Jefferson County Building Department

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Jefferson County Building Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Jefferson County Building Department, a Building Department, at Arsenal Street, Watertown NY.

Jefferson County Building Department
195 Arsenal Street
Watertown, New York, 13601
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Jefferson County Building Department

The Jefferson County Building Department, located in Watertown, 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.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Jefferson County building codes and ordinances
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Jefferson County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Jefferson 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.

Jefferson County Residential Housing Units
 Jefferson CountyNew York
Total Housing Units59,8018,287,087
Occupied Housing Units43,267 (72.4%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Jefferson CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes24,413 (56.4%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,223 (7.4%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments2,649 (6.1%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,628 (8.4%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,540 (5.9%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,137 (7.3%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,677 (8.5%)152,863 (2.1%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Jefferson CountyNew York
2014 or Later679 (1.6%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,789 (4.1%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20094,786 (11.1%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199910,475 (24.2%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19796,879 (15.9%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19593,973 (3,973.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier14,686 (33.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
1 Room653 (1.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms29,402 (68.0%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms14,893 (34.4%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms13,176 (30.5%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms10,550 (24.4%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
No Bedroom696 (1.6%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom3,799 (8.8%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms29,402 (68.0%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,370 (21.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities43,155 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities42,958 (99.3%)7,259,644 (99.2%)