Kent County Planning Department

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Kent County Planning Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Kent County Planning Department, a Building Department, at South Bay Road, Dover DE.

Kent County Planning Department
555 South Bay Road
Dover, Delaware, 19901
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Kent County Planning Department

The Kent County Planning Department, located in Dover, Delaware, 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:
  • Kent County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Kent County, Delaware
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Kent County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Kent 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.

Kent County Residential Housing Units
 Kent CountyDelaware
Total Housing Units70,576428,251
Occupied Housing Units64,545 (91.5%)357,765 (83.5%)
Kent County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Kent CountyDelaware
Single-Family Detached Homes43,622 (67.6%)220,137 (61.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,315 (8.2%)52,625 (14.7%)
2 Apartments840 (1.3%)5,096 (1.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments847 (1.3%)7,497 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,520 (2.4%)12,489 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments4,537 (7.0%)34,752 (9.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,864 (12.2%)25,169 (7.0%)
Kent County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Kent CountyDelaware
2014 or Later1,493 (2.3%)8,248 (2.3%)
2010 to 20133,319 (5.1%)14,436 (4.0%)
2000 to 200917,539 (27.2%)64,604 (18.1%)
1980 to 199920,322 (31.5%)105,315 (29.4%)
1960 to 197911,855 (18.4%)81,239 (22.7%)
1940 to 19596,411 (6,411.0%)55,456 (55,456.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,606 (5.6%)28,467 (8.0%)
Kent County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Kent CountyDelaware
1 Room374 (0.6%)3,297 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms44,861 (69.5%)231,920 (64.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms19,162 (29.7%)95,396 (26.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms23,330 (36.1%)127,547 (35.7%)
8 or More Rooms18,115 (28.1%)109,788 (30.7%)
Kent County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Kent CountyDelaware
No Bedroom397 (0.6%)3,774 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom3,019 (4.7%)23,489 (6.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms44,861 (69.5%)231,920 (64.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms16,268 (25.2%)98,582 (27.6%)
Kent County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Kent CountyDelaware
With Complete Plumbing Facilities64,482 (99.9%)356,933 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities64,261 (99.6%)356,073 (99.5%)