Building Departments in Kings County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Kings County, New York, serving a population of 2,635,121 people in an area of 70 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 1,317,560 people, and 1 Building Department per 34 square miles.

In New York, Kings County is ranked 57th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Kings County Building Departments

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

Brooklyn Permits 250 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY

New York City Building Department 210 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY

About the Kings County Building Department

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

Kings County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Kings 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.

Kings County Residential Housing Units
 Kings CountyNew York
Total Housing Units1,035,7468,287,087
Occupied Housing Units950,856 (91.8%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Kings County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Kings CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes50,055 (5.3%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes84,462 (8.9%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments164,743 (17.3%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments148,845 (15.7%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments101,878 (10.7%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments398,988 (42.0%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,885 (0.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
Kings County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Kings CountyNew York
2014 or Later6,782 (0.7%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 201315,479 (1.6%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 200951,429 (5.4%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199957,010 (6.0%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 1979154,676 (16.3%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 1959186,859 (186,859.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier478,621 (50.3%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Kings County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Kings CountyNew York
1 Room48,405 (5.1%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms545,275 (57.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms437,979 (46.1%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms120,515 (12.7%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms66,198 (7.0%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Kings County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Kings CountyNew York
No Bedroom54,544 (5.7%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom261,972 (27.6%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms545,275 (57.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms89,065 (9.4%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Kings County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Kings CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities947,200 (99.6%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities944,411 (99.3%)7,259,644 (99.2%)