Building Departments in Plymouth, Massachusetts

There are 2 Building Departments in Plymouth, Massachusetts, serving a population of 7,017 people in an area of 3 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 3,508 people, and 1 Building Department per 1 square miles.

In Massachusetts, Plymouth is ranked 83rd of 585 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 62nd of 585 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Plymouth Building Departments

Find Plymouth, Massachusetts building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Plymouth Planning Department 11 Lincoln Street Plymouth, MA

Plymouth Zoning 11 Lincoln Street Plymouth, MA

About the Plymouth Building Department

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

Plymouth Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Residential Housing Units
 PlymouthMassachusetts
Total Housing Units3,9912,882,739
Occupied Housing Units3,298 (82.6%)2,601,914 (90.3%)
Plymouth Occupied Residential Buildings
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Single-Family Detached Homes1,342 (40.7%)1,350,971 (51.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes277 (8.4%)142,928 (5.5%)
2 Apartments590 (17.9%)257,404 (9.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments374 (11.3%)275,856 (10.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments164 (5.0%)153,403 (5.9%)
10 or More Apartments551 (16.7%)400,688 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-20,664 (0.8%)
Plymouth Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
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2014 or Later49 (1.5%)25,410 (1.0%)
2010 to 201310 (0.3%)42,677 (1.6%)
2000 to 200994 (2.9%)182,782 (7.0%)
1980 to 1999363 (11.0%)484,813 (18.6%)
1960 to 1979787 (23.9%)572,724 (22.0%)
1940 to 1959344 (344.0%)443,444 (443,444.0%)
1939 or Earlier1,651 (50.1%)850,064 (32.7%)
Plymouth Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
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1 Room47 (1.4%)62,074 (2.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,147 (65.1%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,461 (44.3%)864,977 (33.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms803 (24.3%)775,501 (29.8%)
8 or More Rooms410 (12.4%)562,450 (21.6%)
Plymouth Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
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No Bedroom47 (1.4%)68,785 (2.6%)
1 Bedroom744 (22.6%)348,117 (13.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms2,147 (65.1%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms360 (10.9%)553,043 (21.3%)
Plymouth Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
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With Complete Plumbing Facilities3,298 (100.0%)2,592,361 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities3,266 (99.0%)2,582,119 (99.2%)