Building Departments in Jersey, New Jersey

There are 2 Building Departments in Jersey, New Jersey, serving a population of 265,932 people in an area of 15 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 132,966 people, and 1 Building Department per 7 square miles.

In New Jersey, Jersey is ranked 161st of 893 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 134th of 893 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Jersey Building Departments

Find Jersey, New Jersey building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Jersey City Building Permit 30 Montgomery Street Jersey, NJ

Jersey City Zoning 30 Montgomery Street Jersey, NJ

About the Jersey Building Department

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

Jersey Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Jersey 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.

Jersey Residential Housing Units
 JerseyHudson County
Total Housing Units112,480279,662
Occupied Housing Units101,007 (89.8%)255,429 (91.3%)
Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings
 JerseyHudson County
Single-Family Detached Homes7,782 (7.7%)25,232 (9.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes7,648 (7.6%)14,506 (5.7%)
2 Apartments22,243 (22.0%)57,313 (22.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments12,481 (12.4%)34,573 (13.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments11,245 (11.1%)28,935 (11.3%)
10 or More Apartments39,436 (39.0%)94,370 (36.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing172 (0.2%)500 (0.2%)
Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 JerseyHudson County
2014 or Later1,802 (1.8%)4,024 (1.6%)
2010 to 20132,654 (2.6%)6,143 (2.4%)
2000 to 200913,672 (13.5%)29,488 (11.5%)
1980 to 199914,306 (14.2%)33,500 (13.1%)
1960 to 197915,378 (15.2%)47,875 (18.7%)
1940 to 195915,796 (15,796.0%)44,289 (44,289.0%)
1939 or Earlier37,399 (37.0%)90,110 (35.3%)
Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 JerseyHudson County
1 Room5,941 (5.9%)12,777 (5.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms59,340 (58.7%)155,836 (61.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms47,136 (46.7%)122,200 (47.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,406 (12.3%)33,962 (13.3%)
8 or More Rooms5,485 (5.4%)14,530 (5.7%)
Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 JerseyHudson County
No Bedroom6,535 (6.5%)14,056 (5.5%)
1 Bedroom27,993 (27.7%)68,426 (26.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms59,340 (58.7%)155,836 (61.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,139 (7.1%)17,111 (6.7%)
Jersey Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 JerseyHudson County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities100,341 (99.3%)254,421 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities99,077 (98.1%)251,755 (98.6%)