Building Departments in Elmira, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Elmira, New York, serving a population of 28,302 people in an area of 8 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 14,151 people, and 1 Building Department per 3 square miles.

In New York, Elmira is ranked 205th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 195th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Elmira Building Departments

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

Chemung County Planning Department 400 East Church Street Elmira, NY

Elmira Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 101 West 2nd Street Elmira, NY

About the Elmira Building Department

Building Departments in Elmira, 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 Elmira 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:
  • Elmira, New York building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Elmira building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Elmira, NY zoning laws and requirements

Elmira Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Elmira 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.

Elmira Residential Housing Units
 ElmiraChemung County
Total Housing Units11,97238,797
Occupied Housing Units9,931 (83.0%)34,373 (88.6%)
Elmira Occupied Residential Buildings
 ElmiraChemung County
Single-Family Detached Homes5,192 (52.3%)23,982 (69.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes435 (4.4%)743 (2.2%)
2 Apartments1,819 (18.3%)3,003 (8.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments866 (8.7%)1,767 (5.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments697 (7.0%)1,188 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments836 (8.4%)1,989 (5.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing86 (0.9%)1,701 (4.9%)
Elmira Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 ElmiraChemung County
2014 or Later-147 (0.4%)
2010 to 201322 (0.2%)388 (1.1%)
2000 to 2009116 (1.2%)1,592 (4.6%)
1980 to 1999368 (3.7%)4,033 (11.7%)
1960 to 19791,339 (13.5%)8,524 (24.8%)
1940 to 19592,054 (2,054.0%)8,080 (8,080.0%)
1939 or Earlier6,032 (60.7%)11,609 (33.8%)
Elmira Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 ElmiraChemung County
1 Room115 (1.2%)328 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,307 (63.5%)23,211 (67.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,749 (27.7%)10,239 (29.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,797 (38.2%)12,480 (36.3%)
8 or More Rooms2,067 (20.8%)8,780 (25.5%)
Elmira Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 ElmiraChemung County
No Bedroom131 (1.3%)363 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom1,653 (16.6%)3,569 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,307 (63.5%)23,211 (67.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,840 (18.5%)7,230 (21.0%)
Elmira Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 ElmiraChemung County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities9,931 (100.0%)34,289 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities9,817 (98.9%)34,085 (99.2%)