Building Departments in Seneca County, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Seneca County, New York, serving a population of 34,843 people in an area of 324 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 17,421 people, and 1 Building Department per 161 square miles.

In New York, Seneca County is ranked 14th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 31st of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Seneca County Building Departments

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

Seneca County Planning Department 1 Dipronio Drive Waterloo, NY

Waterloo Zoning 66 North Virginia Street Waterloo, NY

About the Seneca County Building Department

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

Seneca County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Seneca 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.

Seneca County Residential Housing Units
 Seneca CountyNew York
Total Housing Units16,3368,287,087
Occupied Housing Units13,522 (82.8%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Seneca County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Seneca CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes9,593 (70.9%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes192 (1.4%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments606 (4.5%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments553 (4.1%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments422 (3.1%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments346 (2.6%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,810 (13.4%)152,863 (2.1%)
Seneca County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Seneca CountyNew York
2014 or Later81 (0.6%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013179 (1.3%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20091,151 (8.5%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19992,595 (19.2%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19792,537 (18.8%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19592,296 (2,296.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier4,683 (34.6%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Seneca County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Seneca CountyNew York
1 Room40 (0.3%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms9,379 (69.4%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,878 (28.7%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,840 (35.8%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms3,775 (27.9%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Seneca County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Seneca CountyNew York
No Bedroom40 (0.3%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom1,178 (8.7%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms9,379 (69.4%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,925 (21.6%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Seneca County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Seneca CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities13,418 (99.2%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities13,419 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)