Building Departments in Rensselaer County, New York

There are 9 Building Departments in Rensselaer County, New York, serving a population of 159,800 people in an area of 653 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 17,755 people, and 1 Building Department per 72 square miles.

In New York, Rensselaer County is ranked 15th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 18th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rensselaer County Building Departments

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

Green Island Building Department 69 Hudson Avenue Troy, NY

North Greenbush Building Department 2 Douglas Street Wynantskill, NY

Rensselaer City Zoning 62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY

Rensselaer County Planning Department 1600 7th Avenue Troy, NY

Rensselaer Planning Department 62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY

Sand Lake Zoning 8428 Miller Hill Road Averill Park, NY

Schodack Planning and Zoning Department 265 Schuurman Road Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Stephentown Building Department 26 Grange Road Stephentown, NY

Troy Planning Department 1 Monument Square Troy, NY

About the Rensselaer County Building Department

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

Rensselaer County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rensselaer 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.

Rensselaer County Residential Housing Units
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
Total Housing Units72,8528,287,087
Occupied Housing Units64,563 (88.6%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes38,026 (58.9%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,075 (3.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments7,961 (12.3%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,881 (7.6%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,886 (6.0%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments5,956 (9.2%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,778 (2.8%)152,863 (2.1%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
2014 or Later514 (0.8%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,673 (2.6%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20095,181 (8.0%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199911,930 (18.5%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197913,036 (20.2%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195910,368 (10,368.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier21,861 (33.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
1 Room858 (1.3%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms43,068 (66.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms20,602 (31.9%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,348 (34.6%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms13,805 (21.4%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
No Bedroom901 (1.4%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom7,399 (11.5%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms43,068 (66.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms13,195 (20.4%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities64,369 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities63,998 (99.1%)7,259,644 (99.2%)