Building Departments in Cortland County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Cortland County, New York, serving a population of 48,334 people in an area of 499 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 24,167 people, and 1 Building Department per 249 square miles.

In New York, Cortland County is ranked 22nd of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 37th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cortland County Building Departments

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

Cortland County Planning Department 37 Church Street Cortland, NY

Homer Town Zoning 31 North Main Street Homer, NY

About the Cortland County Building Department

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

Cortland County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cortland 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.

Cortland County Residential Housing Units
 Cortland CountyNew York
Total Housing Units20,7668,287,087
Occupied Housing Units17,685 (85.2%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Cortland County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cortland CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes11,495 (65.0%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes246 (1.4%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments1,648 (9.3%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,306 (7.4%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments786 (4.4%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments998 (5.6%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,206 (6.8%)152,863 (2.1%)
Cortland County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cortland CountyNew York
2014 or Later126 (0.7%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013155 (0.9%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 2009744 (4.2%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19993,001 (17.0%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19793,765 (21.3%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19592,085 (2,085.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier7,809 (44.2%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Cortland County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cortland CountyNew York
1 Room293 (1.7%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms11,100 (62.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,250 (29.7%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,630 (31.8%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms4,721 (26.7%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Cortland County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cortland CountyNew York
No Bedroom310 (1.8%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom1,914 (10.8%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms11,100 (62.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,361 (24.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Cortland County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cortland CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities17,583 (99.4%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities17,444 (98.6%)7,259,644 (99.2%)