Building Departments in Queens County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Queens County, New York, serving a population of 2,339,280 people in an area of 109 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 1,169,640 people, and 1 Building Department per 54 square miles.

In New York, Queens County is ranked 56th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 13th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Queens County Building Departments

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

Queens Building Department 126-6 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY

Queens City Planning Department 2927 41st Avenue Long Island City, NY

About the Queens County Building Department

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

Queens County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Queens 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.

Queens County Residential Housing Units
 Queens CountyNew York
Total Housing Units855,7168,287,087
Occupied Housing Units779,234 (91.1%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Queens County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Queens CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes152,774 (19.6%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes67,854 (8.7%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments157,323 (20.2%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments80,428 (10.3%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments43,639 (5.6%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments275,890 (35.4%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,326 (0.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
Queens County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Queens CountyNew York
2014 or Later3,265 (0.4%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 201310,450 (1.3%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 200933,622 (4.3%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199952,070 (6.7%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 1979154,854 (19.9%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 1959280,682 (280,682.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier244,291 (31.4%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Queens County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Queens CountyNew York
1 Room35,412 (4.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms471,163 (60.5%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms336,488 (43.2%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms156,560 (20.1%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms59,875 (7.7%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Queens County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Queens CountyNew York
No Bedroom40,959 (5.3%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom191,478 (24.6%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms471,163 (60.5%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms75,634 (9.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Queens County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Queens CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities776,987 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities773,737 (99.3%)7,259,644 (99.2%)