Building Departments in Lewis County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Lewis County, New York, serving a population of 26,845 people in an area of 1,275 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 13,422 people, and 1 Building Department per 637 square miles.

In New York, Lewis County is ranked 7th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 48th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lewis County Building Departments

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

Lowville Zoning 5533 Bostwick Street Lowville, NY

Nelson County Zoning 7660 North State Street Lowville, NY

About the Lewis County Building Department

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

Lewis County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lewis 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.

Lewis County Residential Housing Units
 Lewis CountyNew York
Total Housing Units15,6058,287,087
Occupied Housing Units10,242 (65.6%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lewis CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes7,755 (75.7%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes66 (0.6%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments360 (3.5%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments461 (4.5%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments115 (1.1%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments199 (1.9%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,286 (12.6%)152,863 (2.1%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lewis CountyNew York
2014 or Later85 (0.8%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013293 (2.9%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20091,024 (10.0%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19992,461 (24.0%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19791,559 (15.2%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19591,047 (1,047.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,773 (36.8%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lewis CountyNew York
1 Room73 (0.7%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,742 (65.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,055 (29.8%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,354 (32.7%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms3,004 (29.3%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lewis CountyNew York
No Bedroom73 (0.7%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom800 (7.8%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,742 (65.8%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,627 (25.6%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lewis CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities10,212 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities10,200 (99.6%)7,259,644 (99.2%)