Building Departments in Oswego, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Oswego, New York, serving a population of 17,723 people in an area of 8 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 8,861 people, and 1 Building Department per 3 square miles.

In New York, Oswego is ranked 188th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 198th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Oswego Building Departments

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

Oswego City Zoning 13 West Oneida Street Oswego, NY

Oswego County Planning Department 46 East Bridge Street Oswego, NY

About the Oswego Building Department

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

Oswego Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Oswego 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.

Oswego Residential Housing Units
 OswegoOswego County
Total Housing Units8,63254,409
Occupied Housing Units7,551 (87.5%)46,032 (84.6%)
Oswego Occupied Residential Buildings
 OswegoOswego County
Single-Family Detached Homes4,462 (59.1%)30,665 (66.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes327 (4.3%)592 (1.3%)
2 Apartments823 (10.9%)2,561 (5.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments558 (7.4%)1,862 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments546 (7.2%)1,589 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments752 (10.0%)1,902 (4.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing83 (1.1%)6,861 (14.9%)
Oswego Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 OswegoOswego County
2014 or Later9 (0.1%)169 (0.4%)
2010 to 201341 (0.5%)649 (1.4%)
2000 to 2009327 (4.3%)3,604 (7.8%)
1980 to 1999858 (11.4%)13,447 (29.2%)
1960 to 19791,257 (16.6%)9,752 (21.2%)
1940 to 19591,098 (1,098.0%)5,140 (5,140.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,961 (52.5%)13,271 (28.8%)
Oswego Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 OswegoOswego County
1 Room120 (1.6%)414 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms4,705 (62.3%)32,226 (70.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,125 (28.1%)14,867 (32.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,292 (30.4%)15,847 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms2,069 (27.4%)11,529 (25.0%)
Oswego Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 OswegoOswego County
No Bedroom128 (1.7%)455 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom1,175 (15.6%)3,746 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,705 (62.3%)32,226 (70.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,543 (20.4%)9,605 (20.9%)
Oswego Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 OswegoOswego County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities7,551 (100.0%)45,815 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities7,518 (99.6%)45,708 (99.3%)