Building Departments in Erie County, Pennsylvania

There are 5 Building Departments in Erie County, Pennsylvania, serving a population of 277,794 people in an area of 800 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 55,558 people, and 1 Building Department per 159 square miles.

In Pennsylvania, Erie County is ranked 29th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 16th of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Erie County Building Departments

Find Erie County, Pennsylvania building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Erie Building Permits 626 State Street Erie, PA

Erie Zoning 626 State Street Erie, PA

Girard Township Zoning 10140 Ridge Road Girard, PA

Lake City Borough Zoning 2350 Main Street Lake City, PA

Waterford Township Zoning 12451 Circuit Street Waterford, PA

About the Erie County Building Department

Building Departments in Erie County, PA 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 Erie 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:
  • Erie County, Pennsylvania building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Erie County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Erie County, PA zoning laws and requirements

Erie County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Erie 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.

Erie County Residential Housing Units
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
Total Housing Units121,1245,673,599
Occupied Housing Units110,050 (90.9%)5,025,132 (88.6%)
Erie County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
Single-Family Detached Homes74,030 (67.3%)2,916,795 (58.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,517 (4.1%)936,664 (18.6%)
2 Apartments8,330 (7.6%)205,508 (4.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments5,601 (5.1%)191,761 (3.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,629 (3.3%)160,373 (3.2%)
10 or More Apartments8,086 (7.3%)433,687 (8.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,857 (5.3%)180,344 (3.6%)
Erie County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
2014 or Later526 (0.5%)41,280 (0.8%)
2010 to 20131,811 (1.6%)81,061 (1.6%)
2000 to 20097,488 (6.8%)427,886 (8.5%)
1980 to 199921,293 (19.3%)975,825 (19.4%)
1960 to 197926,263 (23.9%)1,145,990 (22.8%)
1940 to 195923,932 (23,932.0%)1,085,171 (1,085,171.0%)
1939 or Earlier28,737 (26.1%)1,267,919 (25.2%)
Erie County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
1 Room1,753 (1.6%)81,427 (1.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms73,541 (66.8%)3,308,179 (65.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms33,507 (30.4%)1,366,095 (27.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms39,994 (36.3%)1,830,018 (36.4%)
8 or More Rooms25,825 (23.5%)1,325,172 (26.4%)
Erie County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
No Bedroom1,934 (1.8%)90,423 (1.8%)
1 Bedroom10,416 (9.5%)483,933 (9.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms73,541 (66.8%)3,308,179 (65.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms24,159 (22.0%)1,142,597 (22.7%)
Erie County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Erie CountyPennsylvania
With Complete Plumbing Facilities109,641 (99.6%)5,004,986 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities108,937 (99.0%)4,976,595 (99.0%)