Building Departments in Schenectady, New York

There are 3 Building Departments in Schenectady, New York, serving a population of 65,705 people in an area of 11 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 21,901 people, and 1 Building Department per 3 square miles.

In New York, Schenectady is ranked 223rd of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 194th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Schenectady Building Departments

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

Schenectady County Planning Department 107 Nott Terrace Schenectady, NY

Schenectady Zoning 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY

Schenectady´┐ŻCounty Permits 620 State Street Schenectady, NY

About the Schenectady Building Department

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

Schenectady Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Schenectady 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.

Schenectady Residential Housing Units
 SchenectadyNew York
Total Housing Units32,5648,287,087
Occupied Housing Units22,694 (69.7%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Schenectady Occupied Residential Buildings
 SchenectadyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes9,778 (43.1%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes573 (2.5%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments6,045 (26.6%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,116 (9.3%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,119 (4.9%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,031 (13.4%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing32 (0.1%)152,863 (2.1%)
Schenectady Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 SchenectadyNew York
2014 or Later44 (0.2%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 201371 (0.3%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 2009426 (1.9%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 19992,036 (9.0%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 19793,650 (16.1%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 19595,155 (5,155.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier11,312 (49.8%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Schenectady Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 SchenectadyNew York
1 Room625 (2.8%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms15,266 (67.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms7,769 (34.2%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,809 (34.4%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms3,197 (14.1%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Schenectady Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 SchenectadyNew York
No Bedroom712 (3.1%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom3,602 (15.9%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms15,266 (67.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,114 (13.7%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Schenectady Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 SchenectadyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities22,597 (99.6%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities22,502 (99.2%)7,259,644 (99.2%)