Building Departments in Schenectady County, New York

There are 3 Building Departments in Schenectady County, New York, serving a population of 155,239 people in an area of 205 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 51,746 people, and 1 Building Department per 68 square miles.

In New York, Schenectady County is ranked 45th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 17th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Schenectady County Building Departments

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

Schenectady County Planning Department 107 Nott Terrace Schenectady, NY

Schenectady Zoning 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY

Schenectady´┐ŻCounty Permits 620 State Street Schenectady, NY

About the Schenectady County Building Department

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

Schenectady County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Schenectady 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.

Schenectady County Residential Housing Units
 Schenectady CountyNew York
Total Housing Units69,3028,287,087
Occupied Housing Units53,295 (76.9%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Schenectady County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Schenectady CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes33,748 (63.3%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,187 (2.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments7,192 (13.5%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,986 (5.6%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,466 (4.6%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments5,264 (9.9%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing452 (0.8%)152,863 (2.1%)
Schenectady County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Schenectady CountyNew York
2014 or Later360 (0.7%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013626 (1.2%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20093,022 (5.7%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19997,258 (13.6%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197910,266 (19.3%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195914,340 (14,340.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier17,423 (32.7%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Schenectady County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Schenectady CountyNew York
1 Room802 (1.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms33,933 (63.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms15,596 (29.3%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms19,147 (35.9%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms12,406 (23.3%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Schenectady County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Schenectady CountyNew York
No Bedroom939 (1.8%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom5,954 (11.2%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms33,933 (63.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms12,469 (23.4%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Schenectady County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Schenectady CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities53,153 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities52,952 (99.4%)7,259,644 (99.2%)