Building Departments in New York, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in New York, New York, serving a population of 8,560,072 people in an area of 302 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 4,280,036 people, and 1 Building Department per 150 square miles.

In New York, New York is ranked 243rd of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 243rd of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of New York Building Departments

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

New York City Permits 1697 Broadway New York, NY

New York City Planning Department 22 Reade Street New York, NY

About the New York Building Department

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

New York Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find New York 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.

New York Residential Housing Units
 New YorkNew York
Total Housing Units3,472,3548,287,087
Occupied Housing Units3,154,103 (90.8%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
New York Occupied Residential Buildings
 New YorkNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes299,770 (9.5%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes225,779 (7.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments409,658 (13.0%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments290,463 (9.2%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments205,876 (6.5%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,716,553 (54.4%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,004 (0.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
New York Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 New YorkNew York
2014 or Later18,295 (0.6%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 201348,380 (1.5%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 2009173,857 (5.5%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 1999265,685 (8.4%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 1979632,727 (20.1%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 1959751,072 (751,072.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier1,264,087 (40.1%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
New York Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 New YorkNew York
1 Room206,338 (6.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,732,953 (54.9%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,356,465 (43.0%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms441,784 (14.0%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms189,944 (6.0%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
New York Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 New YorkNew York
No Bedroom242,865 (7.7%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom931,308 (29.5%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,732,953 (54.9%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms246,977 (7.8%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
New York Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 New YorkNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities3,140,274 (99.6%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities3,129,381 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)