Building Departments in Rensselaer, New York

There are 2 Building Departments in Rensselaer, New York, serving a population of 9,375 people in an area of 4 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 4,687 people, and 1 Building Department per 1 square miles.

In New York, Rensselaer is ranked 153rd of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 117th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rensselaer Building Departments

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

Rensselaer City Zoning 62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY

Rensselaer Planning Department 62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY

About the Rensselaer Building Department

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

Rensselaer Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rensselaer 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.

Rensselaer Residential Housing Units
 RensselaerRensselaer County
Total Housing Units4,68472,852
Occupied Housing Units4,109 (87.7%)64,563 (88.6%)
Rensselaer Occupied Residential Buildings
 RensselaerRensselaer County
Single-Family Detached Homes1,381 (33.6%)38,026 (58.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes272 (6.6%)2,075 (3.2%)
2 Apartments706 (17.2%)7,961 (12.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments604 (14.7%)4,881 (7.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments383 (9.3%)3,886 (6.0%)
10 or More Apartments763 (18.6%)5,956 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-1,778 (2.8%)
Rensselaer Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 RensselaerRensselaer County
2014 or Later-514 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013160 (3.9%)1,673 (2.6%)
2000 to 2009687 (16.7%)5,181 (8.0%)
1980 to 1999647 (15.7%)11,930 (18.5%)
1960 to 1979604 (14.7%)13,036 (20.2%)
1940 to 1959327 (327.0%)10,368 (10,368.0%)
1939 or Earlier1,684 (41.0%)21,861 (33.9%)
Rensselaer Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 RensselaerRensselaer County
1 Room53 (1.3%)858 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,583 (62.9%)43,068 (66.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,326 (32.3%)20,602 (31.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,109 (27.0%)22,348 (34.6%)
8 or More Rooms559 (13.6%)13,805 (21.4%)
Rensselaer Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 RensselaerRensselaer County
No Bedroom53 (1.3%)901 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom1,009 (24.6%)7,399 (11.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms2,583 (62.9%)43,068 (66.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms464 (11.3%)13,195 (20.4%)
Rensselaer Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 RensselaerRensselaer County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities4,089 (99.5%)64,369 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities4,089 (99.5%)63,998 (99.1%)