Building Departments in Owensboro, Kentucky

There are 2 Building Departments in Owensboro, Kentucky, serving a population of 58,791 people in an area of 20 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 29,395 people, and 1 Building Department per 9 square miles.

In Kentucky, Owensboro is ranked 34th of 1258 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 20th of 1258 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Owensboro Building Departments

Find Owensboro, Kentucky building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Owensboro Permits 101 East 4th Street Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Planning and Zoning Department 200 East 3rd Street Owensboro, KY

About the Owensboro Building Department

Building Departments in Owensboro, KY 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 Owensboro 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:
  • Owensboro, Kentucky building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Owensboro building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Owensboro, KY zoning laws and requirements

Owensboro Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Owensboro 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.

Owensboro Residential Housing Units
 OwensboroDaviess County
Total Housing Units27,25042,941
Occupied Housing Units25,155 (92.3%)39,808 (92.7%)
Owensboro Occupied Residential Buildings
 OwensboroDaviess County
Single-Family Detached Homes17,802 (70.8%)30,388 (76.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes480 (1.9%)559 (1.4%)
2 Apartments1,360 (5.4%)1,405 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,013 (8.0%)2,117 (5.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,536 (6.1%)1,657 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,757 (7.0%)1,822 (4.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing207 (0.8%)1,860 (4.7%)
Owensboro Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 OwensboroDaviess County
2014 or Later281 (1.1%)496 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013436 (1.7%)1,070 (2.7%)
2000 to 20092,280 (9.1%)4,583 (11.5%)
1980 to 19994,769 (19.0%)9,743 (24.5%)
1960 to 19799,376 (37.3%)13,575 (34.1%)
1940 to 19595,996 (5,996.0%)7,600 (7,600.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,017 (8.0%)2,741 (6.9%)
Owensboro Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 OwensboroDaviess County
1 Room288 (1.1%)344 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms18,097 (71.9%)28,700 (72.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms11,031 (43.9%)15,306 (38.4%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,667 (30.5%)13,642 (34.3%)
8 or More Rooms3,110 (12.4%)6,994 (17.6%)
Owensboro Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 OwensboroDaviess County
No Bedroom315 (1.3%)394 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom3,144 (12.5%)3,437 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms18,097 (71.9%)28,700 (72.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,599 (14.3%)7,277 (18.3%)
Owensboro Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 OwensboroDaviess County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities25,102 (99.8%)39,724 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities24,992 (99.4%)39,596 (99.5%)