Durham County Planning Department

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Durham County Planning Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Durham County Planning Department, a Building Department, at City Hall Plaza, Durham NC.

Durham County Planning Department
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, North Carolina, 27701
Mon-Fri 8:15 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-4:15 PM

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About the Durham County Planning Department

The Durham County Planning Department, located in Durham, North Carolina, 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:
  • Durham County building codes and ordinances
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  • Durham County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Durham County, North Carolina
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Durham County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Durham 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.

Durham County Residential Housing Units
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units130,6914,521,697
Occupied Housing Units120,936 (92.5%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Durham County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes70,012 (57.9%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes10,170 (8.4%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments3,392 (2.8%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,100 (3.4%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments9,477 (7.8%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments22,152 (18.3%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,633 (1.4%)486,053 (12.5%)
Durham County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later2,290 (1.9%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 20135,412 (4.5%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 200926,387 (21.8%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199941,455 (34.3%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197925,510 (21.1%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 195912,839 (10.6%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier7,043 (5.8%)190,896 (4.9%)
Durham County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room2,346 (1.9%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms16,940 (14.0%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms43,441 (35.9%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms35,033 (29.0%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms23,176 (19.2%)806,806 (20.8%)
Durham County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom2,357 (1.9%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom15,959 (13.2%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms79,807 (66.0%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms22,813 (18.9%)762,915 (19.7%)
Durham County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Durham CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities120,425 (99.6%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities120,117 (99.3%)3,852,011 (99.4%)