Building Departments in Columbia County, New York

There are 6 Building Departments in Columbia County, New York, serving a population of 61,481 people in an area of 635 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 10,246 people, and 1 Building Department per 105 square miles.

In New York, Columbia County is ranked 2nd of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 24th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Columbia County Building Departments

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

Austerlitz Building Department 812 New York 203 Spencertown, NY

Canaan Zoning 1647 County Route 5 Canaan, NY

Germantown Zoning 828 County Route 8 Germantown, NY

Hudson Planning Department 401 State Street Hudson, NY

Kinderhook Building Department 4 Church Street Valatie, NY

New Lebanon Zoning 14755 New York 22 New Lebanon, NY

About the Columbia County Building Department

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

Columbia County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Columbia 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.

Columbia County Residential Housing Units
 Columbia CountyNew York
Total Housing Units33,3868,287,087
Occupied Housing Units25,243 (75.6%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Columbia County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Columbia CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes17,943 (71.1%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes558 (2.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments1,644 (6.5%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments989 (3.9%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments940 (3.7%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,107 (4.4%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,062 (8.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
Columbia County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Columbia CountyNew York
2014 or Later105 (0.4%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013355 (1.4%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20092,268 (9.0%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19995,738 (22.7%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19795,972 (23.7%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19593,381 (3,381.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier7,424 (29.4%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Columbia County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Columbia CountyNew York
1 Room323 (1.3%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms17,432 (69.1%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,437 (33.4%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms8,343 (33.1%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms5,614 (22.2%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Columbia County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Columbia CountyNew York
No Bedroom328 (1.3%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom2,360 (9.3%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms17,432 (69.1%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,123 (20.3%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Columbia County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Columbia CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities25,189 (99.8%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities25,057 (99.3%)7,259,644 (99.2%)