department
2108 West 27th Street, Ste I
Lawrence, Kansas, 66047
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Douglas County Building Department

The Douglas County Building Department, located in Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Douglas County building codes and ordinances
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  • Douglas County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Douglas County, Kansas
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Douglas County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Douglas County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, 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, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Douglas County Residential Housing Units
 Douglas CountyKansas
Total Housing Units49,1061,259,647
Occupied Housing Units44,945 (91.5%)1,121,943 (89.1%)
Douglas County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Douglas CountyKansas
Single-Family Detached Homes25,616 (57.0%)829,981 (74.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,012 (8.9%)53,090 (4.7%)
2 Apartments1,865 (4.1%)25,724 (2.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,046 (6.8%)36,681 (3.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,784 (6.2%)41,676 (3.7%)
10 or More Apartments6,662 (14.8%)88,695 (7.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing960 (2.1%)46,096 (4.1%)
Douglas County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Douglas CountyKansas
2014 or Later313 (0.7%)7,705 (0.7%)
2010 to 20131,444 (3.2%)23,424 (2.1%)
2000 to 20098,586 (19.1%)134,715 (12.0%)
1980 to 199916,046 (35.7%)286,124 (25.5%)
1960 to 197910,674 (23.7%)290,925 (25.9%)
1940 to 19593,519 (7.8%)208,283 (18.6%)
1939 or Earlier4,363 (9.7%)170,767 (15.2%)
Douglas County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Douglas CountyKansas
1 Room1,047 (2.3%)18,366 (1.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,016 (13.4%)92,994 (8.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms15,171 (33.8%)347,083 (30.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms11,935 (26.6%)350,256 (31.2%)
8 or More Rooms10,776 (24.0%)313,244 (27.9%)
Douglas County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Douglas CountyKansas
No Bedroom1,170 (2.6%)20,200 (1.8%)
1 Bedroom5,260 (11.7%)99,715 (8.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms28,195 (62.7%)704,321 (62.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms10,320 (23.0%)297,707 (26.5%)
Douglas County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Douglas CountyKansas
With Complete Plumbing Facilities44,864 (99.8%)1,117,473 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities44,393 (98.8%)1,110,377 (99.0%)