Monroe County Planning Department

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Monroe County Planning Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Monroe County Planning Department, a Building Department, at W Main St, Rochester NY.

Monroe County Planning Department
50 W Main St
Rochester, New York, 14614
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Monroe County Planning Department

The Monroe County Planning Department, located in Rochester, 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:
  • Monroe County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Monroe County, New York
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Monroe County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Monroe 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.

Monroe County Residential Housing Units
 Monroe CountyNew York
Total Housing Units326,9208,287,087
Occupied Housing Units300,796 (92.0%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Monroe County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Monroe CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes195,871 (65.1%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes17,401 (5.8%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments17,871 (5.9%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments17,382 (5.8%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments20,631 (6.9%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments29,344 (9.8%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,296 (0.8%)152,863 (2.1%)
Monroe County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Monroe CountyNew York
2014 or Later2,389 (0.8%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20134,509 (1.5%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 200918,319 (6.1%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199958,182 (19.3%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197985,816 (28.5%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195960,176 (60,176.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier71,405 (23.7%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Monroe County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Monroe CountyNew York
1 Room5,393 (1.8%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms188,790 (62.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms85,825 (28.5%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms106,472 (35.4%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms71,190 (23.7%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Monroe County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Monroe CountyNew York
No Bedroom6,409 (2.1%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom37,272 (12.4%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms188,790 (62.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms68,325 (22.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Monroe County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Monroe CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities299,847 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities298,535 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)