Building Departments in Jefferson County, New York

There are 6 Building Departments in Jefferson County, New York, serving a population of 116,567 people in an area of 1,269 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 19,427 people, and 1 Building Department per 211 square miles.

In New York, Jefferson County is ranked 16th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 33rd of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Jefferson County Building Departments

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

Clayton Zoning 405 Riverside Drive Clayton, NY

Jefferson County Building Department 195 Arsenal Street Watertown, NY

Jefferson County Permits 753 Waterman Drive Watertown, NY

New York State Planning Department 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY

Orleans Zoning 20558 Sunrise Avenue La Fargeville, NY

Theresa Town Zoning 215 Riverside Avenue Theresa, NY

About the Jefferson County Building Department

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

Jefferson County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Jefferson 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.

Jefferson County Residential Housing Units
 Jefferson CountyNew York
Total Housing Units59,8018,287,087
Occupied Housing Units43,267 (72.4%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Jefferson CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes24,413 (56.4%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,223 (7.4%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments2,649 (6.1%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,628 (8.4%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,540 (5.9%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,137 (7.3%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,677 (8.5%)152,863 (2.1%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Jefferson CountyNew York
2014 or Later679 (1.6%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,789 (4.1%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20094,786 (11.1%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199910,475 (24.2%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19796,879 (15.9%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19593,973 (3,973.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier14,686 (33.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
1 Room653 (1.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms29,402 (68.0%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms14,893 (34.4%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms13,176 (30.5%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms10,550 (24.4%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
No Bedroom696 (1.6%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom3,799 (8.8%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms29,402 (68.0%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,370 (21.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities43,155 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities42,958 (99.3%)7,259,644 (99.2%)