Building Departments in Rochester, New York

There are 5 Building Departments in Rochester, New York, serving a population of 209,463 people in an area of 36 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 41,892 people, and 1 Building Department per 7 square miles.

In New York, Rochester is ranked 237th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 226th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rochester Building Departments

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

Chili Town Building Department 3333 Chili Avenue Rochester, NY

Monroe County Planning Department 50 W Main St Rochester, NY

Rochester City Planning Department 30 Church Street Rochester, NY

Rochester Permits Rm 300B, 30 Church St Rochester, NY

Rochester Zoning 30 Church Street Rochester, NY

About the Rochester Building Department

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

Rochester Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rochester 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.

Rochester Residential Housing Units
 RochesterMonroe County
Total Housing Units99,510326,920
Occupied Housing Units86,057 (86.5%)300,796 (92.0%)
Rochester Occupied Residential Buildings
 RochesterMonroe County
Single-Family Detached Homes40,108 (46.6%)195,871 (65.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,683 (5.4%)17,401 (5.8%)
2 Apartments13,239 (15.4%)17,871 (5.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments8,123 (9.4%)17,382 (5.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments5,148 (6.0%)20,631 (6.9%)
10 or More Apartments14,473 (16.8%)29,344 (9.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing283 (0.3%)2,296 (0.8%)
Rochester Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 RochesterMonroe County
2014 or Later254 (0.3%)2,389 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013591 (0.7%)4,509 (1.5%)
2000 to 20091,709 (2.0%)18,319 (6.1%)
1980 to 19996,248 (7.3%)58,182 (19.3%)
1960 to 197914,427 (16.8%)85,816 (28.5%)
1940 to 195917,564 (17,564.0%)60,176 (60,176.0%)
1939 or Earlier45,264 (52.6%)71,405 (23.7%)
Rochester Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 RochesterMonroe County
1 Room3,243 (3.8%)5,393 (1.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms51,718 (60.1%)188,790 (62.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms28,300 (32.9%)85,825 (28.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms28,676 (33.3%)106,472 (35.4%)
8 or More Rooms10,688 (12.4%)71,190 (23.7%)
Rochester Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 RochesterMonroe County
No Bedroom4,045 (4.7%)6,409 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom18,021 (20.9%)37,272 (12.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms51,718 (60.1%)188,790 (62.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms12,273 (14.3%)68,325 (22.7%)
Rochester Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 RochesterMonroe County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities85,593 (99.5%)299,847 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities85,216 (99.0%)298,535 (99.2%)