Building Departments in Bronx County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Bronx County, New York, serving a population of 1,455,846 people in an area of 43 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 727,923 people, and 1 Building Department per 21 square miles.

In New York, Bronx County is ranked 54th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 4th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Bronx County Building Departments

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

Bronx Building Department Fl 5, 1932 Arthur Ave Bronx, NY

Bronx City Planning Department Rm 502, 1 Fordham Plz Bronx, NY

About the Bronx County Building Department

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

Bronx County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Bronx 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.

Bronx County Residential Housing Units
 Bronx CountyNew York
Total Housing Units526,7848,287,087
Occupied Housing Units499,728 (94.9%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Bronx County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Bronx CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes28,782 (5.8%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes23,807 (4.8%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments43,142 (8.6%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments39,869 (8.0%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments17,783 (3.6%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments344,841 (69.0%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,504 (0.3%)152,863 (2.1%)
Bronx County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Bronx CountyNew York
2014 or Later2,756 (0.6%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20138,617 (1.7%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 200925,254 (5.1%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199935,228 (7.0%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 1979109,741 (22.0%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 1959128,336 (128,336.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier189,796 (38.0%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Bronx County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Bronx CountyNew York
1 Room28,984 (5.8%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms277,922 (55.6%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms250,608 (50.1%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms49,037 (9.8%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms15,983 (3.2%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Bronx County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Bronx CountyNew York
No Bedroom32,118 (6.4%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom164,053 (32.8%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms277,922 (55.6%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms25,635 (5.1%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Bronx County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Bronx CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities496,486 (99.4%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities495,913 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)