Building Departments in New York County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in New York County, New York, serving a population of 1,653,877 people in an area of 23 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 826,938 people, and 1 Building Department per 11 square miles.

In New York, New York County is ranked 55th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of New York County Building Departments

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

New York City Permits 1697 Broadway New York, NY

New York City Planning Department 22 Reade Street New York, NY

About the New York County Building Department

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

New York County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find New York 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.

New York County Residential Housing Units
 New York CountyNew York
Total Housing Units874,2378,287,087
Occupied Housing Units758,133 (86.7%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
New York County Occupied Residential Buildings
 New York CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes9,423 (1.2%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,785 (0.8%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments8,334 (1.1%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments16,305 (2.2%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments39,505 (5.2%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments677,931 (89.4%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing850 (0.1%)152,863 (2.1%)
New York County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 New York CountyNew York
2014 or Later4,962 (0.7%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 201312,015 (1.6%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 200948,251 (6.4%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199976,820 (10.1%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 1979162,768 (21.5%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 1959133,365 (133,365.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier319,952 (42.2%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
New York County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 New York CountyNew York
1 Room90,159 (11.9%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms328,456 (43.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms280,375 (37.0%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms54,589 (7.2%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms19,390 (2.6%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
New York County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 New York CountyNew York
No Bedroom111,456 (14.7%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom290,600 (38.3%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms328,456 (43.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms27,621 (3.6%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
New York County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 New York CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities754,168 (99.5%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities749,907 (98.9%)7,259,644 (99.2%)